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Took small chuck out of corner tip of thumb earlier today a lot of bleeding but got it to stop now area looks like raw red what to do to heal asap
Laceration: Keep it clean and open to the air and it will heal itself ...Read more
I cut my thumb while cutting raw chicken. Could this lead to salmonella going into the bloodstream and effecting other organs?
I've never heard or: encountered this in 35 years of clinical practice, but I suppose it is theoretically possible. Many rare events would have to coincide: the chicken was actually infected with salmonella; the infected part came in contact with your cut; there was enough of the bacteria transmitted to actually infect you. All of this is highly unlikely. Stay well:) ...Read more
Does all forms of eczema have to itch? The underside (pad) of my left thumb goes thru stages every few days it seems. It becomes swollen, the skin gets hard & crusty, (a light yellow color) then it kind of peels/cracks off. It feels/looks raw, very sore a
Smashed thumb between two 2x4's, turned blue swelled and has throbbed for 24 hours. What can I do?
R S I: Gamer’s thumb" refers to a repetitive stress injury (rsi) that causes swelling at the base of the thumb due to overuse of video games. Rsi is an umbrella term for a collection of disorders most commonly affecting the hands, wrists, forearms, and shoulders, notes miles. She adds that symptoms can range from fatigue and loss of strength to minor or acute aches and pains, burning, and tingling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ligament tear thumb: Skier's thumb or gamekeepers thumb are common terms for a tear in the thumb mp joint ulnar collateral ligament. The mechanism of injury is a radially-oriented force on the thumb, which can occur when gripping and planting a ski pole. (or, back in the day, ringing a rabbits neck.) best to see an orthopaedist or hand specialist for treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do it?: The real question is, "what does thumb sucking accomplish?" for small children, it's easy. It eases boredom, provides relaxation and some mild stress relief. For adults, it can do a lot of the same things, but most adults have learned other coping skills, or learned to deal with life's stresses. Thumb sucking obviously serves a purpose, and a therapist can help find them and form new coping skills. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer