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Why does skin turn red when you place an icepack it? same with fingers why do hands turn red when put bare hands in cold snow for a minute ?

Why does skin turn red when you place an icepack it? same with fingers why do hands turn red when put bare hands in cold snow for a minute ?

Vasodilation : Your blood vessels respond to a cold stimulus by attempting to warm the area reflexly - this is done by dilating, which increases blood flow to the area and causes redness and warmness. ...Read more

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My hands between my fingers itch ferociously turn red and swell but only at night or while I'm sleeping. What could it be?

My hands between my fingers itch ferociously turn red and swell but only at night or while
I'm sleeping. What could it be?

Soap? Fleas?: Hard to say. Use only unscented soaps, detergents, lotions, aerosols, room sprays. You may be reacting to them. Use fragrance-free detergents for sensitive skin and avoid fabric softeners (which don't really soften clothes, just add another irritating chemical). Could you have fleas, or other pests, in your house? If not, and you don't get better, see your doc to find out what is going on. ...Read more

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What causes the ends of my finger nail towards the tip to turn red?

What causes the ends of my finger nail towards the tip to turn red?

More history needed: When does this happen? Are you resting, working with your hands, have they been wet, wearing tight gloves for some time, exposed to chemicals.... There are many possibilities. Since I cannot see your skin, I cannot give further advice. Wishing you the best ... ...Read more

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What might be the reason to my tingling feeling for my fingers and hand?

What might be the reason to my tingling feeling for my fingers and hand?

Could be: Could be having slept on it in an awkward position . . . . Also could be carpal tunnel syndrome . . . . Or could be some problem in your neck that impinges on the innervation to your hand. Best to see your physician and have this checked out. ...Read more

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What could be the reason why my fingers and the top of my hands are turning green?

What could be the reason why my fingers and the top of my hands are turning green?

Not sure: I have been a hand surgeon for almost 20 years and I have yet to see green hands. If you have had any bruising anywhere below your elbow, the old blood eventually works it way down to your hand and fingers. As old blood is reabsorbed it often changes colors from purple, to blue to green or yellow. Exposure to some types of metals like copper can cause a greenish discoloration. Get it checked out. ...Read more