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is it common for fingers to swell while sleeping

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Wrist: Hands and finger swelling. If this is primarily of the left wrist and you have pain from wrist up forearm associated with swelling of wrist and finger ... Read More
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Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Soap? Fleas?: Hard to say. Use only unscented soaps, detergents, lotions, aerosols, room sprays. You may be reacting to them. Use fragrance-free detergents for s ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Gravity: Your fingers always get larger when you lie down as fluid redistributes. When you stand gravity pulls excess fluid in your body down into your legs. ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Splint or buddy tape: Try splinting your injured finger or even buddy taping it. Then wrap it up so don't poke yourself while asleep. I have no connection to Walgreens but ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Finger fracture: You may need nsaid's for pain. If pain is severe you may require a narcotic pain medication.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patty Crocker
29 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Yes: Try to leave the splint alone, keep your hand elevated, clean & dry.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
39 years experience Gynecology
No: no
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Fiala
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
Could be: Related to some form of nerve compression, like carpal tunnel. Have your family doctor evaluate you, and decide if you need a referral to a hand sur ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imad Khreim
38 years experience Psychiatry
See UR Dr.: There are several possibilities but all require you seeing your physician for proper assessment and planning of treatment. Those include but not limi ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Question: when you are sleeping you may be lying in such a way as to obstruct venous drainage from the arm, this will cause the fingers to swell, they'll decomp ... Read More
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