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Anonymous asked in HealthOther - Health · 1 decade ago

what should i put on my sprained thumb?????

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Ice, keep it elevated and try not to use it for 48 hours

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  • ?
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Ice is correct--but make sure to take it off every 20 mins or so, or you risk injuring the skin (frostbite!). After the first 24 hrs., alternate ice w/heat. This stimulates blood flow. Always finish up w/ice. Also take some anti-inflammatory, like ibuprofen, if your stomach can stand it.

    Remember, ligaments take a long time to heal, due to limited blood flow to them, so, even if you FEEL better, take it easy. 6 mos. is NOT a long time for you to ease back into regular athletic activity!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Nothing. You could use an ice pack for the swelling if you just sprained it. The ice will take the swelling down and it will feel better.........I had a broken finger and they didn't even do anything for that.................

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  • 1 decade ago

    An ice pack and then a split wrapped with tape to keep it imobile for a couple days

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