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Washing (Definition)

As soon as possible after being exposed to poison oak or poison ivy, washing the skin and clothes well can help reduce exposure to the offending oil and the ...Read more


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I get hand and wrist pain when I wash my hands with cold water. Is this normal?

I get hand and wrist pain when I wash my hands with cold water. Is this normal?

No, may be Raynaud's: Raynaud's phenomenon is a symptom caused by constriction of small blood vessels, usually in the fingers and toes, leading to a lack of nutrients and oxygen going to the fingers and toes. Raynaud's phenomenon can be due to auto-immune disorders, hormonal imbalances, medication effects, etc... A primary care, endocrinology, or rheumatology doctor can look for raynaud's and other possible causes. ...Read more

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What does wrist pain and tingling hands mean?

What does wrist pain and tingling hands mean?

Many things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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Wrist pain and swelling on right hand..Anything i can do to get it down?

Wrist pain and swelling on right hand..Anything i can do to get it down?

Elevation: Elevation, icing, anti-inflammatories and behavioral modification are the cornerstones to edema reduction. ...Read more

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I have a wrist pain with hand & sometimes to my arm should I go & check it or is it not a big deal?

I have a wrist pain with hand & sometimes to my arm should I go & check it or is it not a big deal?

Wrist pain: Yes, check with orthopedic surgeon: possible carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel, or radial tunnel syndromes. May be tendonitis: mant tendon possibilities. Possible vascular or referred cervical pain. ...Read more

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I am a baker and today I noticed very sharp wrist pain when scooping things out of bowls or lifting with my right hand. What can I do?

I am a baker and today I noticed very sharp wrist pain when scooping things out of bowls or lifting with my right hand. What can I do?

Wrist tendinitis: Is a common issue. At the base of the thumb especially in what is known as the first dorsal compartment, an entity commonly known as dequervain's or stenosing tenosynovitis of the radial styloid can affect thumb motion, wrist motion and writing. Ice, NSAIDs, soft splints and at times an injection can help. Other issues may be arthritis joint pain, nerve pain or just plain old muscle fatigue. ...Read more

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I have a wrist pain on the top part of my hand whenever i put any type of pressure like doing pushups, is this carpaltunnel or something else?

I have a wrist pain on the top part of my hand whenever i put any type of pressure like doing pushups, is this carpaltunnel or something else?

Sprain: Doubt carpal tunnel which generally presents with numbness/tingling in all or some of fingers: thumb, index, long (middle), and partially ring finger. A sprain, stress injury from repetetive use or impaction, ganglion cyst are common causes. See an orthopedist for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Followup: wrist pain;not hand;no heat or swelling;"always" but more severe with use of course; i've used a wrist bandage but it doesn't seem to help?

Use a wrist brace to: Rest the wrist, and as much as possible during work as well. Without proper hx or exam, difficult to advise, except see an orthopod.. If any numbness ;/or weakness, it could be a carpal tunnel syndrome. The brace could help then. Take some Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen). I am sure seeing your pcp would also be quite helpful to get a dx.. ...Read more

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3 times random wrist pain Left only. Hurts with use & movement on back of hand side of wrist. What could cause this & what to do w/o paying for appt?

De quervain syndrome: if your pain is on the thumb side that could be inflammations of thumb tendons called de quervain's syndrome , treatment is by steroid injections and anti inflammatory medication ...Read more

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Wrist Pain (Definition)

Wrist pain is a symptom where one has sharp or dull pain in his wrist, which may or may not be accompanied by pain or funny sensations in other ...Read more