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My Finger Has Been Swollen And Painful For 2 Months Now
Had itchy red swollen end of little finger, swelling gone now and left lots of red dots under skin that don't fade when pressed down on. Thank you?
Finger swelling: There are really all sorts of things that could cause this depending on the exact nature and location of the swelling. So, for example, sudden joint swelling could be arthritic, as with gout. The end of the finger or even the entire digit can swell with some infections. Cysts that fluctuate in size can cause sudden isolated swelling. And of course trauma. Have someone take a look. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
As a follow-up to my question about finger swelling I might add that my job now requires a lot more gripping and lifting.
Same answer: Suspect if you take off the ring it may improve since it will not block blood flow. ...Read more
Too broad question : Several reasons could cause swelling, more info needed. Do you have an infection? What about rheumatoid arthritis? History of gout or any recent trauma? Even a hangnail can be responsible for it. Please check with your local er doctor or your pcp. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many ways: It depends on the cause... Is it related to retaining fluid through out the body? An injury? Arthritis? Even some rheumatologic conditions can cause chronic finger swelling. Your primary care doctor can help sort these out and decide if you should see a hand surgeon. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inflammation: Whether infectious or not an come from being stuck in a finger. A reaction to the plants chemistry or in cases infection from the skin a typical bacteria or rarer such as sporotrichosis from a rose thorn can present with similar symptoms but the time frame may be different as fungal infections like sporotrichosis take weeks to worsen bottom line swollen finger after puncture? Seek attention asap. ...Read more
Yes: The body's natural response is to swell an area of injury. If there are no significant injuries (fractures, torn ligaments, skin damage) moving the finger will help decrease the swelling. ...Read more
3-6 weeks: 3-6 weeks is reasonable.Get a more detailed answer ›
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