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Swollen Thumb Treatment
I have a swollen thumb and tiny bumps on my right hand. Both are itchy and painful. Please tell me the cure for it. Thx.
See Hand Specialist: Impossible to tell with limited history but first thing that comes to mind is infectious process from either a bite (insects) or cut. The timing matters, is this a chronic problem or did it happen recently? Painful lesions on the hand usually indicate a herpetic (viral) whitlow. So to really tell you how to fix it, you need to have an expert get a good history and physical exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After my palm caught my fall, I have a swollen thumb, scrape at the bottom of the thumb and a tender thumb. The fall happened five hours ago. Should I see a doctor?
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
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