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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

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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 thats 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

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. Debra Rosenblatt
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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