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What causes itchy swollen itchy fingers ?

What causes itchy swollen itchy fingers ?

Contact Dermatitis: Itchy swollen fingers may result from an allergic reaction of some type. Perhaps to some new environmental exposure such as poison ivy, detergent or soap, or something else you may have come in contact with. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Finger Swelling (Definition)

Finger swelling is a clinical finding in which the tissue around of the finger has retained fluid and is enlarged. This can occur with injury to the finger or with other ...Read more


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What causes swollen and itchy fingers only in the winter?

What causes swollen and itchy fingers only in the winter?

Xerosis or Reynaud's: The cold weather and low humidity removes the moisture barrier from the skin, causing substances to penetrate and cause irritation. Cold weather also may cause vasospsm in the fingers, reducing blood flow, which may result in the same dysfunction. Use moisturizers and gloves, and see your doctor for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Just this year- starting this summer, actually- just started getting itchy, swollen fingers when exposed to mild cold, like a 50 deg. steering wheel.

Just this year- starting this summer, actually- just started getting itchy, swollen fingers when exposed to mild cold, like a 50 deg. steering wheel.

You need: to have some testing done! You might have a disorder called "Raynaud's Syndrome" which may accompany rheumatological conditions such as arthritis! Tell your PCP about your symptoms and he/she will order the necessary blood tests. Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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I have 2 swollen fingers there is a blister forming on one, both fingers are itchy & very hot?

I have 2 swollen fingers there is a blister forming on one, both fingers are itchy & very hot?

See a doctor: There is something wrong, could be an infection, could be an allergic reaction..If you can't be seen immediately, go to an urgent care center or emergency room. Make sure to take of any and all jewerly from your hand. If you have benedryl, you may want to take one in case its an allergy but get to a doctor.... ...Read more

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Had itchy red swollen end of little finger, swelling gone now and left lots of red dots under skin that don't fade when pressed down on. Thank you?

Had itchy red swollen end of little finger, swelling gone now and left lots of red dots under skin that don't fade when pressed down on.  Thank you?

Capillary: These red spots are most likely due to burst capillaries which leak blood into the skin and take days to weeks to fade. What caused the swelling and discoloration initially? ?infected bite ?allergic reaction ?trauma ...Read more

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Right side of face swollen and numb, cold, threads in eyes, scabs in nose, swollen itchy scalp scabs and inflammation, swollen fingers&toes 19 f white?

Right side of face swollen and numb, cold, threads in eyes, scabs in nose, swollen itchy scalp scabs and inflammation, swollen fingers&toes 19 f  white?

Vague: Your symptoms are nonspecific and without a thorough history and physical, perhaps even some lab testing, it would be difficult to conclude what could be amiss. Time to follow up with a doctor! all the best! ...Read more

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What can cause swollen fingers and toes?

What can cause swollen fingers and toes?

Heat: Is one thing, rheumatoid arthritis is another, some other arthropathies as well, psoriatic arthritis is another. An arthritic work up is warranted assuming it is not heat related. ...Read more

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What could cause swollen fingers in a newborn?

What could cause swollen fingers in a newborn?

Many things: Edema of the fingers of a newborn could be from low serum protein (renal losses of protein), blocked lymphatic flow, venous obstruction on the hand or arm. A physician should carefully the fingers, wrist, and arm of the affected side. ...Read more

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What would be the most common causes and treatment for swollen fingers in the elderly?

What would be the most common causes and treatment for swollen fingers in the elderly?

See below: If the fingers are bony and do not feel spongy or swollen, then osteoarthritis would be the cause. However if they feel like they have fluid around the joints, the patient could have an inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid the treatment varies depending on the type of arthritis and the patient's underlying health conditions. Consider seeing a rheumatologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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