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Suggest treatment for numbness in the thumb post an injury

Hi. I got a splinter lodged in my thumb nail this morning and it was very sore all day until I had a friend cut it out tonight. It was lodged fairly deeply. Now, about four hours later, my entire thumb is hot and numb. Is this just residual soreness or should I seek medical help and if so, can it wait until morning?
Wed, 24 Oct 2018
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hi,

It could be an infection of the nail bed. Visit the ER ASAP.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Gopal Goel,
Orthopedic Surgeon

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Suggest treatment for numbness in the thumb post an injury

Hi, It could be an infection of the nail bed. Visit the ER ASAP. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Gopal Goel, Orthopedic Surgeon