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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. Lynne Weixel
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Finger Swelling (Definition)

finger swelling can occur in many medical conditions. It can be objectively measured by water displacement measuring in some cases. It can be a sign of systemic disease, such as heart failure, or renal failure. It most often is a ...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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What works against swollen fingers in winter?

What works against swollen fingers in winter?

See your doctor: See your doctor to determine what is causing your fingers swell as it could be arthritis or even raynaud's. ...Read more

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I wake up with swollen fingers what does that mean?

I wake up with swollen fingers what does that mean?

Get Evaluated: You need to get evaluated to get a correct diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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Any reason why are my fingers swollen and itchy?

Any reason why are my fingers swollen and itchy?

Itchy skin: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have unexpected rashes and swollen fingers, what is this?

I have unexpected rashes and swollen fingers, what is this?

Swollen fingers: Cause of swollen knuckles and fingers and rash can be gouty arthritis, inflamm arthritides, psoriatic arthritis ( associated with psoraisis) , lyme disease, severe infections ( acute bacterial ones) or even just a viral syndrome. And others you need to be seen by your medical provider, document the rash, where its is what it looks like as it may be a clue. ...Read more

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Swollen fingers and toes in the morning, what could this be?

Swollen fingers and toes in the morning, what could this be?

Any things : Therevare many typer of arthrtis and many reason formswollen fingers you need tonbe properlly evaluated to find out what is happening. ...Read more

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Why would my 12 year old daughter wake up with swollen fingers?

Why would my 12 year old daughter wake up with swollen fingers?

Raunaud????: Swollen and painful? Several reasons--- auto-immune diseases, thyroid, vascular problems ( venous drainage). ...Read more

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My back has a spot, Painful,swollen,itchy,even not pressing by fingers,it is still painful.suddenly happened at the office today.

My back has a spot, Painful,swollen,itchy,even not pressing by fingers,it is still painful.suddenly happened at the office today.

Boil/abscess: This sounds like a boil or abscess, however we cannot be absolutely certain without seeing it. Small boils and abscess usually can drain with repeated warm compress for 10-15min Five times a day, but since it is on your back it may be difficult if you don't have a willing family member/friend to help you. A long bath may help. If it is large, >1cm, you should see your doctor for drainage ...Read more

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Itchy swollen peeling cracking bumps on fingers?

Itchy swollen peeling cracking bumps on fingers?

Dyshidrotic eczema?: Dyshidroyic eczema is a form of eczema that presents with water-filled vesicles, peeling, dry cracks (sometimes fissures) on sides of fingers. ...Read more