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My Knuckles Burns
A specialty: Severe burns, especially in children, should be treated at a burn center. The main principles are to replace fluids, excise and graft 3rd degree burns early and prevent and treat infection. Less severe burns can often be treated as an outpatient with topical mild antiseptic creams. They should be managed by a general or plastic surgeon. ...Read more
A degreaser burned me months ago on m hands and knuckles. Daily items, like oj spilled on them, irritate the burns. What can I do or use to help?
Old thumb injury aches/burns up to wrist. Both knuckles on that thumb swollen. Ice/meds temporary relief only. What can I do?
Hand surgeon: Old injuries can heal but the joints may be chronically inflamed due to the old injuries. Chronic inflammation can result in arthritis. Anti-inflammatory medications, ice, steroid injections, splinting, can all help a symptomatic joint. A hand surgeon can help you with proper injections and followup. ...Read more
I have a red rash on my hand and knuckles its dry and burns. I think it's a allergic reaction. How long should I wait to see if it goes away. ?
7-10 days?: but it is hard to say since it depends much on how severe the reaction has been. Most hand dermatitis are from irritant (soap, detergent, machine oil, frequent washing, frequent hand sanitizer usage etc) Try some topical hydrocortisone cream for a few days and use only unscented soap. Apply hand lotion often especially after washing hands. See dermatologist if not helpful. ...Read more
Rash on hand from knuckles on hand all the way to end of knuckles. Burns in hot water. Looks like little brown scabs also. What can it be?
I punched a wall and my knuckles are very sore. when I make a fist the knuckle on my little finger is very painful and feels like it burns.
X-ray: Get an X-ray to make sure nothing is broken. ...Read more
Burned knuckle on BBQ 2 days ago. Today noticed dark burn. Any recommendations to get rid of dark coloration? Want to avoid scar if possible :) Thx!
Burning pinky knuckle pain in hand. It's only palm side and present when i open/close my hand. No swelling/redness/numbness, just dull burn w/movement?
Early Trigger finger: Sounds like the early stages of a trigger finger, before it starts to catch. See if you have a tender spot on your palm, at the base of your pinky where there's a bony bump. Nsaids might help if this is the case. An orthopaedic or hand surgeon can check it out and see if an injection is appropriate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Knuckles got some red swelling, she used candle wax to decrease swelling and it helps. Is it ok? What are the causes? Should it be a concern?
Causes of swelling?: There are many possible causes of swelling, pain and/or redness of the knuckles. These include overuse, sprains, arthritis (wear & tear and rheumatoid are the most common), infection and injury. Candle wax may provide temporary relief by warming the joints, but, due to the high risk of burns, in my mind, it's not OK. If your arthritic joints are bothering you, by all means, consult a doctor. ...Read more
Burn treatment: Any burn requires treatment. The type of treatment depends upon the extent and severity of the burn. Minor burns can be treated with non-prescription antibiotic ointment after cleansing with soap and water. Minor burns are slightly red without a blister or opening in the skin. Deep or extensive burns should be evaluated by a doctor as more treatment may be needed. ...Read more
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