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Dr. Adam Lewis
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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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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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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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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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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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After/during running half marathon, my arms to fingers got swollen turning red. My face looked pale and swollen after finished.Any cause you think of?

After/during running half marathon, my arms to fingers got swollen turning red. My face looked pale and swollen after finished.Any cause you think of?

Varies : There are several potential causes, sometimes a good medical checkup can be a good place to start. Some people will have a histamine release during exercise that can potentially cause the findings you describe. On a more serious note, some people can undergo what is known as rhabdomyolysis in which the muscle proteins start to break down during rigorous exercise and can cause swelling as well. ...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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I was punching the wall and my middle and ring fingers are somewhat swollen and red but I have full range of motion in my fingers should I be worried?

I was punching the wall and my middle and ring fingers are somewhat swollen and red but I have full range of motion in my fingers should I be worried?

About your wall?: It will forgive you. Meanwhile, put cold compress on knuckles and see if swelling / redness go down. If they do and ranging fingers does not hurt, then got lucky. If starts to hurt to move, chance of "Boxer's fracture" and might need xray. ...Read more

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I have a weakly positive ANA which show rnp antibodies...I have an extremely slow motility..Swollen fingers..Red palms..Could this be mctd?

I have a weakly positive ANA which show rnp antibodies...I have an extremely slow motility..Swollen fingers..Red palms..Could this be mctd?

Could be: Depends upon your symptoms. Rheumatologic diagnoses are founded on a clinical syndrome supported by testing, not testing then hunting for symptoms. I suspect the doc who ordered these tests can explain them and how they relate to your condition. ...Read more

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My finger is swollen and a little red not sure what caused this but i am having some discomfort in the finger. How can I treat it? any ointments?

My finger is swollen and a little red not sure what caused this but i am having some discomfort in the finger. How can I treat it? any ointments?

Need more detail: Various possible diagnoses. May need DR. Meanwhile can soak in hot water, then rub in vaseline or other lubricating ointment (cream). ...Read more

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My index finger is cracking and swollen and red and you help me try to figure out what it is?

My index finger is cracking and swollen and red and you help me try to figure out what it is?

Exam needed: With only one finger involved, it would rule out allergy to glove, detergents,etc. The cracking of the skin suggests some dryness. Since there is redness and swelling, I would be concerned about infection. I recommend that you have the finger examined by a physician. ...Read more

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Palms, fingers get red, swollen, itchy whenever I hold something cold for more than 30 sec. Can this be related to something other than cold urticaria?

Palms, fingers get red, swollen, itchy whenever I hold something cold for more than 30 sec. Can this be related to something other than cold urticaria?

Cold urticaria prob.: Although cold urticaria is the most likely diagnosis due to the rapidity of onset and itching, cryoglobulinemia, the presence of an abnormal protein that precipitates on exposure to cold is an unlikely possiblity. ...Read more