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Wrist and arm pain cold hands sore joints. What could these symptoms indicate?

Wrist and arm pain cold hands sore joints. What could these symptoms indicate?

Several possibles: There are several possible causes but you should have a rheumatologist evaluate the issue. This may be raynauds disease. Raynauds is often associated with an underlying connective tissue disorder. ...Read more

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Blistering (Definition)

A blister is a collection of fluid under the epidermis. A blistering rash is one in which ...Read more


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Peeling skin/air filled blisters on fingers of each hand, randomly appear. No pain, redness, itching, no symptoms but peeling and blisters?

Peeling skin/air filled blisters on fingers of each hand, randomly appear. No pain, redness, itching, no symptoms but peeling and blisters?

Blisters on hand: May be dyshidrosis, a form of eczema or eczema . Antihistamines may help as can topical steroids may help in short term but long term can repredispose to infection and/or skin thinning. Would f/u /w/ dermatologist. https://nationaleczema.org/eczema/types-of-eczema/dyshidrotic-eczema/ ...Read more

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Woke up with painful small blister on arm.. Red around blister, mild pain/discomfort, arm sore/aches. What could cause this?? How to treat blister?

Woke up with painful small blister on arm.. Red around blister, mild pain/discomfort, arm sore/aches.  What could cause this?? How to treat blister?

Have physician exam: Without seeing it, it requires some speculation. A blister can arise from a burn. Raised similar appearing lesions may arise from contact dermatitis, an insect bite or a skin infection. Your description of redness in the skin surround the 'blister' with tenderness are signs of infection. What you are seeing could be an abscess, spreading to further involve the soft tissue around it. See you doctor ...Read more

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I have itchy blisters on forearms from flea bites. Highly sensitive to fleas. Bitten aug 3rd. How to treat this & how long will this last? Prednisone?

I have itchy blisters on forearms from flea bites. Highly sensitive to fleas. Bitten aug 3rd. How to treat this & how long will this last? Prednisone?

Insect bites: I would recommend that you apply ice directly to the bites and leave the ice in place for up to 30 minutes. Bites often are itchy for up to seven days. Prednisone is probably not a good idea. ...Read more

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Cluster of blisters on Palm and 3 little blisters on middle finger. What could it be?

Cluster of blisters on Palm and 3 little blisters on middle finger. What could it be?

Eczema; shingles?: Some forms of eczema cause blisterlike lesions on the palms and fingers. But if they are red and hurt, it may be a shingles rash. See a primary doctor or dermatologist for definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I am experiencing wrist pain, headache, hand swelling, hand numbness, hand tingling, cold hands, hand weakness and non blanching red or purple spo...

I am experiencing  wrist pain, headache, hand swelling, hand numbness, hand tingling, cold hands, hand weakness and non blanching red or purple spo...

Hand pain: Taken together your symptoms may be suggestive of an inflammatory or autoimmune disease. I would recommend a clinical and laboratory evaluation by a rheumatologist. I would be happy to do a consult if you desire. ...Read more

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Painful, itchy rash on palms of hands & soles of feet, followed shortly by acute infection of 1 eye (treated) but rash persists. Herpes Zoster?

Not Zoster: Pustulosis palmaris et plantaris. Dyshidrotic eczema. Pompholix. Psoriasis. Id reaction. See a dermatologist for diagnosis and therapy. ...Read more

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Werid rash on hand and wrist it itches but it.Isn't blisters or bumpy?

Werid rash on hand and wrist it itches but it.Isn't blisters or bumpy?

Dermatitis: Hard to tell without seeing. Could be coming in contact with skin irritant . Sometimes such condition may respond to topical steroids. ...Read more

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Pain from inner elbow down forearm to wrist on thumbside. Worse when extending wrist. Slightly sore to touch no discoloration or obvious swelling.

Pain from inner elbow down forearm to wrist on thumbside. Worse when extending wrist. Slightly sore to touch no discoloration or obvious swelling.

? Carpal tunnel synd: Is this pain worse at night? Do you also feel any numbness or tingling? I would see a rheumatologist or a neurologist. ...Read more

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Can't figure out these symptoms Non-exertional chest pain, cold hands, unilateral swollen interphalangeal thumb joint w/o trauma, dyspnea on awakening?

Can't figure out these symptoms Non-exertional chest pain, cold hands, unilateral swollen interphalangeal thumb joint w/o trauma, dyspnea on awakening?

Think rheumatic dz: Definitely confusing! Nontraumatic IP joint swelling, especially in the thumb, brings to mind rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A common complication of RA is costochondritis which affects the rib joints (chest pain) & a variant called Caplan's Syndrome leads to lung nodules. Other autoimmune diseases may mimic RA (lupus?) but testing by a Rheumatologist may sort things out for u. Good Luck! Thanx 4 ur Q ...Read more

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Pain in left bicep and shoulder, hot sore pointer finger and cold blue sore little finger. Funny purple marks on hand but no injury sustained?

Pain in left bicep and shoulder, hot sore pointer finger and cold blue sore little finger. Funny purple marks on hand but no injury sustained?

Be seen: many possible causes, i would recommend you be seen. potential causes could typically be neurologic or vascular. an exam and appropriate studies will usually determine the cause and tell you which way to go. Don't let it get to bad before you get evaluated, as you may be developing ischemia in your arm for one reason or another. ...Read more

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Pregnant with a knee injury, swelling, burning aching, cold tingling soft area?

Pregnant with a knee injury, swelling, burning aching, cold tingling soft area?

Swelling: If this is acute injury I would ace and elevate. If you have had for awhile I would check on. YOU CAN GET XRAY IF NEEDED . AT RISK FOR CLOT WITH BEING PREGNANT SO THAT IS CONCERN ...Read more

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What could hand numbness and elbow pain be symptoms of?

What could hand numbness and elbow pain be symptoms of?

Be seen: I would certainly be seen. There are multiple potential causes. Probably the two most common causes are a pinched nerve in the neck or a peripheral nerve entrapment syndrome. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually determine the cause. Thank you. ...Read more

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Finger joint pain after fever and bump on skin?

Finger joint pain after fever and bump on skin?

A pic is worth a lot: Not enough info to make any determination of what's going on. A pic would help and a little more detail about the history. ...Read more

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Can a throat viral infection cause muscle pain, flashing joint pain, a rash, tingling feet, burning sensation, itchy skin. Happens on and off.

Can a throat viral infection cause muscle pain, flashing joint pain, a rash, tingling feet, burning  sensation, itchy skin. Happens on and off.

Yes: But it's not an orthopedic condition. May be an auto-immune response, your body reacting inappropriately to the virus. See your medical doctor and tell hip it's important! ...Read more