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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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Finger Swelling (Definition)

finger swelling can occur in many medical conditions. It can be objectively measured by water displacement measuring in some cases. It can be a sign of systemic disease, such as heart failure, or renal failure. It most often is a ...Read more


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I have a swollen thumb. I just woke up with it. However it is itchy and throbbing but i have a redish line going up past my wrist now?

I have a swollen thumb. I just woke up with it. However it is itchy and throbbing but i have a redish line going up past my wrist now?

Reddish line arm: A reddish line associated with swelling in the thumb or hand or a finger can be sign of inflammation and more severely INFECTION. Infection with increased pain and red streaking the arm also know as ascending lymphangitis is s serious problem that needs treatment, minimally antibiotics very soon and at time surgical decompression if there infection in a closed space. CALL YOUR DOCTOR or GO to ER ...Read more

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I constantly have a swollen thumb. Could I have a syndrome?

I constantly have a swollen thumb. Could I have a syndrome?

Swollen thumb : Syndrome of poliicus ginormus? Unlikley, but you couldhave an infection, gout, tendonitis, arthritis or another acquired condition. Finally there is a real condition called macrodactyly that give enraged tissues but youd have that form a very young age. ...Read more

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In what way can I treat my purple swollen thumb?

Purple: Make sure you didn't bang it or otherwise injure it. If not go to doc to check coagulopathy. ...Read more

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My daughter has a swollen thumb i think shes been bitten?

My daughter has a swollen thumb i think shes been bitten?

Swollen thumb: See your doctor to determine whether it is a bite or an infection. ...Read more

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I have a swollen thumb. What should I get to reduce the swelling?

I have a swollen thumb. What should I get to reduce the swelling?

Ice and Elevation: Ice and elevate your thumb for temporary relief. Determine the cause to prevent the thumb from swelling again. ...Read more

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What could be causing a swollen thumb if there is no known trauma?

Infection/arthritis: The most common causes would be an inflammation of a joint or tendon, or an infection. ...Read more

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What are treatments for a swollen thumb?

What are treatments for a swollen thumb?

Find the cause first: Problems can range from tendinitis, infection, arthritis , trauma, ligament sprain, gout, tumor, tenosynovitis either septic or aseptic, systemic fluid retention, tight bandage, and others. ...Read more

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What causes a swollen thumb?

What causes a swollen thumb?

Many causes. : There are many potential causes and a good history and exam will helps to determine the answer. For example is this a tumor? Is it lymphatic or vascular congestion? Positional? Work related? Congenital? Constrictive due to ring wear? Due to bone, skin, fat, nerves, vessels?, etc. ...Read more

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How do you treat a swollen thumb?

How do you treat a swollen thumb?

R.I.C.E.: The best way to treat any swelling is rest, ice, compression and elevation. If the swelling is from an injury i would recommend and xray to make sure you do not have a fracture. ...Read more

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What can be done for a swollen thumb?

What can be done for a swollen thumb?

Find cause then rx: I would first identify the cause prior to blindly treati g withou knowing more. For example is this a tumor? Is it lymphatic or vascular congestion? Positional? Work related? Congenital? Constrictive due to ring wear? Due to bone, skin, fat, nerves, vessels?, etc. ...Read more

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What should I do about a swollen thumb?

What should I do about a swollen thumb?

Get a diagnoses: Swelling is a way the body tells us something is wrong. Figure out what is going on then you can treat it. ...Read more

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How can I make a swollen thumb go down ?

How can I make a swollen thumb go down ?

Conservative RX: Primary initial care would be icing, elevation, anti-inflamatories and range of motion exercises. If no response than seek care as there is potential for other causes such as infection, arthritis or gout. ...Read more

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How do I make a swollen thumb go down fast?

Elevation: I assume there was an injury, if this is the case i would get an xray to make sure there is nothing broken. If you have already done that i would keep the hand elevated and keep the thumb moving. ...Read more

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What causes a swollen thumb that turns hard?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I have a swollen thumb for over 3 weeks now. What could be causing it?

I have a swollen thumb for over 3 weeks now. What could be causing it?

Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

Hand Swelling (Definition)

What you injured depends on where you stabbed your finger. Regardless, you should apply pressure to the finger to stop the bleeding, but avoid strangulating the finger. Best to seek immediate medical attention to determine ...Read more