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What can you do for swollen finger because of hangnail?

What can you do for swollen finger because of hangnail?

Infection: Swelling and redness arising from a hangnail usually indicates you have developed a paranichial infection. Warm soaks and antibiotics are indicated for this problem. Seek care with your primary care doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Finger Swelling (Definition)

Finger swelling can occur in many medical conditions. It can be objectively measured by water displacement measuring in some cases. It can be a sign of systemic disease, such as heart failure, or renal failure. It most often is a ...Read more


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How should I help my swollen finger?

How should I help my swollen finger?

Swollen fingers: CAN BE DUE TO trauma, infection, arthritis, inflammation, nerve issues, tumor, or excess retained fluid due to systemic problems. IN general ice and elevation and gentle motion help but if there is prolonged swelling, pain, redness, change in sensation, loss of circulation see someone soon. There are so many things I can list, that even if just swelling and chronic get evaluated ...Read more

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How to treat a swollen finger?

How to treat a swollen finger?

Swelling: Can be due to trauma infection inflammation gout arthritis etc the first thing is the term in the cars and then treatment becomes apparent ice is good in general as are nsaids trauma needs perhaps x-rays to rule out fracture. The extent of swelling and duration are important factors too. A hand surgeon can help ...Read more

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What are some ways to reduce swelling in a swollen finger?

What are some ways to reduce swelling in a swollen finger?

Coban wrapping: I assume that you have a swollen finger due to an injury. I often have patients wrap the finger from the tip to the base with coban or coflex, which is an elastic, self-adhesive bandage that can be removed and reused until the elasticity gives out. Leave the finger wrapped for 1-2 hour, then remove the wrapping for 1-2 hours. Do this several tiems a day for a few weeks. It may diminish the edema. ...Read more

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Swollen finger with warmth to it, what does this sound like?

Infection or arth: Infection or arthritis. See physician asap. If not infection, see rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Woke up this morning with a swollen finger which is now worse. Any way to get the swelling down fast?

Woke up this morning with a swollen finger which is now worse. Any way to get the swelling down fast?

See below: 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

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What do you do with a swollen finger?

Hard to answer, no --: -history. Trauma, or just appeared, pain, discoloration. Lots of information missing. How long has it been swollen + much more. ...Read more

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How to make jammed swollen finger go down?

Ice to start.: Ice application reduces swelling and inflammation. An xray may be required to rule out a more serious fracture. ...Read more

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How can you remove a ring on a swollen finger?

How can you remove a ring on a swollen finger?

Remove a ring: Windex. Ice to finger but not to the ring. String yarn or floss. See this to understand http://handcare. Assh. Org/Hand-Safety/Removing-a-Ring. Aspx ...Read more

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I have swollen finger with stuck rings on help?

I have swollen finger with stuck rings on help?

See a doctor: Then see a doctor and have the finger evaluated. There are numerous possible causes. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a swollen finger?

What is the best way to treat a swollen finger?

Swollen finger: Most finger sprains/jammed finger are treated with ice, rest and taping. If the pain is significant and swelling is significant you should have it evaluated with x-rays in an urgent care or with your pcp. ...Read more

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How long should it take for a swollen finger to heal?

Depends: Finger swelling can persist for months depending on the type and severity of the injury. Once the injury (fracture, tendon laceration, etc.) is repaired and fully healed, be sure to use your hands/fingers as much as you can tolerate and a little beyond that. Lack of use will cause the swelling to persist even longer. ...Read more

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Could sticking swollen finger in ice take swollen down?

Often: It often helps, depending on the cause of the swelling. It is especially helpful with swelling caused by trauma. ...Read more

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In what way can you remove a ring from a swollen finger?

In what way can you remove a ring from a swollen finger?

String: Place string or heavy thread under the ring than wrap the string around the finger proximal to distal as tight as possible. Then grab the proximal end of the string and forcefully unwrap the string. Because the string is under the ring it will push the ring toward the end of the finger and therefore remove the ring. ...Read more

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I have a swollen finger tip that has become very painful?

