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Got a thorn stuck deep in finger yday. It is red swollen and hurts. Tried baking powder paste tried onion slice to draw out what else can I do?

Got a thorn stuck deep in finger yday. It is red swollen and hurts. Tried baking powder paste tried onion slice to draw out what else can I do?

See a physician: For exam, can usually remove it in office under most circumstances. Discuss tetanus booster if appropriate. Do not wait too long as infection can set in and sometimes even fungal (i.e. Sporotrichosis) also known as rose gardeners disease. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I was playing Soccer and one guy kicked my foot on the side really hard ; now its red, swollen and hurts a lot ; what should I most likely do?

I was playing Soccer and one guy kicked my foot on the side really hard ; now its red, swollen and hurts a lot ; what should I most likely do?

Foot injury: Get foot X-ray if you feel pain upon weight-bearing. Apply Ice, keep foot elevated, get it a rest for few days. Take Ibuprofen after meals. Need to caution you about Ibuprofen do not take for a prolonged time, limit it's use to three times a day. If you have stomach ulcers you should be vigilant for any abdominal pain or black stools.

If does not go away or subside seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Just looked in right side of nose. Very red and swollen. Hurts to sniff or touch outside of nose. Its big like a polyp. Have clear discharge. Whatisit?

Just looked in right side of nose. Very red and swollen. Hurts to sniff or touch outside of nose. Its big like a polyp. Have clear discharge. Whatisit?

You'reJustTooNosey..: Sounds like an infection. And it can really hurt in there. There are lots of nerve endings and not much space for swelling so it can hurt bad. And if you keep touching and squeezing it you're in for a world of hurt. Plus, that whole area is a bad place to get an infection because if it spreads, it's "straight to the brain, " as they say. So get it looked at ASAP by someone who "Nose" what to do. ...Read more

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Ingrown hair on vag lip? Red, swollen, . And hurts

Ingrown hair on vag lip? Red, swollen, . And hurts

Warm compress: If no signs of infection, fever, puss drainage or band of redness that is getting bigger around it, apply a warm compress to the area a few times a day and this will help well and quickly. If signs of infection are present or develop, contact your physician or healthcare professional right away. ...Read more

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I'm having reaction to miconazole 7 used twice. Labia minora and clitoral hood are red, swollen and hurt badly. How do I treat? Do I stop miconazole?

I'm having reaction to miconazole 7 used twice. Labia minora and clitoral hood are red, swollen and hurt badly. How do I treat? Do I stop miconazole?

Vulvitis.: Miconazole is not working. Probably something else causing this not the yeast infection. Stop miconazole. You may have some sort of irritation from chemicals in the feminine hygiene products such as douches, vaginal spray, sops, bubble bath, perfumed toilet paper. See your doctor for an examination and testing of urine and vaginal discharge to rule out std or a bacterial infection. ...Read more

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When do you need to seek medical help with MRSA it's red swollen and hurt been kinda sleepy lately and nausea I'm a diabetic sugar been high?

When do you need to seek medical help with MRSA it's red swollen and hurt been kinda sleepy lately and nausea I'm a diabetic sugar been high?

ASAP: As a diabetic, you cannot wait to get treated for any infection as you are more prone to quicker progression of the infection irrespective of the type. Call your doctor right away or go to urgent care at least. ...Read more

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I'm 8 months pregnant I had sex last night now I have a lot of pressure in my vagina it's red swollen it hurts when I sit down and I saw some blood?

I'm 8 months pregnant I had sex last night now I have a lot of pressure in my vagina it's red swollen it hurts when I sit down and I saw some blood?

Sex injury?: Obviously something inside the vagina was "bumped into" to create an injury. You need to inform your OB MD to make sure that there are no problems with your existing pregnancy and be examined. ...Read more

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I have red swollen palms. Itchy... Hurts. Everyday?

I have red swollen palms. Itchy... Hurts. Everyday?

Skin issues: Please get evaluated for appropriate diagnosis and treatment. It could be eczema, fungal infection, pustulosis etc. ...Read more

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My right boob is swollen, red, and hurts to touch, it's been two days and it feels like it's getting worse?

My right boob is swollen, red, and hurts to touch, it's been two days and it feels like it's getting worse?

Mastitis: You have an infection of your breast. You need to be seen and evaluated. You will likely need antibiotics. ...Read more

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My cartilage piercing is red swollen and it hurts really bad. What do you suggest?

My cartilage piercing is red swollen and it hurts really bad. What do you suggest?

See a doctor: Cartilage piercing is dangerous and can cause irreversible damage to the cartilage. Have it evaluated to rule out damage or infection. ...Read more

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My left inner labia is a bit red and swollen? Only hurts when I touch it, what could this be and what are some remedies?

