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Pain on the index finger and sinusitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello
Doctor :   H9i\
Doctor :   *HI
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   I have been having mild pain on my right index finger since nearly 10-15 days
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Can you describe the nature of pain?
Doctor :   Do you find any colour changes?
Doctor :   on the affected finger?
Doctor :   May I know which part of the finger is hurting?
User :   no colour chg
User :   index finger (1st finger) of the right hand
User :   joints
User :   especially in the middle joint of the finger
User :   the pain is more prominent when I use my lap top..
User :   i have dont have a mouse on my laptop.. but a mouse pad which is supposed to be used with the finger
Doctor :   Can you describe the type of pain?
Doctor :   Is it shooting in nature?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you find any tingling or numbness?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Are you running fever?
Doctor :   Do you have any other symptoms?
User :   like?
User :   (i also get this pain when i click the shutter on my camera to click photos with the index finger)
Doctor :   Like redness on the joint, swelling?
User :   no swelling
User :   no redness (my skin is dark.. hence diff to spot redness :)
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
Doctor :   Based on your description,
Doctor :   the following can cause the symptoms
Doctor :   1. Physical exertion
Doctor :   2. Psychological factors such as anxiety
Doctor :   3. Inflammatory changes secondary to local trauma or rarely infection.
Doctor :   You will need physical examination to confirm which of these may be causing your symptoms.
Doctor :   I shall brief you few measure that should help you.
Doctor :   1. Adequate rest is essential.
Doctor :   2. Physical exercises, massages.
Doctor :   3. If the pain is severe then you may use analgesics such as Ibuprofen 200 mg (when ever the pain is severe)
Doctor :   4. Proper stress management with the help of regular sleep, yoga and meditation
Doctor :   5. Watch out for few symptoms such as intense redness, development of swelling, pain spreading to other parts of the hand, fever and so on.
Doctor :   6. If you notice such features or if your symptoms are persisting inspite of the following measures, then you may need to report to your doctor for physical examination and evaluation.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   sory
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   is this pain related any disorders/sickness related to usag of PCs?
User :   i mean mouse or usage of the laptop mouse pad?
Doctor :   It may be as the result of exertion due to the use of computers, however,
User :   does it merit a visit to the orthopaedic?
Doctor :   it reversible.
Doctor :   If you develop any features such as tingling, numbness, or if you notice pain in the wrist or the whole hand, then its necessary, that you consult your doctor.
Doctor :   To avoid these in the future, proper rest and physical exercises should be included while at work.
User :   k
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   thx
User :   no
User :   thx
User :   sory just one more
Doctor :   Please proceed.
User :   i have been having cynus... since many years... not take any medicines...
Doctor :   Do you mean sinusitis?
User :   almost throught the year, my one nostril (right hand side) is close
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok
User :   abt a year ago an ENT had suggestd an operation
Doctor :   Ok
User :   want to know if such operation for sinus will give me permenant relief or only temporary?
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
Doctor :   Sinusitis and nasal congestions are a different entity.
Doctor :   Surgical treatment can provide a permanent solution to the symptoms of sinusitis.
Doctor :   The symptoms of sinusitis include severe headache, with nasal congestions with or without fever.
Doctor :   With the surgical treatment, you will find a permanent solution to these symptoms.
User :   i have head ache almost throughout the year... its a mild ache in the head (sides of my head)
User :   k
User :   i am planning to see a ENT today... lets see what she says..
Doctor :   Yes, you will find a permanent solution to these symptoms with the surgery,
User :   k thx
User :   thats all
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now.
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