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Suggest treatment for swollen thumb along with pain

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Posted on Tue, 26 Jul 2016
Question: hi my right hand thumb is swollen. i think its due to bee/ or any insect bite . Its paining also. kindly suggest medications.
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James (4 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Anti inflammatory pain meds and anti histamines

Detailed Answer:
Hi, thanks for using healthcaremagic

The pain due to a bite is due to the body's inflammatory and allergic response.

This means that treatment would involve the use of anti inflammatory pain medications and anti histamines.

Examples of anti inflammatory pain medication : ibuprofen, cataflam, naproxen, aspirin

Examples of anti histamines : benadryl, allegra, claritine, zyrtec

These medications are over the counter.

Applying a warm compress to the area would also be helpful.

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
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Brief Answer: Anti inflammatory pain meds and anti histamines Detailed Answer: Hi, thanks for using healthcaremagic The pain due to a bite is due to the body's inflammatory and allergic response. This means that treatment would involve the use of anti inflammatory pain medications and anti histamines. Examples of anti inflammatory pain medication : ibuprofen, cataflam, naproxen, aspirin Examples of anti histamines : benadryl, allegra, claritine, zyrtec These medications are over the counter. Applying a warm compress to the area would also be helpful. I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions