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Doctor insights on: Really Hot Index Finger

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My index finger is really hot and hurts while the rest are cold.

My index finger is really hot and hurts while the rest are cold.

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

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Woke up and my index finger is red and swollen and hot. What could cause this?

Woke up and my index finger is red and swollen and hot. What could cause this?

Infection: 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.

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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.

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.

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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!

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.

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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?

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?

Needs to be checked: It can be due to inflammation in the joints og index finger, tendinitis or due to an infection which is less likely Get it checked by your doctor

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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?

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.

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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?

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!

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How to deal with the pain in my index finger?

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.

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My index finger goes white and knumb everyday

My index finger goes white and knumb everyday

Unclear: Are you in pain with this? How long has it occurred. Going numb is not normal, and symptoms like these deserve a full evaluation in person by your health care provider.

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Pain in right index finger from being a cashier?

Pain in right index finger from being a cashier?

Could be many things: As a cashier, you are probably firmly pressing down on your index finger often. Over time, this can lead to tendonopathy such as trigger finger or arthritis. Consider getting evaluated by your doctor or a hand surgeon.

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What can I take for pain in my right index finger?

OTC meds: Try tylenol (acetaminophen) or aleve. Pain may be in your finger but could be frome somewhere else like your neck if simple medications do not help, you probably need an x-ray.

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Why is my index finger involuntarily having spasams?

Why is my index finger involuntarily having spasams?

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.

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Hi, I have a vertical dark brown line on my index finger. What does it mean?

Hi, I have a vertical dark brown line on my index finger. What does it mean?

Doctor evaluation: This will need either a video consult with good resolution or an in person exam to see and feel it

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My right index finger pains when I wake goes away but returns the next morning?

My right index finger pains when I wake goes away but returns the next morning?

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.

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I woke up two days ago, & my right index finger hurt. What do you think is wrong?

I woke up two days ago, & my right index finger hurt. What do you think is wrong?

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...

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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 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?

Carpal tunnel: Syndrome is possibility, if it is just pains without color change or swelling. Thryoid problems, pregnancy, and repeated trauma are common causes. Have an orthopedic surgeon take a look at it. Home remedy would depend on exact diagnosis.

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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

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!