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Dr. Dan Fisher Dr. Fisher
Internal Medicine
23 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Hand swollen and red after fire ant bites...Itchy...Am I allergic?

Hand swollen and red after fire ant bites...Itchy...Am I allergic?

Possible: Hard to tell as the fire ant bite is often red swollen and itchy just like really allergy. The protein component of the venom is indeed allergenic so subsequent stings may lead to progressively more severe reactions. If this happens see your doc.

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Hand Swelling (Definition)

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Dr. Jane Eason Dr. Eason
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
29 years in practice
Tel Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine
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Bitten by horsefly whole hand swollen skin turns yellow when close hand what can I do?

Bitten by horsefly whole hand swollen skin turns yellow when close hand what can I do?

Horsefly bite: Sounds like you are having a localized allergic reaction to the bite, but may also have an infection developing. Antihistamines may help reduce the swelling, as well as cool compresses, and elevating the hand (prop it up on some pillows), but if there is a question of infection (swelling, redness, warmth) then you need to see your provider for t reatment.

Dr. Susan Arnoult Dr. Arnoult
Family Medicine
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau Dr. Juchau
Family Medicine
29 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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Hand swollen after 3 days when cat bit and scratched me. Hurts and also having cough, sneeze, headache, and dizziness and sore throat? Any ideas?

Hand swollen after 3 days when cat bit and scratched me. Hurts and also having cough, sneeze, headache, and dizziness and sore throat? Any ideas?

Cat Bite: Cat Bites are notorious for getting infected. In fact, I was taught to treat them with antibiotics from the first because they would get infected. Time to see a doctor today to be treated. Otherwise it sounds like you have a viral infection causing your other symptoms.

Dr. Edward Hellman Dr. Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
25 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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Hand swollen after hitting wall?

Hand swollen after hitting wall?

Be seen: We see a lot of patients with that history that sustain a fracture of the 5th metacarpal otherwise known as a boxers fracture. You would be wise to be seen and have this ruled out.

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Dr. Jeffrey Greenberg Dr. Greenberg
Orthopedic Surgery
31 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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What could make my hand swollen for weeks, without pain?

What could make my hand swollen for weeks, without pain?

Many reasons: You should see your physician to make sure that there is not another reason for your hands to be swollen. There are many reasons for swollen hands that need to be evaluated.

Dr. Quazi Bari Dr. Bari
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
34 years in practice
University of Dhaka, Bangladesh Medical College (BMSRI)
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What happend when a 83 old female get her hand swollen what can cause this pronlem?

What happend when a 83 old female get her hand swollen what can cause this pronlem?

Multiple reasons: It could be for multiple causes like gout, fall and fracture, arthritis, trauma, synovitis. I hope I answered your questions. Thanks.

Dr. John Munshower Dr. Munshower
Family Medicine
26 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Georgia Campus
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Hand swollen and internally bruised, what should I do now?

See Dr.: At your age, and with your desription, likely causes could be "a bad bruise", a strain/sprain, or a fracture. See a dr. For an evaluation and possible x-ray to rule out the more serious causes. Best wishes.

Dr. Nayla Mumneh Dr. Mumneh
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
25 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Baby ears and hand swollen- allergy?

Baby ears and hand swollen- allergy?

Allergy: This sounds like an allergic reaction, you need to seek medical help right away.

Dr. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery
35 years in practice
University of Peshawar, Khyber Medical College
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Hand swollen for no reason what could it be?

Hand swollen for no reason what could it be?

See PCP: Usually there is a reason. If no history of fall or trauma then consider inflammatory conditions. Insect bites can also start with swelling but are assciated with redness. See your pcp as catching things early leads to quicker control and recovery. In meanwhile rest, elevate hand and use nsaids.

Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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I wake up in the morning with my hand swollen and I can only move it a little without intense pain. Also I can't open it all the way?

See details: Then see a doctor and have the issue evaluated. Often this presentation is the result of a spider bite.

Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau Dr. Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine
20 years in practice
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
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Hand swollen and pain up arm?

Hand swollen and pain up arm?

