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Autoimmune (Definition)

The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more


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How to get rid of dry red hands?

How to get rid of dry red hands?

See below: If it is eczema, use moisturizing ointments multiple times a day on you hands to keep moisture in. Also, steroid creams can help reduce inflammation. The 3 first rules for eczema care per dr. Ronald hanson of phoenix children's hospital (who edits the largest pediatric derm book) are: 1) moisturizing, 2) moisturizing, and 3) moisturizing! ...Read more

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What causes blotchy purple and red hands?

What causes blotchy purple and red hands?

Raynaud's phenomenon: Raynaud's phenomenon is a vasospastic disorder causing discoloration of the fingers, toes, and occasionally other areas. Named after french physician maurice raynaud (1834–1881), the phenomenon is believed to be the result of vasospasms that decrease blood supply to the respective regions. Stress and cold are classic triggers. ...Read more

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I often suffer from extremely hot, and very red hands, but it can happen at anytime for no particular reason.Do you have any ideas as to why?

I often suffer from extremely hot, and very red hands, but it can happen at anytime for no particular reason.Do you have any ideas as to why?

Raymauds: Raynaud's phenomenon (rp) is a condition resulting in a particular series of discolorations of the fingers and/or the toes after exposure to changes in temperature (cold or hot) or emotional events. Skin discoloration occurs because an abnormal spasm of the blood vessels causes a diminished blood supply to the local tissues. ...Read more

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I have very swollen/ red hands all of the time for the last 3 yrs. When i put pressure on them they turn white. What could be underlying causes?

I have very swollen/ red hands all of the time for the last 3 yrs. When i put pressure on them they turn white. What could be underlying causes?

Increased blood flow: Swelling with redness, the latter being blanchable, could be a sign of increased vascularity. The fact that you have been living with this for many years indicates that it is not an acute process but still should be inspected by your physician to make sure that your bp, joints, inflammation markers, etc are all ok and not causing what you are describing. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How to get help for child's red hands?

How to get help for child's red hands?

See below: If it is eczema, use moisturizing ointments multiple times a day on you hands to keep moisture in. Also, steroid creams can help reduce inflammation. The 3 first rules for eczema care per dr. Ronald hanson of phoenix children's hospital (who edits the largest pediatric derm book) are: 1) moisturizing, 2) moisturizing, and 3) moisturizing! ...Read more

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How can I cure my red hands in winter?

How can I cure my red hands in winter?

See below: If it is eczema, use moisturizing ointments multiple times a day on you hands to keep moisture in. Also, steroid creams can help reduce inflammation. The 3 first rules for eczema care per dr. Ronald hanson of phoenix children's hospital (who edits the largest pediatric derm book) are: 1) moisturizing, 2) moisturizing, and 3) moisturizing! ...Read more

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Red hands burning

Red hands burning

What: whats your questin. What Causes yor red hands mess,hot or cold weather ??? ...Read more

Red Hands (Definition)

Red hands is a symptom in which a person's hands are redder than normal. Redness is usually caused by increased blood (red colored) in the reddened area. Increased blood flow can be due to allergies, inflammation, infection, hormonal changes, nerve problems, ...Read more


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Autoimmune Conditions (Definition)

The body is reacting to something that is indigenous to itself. It is acting as if it is a foreign invader , and 'fighting" it. This is not ...Read more