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What is this bump on my thumb? Its very itchy, not painful.

What is this bump on my thumb? Its very itchy, not painful.

You need to be seen: either in a video or text consult with photos, or in person to try to diagnose this bump. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is causing my thumb joint to be painful, and itchy.

Painful and itchy: There could be so many reasons for that. It hard to make a determination without taking a look. ...Read more

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I have a swollen itchy thumb the area is painful now because I irritated the area. I am having the same problem on left foot. It feels hard both areas?

I have a swollen itchy thumb the area is painful now because I irritated the area. I am having the same problem on left foot. It feels hard both areas?

? Dactylitis: swollen finger and toes could indicate dactylitis is especially if it looks like a sausage. It would be nice if you send a picture. Other considerations include serious infections and inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid and reactive arthritis. These conditions can sometimes cause rapid joint destruction and need to be evaluated urgently. ...Read more

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I have a swollen thumb and tiny bumps on my right hand. Both are itchy and painful. Please tell me the cure for it. Thx.

I have a swollen thumb and tiny bumps on my right hand. Both are itchy and painful. Please tell me the cure for it. Thx.

See Hand Specialist: Impossible to tell with limited history but first thing that comes to mind is infectious process from either a bite (insects) or cut. The timing matters, is this a chronic problem or did it happen recently? Painful lesions on the hand usually indicate a herpetic (viral) whitlow. So to really tell you how to fix it, you need to have an expert get a good history and physical exam. ...Read more

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Hi I woke up three days ago with my swollen and pain around my thumb.With burning and itchy.?

Hi  I woke up three days ago with my  swollen and pain around my thumb.With burning and itchy.?

If this gets worse .: I would see your physician. Although likely positional or work related there are other more serious causes such as gout or a septic joint which would require more agressive treatment. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your fingernails itch in the crevices. and your thumb is itchy under the cuticle?

What does it mean when your fingernails itch in the crevices. and your thumb is itchy under the cuticle?

Itch: Finger nails, crevices and cuticle itching would make me consider a fungal infection. However, some type of dry skin process can cause this. Anxiety and nerve issues can sometime present this way. ...Read more

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My thumb is swollen and itchy, what could be wrong? My thumb is swollen and extremely itchy and in pain, i don't know what could have happened.

My thumb is swollen and itchy, what could be wrong? My thumb is swollen and extremely itchy and in pain, i don't know what could have happened.

Thumb itching: Your thumb being swollen and itching sounds like a contact dermatitis to something you got on it. Try 1% Hydrocortisone but this may not be strong enought. If this begins to spread then you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Having Issues with skin on thumbs, index fingers and skin between them It is dry, itchy, tough skin won't go away for months now Lotion does not help.

Having Issues with skin on thumbs, index fingers and skin between them It is dry, itchy, tough skin won't go away for months now Lotion does not help.

U may have a: contact dermatitis causing this response.Identifing the irritant and removing exposure to it,is curative.Hyrrocortisone cream can speed recovery. ...Read more

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I need help in diagnosing this little blister on my thumb. It's been a few weeks, is getting better though not healed, itchy, oozes clear white drops?

I need help in diagnosing this little blister on my thumb.  It's been a few weeks, is getting better though not healed, itchy, oozes clear white drops?

Thumb blister: Diagnosing blisters and rashes/lesions over the computer, even if seen in a grainy picture is almost impossible. Best for you to get the area physically looked at and examined by a dr. to get the real and definitive answer if it does not go way completely. Best wishes. ...Read more