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hand sanitizer and arthritis in hands

A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience Hand Surgery
Sanitizer: A solution that cleans the hand. Usually alcohol based.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moshe Dekel
46 years experience Gynecology
Yes: sniffing any chemicals can cause a health issues, why take a chance? If this is a habit you can't control, it is an addiction, and needs to be looked ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Anti-bacterial: Alcohol is a weak antiseptic.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Patterson
31 years experience Pediatrics
Probably: Most hand sanitizers are alcohol based and work by their drying action. Babies have sensitive skin, which may be overly dried out by the alcohol. It i ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
May be arthritis: You do not mention if there is joint swelling or local tenderness. Have a rheumatologist evaluate it.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
Compression of nerve: which will hopefully be temporary. The usual position for a person installing flooring is to support your weight on your extended wrists. This compre ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Hand & Wrist: You need to be evaluated to see what is going on w/your hand and wrist. Please see your doc first and he/she may refer you for physical therapy. The ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: There are a number of possibilities, I would not hesitate to be seen for a specific diagnosis. Numbness is a neurological symptom and a nerve conduct ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Tosca
19 years experience Urgent Care
With a pot?: Not sure what you are saying. You broke you hand and now have pin and needles sensation in your hand w/ a pot? If you broke you hand within the ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Mantz
37 years experience Family Medicine
Many causes: If both hands at once, can be hyperventilation (breathing too fast when anxious), low blood pressure, alcohol abuse, diabetes, and other nerve disease ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience General Practice
Vasomotor: Sounds more vascular than neurological. A primary medical doctor can order an ultrasound & vascular studies of your arm. Carpal tunnel would not pre ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Tetanus: Hand and foot spasms are very common in this illness mediated by the world's second most powerful toxin. It interrupts transmission across nerve endi ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Evaluation: You need to be evaluated by a physician.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peggy Ching
40 years experience Plastic Surgery
See a MD ASAP: what does the palm side of your hand looks like, any skin break or trauma there? How long ago is the pain redness and swelling? hours? Days? Any inf ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Morton
17 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Pinched Nerve: While there are many causes of arm, wrist, and hand pain one of the most common causes is cervical radiculopathy. This occurs when one of the nerves ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes they do. They do some remarkable work.
A 95-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Nelson
19 years experience Family Medicine
Yes...: With special hand splints that keep your hand in a functional position can help the hand from worsening. Also, seeing an occupational therapist can he ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Maybe: Brachioradiculitis is a complication of lyme. It usually involves just one arm but occasionally can involve both. Get a blood test done.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Many causes,: Since not feet, neuropathy unlikely. Carpal tunnel and ulnar neuropathy are the most common, and carpal tunnel invloves all digits except for the last ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Wells
41 years experience Rheumatology
Knuckle wrinkles: Wrinkles on the knuckles are natural and allow the motion for example when making a fist. As a rheumatologist, it is the loss or lack or wrinkles that ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Norton
23 years experience Family Medicine
Not commonly: Zoloft (sertraline) main side effects are diarrhea and sexual dysfunction or decreased libido. You may be having an interaction with Zoloft (sertrali ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
66 years experience Geriatrics
Sub cutaneous: Bleeding, post op- go back ; see the surgeon who preformed the surgery- probably not to worry just healing process in your case, .
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Possible osteo-: arthritis or carpal tunnel issue. Your doc can evaluate and help. Peace and good health.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Neuritis: Nerve irritation either from your cervical spine or from the nerves of your forearm, hands and fingers. Duiabetes and electrolyte issues can also caus ... Read More
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