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mysticdoc :

The views expressed by me are for educational purposes only and do not establish a doctor patient relationship.

mysticdoc :

Hello,

mysticdoc :

I am glad to help you.

mysticdoc :

What is your question?

Customer:

Acute left wrist pain when rotated, thumb is weak, 2 lumps below thumb. Waiting for doctor appointment. How best to control pain?

Customer:

Have taken x strong Advil.

mysticdoc :

when did the symptoms start?

mysticdoc :

It sounds like you have injuredthe tendon supplying the thumb.

mysticdoc :

You should apply ice pck generously.

mysticdoc :

Please get a wrist brace to immobilize the wrist.

mysticdoc :

Advil can be taken up to 4 tablets ( 200 mg each) every 8 hours with food for pain control.

mysticdoc :

Tylenol also can be taken along with advil if required

Customer:

Yesterday morning, got worse during day. Took x strong Advil last night. Pain continues today. Can't open jars and fastening bra was a big challenge!

mysticdoc :

If these measures do not help, then you need to go to the emergency room for urgent evaluation.

mysticdoc :

You need to rest the hand for faster recovery.

mysticdoc :

as I described above

Customer:

Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX heat or cold help while I wait to hear from the doctor?

mysticdoc :

ice pack for now

mysticdoc :

cold

Customer:

Righto!

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