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how to reduce swelling in a knuckle

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Hauck
39 years experience Hand Surgery
Elevation: The hand usually responds to trauma (and surgery is trauma) by swelling. The best thing to do is to keep the hand above the elbow since most of the sw ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
19 years experience Hand Surgery
Ice: And elevation with compression.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Need mor info: Why is the hand swollen? Trauma? If so, ice is the best bet. If no trauma and swelling persists get it evaluated.
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Dr. Mark Einbecker
36 years experience Hand Surgery
See a doc: This is not natural and you should have it evaluated to get the proper diagnosis.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 years experience Family Medicine
Several things: You can ice the area or use a cool pack. You can elevate th hand above the level of the heart. You can try an antihistamine if you beleive this is a ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Choueka
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Some amount of hand swelling after hand surgery is normal. The amount of hand swelling depends on the condition and the treatment needed for the condi ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
51 years experience General Practice
Infection?: Infection and foreign body inside the hand should be looked for . You can not manage this at home . Go to an ER for examination and treatment. Have so ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
First : First even if you can't find out right away what is causing the swelling, having it a sling is probably not helping a sling keeps the hand dependent ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Irritant: Too much hand washing irritates the skin . Try soap like dove and avoid scented and anti-bacterial ones. Wash hands only when necessary and the appl ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
18 years experience Pharmacy
Have it checked: You may have injured it somehow but your symptoms may also indicate an infection. See your physician who can make the diagnosis and suggest treatment. ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
25 years experience Family Medicine
Ice: I would apply ice to the swollen area. Also take antihistamine such as Benedryl. Keep hand elevated so swelling doesn't get worse.
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