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My Thumb Hurts

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  • Posted By: midatlautorcvry
  • December 7, 2006
  • 03:13 PM

Hello there people, about a week or so ago, I found a pocket knife that had been lost in the couch for several months. Later that day, I accidently poked my left thumb on the top side at the first knuckle closest to the hand. It was just a tiny poke maybe 1/8th by 1/8th inch in and it didn't even bleed more than just a little dribble. It has been sore at that joint and the surrounding area since. Since this morning my thumb is noticably swollen and it hurts to move it in the slightest. I think that I may have used it too much working last night. It appeared to be less swollen and less painful up untill this morning. My wife went to get me a brace and some stronger meds from the store for the swelling and pain. Is there anything very serious that this could be. No insurance, or much money, but will go to the doctor if there could be something seriously wrong that I don't know about. Can anybody help?

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  • It Sounds Like An Infection That Requires Anti-biotics. The Infection May Spread Into The Blood. Soak In Ebson Salt To Keep Clearing Out Forming Infection.
    TERRYLIVES2 1 Replies
    • December 11, 2006
    • 06:55 AM
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  • It Sounds Like An Infection That Requires Anti-biotics. The Infection May Spread Into The Blood. Soak In Ebson Salt To Keep Clearing Out Forming Infection.GOOD LORD... soak it in salt...
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 17, 2009
    • 09:32 AM
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  • GOOD LORD... soak it in salt...Please ignore the silly person who has just told you to; soak it in salt!! you could have blood poisoning and you really need to see your doctor for antibiotics - and don't wait I know someone who died of it.
    maggiemay 68 Replies
    • October 18, 2009
    • 11:10 PM
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