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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Thumb Pain Near the Fingernail

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced thumb pain near the fingernail. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.Nail Infection (Paronychia)

    Paronychia is an infection of the nail folds, typically caused by Staph. Aureus. Or a fungus.

    Great prognosis. Recovery in the next two weeks

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    spontaneous finger pain, fingernail pain, fingernail swelling
    Urgency:
    Phone call or in-person visit

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  2. 2.Chronic Nail Infection (Paronychia)

    Chronic Fingernail Infection (Paronychia) is caused by repeated damage to the cuticle (the thin layer of skin that covers the base of the nail). The cuticle protects the nail from infection, and when it's damaged again-and-again, it can predispose someone to infections of the nail (paronychia).

    Really depends on you - the more you are protecting your nails, the more likely you will heal

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    spontaneous finger pain, fingernail pain, cuticle loss, fingernail swelling
    Urgency:
    Phone call or in-person visit

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Thumb Pain Near the Fingernail

  • Q.Let's examine your thumb a bit. What makes your thumb hurt worse?
  • Q.Do you repetitively use your thumb and wrist?
  • Q.Press on the thumb along the hand. Does this hurt?
  • Q.Does this hand movement cause you pain? (This is known as Finkelstein test.)

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Thumb Pain Near the Fingernail Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced thumb pain near the fingernail have also experienced:

    • 22% Thumb Pain
    • 9% Fingernail Changes
    • 4% Skin - Colored Hand Bump
  • People who have experienced thumb pain near the fingernail had symptoms persist for:

    • 32% Less Than a Week
    • 24% Over a Month
    • 22% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced thumb pain near the fingernail were most often matched with:

    • 50% Nail Infection (Paronychia)
    • 50% Chronic Nail Infection (Paronychia)
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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