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how to reduce swelling in finger joints

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
24 years experience Integrative Medicine
Inflammation: Sounds like inflammation. Must search for cause. Rule out food sensitivity. About 10 percent of population can be sensitive to nightshades, about 30-4 ... Read More
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Dr. Gregg Vagner
24 years experience Hand Surgery
Inflammation: This sounds like some type of inflammation in the joints. There are a large number of causes of inflammation from food reactions to inflammatory arth ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Maybe its infected.: All human and animal bites are dirty wounds prone to infection because bacteria in the mouth is introduced into the bite wound. Different animals hav ... Read More
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Dr. Brian Chimenti
27 years experience Sports Medicine
Cat bite: Go see your doctor. Recurrent swelling and pain after a cat bite could represent an infection. Other possibilities could include joint, tendon, liga ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Have to be seen: A number of different bacterial and viral infections can cause joint swelling, usually for a short duration. In jra, joint(s) remains swollen over 6 ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
19 years experience Dermatology
Possibly...: It could be. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and discuss treatment options to help relieve your symptoms.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Generally no conn--: Ection between the 3rd finger and drinking, unless under the influence you jammed it or fell on it, or injured it somehow. See your pcp and have a xra ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Kennedy
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depends.: There many different causes of atraumatic finger swelling. The amount of swelling and duration would help narrow the possibilities. If swelling is s ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Several things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
21 years experience Rheumatology
See your doctor: See your doctor to have this evaluated to better determine whether or not you have an inflammatory arthritis like gout or rheumatoid causing your symp ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Find the reason for : It then treat it, usually the doctor give anti-it then treat it, usually the doctor give anti- inflammatory medication( motrin, naproysen, celebrax .. ... Read More

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