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The tip of my thumb down to the first joint is painful, red,

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the tip of my thumb down to the first joint is painful, red, and swollen, staring a little more than 24 hours ago and getting worse
JA: How long have you had the symptoms? What seems to make the symptoms worse or better?
Customer: about 30 hours, icing helps a little temporarily
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: i'm very healthy
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Anil replied 10 months ago.

Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you. I am a board certified consultant with over 30 years of experience.
Please provide more information regarding your question so I can help you in detail.

What is your age?

Do you have history of injury?

Is it hot and tender to touch?

Any other medical history?

Are you taking any medications?


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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
63, no. yes, not significant, no, no
Expert:  Dr.Anil replied 10 months ago.

Sorry for late reply and inconvenience.

Thanks for all these additional information.

Well as you describe,it's infection.

And you should take OTC Motrin and Claritin.

Also apply OTC 1% hydrocortisone cream mixed with Bacitracin ointment.

You should apply cool compresses with soaking thumb in ice cold water for 5-10 minutes.

And see your doctor for prescribed antibiotics.

Let me know if you have any further query so we can discuss it thoroughly in every aspect.
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Expert:  Dr.Anil replied 10 months ago.

It's my privilege to help you if you have any further query regarding your this health issue.
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