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What's causing this burning sensation in pad of thumb? No burn, cut, swelling, bleeding, or blister. Just a slightly darker spot under surface. Size of eraser. Pain very small & local, but intense.

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Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Most likely

Most likely a tiny foreign body that cannot be seen easy with the human eye like a very tiny wire or glass sliver. Leave it alone and it will either mature or the body will "wall it off".

In brief: Most likely

Most likely a tiny foreign body that cannot be seen easy with the human eye like a very tiny wire or glass sliver. Leave it alone and it will either mature or the body will "wall it off".
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Dr. Steven Hebert
Pathology

In brief: Not certain

One of the more common causes is a foreign body.
Even an extremely small splinter can invoke an inflammatory response that is very painful. Use a magnifying glass and see if you can see anything.

In brief: Not certain

One of the more common causes is a foreign body.
Even an extremely small splinter can invoke an inflammatory response that is very painful. Use a magnifying glass and see if you can see anything.
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