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I knocked my hand at work and it swelled up went to the

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good morning i knocked my hand at work and it swelled up went to the walk
JA: How long have you had the swelling? Have you used any medication for it?
Customer: i had an x ray and shesaid to take paracetemok
JA: Got it. Have you seen a doctor about the swelling?
Customer: ln i saw a nurse i suffed a year ago with sellelilitest made my hand come up like a ballon i did not want this to happen again i have still pain a swelling on my thumb and bottom of your hand got tablets yesterday morning but dont help
JA: Thank you so much for your time. Finally, is there anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: no nothing else thank you
Submitted: 11 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Tim Brown replied 11 days ago.

Good morning, I am Dr Ruff, thank you for contacting us today

Expert:  Tim Brown replied 11 days ago.

I am sorry to hear this, when did this happen?

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Expert:  Tim Brown replied 11 days ago.

Okay thanks, ***** ***** normal xray is reassuring. The swelling is more of a response from either bruising or soft tissue injury. This is part of healing and some people react much faster than others.

The best you can do is a warm or cold compress, and elevate the hand where possible. You can also add in a regular anti inflammatory such as Ibuprofen. There isn't much more you can do than this.

Expert:  Tim Brown replied 11 days ago.

If pain was to persist more than a week without improving and the swelling is still there, I would suggest considering another xray at this point to reassess.

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Expert:  Tim Brown replied 11 days ago.

Is there anything else I can help you with?