I have a swollen finger tip that has become very painful?

Infection perhaps: This could be an infection. It should be looked at by a physician. You may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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What do you suggest I do to get a ring off of my swollen finger?

One of the best: Description I've seen is from the assh http://www. Assh. Org/public/safety/pages/how-to-get-ring-off. Aspx. ...Read more

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How can you remove a ring from a swollen finger without cutting the ring?

Carefully: There are many ways to remove a ring from a swollen finger. Unfortunately, sometimes it must be cut off. Try this site for a few remedies. If it doesn't work, see your doctor.

http://www. Wikihow. Com/remove-a-stuck-ring. ...Read more

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How to heal a swollen finger back to normal? Been a couple of days already,

Motion: If this is secondary to a trivial injury, continued motion and elevation should suffice. If symptoms persist, over 2-3 weeks, it will need to be evaluated by a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of a swollen finger?

Swollen fingers: CAN BE DUE TO trauma, infection, arthritis, inflammation, nerve issues, tumor, or excess retained fluid due to systemic problems. IN general ice and elevation and gentle motion help but if there is prolonged swelling, pain, redness, change in sensation, loss of circulation see someone soon. There are so many things I can list, that even if just swelling and chronic get evaluated ...Read more

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How can I get treatment for my swollen finger?

Call an MD's office: You can go to the phone book and look under physicians. Find an orthopedic doc in your area or someone who specializes in hand and make an appointment. ...Read more

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How do I remove a ring from swollen finger? Put expensive wedding band on which consisted of three rings. It was easy to put on but later as the day wore on, I felt tightning. I attempted to take it off with each pull getting harder and harder and my fi

I'm: I'm sure you've tried a lubricant. The more you tug at it, the more swollen your finger is going to get, and the more impossible it will be to remove.

You have to go to the er and have them cut it off before it cuts off the circulation to your finger. They will have the right instrument to safely and painlessly cut it off. Don't wait. Go now.

Good luck! ...Read more

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What happens when a doctor drains a swollen finger?

Need specifics: I assume it is drained because of an infection or abscess. If that is the case, it should speed the recovery. Your question needs to be more specific to generate a more accurate answer. ...Read more

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How to treat a swollen finger, jammed from playing basketball?

See a doctor: Basketball injuries to the middle knuckle include simple ligament sprains, central slip (tendon-boutonneire) rupture and fracture dislocation. Unfortunately, even severe injuries could look innocuous. I personally feel it is important to have these injuries evaluated in order to rule out a more sinister injury. It could mean the difference between 3 weeks of buddy taping and surgery... ...Read more

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What can I do for a sports injured swollen finger?

Swollen finger: Most finger sprains/jammed finger are treated with ice, rest and taping. If the pain is significant and swelling is significant you should have it evaluated with x-rays in an urgent care or with your pcp. ...Read more

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Swollen finger hot when I touch itchy at some points and numb with some pain?

Swollen finger hot when I touch itchy at some points and numb with some pain?

Hot swollen and pain: Finger, rule out infection, can occur even without a noticeable entry wound. Other consideration includes trauma, fracture and even gout but at age 22 gout is not first on the list. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of my swollen finger from last nights mosquitos? Itches a lot too!

How do I get rid of my swollen finger from last nights mosquitos? Itches a lot too!

Try Ice: If you ice the fingers with the mosquito bites, they will be less itchy. This has been the most helpful "at home" treatment for itchy mosquito bites. ...Read more

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My son is 6years old he has a swollen finger it's red and warm. He said it itches. What should I do?

My son is 6years old he has a swollen finger it's red and warm. He said it itches. What should I do?

? Bite: The concern about infection expressed by the other doctors is correct. But the itchiness makes me wonder if it is a bug bite. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I woke up with a swollen finger this morning, its never happened to me before. The previous night I had been consuming alcohol and taking cocaine?

