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My thumb is swollen in the lower part. I can move it, but if i touch it. It hurts like crazy?

My thumb is swollen in the lower part. I can move it, but if i touch it. It hurts like crazy?

Gout vs Infection: Classic gouty symptoms or infection. Usually a blood test and possibly a joint aspiration can prove which most of the time. You can get a cortisone shot in the joint when they do the aspiration. I find a shot (in arm or buttocks) of the NSAID Totadol gives 80% - 90% relief in 30 minutes for gout but not infection. Either can ruin the cartilage, infection in 2 days, gout in a few months. Get checkd ...Read more

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My thumb is swollen and warm. What can I do to treat this?

My thumb is swollen and warm. What can I do to treat this?

Many possible causes: Some local causes of swelling can include gout, arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, ingrown nail, and trauma (fracture, sprain, tendonitis, tight shoes) have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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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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I have what looks like bug but on the side on my thumb. For the last couple days I have been pushing out clear juice from it. And my thumb is swollen ?

I have what looks like bug but on the side on my thumb. For the last couple days I have been pushing out clear juice from it. And my thumb is swollen ?

See physiian: This may have started with an insect bite. Your descriptions suggests that youmay have either an allergic reaction to a bite or an infection, with or without a bite. You need to see a physician to evaluate it and prescrive antibiotica or other medicine to help clear it up. ...Read more

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My thumb is swollen and bruised and hurts . Could it just be jamed frind fell on it ! he is about 80 pounds and he bent the thumb backward's

A : A thumb that hyperextends or is forced backward could not only be "jammed" ie have a joint bruise, it could have a ligament injury that needs treatment. An ulnar or radial collateral ligametn injury can be partial requiring immobilization or it may be completely torn often requiring surgery. An exam by a hand surgeon, sometimes leads to an mri, sometimes to splinting or casting and at times surgery. Faliure t-o care for these injuruies can lead to long term issues with the thumb as it is used in grasping. ...Read more

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