If...: Since we don't have more details on what other symptoms you are experiencing or the circumstances that triggered your arm to be swollen I would suggest you go to the nearest urgent care center for evaluation. There are multiple reasons why you are having these symptoms. It could be anything from an infection, joint inflammation, blood clot, among others.

Dr. Douglas Roberts Dr. Roberts
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
33 years in practice
University of Nevada School of Medicine
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Why is the palm of my left hand swollen? Should I b worried?

Why is the palm of my left hand swollen? Should I b worried?

Exclude infection: It is rare to have swelling in this area, and the first thing to be excluded would be an infection; as you are in Belize, I would consider also unusual, slow growing infections such as those in the tuberculosis family, called 'atypical mycobacteria' some of which are present in marine environments. Hand infections can be serious, so please seek qualified medical attention.

Dr. Steven Brown Dr. Brown
Surgery - Hand Surgery
35 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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My hand swollen with sprained wrist -- is this normal, what to do?

Yes: Elevation, ice, anti-inflammatories and use of fingers to help milk swelling out of hand are all helpful. Compression gloves like isotonic can be helpful as well.

Dr. Jeffrey Wint Dr. Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
31 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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Why is my right hand swollen and I feel tingling up my arm?

Why is my right hand swollen and I feel tingling up my arm?

Thre are several: Possible reasons. Trauma, sleep positon, infection, tendonitis, especially given age. Radial sided tendonitis. May be a common issue such as de quervains, one may need to refine the comlaint, ie, is the swelling in the whole hand or just feels swollen. Is the tingling ing extend up the arm or just into the hand and forearm? Is there neck comoression ad the tingling hand "feels" swollen, .

Dr. Joe Lee Dr. Lee
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
years in practice
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Slight right hand swelling, is this normal or something to be concerned about? No injury, no pain, no discomfort, only in hand, just slightly swollen.

Swollen right hand: It may not be anything, but it's not clear since you did not mention how long this has going on. Vascular or lymphatic issues or something else might cause the swelling. Get it evaluated.

Dr. Keith Joe Dr. Joe
Orthopedic Surgery
15 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Broken wrist, wrist swelling gone, hand swollen, what should I do?

Broken wrist, wrist swelling gone, hand swollen, what should I do?

Have you been seen: Without seeing your xray hard to say but you should probably get seen by an orthopaedic surgeon. Treatment will depend on how bad of a break: whether there is substantial displacement and thus need for a reduction (realignment of the broken bones) either closed or possibly surgery.

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Dr. Theresa Henderson Dr. Henderson
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
37 years in practice
University of Dublin Trinity College School of Physic
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Hand swollen/painful 4 wks in between thumb and finger. No injury. Swelling and pain are spreading and increasing. What could it be?

Hand swollen/painful 4 wks in between thumb and finger. No injury. Swelling and pain are spreading and increasing. What could it be?

Swelling causality: The symptoms you describe in the face of no known injury best describe an infectious or autoimmune process. With the acceleration you describe, you should see your doctor as soon as possible as a firm diagnosis and start of treatment as quickly as possible is very important.

Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia Dr. Fronzaglia
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
17 years in practice
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
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My husband got very low sugar this morning and I had to call 911 they have him an IV of glucose and was fine now hand swollen and red face?

My husband got very low sugar this morning and I had to call 911 they have him an IV of glucose and was fine now hand swollen and red face?

A symptom: It sounds like the episode of low blood sugar is a symptom of an underlying issue. Hopefully, he was taken to the hospital for an evaluation.

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Dr. Ew Christensen Dr. Christensen
Family Medicine
24 years in practice
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
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Very dark purple fryer burn on top of my hand swollen in between pinky fingureand other. Cause deep pain when moving my hand touched What should I do?

Very dark purple fryer burn on top of my hand swollen in between pinky fingureand other. Cause deep pain when moving my hand touched What should I do?

Get it seen.: A burn on the hand can be very serious, so I think you should get in and have it looked at. You can place a cool clean rag on the burn in the meantime, but please get this evaluated.