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What is the skin condition "knuckle pads"?

What is the skin condition "knuckle pads"?

Thickened skin: Tough, thick skin over knuckles. Well worth ignoring. Sometimes seen with Duputrens contractures. ...Read more

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Was cleaning a room and come across a couple of used pads from a few weeks ago have cuts on hand and used hand to put them in bin hepatitis or hiv?

Was cleaning a room and come across a couple of used pads from a few weeks ago have cuts on hand and used hand to put them in bin hepatitis or hiv?

Wimpy virus: It is important to remember that viruses like hepc, HIV and others are strings of proteins that are connected by very weak bonds. They require many things to stay active and need living cells to reproduce and survive. Unless there was gross blood, mucous or some other organic substance from her body on that door and it got into your cut, the odds are very unlikely. ...Read more

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I was scratched by a cat Friday evening, between my little finger now I have a pain from the finger to the wrist in the pad area of the hand?

I was scratched by a cat Friday evening, between my little finger now I have a pain from the finger to the wrist in the pad area of the hand?

Infection: You can so easily develop infections after cat scratch or bite. You need to be seen right away. Get going for this can be very serious for you ...Read more

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On my left here on my thumb pad it burns and I can feel the heat what I touch it but it comes and goes. I don't have any other symptoms in my hand.

On my left here on my thumb pad it burns and I can feel the heat what I touch it but it comes and goes. I don't have any other symptoms in my hand.

Redness?: You may be starting an infection there... do you see any swelling or redness? This may also be neurological pain... have you over-used that thumb (like cutting with scissors or holding something too tight?) I would probably have a doctor take a look at it if your symptoms continue. ...Read more

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Could i get hep c by removing someone's pad that they put on after surgery? I have cuts back of hand. The pad was touching the cuts could be dry blood

Could i get hep c by removing someone's pad that they put on after surgery? I have cuts back of hand. The pad was touching the cuts could be dry blood

Hepatitis C: While i doubt you got hepatitis c in this scenario, it cannot be fully ruled out. That is why you must at all times when providing care for a patient with hepatitis c wear gloves if you are coming in contact with blood. ...Read more

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My mom is 58 yr old, she has a severe rt shoulder pain that runs to rt hand. Can I use heat pads?.

My mom is 58 yr old, she has a severe rt shoulder pain that runs to rt hand. Can I use heat pads?.

Yes.....but: It's a bit unusual to have a problem arising in the shoulder that results in pain going to the hand. An irritation of the 6th Cervical (neck) nerve could result in both shoulder as well as hand pain. Yes, you can use heat applied to the neck/shoulder area for 15-20 minutes several times a day....but....if your Mom has tingling/weakness in her hand then she should consider seeing her MD ...Read more

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