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What Could Cause Chronic White Knuckles
White knuckles: The reasons for white knuckles are many. If the skin is thick or scaling it may appear white when the fingers are slightly flexed. If the knuckles are white when the fingers are straightened it maybe decreased blood in the area especially if the fingers are swollen. Anemia can also cause white knuckles when the fingers are bent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tough problem: Chronic ear pain tends to be a frustrating problem as it is difficult to diagnose and management strategies do involve trial and error method at times. Temporomandibular disorders often cause chronic ear pain. Other causes include inflammation of the jaw joint/s, headache disorders, salivary gland disease, and ear infections. Some medical illnesses can also exhibit ear pain. ...Read more
Nosebleeds: Some of the causes of frequent nosebleeds include constant exposure to dry air, consistent use of nasal sprays (for allergies or congestion), recurrent upper respiratory tract infections, and snorting drugs, such as cocaine. Sometimes, recurrent nosebleeds can indicate an underlying bleeding disorder. ...Read more
Possibilities...: Possible etiologies for a chronic cough include bronchospasm due to any cause, gerd, sinus problems or even a combination of these factors. Each of these diagnoses has a different treatment so you need to continue to see your doctor until the right combination of treatments is found that resolves the cough. You may need some tests to make the complete diagnosis. So, see your doctor. ...Read more
Not always infection: Chronic sinusitis is symptoms persisting for three or more months. Symptoms are congestion, drainage, facial discomfort, reduced smell. Causes are bacterial, allergic, nonallergic inflammation, structural, dental, medication side effects, environmental, and from a systemic disorder. There is not an easy answer. Suggest ENT evaluation. ...Read more
Remedies for hemangiomas? I suddenly had many appear on skin could there be an underlying cause? And what underlying cause could cause it?
Many things: Common things are common: it is possible you have osteoarthritis, which is wear-and-tear joint damage caused by 'mileage' and gravity, which causes joint pain and sometimes swelling. Common causes of chronic cough include allergic rhinitis (postnatal drip), smoking, asthma, or a medication side effect. Certain viruses can cause all three symptoms. If it lingers, see your physician for an exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A few things...: The most common cause is perleche, which is the irritation and inflammation from licking one's lips. Perioral dermatitis is another common rosacea-like inflammatory disorder that can do this. Allergic contact dermatitis can as well. Vitamin deficiency and even exposure to certain toxins can do this, so you will need a dermatologist to help solve this puzzle. ...Read more
Pain?: Do you mean chronic pelvic pain? Is it related to time of mentrual cycle? Many women feel pain around mid-cycle, whcih is mostly condseidered normal. Pelvic infections, pelvic adhesions ('scar') are common causes of pain, endometriosis is also common and can involve pain with intercourse as well. ...Read more
Many causes: If you have swollen painful joints you should be evaluated by a rheumatologist. There are many different causes including infectious forms of arthritis, for example lyme disease or parvo. There are also many forms of inflammatory arthritis, including rheumatoid and psoriatic. Its important to not delay in getting the correct diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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