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Having symptoms of trigger finger only in the morning when hand seems cold any home remedies or medicine to take to help out finger or do I go yo docs?

Having symptoms of trigger finger only in the morning when hand seems cold any home remedies or medicine to take to help out finger or do I go yo docs?

Home Remedies: A bit young to be having some morning stiffness and triggering, although trigger fingers can occur at any age. Try to ice your hand down after you get home from work for 10-15 minutes. Take aleve (naproxen) or advil in the evening after dinner. The warm hands up with a heating pad or warm water for 10-15 mins. Before going to bed. If this does not help get it checked out. ...Read more

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After sixth chemo the hand and the fingers have swelled up. Due to the leakage of chemo medicine there are burn marks on the hand. What to do?

After sixth chemo the hand and the fingers have swelled up. Due to the leakage of chemo medicine there are burn marks on the hand. What to do?

D/W your oncologist: I am sorry with your condition. Unfortunately yes, certain chemo can irritate the vessels and would give you problem if that leaks. What kind of chemo do you get by the way? Unfortunately we can not help you very much without really knowing the type of chemo and most importantly unable to examine you. You should absolutely discuss with your oncologist on how to manage those complication. ...Read more

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I have r.Artritis in my hands. I don't take medication because I'm afraid of the side effects? I have r.A. In my hands. My finger joints are becomming deformed. I am scared to take medication because of all the side effects they cause. Without taking drug

I have r.Artritis in my hands. I don't take medication because I'm afraid of the side effects? I have r.A. In my hands. My finger joints are becomming deformed. I am scared to take medication because of all the side effects they cause. Without taking drug

Not much: If you have RA, properly diagnosed by a doctor, confirmed. With blood tests, you probably need medication. Talk to a rheumatologist about your medication concerns. Natural remedies may be able to give some relief, but if you have deformities in your joints already, you need to see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What about a discoloration on right hand, middle finger, middle joint spreading occasionally to top joint. Does chinese medicine know anything about?

What about a discoloration on right hand, middle finger, middle joint spreading occasionally to top joint. Does chinese medicine know anything about?

See your doctor: Your symptoms are vague. See your doctor for an evaluation. He or she can refers you to the appropriate specialist. ...Read more

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I made operation to release my trigger fingers ystrdy, r hand index and l hand middle the doctor ddnt give me any medicine. My fingers r swollen now!

I made operation to release my trigger fingers ystrdy, r hand index and l hand middle the doctor ddnt give me any medicine. My fingers r swollen now!

Elevation: Swelling is usually normal after hand surgery, elevating your hand higher than your heart is important. If you are having significant pain, then you should consider calling your surgeon. ...Read more

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I have hardened skin on two my fingers & after some time it get cracked and bleed, very painful. I tried hand lotion and other over the counter creams, but no luck. I am not sure, if this is hand eczema or something else. Need some advice on medicine.

I have hardened skin on two my fingers & after some time it get cracked and bleed, very painful. I tried hand lotion and other over the counter creams, but no luck. I am not sure, if this is hand eczema or something else. Need some advice on medicine.

Hand eczema?: There are certain limitations imposed by this format which include the lack of a photograph of the skin lesions about which you requested information. So it's impossible to tell you the correct diagnosis and/or therapy. My Best advice would be to call and make an appointment with the dermatologist. Hand eczema can be severe, and water is your deadly enemy. Washing your hands frequently and using ...Read more

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What can be done to fix torn ligaments in your fingers or thumb. Because its very painful. Also. What medicines can be taken for relief?

What can be done to fix torn ligaments in your fingers or thumb. Because its very painful. Also. What medicines can be taken for relief?

Depends: It depends on the degree of the tear (partial of complete), the position of the bones against each other, the degree of the diasthasis (separation). Simple tears may be treated with buddy taping or finger splints, whereas complex ones may require surgical correction.
Simple analgesics such as tylenol, (acetaminophen) ibuprofen/naproxen are usually enough to subdue the pain. ...Read more

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Is there truly a drug that can increase the length of the penis? Mine is short, when I am erected, it's usually not longer than my index finger. Help

Is there truly a drug that can increase the length of the penis? Mine is short, when I am erected, it's usually not longer than my index finger. Help

No: There is no such drug. Don't waste your money on internet crap that won't help and could harm you. Be satisfied with what you have, because it's all you'll ever get. Remember, it's not size but ability that makes the difference. ...Read more

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My index finger hurts when I play guitar. I am a pro. What drugs can I get?

