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Can Cold Weather Make My Fingers Swell
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
Why do my thumb and index fingers swell when I hold something cold for too long or even when not holding anything in "cold" weather? I live in socal.
In cold weather, areas BETWEEN joints on fingers swell, turn red, itch. Lasts abt.2 wks. Around 3-4 fingers each time. I have Raynaud's.
Is that a question?: What you describe is not raynauds. In that disease, the fingers loose blood supply due to spasm or the arteries & the fingers turn white & are painful. They need slow low temperature warming. Arm pits is a good choice. Any hot exposure will cause severe pain, & you can cause burns as there is no blood supply 2 protect the skin from injury.See 1 more doctor answer
Not usually: Increased temperature alone can explain swelling. The blood vessels in the skin dilate so that we can radiate away the heat from out core. Smoking can also be the sign of a disease, allergy or reaction to medication/ Additional history and examination can help. Be certain to ask your doctor.
Please help: I've been getting these terrible sharp pains throughout my pinky finger (only my pinky). Cold weather seems to spark the pain.
Nerovasc Issue: The small finger sensation comes from the ulnar nerve. Irritation can cause a numb sensation. A sharp pain that is related to the cold can be raynauds although not usually painful. A tendonitis can produce sharp pains but usually not associated with temp changes. A good exam would provide insight.See 1 more doctor answer
You may: Have a disorder which reacts to cold abnormally (eg: Raynaud's Disease....you need a face to face consultation with your PCP as there are blood tests which are indicated as well. Hope this helps Dr Z
My fingers turn white in the cold weather and then go purple and then normal colour. Can be quite painful please help?
Raynaud's: Is a disorder where small blood vessels in the fingers constrict in response to cold and pain ensues. There may be a reason behind this such as an inflammatory or endocrine disorder or it vans occur by itself. Speak to your pcp about this. There are medications that may help ranging from niacin a vitamin to blood pressure calcium blocker I nitrous acting meds. Such as viagra (sildenafil) or nitroSee 2 more doctor answers
In cooler or cold weather my two middle fingers right around the nail beds are extremely painful & sensitive, especially if I gently squeeze it. Why?
Does: So does the skin color change also? It is probably due to extreme vasoconstriction of the blood vessels in response to the cold weather.
In cold weather my fingers or toes sometimes overlap or spread out and pains. I cannot move it or separate it for couple of minutes. What could it be?
Muscle spasm: It sounds like muscle spasms or cramps in reaction to the cold weather.
Usually not serious: You describe symptoms suggestive of raynaud's phenomenon. Blood vessels of fingers react excessively to cold and blood supply to fingers diminishes. Protect you fingers from cold and quickly warm your fingers.
During cold weather, there'll be red dots on fingers and sometimes on toes. It is pain and itchy sometimes. Cannot bend my fingers. Why?
Red toe dots: Its called chillblains. It is an allergic reaction to cold weather. Keep your hands and feet warm.
This winter my pointer finger below the knuckle would turn white, cold, and numb when out in cold weather, what would cause this? Is it serious?
Information: This may be a variant of raynaud's phenomenon. It is an over reaction of the sympathetic and nervous system to the cold causing vascular spasm in the finger. Yes it can be serious and shoud be evaluated.
My mothers index finger turn completly white when its cold weather. The rest of her fingers seems to have well circulation. Why does that happen?
I observed that my both leg finger tips turn blue after removing shoes/socks later it become normal no sensation and no pain. Here it is cold weather.?
Vasospasm: Your blood vessels are sensitive to cold. Cold weather causes compression of blood vessels away from the body like finger tips and toes cause purple blue discoloration. This can be improved by wearing gloves and wool socks to keep hands and feet warm.
Nueroma on sist on my right ring finger. Causes sever pain. 3 surgerys and cortisone shots. 10x worse. The cold weather even hurts it. Please help!
Fingers on one hand feels frost bitten and go numb in the slightest of cold weather. Condition continues until a warm place is found.
My hand (mostly fingers) tend to itch in cold weather, is it bad circulation? Why when I use the computer 1 of my hand gets way colder than other?
I have numb hands in cold weather- Raynaud's? And my ring and pinky finger and sometimes hands are numb in the morning. Who should I go see?
RAYNAUDS?: Hi Jeremy654 This is not Raynauds by description. Wear gloves first and avoid cold contact and if it continues to be a problem see a doc but this is most likely benign "erythrocyanosis". thanks
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