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My left thumb is throbbing for past one and a half days. May

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My left thumb is throbbing for past one and a half days. May have injured it doing some home improvements. No bleeding or redness
JA: How long have you had the symptoms? What seems to make the symptoms worse or better?
Customer: About two days. Got very. Bad yesterday. Nothing helps the pain. It woke me up this morning.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No. 62 healthy. Blood pressure normal but I am on meds for that. Been feeling great other than this
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 month ago.

Hello,
Thank you for your question.
I am Dr Saha, I shall try my best to help you.

Is the area swollen?

Can you send picture?

Did you consult doctor or take any measure?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
The top of left thumb is a bit swollen.
Have not seen doc yet
I can send more pics if needed.
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 month ago.

Thank you for all the information & pictures.
There can be a few possibilities.
It can be due to paronychia or infection of skin & soft tissue around nail.
This is often a bacterial infection.
Sometimes a fungal infection can be there.
But sudden onset is likely due to a bacteria.
Bacteria can get entry through a skin break.
I would suggest to get an examination by doctor.
Oral antibiotic can be needed.
Soaking in warm water 2 -3 times a day can be helpful.
You can apply neosporin cream over there
I hope this information helps.
If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.
Wish your early recovery.
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Regards.