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Swollen Thumb Nail
Drain immediately: It needs to be drained. This is what is called a paronychia. If not drained it can turn into a much bigger problem affecting the pulp of the finger called a felon. And untreated felon can affect flexor tendons and cause serious problems. Seek out a doctor to drain it and give appropriate anatibiotics. ...Read more
Treat the cause/rest: You need to find out the cause of the swelling of your thumb and treat appropritely with anti inflammatory drugs if it is due to inflammation or trauma.Other causes are infection and gout, which needs to be treated differentl.And rest by splinting may help as well in some cases. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sudden swollen thumb. I ate peanut butter and jelly sandwich for dinner. Can this contribute to my symptom? Thanks.
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