What do you do when your finger is purple and swollen?
Why is my belly purple?
Try these methods for reducing swelling in your fingers:
Most of the time a jammed finger will get better on its own within a week or two. But even with treatment, your finger may stay swollen or sensitive for many months. During recovery, try to use the finger as little as possible while it heals. Take a break from sports or other activities that could worsen your injury.
How long does a swollen finger last?
Raynaud’s disease causes smaller arteries that supply blood flow to the skin to narrow in response to cold or stress. The affected body parts, usually fingers and toes, might turn white or blue and feel cold and numb until circulation improves, usually when you get warm.
How do you treat a purple finger?
Contact your doctor if you develop a bluish tint to your skin, lips, fingertips, or fingernails that can’t be explained by bruising and doesn’t go away. Seek emergency medical attention if you develop cyanosis along with any of the following symptoms: difficulty breathing.
Because a swollen finger can be a sign of a serious infection or inflammation, you should talk with your medical professional about your symptoms. If you experience finger swelling with pain, redness, or warmth, seek prompt medical care.
What would cause a finger to turn purple?
Wrap a cold source (ice pack or ice cubes in a plastic bag) in a thin towel. Apply to the bruised finger for 20 minutes every 1 to 2 hours the first day. Continue this 3 to 4 times a day until the pain and swelling goes away.