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Emphysema Hands Turned Red
My right hand went numb and stopped working. My fingers were pulsating to my heartbeat. I can control my hand now but it"s numb, female 61 with emphysema
Women can have atypical signs of a heart attack, such as nausea, heartburn, and numbness and tingling. While we think of left arm pain in association with a heart attack, right hand numbness can occur as well. Another serious condition would be a stroke.
I will take the leap and assume you are/were a smoker. That would put you at risk for heart attacks and strokes. You should see someone immediately to be sure it is not life-threatening.
If it is not something life-threatening, then it can be a blockage in the blood vessels or a nerve problem. These can also be quite serious and need to be evaluated right away. ...Read more
COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more
How can a person who never smoked nor had exposure to 2nd hand smoke, have no symptoms yet show emphysema changes on chest xray? 58 yrs old
Dad has pum. Fibrosis, asbestosis, emphysema, LNG cancer. On o2. lung infection, swollen ankles, on antibiotics. Has now pain redness lower leg. What is reds?
Can teens that weren't directly around second hand and don't smoke personally get COPD? Also is it likely?
Very unlikely: Although the main cause for COPD is tobacco smoke, exposure to other noxious fumes in heavily polluted areas or industries can cause the disease, unlikely in your case ...Read more
76 yo mom has COPD was unknowingly exposed to someone with mersa in the lungs yesterday. She washed her hands when leaving. Should I be worried about her? She has no open sores on her hands.
Not directly, but: Indirectly any additional condition can make a person already weakened by severe COPD worse. A bad risk during HF&M is dehydration and that would make COPD symptoms worse - so be careful to keep hydrated - drink lots of water! Be sure of the Dx - definitely have an exam and advise the Dr of the COPD and any other illness + meds. I hope it improves soon. Best! ...Read more
3-4 years on Spiriva Hand. And Symbicort 160/-for treatment of COPD/Emphsym. NO Asthma. Is there a combo as an alternative as they are both very costl?
Mgt: I would suggest asking about samples, and they can request these from the local sales representatives. Companies also offer discounts. ...Read more
Severe COPD patient, now developed hand tremors. Trouble sleeping, when does sleep not feel refreshed. Frequent headaches. Poss cause? Linked 2 copd?
I've had pneumonia 7 times over the past 18 years, is it ok for me to scuba dive, I would only be going down about 40 feet. I coughed up blood a few times about 6 years ago, but nothing since. My doctor told me I may have COPD from second hand smoke (i'v
Scuba Diving: What did your COPD doctor say? If they recommend against, then I would have to concur since they have knowledge of your medical condition and are best suited to make recommendations. The concern with regard to the risk of scuba diving in patients who have asthma or COPD relates to the fact that divers breathe compressed gas. It is contraindicated. ...Read more
Hand redness: Hand redness can be from infections which usually require a physician visit since it would be painful with swelling. Mild skin redness can be lots of different things such as mild infections, inflammation, dryskin/eczema, reactions to meds/detergents. Try a gentle aveeno (oatmeal) cleanser, otc steroid cream with a thick emollient such as aquaphor if no change see a physician. ...Read more
I cut my hand on a bronze statue. The wound bled but stop on its own. It has been 18 hours There is redness. Is it infected?
Pain in rt hand small finger for month. Pains while bending the finger. No sign of redness or deformity. No history of injury.
I woke up this morning with two puncture holes in the top of my hand with a little redness around them. Could this be a spider bite?
Yes, quite likely:
Yes, it is very likely that you have a spider bite or some type of bug bite.
I would watch it closely, and if any redness starts spreading, immediately seek medical attention, as you may need antibiotics. ...Read more
M.any things: Red, itchy and tingling hands @ 54 most likely are the same reasons they happen at 24, 34 etc... Have you used a cleaning product without gloves? Taken a new medication? The fact that it is both hands would seem to rule out a lot of bad things. Look for what has changed last. A good place to start. Good luck! ...Read more
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