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Doctor insights on: Thick Skin Between Thumb And Forefinger

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Dr. Arnold Zuckman
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Thick Skin (Definition)

The term thick skinned is used to refer to someone who is not easily upset by criticism. Some have used it to describe lack of empathy. A more literal definition is increased depth of the tissue ...Read more


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Brown bruise/rash thing under skin on thumb tip. Thick, hard callused skin where it is. No pain. (i have OCD & do lots of cleaning & hand washing)?

Brown bruise/rash thing under skin on thumb tip. Thick, hard callused skin where it is. No pain. (i have OCD & do lots of cleaning & hand washing)?

Eczema and dryness: Friction, dryness and irritation from frequent handwashing and soap chemicals explain your symptom. Topical steroids, use of emolients, hand gloves and reduction in ocd handwashing will help reduce symptoms. Read more

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I pierced the skin between my thumb and forefinger with a power drill last night. There was very little bleeding, but it didn't seem to close up and completely stop. What should ido?

I pierced the skin between my thumb and forefinger with a power drill last night. There was very little bleeding, but it didn't seem to close up and completely stop. What should ido?

I won't worry if the: Motion of fingers and hand are good and there's no redness, swelling or pus. Otherwise follow up with your dr. Have a tetanus shot if u haven't had one the past 5-10 years. Peroxide cleaning with neosporin application would prevent infection. Take care! Read more

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Small pealike lump under my armpit, not visible smaller than a pea, can grab with thumb and forefinger and kinda moves with the skin?

Small pealike lump under my armpit, not visible smaller than a pea, can grab with thumb and forefinger and kinda moves with the skin?

Small epidermal cyst: These are usually small epidermal cysts that are asymptomatic and rarely need treatment. If it begins to grow rapidly or hurt, removal would be appropriate. Read more

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My 7yr old has developed some sort of skin irritation in the webbed part of his hand between the thumb and forefinger. It seems to be spreading?

My 7yr old has developed some sort of skin irritation in the webbed part of his hand between the thumb and forefinger. It seems to be spreading?

SKIN INFECION: Can be because of contact with some irritant/ scabies/ allergic reaction to something. Wash the hand with soap and water to remove the offending agent. Can use otc 1% Hydrocortisone cream twice daily. If not better, check with his pediatrician. Read more

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I have hard bumps on my index finge and thumb that hurt me, the same color of my skin?

Hard bumps fingers: Hard skin-colored bumps on the skin of fingers can be warts or corns. Hard painful bumps on finger joints may be due to arthritis. Please consult your dermatologist for a more definitive diagnosis. Read more

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The back side of my mothers head is getting little soft...When pressed with a thumb it goes little inside. Why is it so?

The back side of my mothers head is getting little soft...When pressed with a thumb it goes little inside. Why is it so?

Encourage exam: Although it is possibly a normal finding, you should still have her go see her doctor for a thorough history and physical examination. Despite, the good description you've given, more information is needed, including an examination, to determine what this could be. Take care. Read more

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A small light brown spot appeared under my skin on the top of my thumb and I don't know where it came from. Should I be concerned about this?

A small light brown spot appeared under my skin on the top of my thumb and I don't know where it came from. Should I be concerned about this?

Most commonly: This is a tiny hematoma (collection of blood/bruise) due to unnoticed injury. You should take a photo and attach to a question for Health tap Prime...or get it checked out oif it does not go away in a few weeks!


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I am sensing a pricking pain then and there under the skin portion of the thumb after it got caught for a sec in a stand. What has to be done..

I am sensing a pricking pain then and there under the skin portion of the thumb after it got caught for a sec in a stand. What has to be done..

Watch and wait: Patiently. It sounds like the skin and small muscle of your thumb suffered a contusion from a pinch injury. The pricking sensation suggests some minor nerve damage that will very likely improve and go away on it's own. You may be able to sense this for several weeks. .. maybe even up to 6 months. As long as it is slowly improving I wouldn't worry. If worsening, see your doctor. Good wishes:) Read more

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What is I have bums between my thumb and pointer finger on the skin?

Skin lesions: Based on the information provided, it's impossible to tell what those bumps are. Either take a pic of those and send over or see a doc locally. Read more

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What is the skin between my thumb and pointer finger called?

What is the skin between my thumb and pointer finger called?

First web space: The skin between the thumb and pointer finger is called the first web space. The anatomic snuff box is the area between the thumb and the pointer finger where there is a depression in the skin. Read more

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What's the piece of skin between your thumb and pointer finger called?

What's the piece of skin between your thumb and pointer finger called?

First web space: Web spaces (you have 4 of them) are the term used to describe the spaces between your thumb and index finger and between the fingers. The spaces contain skin and soft tissues that are critical to proper hand function. Read more

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I have a rash on my hands. The skin keeps splitting on my thumbs.?

I have a rash on my hands. The skin keeps splitting on my thumbs.?

Pic please?: Please upload a picture of your skin rash so we can help you better. Read more

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How do I deal with crusty skin buildup on the thumbs?

How do I deal with crusty skin buildup on the thumbs?

Try Pretty Feet: There are agents that remove dead skin like pretty feet that work well without causing nerve injury. It usually takes several applications and just a little bit of rubbing.
In between you can apply some hand lotion to keep the skin moist. If that fails see somebody. Read more