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Doctor insights on: Home Remedies For Swelling Over An Injured Finger Or Toe

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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What relieves stinging fingers n toes? No swelling or dis coloring. Nerve endings?

What relieves stinging fingers n toes? No swelling or dis coloring.  Nerve endings?

It depends: The first issue is one needs to determine the cause. Is anxiety or is there an underlying neurologic issue? That answer will determine the most appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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My 4 year old seems to have very slight swelling on the right side of her body. Most noticeable on her right cheek and even in her toes and fingers.

My 4 year old seems to have very slight swelling on the right side of her body. Most noticeable on her right cheek and even in her toes and fingers.

Workup mgt: This is a serious symptom potentially and should be checked by your PCP. When you are in the office, please have the PCP check her cardiac exam, and perform a BP check. ...Read more

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Can a doctor tell whether you have swelling in your fingers and toes just by feeling, if visually there are no signs.

Can a doctor tell whether you have swelling in your fingers and toes just by feeling, if visually there are no signs.

That's our JOB.: A well trained physician knows how to "see" with their history and physical exam skills things that the patient cannot. For example, subtle swelling of the joints, what we call synovitis, is not something the average person knows how to identify. We do go to school for a long long time, and then by the time you are a rhuemalologist, you've got often an additional 7 years training past med school. ...Read more

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Why are my fingers, toes and joints swelling? It hurts.

Why are my fingers, toes and joints swelling? It hurts.

I would advise: A consult with a rheumatologist. This type of doctor specializes in these types of conditions. ...Read more

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My fingers, toes, and knuckles have randomly been swelling lately. They hurt pretty bad and have a warm feeling. What could it be?

My fingers, toes, and knuckles have randomly been swelling lately. They hurt pretty bad and have a warm feeling. What could it be?

Inflammation: The symptoms you describe are concerning for inflammation. Would recommend seeing your doctor when you have active symptoms. Based on exam, your doctor may recommend blood tests and imaging studies. ...Read more

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Red painfull swelling inbetween thumb and index finger... Happend right after i injured myself, bled a little as well but that has stopped?

Red painfull swelling inbetween thumb and index finger... Happend right after i injured myself, bled a little as well but that has stopped?

Not sure what your: question is. Pain and swelling are common reactions to injury. If it's particularly painful, you can take an OTC pain medication, apply ice for 15-20 minutes a few times a day, and elevate the hand to minimize swelling. What you're seeing may be a blood blister, a small collection of blood under the skin. ...Read more

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I developed swelling on my pinky finger right below the nail on the joint I assume. Its hard to the touch. I never injured it though. What is this?

I developed swelling on my pinky finger right below the nail on the joint I assume. Its  hard to the touch. I never injured it though. What is this?

Could be an infectio: Could very well be the start of a bacterial infection. Could beta few other thoughts as well try soaking in warm soapy water and see if this helps if not see your doctor for treatmentv ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more