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My pinky has been hurting slightly for a few days, but today

it's swollen and hurts even...
my pinky has been hurting slightly for a few days, but today it's swollen and hurts even more
JA: Any recent injuries? How long have you been dealing with the swelling?
Customer: no recent injuries swelling just today
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: nope no diabetes or high blood pressure
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Dear customer

Thank you for being online.

The symptoms you have described of having swelling & pain in pinky finger can be due to various causes.

The most common causes are:gout,arthritis, Paronychia,carpal tunnel syndrome,Peripheral Neuropathy, osteomyleitis,nerve injury.

You need following tests:

You need following tests:

-Antinuclear antibody tests/Autoantibody tests
-CBC
-C-reactive protein (CRP)
-Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)
-CD4/CD8 Ratio (Immune System Analysis)
-Vitamin D Test

Following is recommended for you now:

  • Take tab. Ibuprofen 400 mg from the counter.
  • Apply heat in the form of a warm wash cloth applied to the area for 10 minutes or so 2 or 3 times a day increase blood flow to the area allowing to subside the inflammation
  • Apply analgesic gel such as diclofenac sodium twice a day

All this will help you greatly.

If still after this,the symptoms of pain or swelling in pinky finger persists,then you need to make an appointment with your doctor as prescription oral medications will then be required accordingly.Usually & most likely,the symptoms gets subside with these treatment & doctor visit is less likely required.

Thank you.

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