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why are my hands swollen and itchy

A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. LINDILE SOGA
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Probably allergy : Is it happening for the first time? Check what you ate before. Antihistamine tablets or oral steroids might be indicated. See your doctor please

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Jaramillo
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Hmmm: Are you lifting weights or touching something when this happens? Could be a simple contact dermatitis. Do you wear gloves? I need more information to ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
Hand eczema?: try some over the counter cortisone and try soaking with OTC Domeboro soaks 10 min twice a day. Then make an appt to see your dermatologist to determi ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
23 years experience Family Medicine
Cold urticaria: Prolonged exposure to cold can cause an allergic reaction which results in redness and swelling. Warming the affected area can reduce the time to rec ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
MoreInfo,MayBAllergy: A more detailed history and physical exam is needed. Its very possible that you have an allergy to something you're in contact with. Are there any glo ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Some ideas...: Itchy skin can be an allergic reaction. Sometimes itching is due to medicine effects, pregnancy, liver disease, kidney disease, intestinal parasites, ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Swelling, itchiness: Swelling and itching of any body part suggests a possible allergic complaint. Were you using a lubricant of some kind, or might there have been somet ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience Dermatology
Hand eczema: Hand eczema is my best guess without seeing it. There is a kind of hand eczema calle dyshidrotic eczema can cause pain, itching, blisters, little whit ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
See a doctor: There are a lot of possible causes, some of which would require treatment for you to be safe. A doctor could probably quickly determine the cause by ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Swollen hand: That is unusual would be seen by ER /doc today. May be carpal tunnel, allergy to some product, bites, or autoimmune disease, rarely clot ,reflex sympa ... Read More

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