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My thumb is stiff and painful. I also have a couple of faint

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My thumb is stiff and painful. I also have a couple of faint red spots in that area.

Greetings Linda.


Since when is the soreness?

Was there any injury?

Is there redness, swelling, tenderness?


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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
The stiffness and pain started 2 days ago.
I did not injure it. I do have a couple of red spots and swelling near my thumb hand and wrist.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
The soreness started 2 days ago.
There was no injury.
There is redness and swelling.
Hello Linda,

All of your symptoms collectively indicate an infection, which may need an antibiotic. So consulting your doctor today would be recommended. Meanwhile you may do cold compresses and take Ibuprofen. Avoid the hand to hang down (keep it slightly elevated as much as possible). The other possibility to consider would be gout or tendonitis. The treatment discussed would help in these too.

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