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Thumb and area of hand right below thumb are swollen and throbbing. Have it wrapped and helping.

Thumb and area of hand right below thumb are swollen and throbbing. Have it wrapped and helping.

Paranyxhia: Sounds like infection or inflammation in the tissue around the nail bed. Hot compress and anti inflammatory like Advil or aleve (naproxen) might help. If does not get better or you see any underlying yellow/green color may need to be slit open to drain the pus. See your physician you may need antibiotic also ...Read more

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I have a swollen thumb. I just woke up with it. However it is itchy and throbbing but I have a redish line going up past my wrist now?

I have a swollen thumb. I just woke up with it. However it is itchy and throbbing but I have a redish line going up past my wrist now?

Reddish line arm: A reddish line associated with swelling in the thumb or hand or a finger can be sign of inflammation and more severely INFECTION. Infection with increased pain and red streaking the arm also know as ascending lymphangitis is s serious problem that needs treatment, minimally antibiotics very soon and at time surgical decompression if there infection in a closed space. CALL YOUR DOCTOR or GO to ER ...Read more

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I was pushing something with my thumb. This broke the nail. It is bruised, swollen, throbbing and started oozing. What will help it heal?

I was pushing something with my thumb. This broke the nail. It is bruised, swollen, throbbing and started oozing. What will help it heal?

See below: From your description it appears that an infection has set in. Most of those infections are caused by skin bacteria. Levofloxacin 500 mg once a day should clear it. Fortunately the drug has become affordable (average cost of 10 tablets is now $ 8.00). A prescription is however, needed. If you do not start to show an improvement in 3 days then your MD perhaps will order appropriate tests ...Read more

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I think I was bitten by something back in May and since then my scalp and skin is so itchy and now my thumb is swollen and throbbing! Is this possible?

I think I was bitten by something back in May and since then my scalp and skin is so itchy and now my thumb is swollen and throbbing! Is this possible?

Scalp/thumb: It is difficult to say if they are remote or related. See your doctor for assessment and blood work. All the best. ...Read more

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Woke up and my right thumb hurts and is swollen. I had a manicure yesterday but im thinking I just slept on it. Can't move it and its a trobbing pai?

Woke up and my right thumb hurts and is swollen. I had a manicure yesterday but im thinking I just slept on it. Can't move it and its a trobbing pai?

Infection: Infection form a paronychia could be present
soak in warm soapy water, call a doctor you may need antibitoics nee to HAV the nail fold opened. These can progress rapidly and unles you are familar with how to open the nail fold ie youv had experience its better to have it looked at, at siimple office procedure followed by more soaks and use of prescription antibitioic ointment or orals. ...Read more

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My upper right arm is throbbing and my right arm and hand feel like they are swollen but are not?

My upper right arm is throbbing and my right arm and hand feel like they are swollen but are not?

Possible bursitis: The throbbing shoulder may be due to acute bursitis and the other symptoms could be referred to the arm and hand. Try cold or warm applications and if you can take them, NSAIDS like ibuprofen may help. See a physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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My finger on my left hand, really hurts. It's swollen, I can't bend it without it hurting. It's throbbing continually. There is nothing in my finger.

My finger on my left hand, really hurts. It's swollen, I can't bend it without it hurting. It's throbbing continually. There is nothing in my finger.

Possible dislocation: You may have dislocated your finger or even broken it. You should have a doctor look at it so that they can further help you :]. ...Read more

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I have had this off and on thing happening w/ a vein in my middle finger on my left hand for about a week. It is not swollen. Its throbbing?

I have had this off and on thing happening w/ a vein in my middle finger on my left hand for about a week. It is not swollen. Its throbbing?

It's very hard: To make a diagnosis without seeing your hand and getting a little more information. If it doesn't get better on its own you should see a physician or schedule a virtual consultation so someone can at least see a picture of your finger. ...Read more

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Hi! On New Year's Eve, I injured my finger. I was holding on to someone tightly and when I let go, my finger was hurting. It was swollen badly and at one point it was black/purple. It also hurt my hand and sometimes I can feel throbbing into my arm. The p

Hi! On New Year's Eve, I injured my finger. I was holding on to someone tightly and when I let go, my finger was hurting. It was swollen badly and at one point it was black/purple. It also hurt my hand and sometimes I can feel throbbing into my arm. The p

Finger sprain: Swelling from a sprain, bruise or tiny fracture may make the joint stiff and as a result hard to make a full fist or painful making the hand feel weak. Typically it is better to transiently splint the pip and dip figer joints straight when inactive, ice and at the same time work on motion when swelling is down. Nsaids can help as well. Often swelling persists in the small joints for a few months. ...Read more

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Thumb knuckle swollen -- what to do?

Thumb knuckle swollen -- what to do?

Thumb: Hitting thumb and compressing joint can cause pain and swelling and restricted motion. Treat with rest, ice, compression (wrap) and elevate if throbbing. ...Read more

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Why is my thumb swollen for no reason?

