Swelling in fingers is an extremely troublesome and uncomfortable condition accompanied with difficulty in touching and bending of fingers. Swelling in fingers cause pain, restricted flexibility, and itching.
The root cause for inflammation of fingers could be any one of these: insect bite, infectivity or an injury. Stress due to continuous elongated movement of hands and finger’s is also a very common reason for swollen fingers. By following these tried and tested home remedies given below, it is feasible for anyone to get almost instantaneous results and get rid of swelling in fingers.
Ways To Treat Swollen Fingers
Turmeric powder is a natural antiseptic herb powder containing valuable properties to heal wound. It kills the bacteria which causes the inflammation and pain. Mix turmeric powder and water to form a thick paste. Apply this paste on the swelling finger and wrap it in cotton. Wash off applied paste with lukewarm water after two hours.
Allicin, a chemical substance found in chopped garlic is a powerful antibiotic. It helps the immune system to inhibit growth and reproduction of germs. Heat one and a half tbsp of sesame or mustard oil in a pan. Cook 2-3 crushed cloves of garlic in it. When garlic cloves turn brown in color, mix ¼ tsp of turmeric powder, ¼ tsp of carom seeds powder, ¼ tsp ginger powder in oil. Rub warm oil three times a day on the swollen finger to cure infection and repair injured cells.
Epsom salt consists of magnesium and sulfate. Skin is able to absorb these compounds without complications .Magnesium relieves nervous system, inflammation and pain. Boil one cup water with one tsp Epsom salt. Dip the swollen fingers in hot water solution till the water is warm. Solution prepared with common salt also relieves the swelling in case if Epsom salt is not available. Put crushed ice in a cloth and rub it on swollen fingers. This will help to restore the fingers.
Tea tree oil is abundant with antifungal, antibacterial and antivirus properties, thus application of tea tree oil on swollen fingers cure minor wounds and irritation.