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Hand Swelling (Overview)

What you injured depends on where you stabbed your finger. Regardless, you should apply pressure to the finger to stop the bleeding, but avoid strangulating the finger. Best to seek immediate medical attention to determine the extent to injury.


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What causes hand swelling?

What causes hand swelling?

Multiple causes: This could be low thyroid, a carpal tunnel, an allergy, problem with veins, arthritis, afrozen shoulder, early shoulder hand syndrome, tendonitis, kidney problem. It's also possible you just slept on it and the swelling will go away by itself. ...Read more

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Hand Swelling (Overview)

What you injured depends on where you stabbed your finger. Regardless, you should apply pressure to the finger to stop the bleeding, but avoid strangulating the finger. Best to seek immediate medical attention to determine the extent to injury.


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Treating Swollen Feet or Ankles (Checklist)

Move your body. Avoid sitting or standing for long periods
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Don't wear tight garments
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Lose weight if needed
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Avoid standard diuretics as they won't solve the problem
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Are there effective natural treatments for hand swelling?

Are there effective natural treatments for hand swelling?

Compression, motion: The hand works like a pump...Motion helps take out swelling, as does hand elevation. There are no magic medical potions, unless there is an inflammatory cause, in which case, anti-inflammatory medicines can help. ...Read more

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Hot water can cure hands swelling veins?

Hot water can cure hands swelling veins?

Unlikely.: Heat tends to make veins dilate and cold constricts. If you have enlarged hand veins and they are cosmetically unacceptable to you, there are options for treatment of these including sclerotherapy and laser ablation. You should see a vein specialist who has experience treating veins in this area. Placing them in hot water will not help and could burn you. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of itchy swollen hands and feet?

How can you get rid of itchy swollen hands and feet?

Find the cause : You need to consult a allergist to see what is causing your hands and feet to swell and itch. When the source is identified it will be much easier to treat. ...Read more

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What causes hand swelling?

Multiple causes: This could be low thyroid, a carpal tunnel, an allergy, problem with veins, arthritis, afrozen shoulder, early shoulder hand syndrome, tendonitis, kidney problem. It's also possible you just slept on it and the swelling will go away by itself. ...Read more

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What can be done for hand swelling?

Depends: On what the cause is. Is it due to an injury, poor circulation, collagen vascular diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, lymphatic problems, etc. Finding the cause will help to determine the treatment. ...Read more

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What causes hand swelling on a baby?

Unknown: A baby should not have a noticeably swollen hand see your baby's doctor : thoughts include circualation issues, congenital issues, infection, soft tissue abnormalities, and a whole host of other things. Assymmetry in one limb vs another should be investgated. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


Dr. Peter Ihle
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Swollen Hands (Definition)

Swollen hands can be a symptom of arthritis or other inflammation of the area (such as carpal tunnel syndrome), or may be due to exercise or changes in environment ...Read more