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Red Swollen Thumb
I have red swollen thumb really sore. It's also inflamed. Doc has prescribed amoxicillin but i don't like antibios. Any suggestions?
See below: Untreated skin infections can cause serious problems and over a thumb, i would worry about it causing an infection in your thumb joint which is a serious condition where it can lead surgery to save your thumb joint. Call your prescribing doctor and discuss your concerns with him or her especially if you decide not to take the amoxicillin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi i've started taking antibiotics yesterday for a swollen red thumb. When will i feel relief it's still very painful?
See below: Generally speaking, antibiotics take 48-72 hours to kick in. If not improved after this, or worsening, get rechecked. ...Read more
Swollen thumb: See your doctor to determine whether it is a bite or an infection. ...Read more
Ice: Best to ice limit use and take anti-inflammatory ...Read more
Ice and Elevation: Ice and elevate your thumb for temporary relief. Determine the cause to prevent the thumb from swelling again. ...Read more