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When Should I Seek Medical Attention For A Severe Finger Jam
Great pain; crooked: Treatment for a jammed finger includes: rest, cold packs, & elevating that hand up to the chest. Motrin or Advil (ibuprofen) for 3 days helps reduce the swelling & pain. One can "buddy splint" by taping the injured finger to the finger next to it for a few days. If the pain is severe, the finger crooked, or the range of motion significantly decreased, a primary or orthopedic doctor can evaluate & do an x-ray. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been drinking anf I'm having feelings numbness and tingling in my fingers, why am I feeling these sensations and should I seek medical attention?
How much drinking?: Alcohol can cause a condition called neuropathy usually described by people as numbness/tingling in the fingers/toes. However, this occurs usually over long periods of time & more than social usage. So, unless you've been using alcohol since age 3- I doubt that's the cause. Nevertheless, there are other reasons for the symptoms in someone your age. If they persist then, you should see a doctor. ...Read more
If i was stuck with a cactus needle removed needle from finger hurts and already on antibiotics do I still need to seek medical attention ?
See a rheumatologist: The best advice is to have the problem evaluated by a rheumatologist. ...Read more
Should I seek medical for a numb finger? Is it ok to wait 2-3 days to see if it goes away by itself?
My fingers suddenly started smelling like garlic, and i definitely have not eaten or been around garlic in the past few days. Medical cause for this?
Jammed finger: You need to make sure that there is no fracture nor any significant ligament or tendon injury. Check with your doctor to find out for sure. If diagnosis is correct, range of motion exercises are extremely important. Modalities to reduce swelling include ice, elevation, and nsaids. Heat helps warm up and loosen joint aiding in range of motion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More information: Can you please give more information? Abnormal curvature of the fingers can occur during diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, where there is swan necking but there can be several problems that can make the fingers seem curved such as mallet finger, spasticity, nerve palsy. You should go get evaluated by rheumatologist in clinic to get a physical exam,diagnosis & possible hand surgery referral. ...Read more
Inherit white "finger problem", it is getting severe even when it is less cold, what to do with it.
Many things can : Contribute to this. Underlying vascualr disorders, rheumatological disease, endocrine/hormonal issues, mechanical trauma to an artery, mechanical occlusion by a mass , treatment may be simple as a blood test or medication, so speak to your pcp and try to get a firm diagnosis if it is getting worse. This will direct treatment if possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Today I accidentally shot a small metal staple into my finger at work. I didn't have a chance to wash the wound after it bled. Do I need medical help?
Pinky finger: Time to see a hand specialist. DO NOT DELAY any longer! ...Read more
Wrist sprain: May indicate a severe injury not just a "normal no fracture" X-ray. Wrist ligament injuries can be complex and if associated with significant swelling and pain one need to be evaluated with a hand surgeon. Don't be satisfied with "no fracture" seek treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Consider a fracture: Severe bruising from a finger sprain heightens my concern for an avulsion fracture or a tear of a ligament or tendon. Simple sprains only need to be splinted for short time. Persistent symptoms should be evaluated by a physician. Better yet, have it checked now to rule out these more serious causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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