Later on, I noticed a tiny black dot where I was pricked. Rest the injured finger as much as possible to accelerate the healing process. J Pediatr 1978; 93: 322–3. When lack of movement and little pain was an present, i assumed it poked my tendon. A thorn sunk pretty deep into the side of the middle joint of my index finger. Don't think I will be in the yard no time soon. Hope it helps. My index finger was pricked by a thorn from a key lime tree 4 days ago. tried baking powder paste tried onion slice to draw out what else can i do? Do not play sports in which you may have to use your swollen finger extensively. Fig. Home remedies Not all swollen fingertips need medical treatment. Now the inflammation has settled below knuckle and joint on the right middle finger. At that time, a first order of concern was the possibility of bacterial or fungal infection in the joint. 1 doctor answer. I punctured my finger on my Meyer lemon tree thorn, now my knuckles are swollen and stiff. A thorn went deep into the back of my right hand yesterday, about an inch below the ring finger knuckle. it bled slightly and then stopped. 1. Oh, I had on gloves when I got stuck. I just do not want to wake up tomorrow with my whole right side swollen..lol.. the tree was still strong for it to be such cold winter weather, not sure if that helps Looks something like a hawthorn tree, but can't be sure it is. Two hours later, it hurts to move my pointer finger in any direction and it is in constant pain and swelling. Relevance. So, home care for most finger infections is limited. I feel no thorn, it did bleed. 0 0. debijs. X-ray and blood work taken ten days ago, all negative. Take tweezers and close the tips around the top of the thorn, then pull it out in the opposite direction of how it slid into your skin. I had severe swelling and pain for several days. So, home care for most finger infections is limited. A month ago I encountered a hawthorne bush and one of the thorns evidently entered the top of my finger leaving the thorn inside. GO TO THE FREAKIN DOCTOR BEFORE YOUR HAND ROTS OFF!! Understand that having a thorn in tissue like the finger is usually not a serious problem. A rose thorn can easily puncture the skin, bringing with it bacteria and fungi that can lead to diseases such as sporotrichosis and plant-thorn synovitis. This disease is attributed to a granulomatous inflammatory response to retained plant thorn fragments following a puncturing plant thorn injury. 14 years experience Family Medicine. me and my friend are in the woods a lot and encounter a lot of thorns. Comment from: Danac, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: December 21. DEAR DR. GOTT: Last spring, I contracted rose-thorn disease. should i see a doctor? They do not get infected (I have had a recent tetanus) but instead they get inflamed and are painful when touched. I do not believe there are any pieces of the thorn embedded in the skin. Within 10 minutes my index finger started to swell and hurt. It bled a little and then stopped. After that, though, I noticed some red swelling around the area. If it's swollen, there's a good chance there's a fragment of the thorn still in it. Geez.... 1 0. Has this happened ? Part 2 of 3: Removing Shallow Thorns. It feels like when you get a splinter in your finger tip and press it, but I have looked closely and can't see any cut or splinter. 10. My finger feels a little numb and it hurts really bad. Dr. Stuart Hickerson answered. There was no sign of anything in the skin. I just feel kind of a dull soreness right now if I press on the area. We live in Ga. and i got a thorn stuck in my finger the other day and i pulled it out but there is like a tiny knot on my finger and it hurts really bad and my whole finger is red. It is swollen and sore. I am icing it. I wasn't sure if it was poisonous or not. I put some Neosporin and a Bandaid on it for a day. It is still swollen and very painful. it isnt numb anymore and not sore unless i touch it but the finger is blue. He sustained a deep penetrating injury with a history of vigorous attempts for self extraction of the thorn. Try tweezers. at work today I pricked my finger with a thorn from a tree with tiny red buds. Thorn induced arthritis. By a few hours later the joint was aching quite a bit but I could still use it. Schwartz DA. Your finger may be puffy, too. 1. It only hurts when pressed or touched. I don't believe there is any of the thorn left in the finger … read more Whilst gardening yesterday, I was pricked by a rose thorn. Hello, yesterday afternoon I got stuck by a locust thorn on my left index finger right at the knuckle. Avoid exposing your swollen finger to very cold temperature, as it may lead to more swelling. Didnt hurt much in moment and was able to keep working. Hi Vegas Sandie, I have the same reaction to a rose thorn stick in the first joint of my finger today. In can cause an infection if left in. It bled a little bit after I pulled the thorn out, but stopped pretty quickly. It hurt but similar to getting a bad splinter. This is the easiest and quickest method if part of the thorn is sticking out. got a thorn stuck deep in finger yday. The spot were the thorn penetrated stays raised after it closes but I have many that are still raised and painful when pressure is applied and it has been 4 or 5 months. A thorn pierced my glove and went into the joint at the base of my index finger. But it is very swollen this evening and I am worried about plant thorn arthritis. 