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What could be the cause of swollen, itchy, and numb hands and arms?

What could be the cause of swollen, itchy, and numb hands and arms?

Several things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...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


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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

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I woke up with swollen hands and feet that were also itchy, what could be causing this?

Allergic reaction?: This sounds like an allergic reaction that should be monitored. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help but if it progresses, you should seek urgent care at an emergency room. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of itchy swollen hands and feet?

How can you get rid of itchy swollen hands and feet?

Find the cause: You need to consult a allergist to see what is causing your hands and feet to swell and itch. When the source is identified it will be much easier to treat. ...Read more

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I'm concerned because I have swollen hands and knees and red itchy rash!?

I'm concerned because I have swollen hands and knees and red itchy rash!?

Arthritis rash can b: Inflammatory, and psoriais can be associated with a condition know as dactylitis and can affect the knees as psoriatic arthritis

. Other causes are infection, gout, lyme disease, . ...Read more

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I got a real itchy rash and swollen hands. The hospital put me on steroids for 4 days and no improvement!! it's a lot worse an hour after waking up?

I got a real itchy rash and swollen hands. The hospital put me on steroids for 4 days and no improvement!! it's a lot worse an hour after waking up?

See your doctor: Or go again to the hospital, you may need more steroids, a higher dose / other medications, then you need to see an allergist/ immunologist for more evaluation, good luck ...Read more

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Can you please tell me why I get red itchy and swollen hands and feet? Some times they go numb as well and I get pins and needles in them too.

Can you please tell me why I get red itchy and swollen hands and feet? Some times they go numb as well and I get pins and needles in them too.

Dematitis? More info: You should see a MD to diagnose as there are many possibilities. Hand dermatitis (aka hand eczema) o/f results from a combination of causes, i.e. genetic makeup, injury (contact with irritants) & allergy.Psoriasis is possible. Primary Erythromelalgia develops spontaneously w/o any underlying disease. Secondary erythromelalgia can develop due to diseases like MS, lupus or DM. So see a dermatologist ...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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Rash on my skin which I have had for a few months it is itchy and I've been to gp but swells up to my eye and all over my face and swollen hands?

Rash on my skin which I have had for a few months it is itchy and I've been to gp but swells up to my eye and all over my face and swollen hands?

Need to be seen: By a dermatologist / allergist, you may very well have urticaria/angioedema, meanwhile you need to take any OTC antihistamine, as cetirizine, loratadine or fexofenadine regularly once or twice a day even if you don't have symptoms, till you see the specialist, good luck ...Read more

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I have itchy red swollen hands and feet. My feet are so bad I cannot walk my toes look like sausages my fingers are the same?

I have itchy red swollen hands and feet. My feet are so bad I cannot walk my toes look like sausages my fingers are the same?

R/O RAYNAUDS: Raynauds is vasospasm of blood vessels. It is usually symptomatic in hands and feet. It can be PRIMARY OR SECONDARY & ASSOCIATED WITH AUTOIMMUNE/COLLAGEN VASCULAR DISEASE. You need a full exam and lab TESTS. It can respond to ASPRIN/TRENTAL/CALCIUM CHANNEL BLOCKERS ...Read more

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29 year old male with sudden onset widespread joint pain. Symptoms concentrated on left side of body, swollen hands and itchy skin no rash no bug bite?

29 year old male with sudden onset widespread joint pain. Symptoms concentrated on left side of body, swollen hands and itchy skin no rash no bug bite?

Needs evaluation: The onset of these symptoms can have many sources. These symptoms can be related to connective tissue disorders, viral infections, medication reactions, among others. Some of these can be serious and should be evaluated. ...Read more

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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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What can cause me to wake up with swollen hands?

What can cause me to wake up with swollen hands?

Water: When you lay down at night your hands become exposed to a higher hydrostatic pressure than when you are standing or sitting in the daytime. This results in fluid building up in these tissues. If you elevate your hand on some pillows you may be able decrease the swelling in your hands. However, if you are experiencing stiffness and decreased range of motion, it may be advisable to see a hand dr. ...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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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 that's 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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What could cause red blotchy swollen hands and feet?

What could cause red blotchy swollen hands and feet?

Allergic reaction: This is probably caused by an allergic reaction to either food, a drug you are taking, or something you came in contact with. See your doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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On some mornings I wake up with slightly swollen hands.  i drink a lot of fluids but have little salt and urinate frequently. What could cause this?

On some mornings I wake up with slightly swollen hands.  i drink a lot of fluids but have little salt and urinate frequently. What could cause this?

Swollen hands: Sometimes this is due to positions of hands during sleep--being trapped under your body etc. Try to keep your hands free of pressure and see if that helps stop the swelling. ...Read more

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What is the most effective treatment for neuropathy and swollen hands that is caused by oxiplaten (a chemo drug)?

What is the most effective treatment for neuropathy and swollen hands that is caused by oxiplaten (a chemo drug)?

Difficult to treat: There are 2 forms acute and chronic. There are mixed benefits from use of calcium and magnesium infusion in the acute situation. The drug venlafaxine, an antidepressant has had some benefit in both situations. There are other drugs like Amitriptyline and Gabapentin has been helpful in some cases. It is hard to treat. It may very slowly improve if the drug is stopped. ...Read more

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Swollen hands face and knees, lymphodema, low body temp, hot red skin, & headache every night. What could cause this? I also have asthma & raynauds.

Thyroid?: I'd get a battery of general tests - complete blood count, comprehensive metabolic profile, and thyroid to begin with. Also, compliment those with a physical exam by a medical professional. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction itchy arms and hands, one eye swollen now better, then my skin became very dry what's the causes I went on vacation & was swimin tan?

Allergic reaction itchy arms and hands, one eye swollen now better, then my skin became very dry what's the causes I went on vacation & was swimin tan?

Itchy rash: I am more worried about your swollen eye than anything else, you need to seek immediate medical help as this reaction may progress. You may have reacted to a topical lotion you applied or it could be unrelated. ...Read more

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What causes swollen hands, feet, and ankles? Not reduced with diuretic only prednisone. Swelling inbetween finger joints not the joints themselves.

Inflammation: Sounds like inflammation. Must search for cause. Rule out food sensitivity. About 10 percent of population can be sensitive to nightshades, about 30-40 percent can be sensitive to gluten and casein. Other more common food sensitivities include soy, corn, beef, etc. Consider food elimination for at least 2-3 months. Leigh wagner, rd is a good dietitian who can help by phone: 913-588-6208. ...Read more

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6yr old son gets hot swollen hands, fingers, ears, lips in cold weather or extremely cold food, depending on exposure. What causes "hot swollen skin"?

6yr old son gets hot swollen hands, fingers, ears, lips in cold weather or extremely cold food, depending on exposure. What causes "hot swollen skin"?

See below: Increased blood flow to theses "extremity areas" is likely the cause. As long as there is no pain, this is natural (to an extent) so to keep these areas from loosing blood flow (cold can do this) and thus decreasing oxygen to the tissues, where, if without, tissues metabolism slows and if it stops, tissues can die. His response may be slightly exaggerated but, without pain, I would not worry. ...Read more

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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