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burning fingertips from smart phone useage


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I also have this burning sensation in my thumb and index finger when using I phone. Definately not muscular. I am left handed. I notice that my thum gets very hot and  tingly so I looked how I held it it is  because I usually put my thumb over the speaker. When I don't put it ther I dont get the burning. And my finger is actually starting to go refs and sort of semi blister (this is the finger I type with...what is going on?? My daughter told me not to  be dramatic but I do worry and I am pleased (or am I?) to hear  it's not my imagination!!
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Have you got any better on the finger burning sensation?
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I feel your pain! Literally! It is a specific burning sensation at the tip of the fingers and thumbs where they make contact with the device.  However, I'm starting to think it has less to do with the screen than using wireless devices in general.  When I use my wireless mouse with my computer it doesn't take long before my entire hand is burning on the skin!  This only happens with wireless. I also have a mouse that is wired and I don't experience this problem. And, when I use my wireless keyboard, the finger tips begin to burn. NOT with my wired keyboard. There's definitely something going on with wireless devices coming into contact with the skin.
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Have you got any better on the finger burning sensation?
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Same problem. My iPad and the track pad of our Apple laptop is causing my fingertips to burn or go numb, even for hours afterward. Sometimes it's only slightly, even with extended use. Sometimes it's awful, even with only slight use. Doesn't matter if it's plugged in or not. Putting a plastic covering on the screen of my iPad helped, but only slightly. Surprisingly, my husband's nickel-free phone doesn't bother me. I have a nickel allergy, but I don't get why a plastic covering on my iPad doesn't solve my problem...
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Same issue with me : I became sensitive from both hands when holding the phone for too long. I even sometimes feel electric shocks when using a trackpad on laptops.
I made ELF measures and found that a connected Iphone emits up to 100mG magnetic field every 20seconds for 10s.
That could be the cause ; repeated magnetic field at low frequency generated inducted current in the body
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Oh my god. I also experience the same thing. I immediately needed to buy a wired mouse after switching to Macbook Pro retina because the trackpad really hurt my finger tips! Now i am facing the same problem after purchasing my iphone 7+. I'm suspecting the magnetic radiation inside the phone that triggers the nerve endings of our fingers. I have now put a tempered glass protector and started using a plastic phone case. But the problem still persists. I don't know what to do anymore with this. sighs.
Is there any updated news about this issue?  I also have the touch screen problem! It started 2 years ago and still hasn’t gone away, any part of my body that is in direct contact or close to a touch screen device hurts bad after 10 to 20 seconds ! I have seen doctors about this but nobody has given me a answer of why I’m experiencing this problem
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Has anyone found a remedy for this? I have the same problem. It is not carpal tunnel. It’s from the heat of the touch screen. Sassie.***@****
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For me, the sensation is similar to rubbing my fingers over sandpaper for an extended time.  My solutions have been the use of mouse instead of touchpad, the use of a stylus on my tablet, and a cellphone with a keypad.  Unfortunately I need a new cell phone and can't seem to find a good one (non-flip) with a keypad.  Plum phones seem a possibility, but not sure they have all the functionality I need.
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Hi, after researching this I think I have an answer. The screens are made of iridium oxide; apparently people can develop contact issues with it as a cross-reaction if they also have nickel sensitivity.
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If so, whouldt a screenprotector help then?
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Has anyone in the past post got any better?  I am trying to use stylus more than my fingers.  But has anyone got better? And what did you do?
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Has anyone in the past post got any better?  I am trying to use stylus more than my fingers.  But has anyone got better? And what did you do?
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I have the same problem. Sore fingertips, even though i change the pointing finger. For me, it started When i Got a usef iphone 7, Maybe with a changed screen. I switced back to my old iphone, but the damage was done, it also damage my finger now.
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I experienced aching, burning itching sensations in my forearms so badly while using my brand new iPhone 7 that I had to switch phones. There is definitely something amiss here. You can contact Apple but youre only doing it for documentation purposes; admitting there is a problem is akin to death to them, they will deny everything and give you the run around. The most important things

1. visit a doctor as soon as possible and report EVERYTHING you're experiencing

2. Get involved in any class action lawsuits that apply to you
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It is unlikely that the radio waves emitted from devices are causing the problem.  It's more likely repetitive use.  If you have real concerns, see a neurologist.  They will order a "nerve study".  Chances are it will be carpel tunnel or something like that.  Not a doc... just someone who has been down the road of weird neuro stuff!  
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When my old Motorola flip phone disappeared, Tracfone only had "smartphones," so I took the plunge and got an LG Stylo. As soon as I started trying to use it, I felt vibrations going up my arm on that side. After about a half hour, my heartbeat became irregular and my hand began involuntary shaking movements, so I shut the phone off and did some research into protection from EMF. There were a lot of bogus products and claims that were almost laughable from a scientific perspective, but I did find two different products that made it possible for me to use the phone for up to a half hour without any apparent effects.

I happen to be very sensitive to energies of all kinds (in addition to being chemically sensitive, which led to a total breakdown in the regulation of my immune system in 1984), and the doctor who had treated me for my chemical sensitivities had me wear Ener-G-Polari-T diodes (https://www.energpolarit.com/) on the left side of my body to protect me from EMF being given off by the wiring in the house, so I tried some of those, but they weren't enough, so I kept looking and found another product line (https://www.airestech.com/) that filled in what had been missing. I ended up with a combination of wearing three of their Personal diodes plus an Aires Defender,  and putting one of their Cell phone diodes plus an Aires Shield on the phone helped a lot, but I still have to limit my phone usage to half an hour.

In addition, I just discovered that sore fingertips can also come from a latent herpes virus. I had eliminated all foods that were high in arginine from my diet, but recently began snacking on dried coconut without additional lysine supplementation, and I developed extreme pain in my fingertips, which made it hard for me to type or touch anything until I started taking lysine again. I was developing peripheral neuropathy and only made the connection with herpes when my husband had a breakout on his face and I found another thread on this site where people were having the same pain in their fingers from herpes outbreaks that I was having.

I absolutely do NOT agree with @cyberbav's thinking. These devices ARE harmful. I happen to be more sensitive than many are, but I am not the only one experiencing this and most conventional doctors don't seem to know much about this at all.
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