My left inner labia is a bit red and swollen? Only hurts when I touch it, what could this be and what are some remedies?

Inner labial pain: Generalized redness and swelling here can be due to minor irritation from tight clothing, feminine care products or a mild yeast infection. Wear comfortable cotton panties and don't use perfumed products near the area. If there is a whitish discharge, it is safe to apply an OTC yeast treatment for a few days. Localized swelling that worsens or drains pus must be checked by a doctor promptly. ...Read more

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So my husband got stung by a wasp this is day 3 and it's really red and swollen still hurts to walk. Maybe he's mildly allergic what do I do?

So my husband got stung by a wasp this is day 3 and it's really red and swollen still hurts to walk. Maybe he's mildly allergic what do I do?

Large local reaction: Sounds like a large local reaction. It should start geting better in a a few days but may take a week or more to resolve. He should avoid getting stung again. Keep an eye on this to mak sure we don't have a superimposed infection. ...Read more

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The top of my ears are red and swollen and hurt could it be from the sun?

The top of my ears are red and swollen and hurt could it be from the sun?

Possibly, yes: Strong possibility if you have been out in the sun, especially if for a long duration. Many hats, e.g. ballcaps do not protect the ears. And tops of ears are most at risk, both from acute sun effects, as well as chronic or long term affects such as skin cancer. Treat the acute sunburn affects with burn or sunburn creams and oral acetaminophen/ ibuprofen for discomfort. Use a hat with wide brim. ...Read more

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I dropped something heavy on my two toes (pinkie and the one next to it)I can walk and move them but they are swollen, red, and hurt to touch. Broken?

I dropped something heavy on my two toes (pinkie and the one next to it)I can walk and move them but they are swollen, red, and hurt to touch. Broken?

Possibly: Most likely they are just bruised badly but if pain continues see your doctor for evaluation. Broken toes that are still lined up and not dislocated rarely require a protective boot for healing. ...Read more

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I got two cartilage piercings this past sunday on the same ear. They're still red, slightly swollen, and hurt to touch. What should I do?

I got two cartilage piercings this past sunday on the same ear. They're still red, slightly swollen, and hurt to touch. What should I do?

See PCP: Check in with primary care doctor to examine your ear and make sure that your piercings having not become infected. If they have, you will likely need a course of antibiotics. ...Read more

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Had. Sex last night and when I got home my inner labias were very red and swollen. It hurts to walk and is very uncomfortable. What could this be?

Had. Sex last night and when I got home my inner labias were very red and swollen. It hurts to walk and is very uncomfortable. What could this be?

See a gyn: Could be allergic reaction, could be abrasions, could be herpes but you would not break out that fast unless u had been exposed before last night, u need to see a gyn, would recommend warm tub with a powder called instant ocean 8 tablespoons in the tub, is soothing until u know what is going on, if it is that bad and u don't have a gyn then go to the er. ...Read more

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It has been a week since I got my second ear lobe piercing. My left ear is somewhat swollen and my right is red and swollen and hurts to touch. Help.

It has been a week since I got my second ear lobe piercing. My left ear is somewhat swollen and my right is red and swollen and hurts to touch. Help.

Earlobe infection: This sounds like you may have a wound infection around the piercing. I recommend that you see a dermatologist for treatment. ...Read more

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Hit my hand closed fist off a wall in a fight my knuckles are swollen ones really swollen red and hurts to touch and move closing my hand hurts alot?

Hit my hand closed fist off a wall in a fight my knuckles are swollen ones really swollen red and hurts to touch and move closing my hand hurts alot?

Boxers fracture: Common injury as described is a metacarpal fracture most commonly the 5th metacarpal. You need x rays and possible casting or open reduction and plating. Seek care with hand surgeon. Possible sagital band injury as well. ...Read more

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I have had a red circle shape on my tonsil for a yesr now. Its red. Doesn't hurt. No swollen tonsills. Should I worry?

I have had a red circle shape on my tonsil for a yesr now. Its red. Doesn't hurt. No swollen tonsills. Should I worry?

Tonsil cancer: Although one can get tonsil cancer, you are much too young to make cancer a prime suspect. But any spot that looks abnormal or different should be checked ...Read more

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I have a wart and I was picking at it, and now it is swollen and red and hurts! I don't know what's wrong.

I have a wart and I was picking at it, and now it is swollen and red and hurts! I don't know what's wrong.

Infected: By picking at the wart, the skin has been broken and infection has probably set in. Stop picking at it. Keep the area clean. Apply a topical antibiotic. See your doctor for oral antibiotics. ...Read more