Why is my thumb swollen for no reason?

Several things can..: ...Cause a swollen thumb. If you do not have a history of trauma, this list includes stenosing tenosynovits (trigger thumb), tendonitis, degenerative arthritis, gouty arthritis, rheumatologic conditions, and infection. If the swelling last for more than a few days, I strongly urge you to see a board certified hand surgeon for a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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My thumb is swollen and warm. What can I do to treat this?

My thumb is swollen and warm. What can I do to treat this?

Many possible causes: Some local causes of swelling can include gout, arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, ingrown nail, and trauma (fracture, sprain, tendonitis, tight shoes) have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have thumb pain and it is swollen and cramped up. What do I do?

I have thumb pain and it is swollen and cramped up. What do I do?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Hi I was boxing yesterday and now my thumb and palm is really swollen?

Hi I was boxing yesterday and now my thumb and palm is really swollen?

Most likely soft: Tissue trauma. Playing handball will result in a similar type of trauma until the hand becomes used to the insult. ...Read more

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Why is thumb swollen and im still able to move it and it has no pain to it?

Hard to tell: Mild swollen due to generalized fluid retention like in nephrotic syndrome, heart failure, end stage cirrhosis, severe malnutrition might not accompany pain. Trauma, infection and inflammation that cause swelling will cause pain. We need to see and do examination to answer your question. A local physician can help you with that. ...Read more

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Is it bad if the bit becomes swollen? Because my toes grew as big as my thumb

Is it bad if the bit becomes swollen? Because my toes grew as big as my thumb

Swelling after Bite: Definitely, bites can contain all sorts of bacteria, etc. Please go to the ER for advice on antibiotics. Dr Rich Blake ...Read more

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Had ligament repaired on my thumb. Was wondering how long does it stay swollen?

Had ligament repaired on my thumb. Was wondering how long does it stay swollen?

Check with doctor: Depends on what type of surgery was done, and how. Best advice is to check with your surgeon to make sure. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if my thumb is blue, swollen and I can't move it dose that mean its cracked?

Could you tell me if my thumb is blue, swollen and I can't move it dose that mean its cracked?

Get it looked @ ASAP: I take it you have had an injury, from your description you have either a large hematoma of the thumb or have lost the blood supplyeither way it needs attention. ...Read more

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Hi I woke up three days ago with my swollen and pain around my thumb. With burning and itchy.?

Hi I woke up three days ago with my swollen and pain around my thumb. With burning and itchy.?

If this gets worse.: I would see your physician. Although likely positional or work related there are other more serious causes such as gout or a septic joint which would require more agressive treatment. ...Read more

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My thumb got slammed in a car door 3 days back, treated with ice bags and took pain killer. Its swollen now. What can I do? Heat up thumb? How?

My thumb got slammed in a car door 3 days back, treated with ice bags and took pain killer. Its swollen now. What can I do? Heat up thumb? How?

No heat: Heat to this type of injury will only increase the swelling and black-n-blue. This is a crush injury and can hurt and take as long to resolve even if not broken. Ice at least 3/day and anti-inflammatories are appropriate and heat may feel good is counterproductive. You can expect possibly weeks for full resolution, or longer. ...Read more

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I woke up with my right thumb swollen and it kind of hurts to bend it's also warm to the touch but I didn't hurt it or anything but I was texting all?

Probbably tendonitis: Overuse of tendons causeinflammation. Suggest icing the finger down, nonsteroidal antiinflammatories, and steroid injections or topical application can be helpful. ...Read more

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My left thumb is swollen, stiff, painful to move and painful to touch. Started 2 days ago and is progressively getting worse. Not broken or dislocated?

My left thumb is swollen, stiff, painful to move and painful to touch. Started 2 days ago and is progressively getting worse. Not broken or dislocated?

See doctor: Considering the symptoms you describe, it is possible you have an infection of your nailbed, which could be spreading - also known as "paronychia". You should see a doctor ASAP to get evaluated, as it may require antibiotics or drainage, and could get worse without it. In the meantime, apply warm soaks to your thumb at least 3x/day. If fever, go to ER. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I slept on my thumb and when I woke up it was hurting, not swollen but I can now move my thumb back at a 90 degree angle. Is it sprained or hyperextend?

I slept on my thumb and when I woke up it was hurting, not swollen but I can now move my thumb back at a 90 degree angle. Is it sprained or hyperextend?

Maybe neither! As: You are able to move it nicely and its not swollen. I am sure the pain will subside in a few days time, as it was possibly due to being under your bodyweight.
If not improving after a week or so, then get yourself evaluated by an orthopod.
Good luck! ...Read more

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What causes a swollen thumb?

Many causes.: There are many potential causes and a good history and exam will helps to determine the answer. For example is this a tumor? Is it lymphatic or vascular congestion? Positional? Work related? Congenital? Constrictive due to ring wear? Due to bone, skin, fat, nerves, vessels?, etc. ...Read more