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Hand Swollen After Bug Bite
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.
Bitten by yellow fly or horse fly not 100% sure which one on right hand. Fingers and hand swollen itch & burn. Any remedies to reduce swelling?
Ice: I would apply ice to the swollen area. Also take antihistamine such as Benedryl. Keep hand elevated so swelling doesn't get worse.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, .
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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?
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.