My index finger hurts when I play guitar. I am a pro. What drugs can I get?

Musician index pain: See a hand specialist, or physical therapist. No drug can help a physical problem caused by long term use and abuse of the finger.
At least allow it some rest with some ointment of anti-inflammatory bengay, voltaren (diclofenac) if pain and swelling. It rest and ointment-cream fails, see specialist (and send me a cd of your music!). ...Read more

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Is ice an effective non-drug treatment for trigger finger alongside splint? How long to ice if it is? Thumb is swollen at joint.

Is ice an effective non-drug treatment for trigger finger alongside splint? How long to ice if it is? Thumb is swollen at joint.

Probably not: Because trigger finger is caused by chronic, not acute, inflammation. But trigger finger does not usually present with swelling. Ask your doctor if it could be something else. ...Read more

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I fracture my metacarpal, index finger I went to the doctor they took X-ray they told me that they gave me medicine and told me I have to go with a specialist they put cast on one side and I was wondering do I have to go or could it heled itself?

I fracture my metacarpal, index finger I went to the doctor they took X-ray they told me that they gave me medicine and told me I have to go with a specialist they put cast on one side and I was wondering do I have to go or could it heled itself?

While: While fractures of the small finger metacarpal are quite common and only rarely cause problems, this does not apply to the index finger. We divide the hand into 2 segments--a mobile unit with the ring and small finger and a "fixed" unit with the index and middle fingers. There is less "play" in the joints to the index and middle fingers and therefore they tolerate less deformity. It also takes a lot more energy to break the index finger metacarpal than the other ones.

That said, you have a risk of healing in a shortened or rotated position that can affect grip strength or cause the fingers to overlap. A good hand surgeon will evaluate the clinical as well as radiographic deformity. That is--some deformity will not show up on the x-rays and may only show up by moving and examining the hand.

You should definitely see a specialist for this particular injury. ...Read more

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Hi my hands keep locking up now and then, is it because I work outside in cold conditions to the point I can't feel fingers most mornings in winter?

Hi my hands keep locking up now and then, is it because I work outside in cold conditions to the point I can't feel fingers most mornings in winter?

? Raynauds: Sensory changes in hands when exposed to cold could imply cutaneous vascular spasm (raynaudschanges). Additional history and a visit o your doctor might help. Look for changes in skin color (as skin vessels constrict the skin turn white). Numbness and pain might ensue. Not sure eht is meant by "hands locking up"-- clarify for your doctor--do you mean joint stiffness.? ...Read more

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Skin conditions (a few lumps) near my hands and fingers, not itchy.

Skin conditions (a few lumps) near my hands and fingers, not itchy.

Lipoma? Ganglion: Cyst? Neurofibromatosis? You need to provide some pictures. It is even better to be seen personally by your friendly local doctor. ...Read more

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How do you tell ringworm from other skin conditions on ur hands n fingers? My cats possibly came in contact don't have it n im worried about gettin it

How do you tell ringworm from other skin conditions on ur hands n fingers? My cats possibly came in contact don't have it n im worried about gettin it

Typical appearance..: Ringworm is very easily obtained from cats. Remember it is not a worm but a fungal infection. The lesions have a very characteristic appearance and are itchy, and respond well to over the counter anti-fungal creams (Clotrimazole, Terbinafine, etc), but should be treated for a full two weeks at least to ensure resolution. Topical treatments work for all ringworm except those in the scalp. ...Read more

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My hands and fingers are drawing and contorting, what could be causing this?

My hands and fingers are drawing and contorting, what could be causing this?

See your doctor: It sounds like you have a rare condition known as dubuytren's contracture of your hands- a progressive condition which affected men more often than women. There are treatments available which is used to slow down the progression. Please talk to your doctor and get a referral to see a hand surgery for definitive diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more