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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?

Hand and feet can: Swell when you sleep
fluid that is extracellular fluid redistributes
when you sleep. Diet salt and some medical conditions that affect water retention may influence this. A salty meal is a common cause unless other health issues exist. Muscle action during the day helps t keep this fluid out of the tissues as it aids venous return. When you sleep the osmotic gradient favors swollen soft tissu ...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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What to do about swollen hands and feet?

What to do about swollen hands and feet?

See your doc: You are 24 Y.O. And this is not normal. We need to find out why, then we can treat. ...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

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How can you treat stiff swollen hands and feet?

How can you treat stiff swollen hands and feet?

Get it evaluated: Find out why they are swollen. Is it arthritic inflammation or fluid accumulation. See your doctor or a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Possible for celiac disease cause swollen hands?

Possible for celiac disease cause swollen hands?

Autoimmunity: As part of a related autoimmune condition and/ or arthritis it may.
Especially if the joints of your wrist or fingers are swollen and tender you should see a physician, preferably a rheumatologist who can help accurately diagnose and treat this problem. ...Read more

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What causes swollen hands and feet in the winter?

What causes swollen hands and feet in the winter?

Circulation: During the cold weather, the body will try to reroute the circulation from the extremities (arms and legs) to the central chest cavity (heart, lungs, etc...) therefore the blood flow will be somewhat compromised to the hands and feet and that's why you will have swelling in your hands and feet. ...Read more

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What are potential causes and solutions to waking up with swollen hands and feet?

What are potential causes and solutions to waking up with swollen hands and feet?

Inflamatory disease: Some potential causes could be an inflamatory or autoimmune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, reactive arthritis, less commmon gout.You need proper testing in order to make a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why do I feel itchy and swollen hands and feet?

See below: You may have arthritis in the setting of liver disease. It is hard to say without more information. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Swollen hands?

What is the definition or description of: Swollen hands?

It is normal for the: To swell when you sleep
fluid that is extracellular mredistributes
when you sleep. Diet salt and some medical conditions that affect water retention may influence this. A salty meal is a common cause unless other health issues exist. ...Read more

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What can be done to help stinging swollen hands?

Get a diagnosis: You need to see a doc to get a diagnosis as to why your hands are swollen and stinging. The list includes anything from allergic reactions to arthritis to real "zebras" like raynaud's. Toyota spends 95% of the energy on figuring out the problem because if you treat the wrong problem, you're screwed; medicine should be the same way. A good doc needs to know all details and examine before rxing. ...Read more

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I often wake up with swollen hands & face. What could be causing this?

I often wake up with swollen hands & face. What could be causing this?

You're not a zebra: Zebras, horses and giraffes sleep standing up. Since humans sleep lying down our hands swell at night from water that redistributes itself from our legs. That is why we get puffy eyelids too. The swelling pinches nerves. ...Read more

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Woke up with swollen hands and eyes?

Woke up with swollen hands and eyes?

More likely allergic: This sounds more like an allergic reaction and unlikely to be arthritis. You will need an evaluation to clarify your status. ...Read more

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Why do I wake up with swollen hands and eyes?

Why do I wake up with swollen hands and eyes?

Swelling: When we lie flat, fluid accumulates in our eyelids, hands and feet. It should go away within an hour of standing. If excessive, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What's recommended as a cure for swollen hands after broken wrist?

What's recommended as a cure for swollen hands after broken wrist?

Elevation, ice: Keep the hand above the level of your heart to reduce swellling, and use ice for 20 minutes every 3-4 hours. Avoid overuse of that hand, and if your orthopedist allows you can use an anti-inflammatory medication. ...Read more

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I woke up with swollen hands and feet that were also itchy, what could be causing this?

Allergic reaction?: This sounds like an allergic reaction that should be monitored. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help but if it progresses, you should seek urgent care at an emergency room. ...Read more

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I have swollen hands can hardly move them also they are red when I lay down they hurt can't sleep but when I sit up im fine?

I have swollen hands can hardly move them also they are red when I lay down they hurt can't sleep but when I sit up im fine?

If your symptoms: Appear only in certain positions, it sounds like a mechanical problem. Here, it sounds like your circulation or nerve supply to your hands are compressed when you are lying down. Have your doctor examine your hands in various positions. ...Read more

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Hands r swollen can't get ring off with lotion how can I get the swelling down. I woke up with swollen hands. I smoke 10 a day and drink occasionally?

Hands r swollen can't get ring off with lotion how can I get the swelling down. I woke up with swollen hands. I smoke 10 a day and drink occasionally?

To get swelling: To go down ice you fingers really well for about 10 or 15 minutes then use soap and you should be able to rotate the ring off. Good luck. ...Read more

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What could cause red blotchy swollen hands and feet?

Allergic reaction: This is probably caused by an allergic reaction to either food, a drug you are taking, or something you came in contact with. See your doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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Swollen hands joint pain?

Not Sure?: Need more info to give you better direction. Possible general causes include, over use, injury, some infections or arthritis. Arthritis is a real possiblily at any age. If this keeps up, get it checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause me to wake up with swollen hands?

What can cause me to wake up with swollen hands?

Water: When you lay down at night your hands become exposed to a higher hydrostatic pressure than when you are standing or sitting in the daytime. This results in fluid building up in these tissues. If you elevate your hand on some pillows you may be able decrease the swelling in your hands. However, if you are experiencing stiffness and decreased range of motion, it may be advisable to see a hand dr. ...Read more

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I have swollen hands only in the morning and passes within an hour at most without pain or other types of discomfort. Is it normal?

Not normal: This could be a sign of carpal tunnel syndrome, circulation problems, heart problems or be related to diet. It can also be the start of an inflammatory arthritis or autoimmune disease. It's a good idea to get checked out. If no immediate problems are found you will need re-evaluation if symptoms change or progress since this may be a very early sign of a problem which will show up later. ...Read more

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Why is right side of body swollen hands leg and feet?

Why is right side of body swollen hands leg and feet?

See below: It is difficult to say without more information but you could have an inflammatory arthritis. Best to be evaluated to see what exactly is going on. ...Read more

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I have swollen hands and severe pain after playing tennis. What can I do?

I have swollen hands and severe pain after playing tennis. What can I do?

A lot of things: Swelling of the fingers is usually related fluid building up. The causes include; arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, vascular outflow issues, inflammatory conditions and infections. Once the cause has been identified an appropriate treatment plan can be established. It sounds like tendonitis after playing tennis. Good antinflammatories and soaks with epsom salts. ...Read more

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Is it normal to still have swollen hands and feet a week after giving birth?

Is it normal to still have swollen hands and feet a week after giving birth?

Can be: Most women complain of swelling the first few weeks after delivery. You may want to get your blood pressure checked to make sure this is not a cause ...Read more

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Last 3 days I have had horrible forearm, hands, and wrist pain along with swollen hands?

Last 3 days I have had horrible forearm, hands, and wrist pain along with swollen hands?

synovitis: All of the tendons in your arms are c covered by tenosynovium. It lubricates them, gives them nutrition. Rarely, the tenosynovium gets inflamed and causes arm pain and numbness. T the synovium in the carpal tunnel swells and compresses the median nerve =carpal tunnel syndrome. Rest and anti-inflammatory meds are the treatment. Often cortisone is needed. ...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


Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Swollen Hands (Definition)

To swell when you sleep fluid that is extracellular mredistributes when you sleep. Diet salt and some medical conditions that affect water retention may influence this. A salty meal is a common cause unless ...Read more