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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Got hives on my legs and face. Very itchy. Swollen hands. Not allergic to anything from what I know. Help?

Got hives on my legs and face. Very itchy. Swollen hands. Not allergic to anything from what I know. Help?

Take benadryl (diphenhydramine): You can take benadry - bur see your physician to be certain about its cause. Often we can not find a cause. You need a baseline with your physicians ...Read more

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What can I do about swollen hands?

What can I do about swollen hands?

Hydrate: Unfortunately, there is not much that can be done for benign swelling related to pregnancy. Staying hydrated and decreasing salt intake will help. Be warned that swelling usually gets worse right after the baby is born, then improves over a few weeks postpartum. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat swollen hands?

What can I do to treat swollen hands?

Many reasons : You should see your physician to make sure that there is not another reason for your hands to be swollen. There are many reasons for swollen hands that need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Can hashimotos disease cause swollen hands?

Can hashimotos disease cause swollen hands?

Doubtful: If someone has very low levels of thyroid hormone due to the Hashimoto's thyroiditis, leg swelling can result. I'm not aware of it affecting the hands. ...Read more

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Wake up with swollen hands and feet?

Wake up with swollen hands and feet?

Too much salt: Likely too much salt with your holiday meals! Drink water to flush the salt our of your system. If fails to improve, could be a heart or kidney problem and you need to see your primary care doctor . ...Read more

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How can I treat swollen hands and feet?

Medication: This is usually due to heart or kidney problems. You might require water pills. Consult your physician. ...Read more

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Could stress and anxiety cause swollen hands?

Could stress and anxiety cause swollen hands?

Anxiety and stress: You might want to consult with your doctor about this. Stress and anxiety results in a lot of things, but so do medical conditions. The stress and anxiety might be happening at the same time as the swollen hands, not causing them. Best to get the swollen hands, stress and anxiety checked out. ...Read more

Hand Swelling (Definition)

What you injured depends on where you stabbed your finger. Regardless, you should apply pressure to the finger to stop the bleeding, but avoid strangulating the finger. Best to seek immediate medical attention to determine ...Read more


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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Allergic reactions are sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more