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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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Last night i woke up in pain and the tip of my left finger is swollen and red, is it gout?

Last night i woke up in pain and the tip of my left finger is swollen and red, is it gout?

Possibly: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more

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Had a manicure earlier, finger was fine then ate and my finger came km contact with oily garlic now finger is swollen and red ?

Had a manicure earlier, finger was fine then ate and my finger came km contact with oily garlic now finger is swollen and red ?

R/O CELLULITIS: Cellulitis is a superficial skin infection that can be caused after an abrasion . Keep the area clean and apply topical antibiotics. Seek prompt evaluation for potential need of oral antibiotics/X-ray /labs. ...Read more

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Whenever i hold cold things my fingers get swollen red and itchy and my top lip swells. Also if it touches my body i get hives there, what is it?

Whenever i hold cold things my fingers get swollen red and itchy and my top lip swells. Also if it touches my body i get hives there, what is it?

Cold urticaria: You have a condition known as cold urticaria or cold hives. The condition is caused by the release of histamine. Try to avoid the cold. Take anti histamines when exposed. If you know you will be exposed to cold you can use vaseline on your hands or face to try to reduce the effect. ...Read more

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I just woke up and the first knuckle around nail of my middle finger is swollen and red and hard to bend. ?

I just woke up and the first knuckle around nail of my middle finger is swollen and red and hard to bend. ?

Needs to be seen: Whether it is an infection, an acute arthritis, or you injured it while sleeping can't be determined from my computer. A visit to a medical care giver should easily find the cause and the treatment. ...Read more

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What could it be if joints in fingers are swollen have red spots on them and it's painful to move them What doctor should I see I've seen an ortho?

What could it be if joints in fingers are swollen have red spots on them and it's painful to move them What doctor should I see I've seen an ortho?

Internist/rheum: You should seek the evaluation of a general internist or rheumatologist. Your description suggests, but is not diagnostic for, certain types of arthritis. You should get blood tests looking for "inflammation". Plain X-rays of the affected joints might also be recommended. ...Read more

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Broken finger? It is swollen and red and hurts!

Broken finger? It is swollen and red and hurts!

IT WILL HURT 10-14 D: Please get an xray. Most do well but you should make sure. ...Read more

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My son is 6years old he has a swollen finger it's red and warm. He said it itches. What should I do?

My son is 6years old he has a swollen finger it's red and warm. He said it itches. What should I do?

? Bite: The concern about infection expressed by the other doctors is correct. But the itchiness makes me wonder if it is a bug bite.See your doctor. ...Read more

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