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Really Hot Index Finger
Ans: Well you could possibly have an infection. Did you have any injury to the digit? If continues or worsens best to see your doctor. Need more history from you ...Read more
Redness, swelling, increased temperature, pain/tenderntss, restriction of ease of movement are signs of infection.
Unless you got some bug bite, I think it is infection.
See your doctor. ...Read more
What could be reason for end of index finger numb a lot? Can leave it under hot water with no problem but not the other fingers.
I have what feels like a burn on my left hand, on the right side of my index finger. It's sensitive to hot and is also hot to the touch.
First Degree Burn:
As you described this skin injury I would say you have a first degree burn. You can take an over the counter pain reliever by mouth to help with pain i.e. Tylenol. Burns are classified first to fourth degree. Do you remember cooking or being around a hot object? If not you may have another diagnosis.
You can expect the burn to go away in 24 hours. ...Read more
I picked up a very hot piece of metal today with my thumb and index finger, blisters and severe pain. Nothing helps but cold water. It's 2am. Help!
Chill: Keep chilling the burns, but take breaks to allow the skin to begin to heat up before continuing to chill. If you keep this up you may escape with little or no damage. Often it takes hours. The reason you take breaks it to avoid injury from the cold. See doctor if necessary. ...Read more
What causes sudden sharp bone pain that comes and goes in index finger. Was hot the 1st day pain started. Now painful between top-mid joint. I'm 40?
The tip of my index finger on my right hand is swollen, red, hot and a little sore. There is no injury at all to my finger. Any idea what it could be?
Could be: Unrecognized injury or bacterial or even viral infection. It is best to show it to a doctor, because hand infections could be serious. ...Read more
The tip of my right index finger has been feeling very cold lately. It's really annoying. Is there anything I can do about it? Should I get it checked?
It's unusual to have: The tip of a finger to have a cold sensation without affecting the other fingers or hand. If it persists or worsens, get checked for spasm of the blood vessel (raynaud's), thyroid disease etc. Soaking it in warm water, quitting smoking (if u do) etc may help. Take care! ...Read more
See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Fasciculations...: Are usually harmless twitches which can occur in any skeletal muscle in the body. There are several pathological conditions associated with these spasms which are usually accompanied by abnormalities on neurological examination and/or on a special test called electromyogram (emg). See a doctor if your symptoms are bothersome or are of concern to you. ...Read more
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Doctor evaluation: This will need either a video consult with good resolution or an in person exam to see and feel it ...Read more
Joint pain at night?: Pain in a joint occuring upon awakening or early morning usually signals inflammation. Most of my rheumatic disease patients awake with some degree of discomfort or stiffness. This is called the gel phenomena. Patients with arthritis typically improve after inital activity. See your doc or rheumatologist. ...Read more
Strain during sleep.: General principle: if some ailment occurs after an activity (temporal relationship), then it may very well be-not necessarily-related to that activity. My guess is there was some movement during sleep which caused the problem; perhaps you slept for too long a time in a position that pit undue pressure on that hand. Interesting side issue: stage 5 sleep (rem)- unconscious races, body very still... ...Read more
My right index finger is in like a pain range of 1-10. A 10. It throbs all day. And if I squeeze or jab it into something... I'm in insane pain?
Be seen: I would see a hand surgeon to be evaluated. Most conditions can be treated easily if caught early. ...Read more
I have periodic shocking pains in my index finger. I type at work but nothing strenuous. What could be the problem? What can I do at home to help?
I have been experiencing shock like pain in my index finger only when rubbed with another finger, it came back when a co worker gave me a shock cause?
Hi I have a question. I used to have some kind of stain in my index finger since a long time...but now it has increased and looks like a wound and I
See a doc!: Dermatologists always say that the skin must be seen to make a diagnosis. Don't play around with a skin change. Make an appointment to be seen by your doctor as soon as possible. If you need specialty referral they will be in a position to help you get to the right place. Best wishes! ...Read more
Woke in middle of night and index finger was stuck between headboard and wall. Since I woke this morning it's been tingly and feels weird hours later?
Pinched nerve: It sounds like you pinched a nerve in your had or finger. Nerves will heal, but it is slow, and you need to give it a little time. If in a few weeks you are still having the symptoms you should see a neurologist or at least your PMD to make sure that the damage was not more profound ...Read more
I hurt my index finger by bending it back too far last sept. It still hurts & I can't do a lot like open things or squeeze it. Will it just get better?
Unlikely: If it has not resolved in all this time it probably will not. Medical evaluation by a hand specialist is necessary for evaluation and possible treatment. ...Read more
Numbnesss tingling: Numbnesss and tingling can be caused by issues directly related to the hand, wrist and upper extremity but there can also be indirect or systemic issues that can cause this. While carpal tunnel syndrome is common and a hand surgeon or orthopedic surgeon takes care of this, the other issues, circulation, referred pain, neck causes, nerve issues not related to compression, other nerve compression ...Read more
See a neurologist: Possible ct syndrome.Get a more detailed answer ›
This is how it: Should not look: ^ redness, swelling, tenderness or warmth. ...Read more
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