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I smashed my pinky finger in my cars trunk. I went to ...

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I smashed my pinky finger in my car's trunk. I went to the med center, and it's not broken, but today it is numb and swollen (especially the tip). It's cut pretty bad, too. Is this numbness normal or something I should be concerned about? I can't even feel it :(
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 8 years ago.

Hello,

I want to get some more detail information about your problem-

When the incident occurred?

Did you take any medicine?

Waiting for your reply.

Thank you.

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Reply to Dr.D. Saha's Post: The incident occured yesterday--It was smashed in my trunk for at least 5 minutes. I took some acetaminophen-codeine #3 300 last night...
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 8 years ago.
Thank you for the information.

As the cut has become swollen it is causing pressure on the arteries or nerves leading to the numbness.

It may be better if you take NSAID s like motrin or advil which helps to reduce inflammation & swelling also in addition to pain. These may be taken in stead of acetaminophen -codeine.if there is no contraindication like stomach problem.

But you should consult the doctor again to see whether any infection has occurred or not & the degree of compression on the nerves & arteries.

I hope this will help. If you need clarifications, please ask.
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