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Sore under cast of wrist between pointer finger and thumb - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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I have developed a sore under the cast between
pointer finger and thumb. Is this normal
User :   I have developed a sore under the cast on my wrist between the pointer finder and thumb. is this normal
Doctor :   hello
User :   hi
Doctor :   give me a min please
User :   its and oozing. the size of a pea
Doctor :   painful ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   since when you have been having this problem ?
User :   i have only had the cast for a week
User :   the injury was a month dr changed the cast last week
Doctor :   ok and the cast is still on ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   well it the sure getting infected
User :   any suggestions
Doctor :   and yes you need to be on antibiotics and also the cast have to be changed and topical antibiotic as to be applied
Doctor :   and you should get that done as soon as possible
Doctor :   we dont want it to get more infected
User :   ok i should see the dr again
Doctor :   yes you should
User :   while i have you long is therapy needed after a fractured wrist
Doctor :   ok now that depends on how bad the fracture is, but in general it will take about 6-8 weeks for a complete recovery
Doctor :   after that you should get some physiotherapy so that you can regain the strength
User :   its the distal radial
Doctor :   like i said in 6-8 weeks you will be all fine
User :   thanks
User :   have a good day
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   you too
Doctor :   take care
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