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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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My thumb is swollen and tender at the base of my cuticle, under the skin. What could this be?

My thumb is swollen and tender at the base of my cuticle, under the skin. What could this be?

Could be infection: This sounds like an infection, especially if you pick at your cuticles, have dry, cracked skin, or chew your nails (but even if you don't infection can occur). See your doctor promptly and have this treated (may need drainage and antibiotics).

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Below my thumb is swollen on palm with just a little tightness feeling inside and itching. ?

Below my thumb is swollen on palm with just a little tightness feeling inside  and itching. ?

Tenosynovitis: How mobileis the finger? There is concerned about infection or tendinitis. Based on the mobility of the finger and if there's any deficits of motion, we would consider getting an MRI. If the area is tender or red and painful then there is concern about infection, if there's any history of trauma we would be concerned about tendon tears or avulsions.

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My thumbs badly swollen and i've got an american football match on saturday any advice to reduce swelling and pain? Ice isn't working

I'm not sure if : I'll help u on this since u r competing with U.S.A. (joke!). Consider to take nsaids(iboprofen) if no allergies, have an xray taken to check for fracture esp. If there's a history of bruising etc. Continue with the ice packs for one more day then soak in warm water. Good luck on ur competition!

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I think i hyperextended my thumb. It swollen but I am still have rom. I have pain when i move my thumb certain ways. What is the plan if care?

I think i hyperextended my thumb. It swollen but I am still have rom. I have pain when i move my thumb certain ways. What is the plan if care?

See an orthopedist: Make sure the joint has not been damaged, that there are no factures, and that it does not require casting or other means of immobilization. Go and get seen at someplace that has a hand surgeon on call.

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I just rode my bike home in the rain and cold, and my thumbs are swollen. What should I do?

I just rode my bike home in the rain and cold, and my thumbs are swollen. What should I do?

Warm up and relax: If the swelling persists, you can try over the counter medications such as Ibuprofen or naproxen, but give your body a chance to recover before jumping to taking medication.

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What can I do if my thumbs been swollen for almost a year. What can I do?

What can I do if my thumbs been swollen for almost a year. What can I do?

Have doctor look: I hope this isn't an injury or other problem you have waited too long to check.