I woke up with a swollen finger this morning, its never happened to me before. The previous night I had been consuming alcohol and taking cocaine?

Probably trauma: Related. While under the influence of alcohol and/or cocaine, a person could easily sustain an injury without being aware of the injury at the time. There is an old joke, that you can always tell if you had a good time the previous night if your fingers are sore in the morning (this is from people stepping on your fingers while you were passed out on the floor). Be careful! ...Read more

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How can you tend a swollen finger joint?

How can you tend a swollen finger joint?

Get it evaluated: You really need to have it evaluated to determine the cause and the treatment options. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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How can one treat a swollen finger joint?

It depends: First, your doctor needs to diagnose what is causing the swelling. There can be many causes and each one requires a different treatment. If it is caused by arthritis, anti-inflammants may be prescribed. If it is an infection, antibiotics. If it is from trauma; rest. You get the picture. Get a diagnosis first and then the treatment is prescribed. ...Read more

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Hamster bite - swollen finger. Should I be worried about rabies?

Hamster bite - swollen finger. Should I be worried about rabies?

Get medical care.: It would be exceedingly rare to get rabies from a hampster. Hamsters can directly or indirectly transmit Rabies, Tularemia, Salmonellosis, Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus, Dermatophytosis (ringworm, dermatomycosis), Rodentolepiasis and Hymenolepiasis (tapeworms). ...Read more

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Swollen finger with blister and history of gout and artherites. Blister on swollen finger?

Swollen finger with blister and history of gout and artherites. Blister on swollen finger?

Herpetic whitlow: A swollen finger with a blistering (no history of burn or puncture wound) is classic for a herpetic whitlow. It is a form of herpes simplex (like a cold sore) but appears on your finger.

Suggest you see your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Up and I find it hard to play with this swollen finger, that was sprained last week. What do I do, continue buddy tape?

See a doctor: Could be serious. Maybe not. Unfortunately, even severe injuries could look innocuous. I personally feel it is important to have these injuries evaluated in order to rule out a more sinister injury. It could mean the difference between 3 weeks of buddy taping and surgery... ...Read more

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Swollen finger after catching football awkwardly. Two months ago. Swelling improved over 1st month but finger still sore. Does it take weeks/months?

Fracture healing: If you broke the finger, it could definitely still be sore. Bones take 6 weeks to heal, typically. If it wasn't splinted all that time, it will take longer. If it was a soft-tissue injury, like a ligament/tendon injury, that could be tender for several weeks as well. It would be a good idea to see a doctor if you are having trouble with your range of motion. Good luck. ...Read more

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What could cause painful, swollen finger joints, with occasional pins and needles?

What could cause painful, swollen finger joints, with occasional pins and needles?

Many things: Painful and swollen finger joints can be caused by various inflammatory and non inflammatory conditions. Sometimes the cause is unknown. Swelling in the hand and wrist can also result in pins and needles due to increases pressure in the carpal tunnel. See a hand specialist for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Had itchy red swollen end of little finger, swelling gone now and left lots of red dots under skin that don't fade when pressed down on. Thank you?

Had itchy red swollen end of little finger, swelling gone now and left lots of red dots under skin that don't fade when pressed down on. Thank you?

Capillary: These red spots are most likely due to burst capillaries which leak blood into the skin and take days to weeks to fade. What caused the swelling and discoloration initially? ? infected bite? allergic reaction? trauma ...Read more

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Swollen finger with red dots from a cut days ago it's now throbbing with pus coming out of it I feel like it's broken im in a lot of pain please help?

Swollen finger with red dots from a cut days ago it's now throbbing with pus coming out of it I feel like it's broken im in a lot of pain please help?

Infected finger: This sounds ominous. See your GP, the finger needs to be cleaned; you may need an xray and antibiotics, if you have a wound and a fracture we call this an open fracture and this has to be treated proactively to prevent infection to the bone and joint not only to the surrounding tissues ...Read more