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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. ...Read more
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?
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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, . ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
3-6 months: Swelling is the symptom that usually takes the longest time to improve. ...Read more
What are some probable causes of swollen ankles and slight hand swelling with a tingling sensation?
6 weeks post-surgery rotator cuff. Discontinued sling. Hand swollen, pain (sometimes severe) in thumb pad & "click" when thumb moves. Problem?
Fall onto hand, swollen thumb and palm area, is it a broken scaphoid, have broke same scaphoid twice before the 2nd time never got it checked out?
X-ray: A simple x-ray of the scaphoid should answer your question... With a follow up one week later if negative to rule out an occult fracture. ...Read more
Two yr old son stung by something. Part of left hand swollen, no puncture mark that I can see. No fever, ate dinner. Best way to fix it?
Fingers (middle & pinky are worse) of r hand swollen & little numb; no pain; sudden onset-no contributing factors; health hx: celiac; 20 y/o f; help?
Fall onto hand, swollen thumb and palm, have I broke my scaphoid it hurts to grip and prod the bottom of the thumb, have broke scaphoid twice before?
Scaphoid fracture: I would be very suspicious of a scaphoid fracture. An xray is imperative. ...Read more