My thumb has been hurting (especially when touched or moved), for a few days now, and since last night, it has been swollen and VERY sore. The swelling and pain seem to be mostly around the base of my nail, particularly on one side, and the area beneath my nail is very sore also.
I'm going to try to get into the clinic today or tomorrow and get it checked out, but does anyone have any ideas on what might be causing this? A few ideas I got from browsing online are that it could be an ingrown fingernail (I don't know if those really happen at the base of the nail like this, though), or possibly a bug bite?
I've been soaking it in GSE, in case it's an infection of some kind that I just can't see. Any other suggestions to help with the pain/swelling would be great also.
Single mama to an only born November 2012.
Co-sleeping, vaxing, baby-wearing, sometimes cloth diapering, car seat safety advocate. Still nursing with no end in sight