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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

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: 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

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Copd (Definition)

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


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Does second hand smoke affect copd?

Does second hand smoke affect copd?

Yes: Another short answer to your question is that most authorities believe that it does. There is controversy. ...Read more

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Can teens that weren't directly around second hand and don't smoke personally get COPD? Also is it likely?

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

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Can hand foot and mouth disease cause complications with severe copd?

Can hand foot and mouth disease cause complications with severe copd?

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

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Severe COPD patient, now developed hand tremors. Trouble sleeping, when does sleep not feel refreshed. Frequent headaches. Poss cause? Linked 2 copd?

Med induced: Beta agonist therapy in inhaled therapy may induce tremors. Also severity of COPD can also contribute with associated muscle loss. Sleep is unrefreshed probably by sleep apnea which is fairly common in copd. A sleep study and treatment with CPAP or bipap may help. ...Read more

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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

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my hand redness?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my hand redness?

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

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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?

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?

Too early: The redness you see after 18 hours is likely just inflammation. Infection, if it occurs, will be evident in 2-3 days. If it is progressing, have a Dr examine ...Read more

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Pain in rt hand small finger for month. Pains while bending the finger. No sign of redness or deformity. No history of injury.

Old injury: It is likely that this could be a consequence of an old injury that went unnoticed. Inflammation or injury to the tendons is probably the cause of ongoing pain. See a hand physiotherapist. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What does it mean if I have hand redness?

What does it mean if I have hand redness?

Could mean 100s: Of different things. Question must be considered in context of complete history and phys exam. ...Read more

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What could cause redness and burning sensation on top of my hands?

What could cause redness and burning sensation on top of my hands?

Burning hands: On the hands the most common causes of redness and burning are chemical irritation of some sort. It can come from soaps, creams, solvents at work or cleaning agents, medicines, possibly something like poison ivy, rarely from a systemic disorder like vasculitis. ...Read more

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What causes itchy and tingling with some redness in both hands at age 54?

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

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Emphysema (Definition)

A group of lung diseases that block airflow and make ...Read more