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Dr. David Carl Houghton
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I have the same itchy thumb problem and its starting too swell, the itch is traveling down to palm.. what could it be?

I have the same itchy thumb problem and its starting too swell, the itch is traveling down to palm.. what could it be?

Exam needed: Hard to say what it is without actually seeing it. Hand dermatitis is common. A face-to-face medical exam or HealthTap Prime video consult would be helpful. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Hinkle
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Dr. Andrey Lev-weissberg
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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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Dr. Jack Hinkle
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Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes
Board Certified, Hand Surgery
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What is itchy lump on thumb joint?

What is itchy lump on thumb joint?

This could be...: Arthritis. You need to be checked for that. Allergies could also be the reason. ...Read more

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Dr. Clarence Wimberly
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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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Dr. Jack Hinkle
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Dr. Otto Placik
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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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Dr. Bradford Romans
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Dr. John Munshower
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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

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
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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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Dr. David Schleimer
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My thumb was very itchy, so i scratched it, but that didn't help. It felt warm, then formed a bump. The whole top of my thumb started swelling.

My thumb was very itchy, so i scratched it, but that didn't help. It felt warm, then formed a bump. The whole top of my thumb started swelling.

Likely allergy: Your description is close to the holy trinity of allergy: red, itchy, swollen. This is the first direction that i would look into, in the absence of recent trauma being involved. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Tamler
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I just had a cast put on my arm and thumb. It's itchy. How do I itch it?

Relieve Cast Itching: I suggest you see the article: how to relieve itching under a cast... http://www.ehow.com/how_5675400_relieve-itching-under-cast.html. ...Read more

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