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Thumb is swollen without injury. It is swollen on the palm side at the tip of my finger. It is not red and doesn't really hurt. Just uncomfortable.

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Dr. Geraldine Goertzen
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Could be infection

The most common thing to happen there would be infection.
Ingrown nail is also possible, and it would feel better to lift your nail off the red area if it were from an ingrown nail. It is possible that we can handle this problem on HealthTap.com if we can see a picture of your thumb. Or you can see your doctor or urgent care center.

In brief: Could be infection

The most common thing to happen there would be infection.
Ingrown nail is also possible, and it would feel better to lift your nail off the red area if it were from an ingrown nail. It is possible that we can handle this problem on HealthTap.com if we can see a picture of your thumb. Or you can see your doctor or urgent care center.
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