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Finger Ulcers

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#1 Patty


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Posted 04 November 2006 - 08:14 AM

I have a small sore on th top of my thumb near my nail. My question is, how do I know if its a finger ulcer or not. It really hurts if I bump it! I have had it for a week or so. how do I know what it is and how do I heal it so if its not a ulcer it won't turn into one. I see picturs of ulcers and now I am freaked about getting one.
I am about in my bed from the pain so I dont want anything else added on.


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Posted 07 November 2006 - 09:17 AM

Hi Patty,
I haven't experienced any finger ulcers but I sure hope you can protect that finger. There's always a chance it may be an ulcer and I hope the pain subsides for you.... and soon.
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Posted 07 November 2006 - 09:56 AM

Like Susie I haven't had this experience either, but we do have a list of creams and things you can do for ulcers. Hopefully you find something that works for you. I would definite go see your rheumatologist because if it is indeed the first of an ulcer you might need to start a treatment to prevent futures one. With the cold weather approaching you need to be looking at prevention.
I hope the pain goes away very soon and that the sore subsides without advancing further. Let us know how you are doing.
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