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My mother has woken with a hard, swollen black and red

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My mother has woken with a hard, swollen black and red thumb. She has put ice on it and it has got a bit better , more pink but is still stiff and swollen. She does not recall hurting her thumb

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Is she taking any blood thinner or other medications?


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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Some vitamins and occasionally low dose aspirin due to a family history of angina. Otherwise no medications.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She reports no pain but it is understandably uncomfortable

Sorry for late reply and inconvenience.

Well as you describe,possible causes may include Hematoma formation due to overdose of aspirin with out any injury,Cellulitis/Infection,Angioedema.

She should take OTC Motrin and Claritin.

Also continue cool compresses.

Apply Polysporin ointment on it.

If symptoms are getting worse over the time then visit Emergency room for prompt evaluation and management.

Otherwise see her regular doctor and have blood tests (coagulation studies) to make sure she is clotting properly.

Avoid aspirin.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
That is great, thanks for the advice.Kind regards.