1 decade ago. hours later it started to swell, and seems to be swelling more. Get Thorn Out Of Finger. 31 years experience Family Medicine. The tip of the agave plant stuck my finger. It didn’t bleed and I am fairly certain that no part of the thorn is still in my finger, but about 6 hours later my finger is swollen and very painful. But if there is bleeding, apply light but steady pressure with a bandage or sterile gauze until it stops. 1,2 However, the mechanism by which retained plant thorn material triggers this inflammatory response remains unclear. I was in the hospital for days under sedation and on antifungal meds. Blue: If you have a blue finger after a puncture wound that would be concerning. I thought a tiny piece of thorn might have broken off under my skin, but I couldn't tell and didn't want to go digging. Some years ago I scratched my finger presumably while gardening and thought no more of it as the finger got a little red and swollen over a period of several weeks. For example, if you have a finger fracture, that will most likely require a splint, but on occasion will require surgery. In the morning, her hand was swollen and throbbing with pain. Injury or infection to a finger is a common problem. I squeezed it (not much to squeeze on the back of the hand) and washed it and applied a little alcohol. Just a freaky accident. Trigger finger happens when there’s swelling around a tendon, sometimes after surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome. See a physician: For exam, can usually remove it in office under most circumstances. Drew P. Lv 4. If you can bring it to the surface scotch tape can help pull it out. Very painful and extreme swelling occurred in just one finger. A thorn in my finger Yesterday, eleven days after my plunge into a gorse bush in North Devon, I ... and not red and inflamed, nor swollen in any way - I nevertheless became convinced that there was something under my skin, though just what I couldn't say. Jeanne Harris, 61, pricked her left finger when pruning roses last June, her husband said in a statement to Cirencester magistrates' court. Comment from: Wbert93, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: June 17. 4 Answers. I cut my finger with thorn on November 26, 2014. Overnight it has become very sore and tender, as if it were a bad bruise. Have you tried soaking your finger in Epson salt and very warm water? If it’s itchy, red and swollen, go to the doctor. He presented with red, hot, swollen dorsum of the little finger and a tender fifth metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint. Avoid using the injured finger for carrying heavy objects. Finger infections can range from mild to potentially serious. I took my glove off and could see a small red mark where it had pierced the skin. Source(s): https://owly.im/a8hYU. Bougainvillea thorn caused my plant thorn arthritis. Answer Save. 1 decade ago. it is red swollen and hurts. I never used pesticide or fertilizer on this plant. Sporothrix tenosynovitis: differential diagnosis of granulomatous inflammatory disease of the joints. Dr. Daniel Kessler answered. Favorite Answer. I was pruning a thorn bush and got stabbed by a thorn. I hope you guys don't mind an American giving her experience on your group. By morning I could not bend the finger and it was swollen to double its normal size and hurts severly. Swelling of the 2nd digit of the right hand following a rose thorn injury to the pulp of the finger tip. Rinse the puncture under a stream of clean water for at least five minutes. Discuss tetanus booster if appropriate. Question. Also understand that having ... After this "delay period," it then became stiff and swollen. Plant thorn synovitis, also known as plant thorn arthritis, is a rare and commonly overlooked cause of arthritic disease. Then one morning I woke up and the whole hand and wrist was completely swollen and I couldn't move it and it hurt like hell. I used ice and benedryl, but still swollen, and my palm is now also sore. Still swollen and stiches out because they were restraining me a little bit from flexing my finger. The thorn did not go in deep and I pulled it out. The diagnosis was cellulitis. The following day there was much pain and swelling and my doctor x-rayed the finger which failed to reveal any sign of a broken thorn inside. It was painful, and at first I thought the tip was still imbedded under the skin. That may draw it to the surface and make it easier to pull out. No discoloration or other markings. The larger the thorn the longer it takes to heal. It doesn't feel like there's anything foreign in there. So can Elmer's glue. the finger started swelling slightly and went completely numb for a while. I don't think any of the thorn … I never thought in a million years a thorn could produce this much havoc and pain! It is swollen and very painful. On exploration, a large piece of blackthorn was found in the subcutaneous tissue plane. … Lv 7. Advertisement. As you can see the puncture is a super small dot. The middle finger tip on my left hand (the soft part, not the nail side) stings when touched. 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