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Having painful pus filled bump on thumb. Is it common or should I be concerned?

I have a very painful bumb that is at the tip of my thumb , right past the thumbnail, It does not have a head, however, my thumb has been in alot of pain the last few days, and more recently i can see the pus of the bumb, its starting to rise to a head, i would assume. Is this a common area for a bump or should I be concerned? I feel awful because a small bumb is causing me so much pain just because of where it is.
Asked On : Fri, 13 Jul 2012
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it is not a common ,you must concern about it .
you have paronychia .it is due to damage to very thin skin known as cuticle .
you need antibiotic and may require incision and drainage .
it may be pulp space infection .
better to consult doctor and get treated .
you can do hot fomentation to get rid of pain
do not squeeze or scratch the lesion ,there is chance of spreading infection .
i hope i have answered your question .
Answered: Fri, 13 Jul 2012
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