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Doctor insights on: Itchy Swollen Fingers Symptoms

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Just this year- starting this summer, actually- just started getting itchy, swollen fingers when exposed to mild cold, like a 50 deg. Steering wheel.

Just this year- starting this summer, actually- just started getting itchy, swollen fingers when exposed to mild cold, like a 50 deg. Steering wheel.

You need: To have some testing done! You might have a disorder called "Raynaud's Syndrome" which may accompany rheumatological conditions such as arthritis!
Tell your PCP about your symptoms and he/she will order the necessary blood tests.

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

Dr. Gary Pess
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Finger Swelling (Definition)

Finger swelling can occur in many medical conditions. It can be objectively measured by water displacement measuring in some cases. It can be a sign of systemic disease, such as heart failure, or renal failure. It most often is a ...Read more


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I have 2 swollen fingers there is a blister forming on one, both fingers are itchy & very hot?

I have 2 swollen fingers there is a blister forming on one, both fingers are itchy & very hot?

See a doctor: There is something wrong, could be an infection, could be an allergic reaction. If you can't be seen immediately, go to an urgent care center or emergency room. Make sure to take of any and all jewerly from your hand. If you have benedryl, you may want to take one in case its an allergy but get to a doctor.... ...Read more

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Had itchy red swollen end of little finger, swelling gone now and left lots of red dots under skin that don't fade when pressed down on. Thank you?

Had itchy red swollen end of little finger, swelling gone now and left lots of red dots under skin that don't fade when pressed down on. Thank you?

Capillary: These red spots are most likely due to burst capillaries which leak blood into the skin and take days to weeks to fade. What caused the swelling and discoloration initially? ? infected bite? allergic reaction? trauma ...Read more

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Right side of face swollen and numb, cold, threads in eyes, scabs in nose, swollen itchy scalp scabs and inflammation, swollen fingers&toes 19 f white?

Right side of face swollen and numb, cold, threads in eyes, scabs in nose, swollen itchy scalp scabs and inflammation, swollen fingers&toes 19 f white?

Vague: Your symptoms are nonspecific and without a thorough history and physical, perhaps even some lab testing, it would be difficult to conclude what could be amiss. Time to follow up with a doctor! All the best! ...Read more

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What works against swollen fingers in winter?

What works against swollen fingers in winter?

See your doctor: See your doctor to determine what is causing your fingers swell as it could be arthritis or even raynaud's. ...Read more

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What causes swollen and itchy fingers only in the winter?

What causes swollen and itchy fingers only in the winter?

Xerosis or Reynaud's: The cold weather and low humidity removes the moisture barrier from the skin, causing substances to penetrate and cause irritation. Cold weather also may cause vasospsm in the fingers, reducing blood flow, which may result in the same dysfunction. Use moisturizers and gloves, and see your doctor for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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What could cause swollen fingers in a newborn?

What could cause swollen fingers in a newborn?

Many things: Edema of the fingers of a newborn could be from low serum protein (renal losses of protein), blocked lymphatic flow, venous obstruction on the hand or arm. A physician should carefully the fingers, wrist, and arm of the affected side. ...Read more

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Any reason why are my fingers swollen and itchy?

Any reason why are my fingers swollen and itchy?

Itchy skin: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have unexpected rashes and swollen fingers, what is this?

I have unexpected rashes and swollen fingers, what is this?

Swollen fingers: Cause of swollen knuckles and fingers and rash can be gouty arthritis, inflamm arthritides, psoriatic arthritis (associated with psoraisis), lyme disease, severe infections (acute bacterial ones) or even just a viral syndrome. And others

you need to be seen by your medical provider, document the rash, where its is what it looks like as it may be a clue. ...Read more

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What causes itchy swollen itchy fingers?

What causes itchy swollen itchy fingers?

Contact Dermatitis: Itchy swollen fingers may result from an allergic reaction of some type. Perhaps to some new environmental exposure such as poison ivy, detergent or soap, or something else you may have come in contact with. ...Read more

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I wake up with swollen fingers what does that mean?

I wake up with swollen fingers what does that mean?

Get Evaluated: You need to get evaluated to get a correct diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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What can cause swollen fingers and toes?

What can cause swollen fingers and toes?

Heat: Is one thing, rheumatoid arthritis is another, some other arthropathies as well, psoriatic arthritis is another. An arthritic work up is warranted assuming it is not heat related. ...Read more

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Swollen fingers and toes in the morning, what could this be?

Swollen fingers and toes in the morning, what could this be?

Any things: Therevare many typer of arthrtis and many reason formswollen fingers you need tonbe properlly evaluated to find out what is happening. ...Read more

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Why would my 12 year old daughter wake up with swollen fingers?

Why would my 12 year old daughter wake up with swollen fingers?

Raunaud????: Swollen and painful? Several reasons--- auto-immune diseases, thyroid, vascular problems (venous drainage). ...Read more

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My back has a spot, Painful, swollen, itchy, even not pressing by fingers, it is still painful. Suddenly happened at the office today.

My back has a spot, Painful, swollen, itchy, even not pressing by fingers, it is still painful. Suddenly happened at the office today.

Boil/abscess: This sounds like a boil or abscess, however we cannot be absolutely certain without seeing it. Small boils and abscess usually can drain with repeated warm compress for 10-15min Five times a day, but since it is on your back it may be difficult if you don't have a willing family member/friend to help you. A long bath may help. If it is large, >1cm, you should see your doctor for drainage ...Read more

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Itchy swollen peeling cracking bumps on fingers?

Itchy swollen peeling cracking bumps on fingers?

Dyshidrotic eczema?: Dyshidroyic eczema is a form of eczema that presents with water-filled vesicles, peeling, dry cracks (sometimes fissures) on sides of fingers. ...Read more

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Swollen finger hot when I touch itchy at some points and numb with some pain?

Swollen finger hot when I touch itchy at some points and numb with some pain?

Hot swollen and pain: Finger, rule out infection, can occur even without a noticeable entry wound. Other consideration includes trauma, fracture and even gout but at age 22 gout is not first on the list. ...Read more

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What would be the most common causes and treatment for swollen fingers in the elderly?

What would be the most common causes and treatment for swollen fingers in the elderly?

See below: If the fingers are bony and do not feel spongy or swollen, then osteoarthritis would be the cause.

However if they feel like they have fluid around the joints, the patient could have an inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid

the treatment varies depending on the type of arthritis and the patient's underlying health conditions. Consider seeing a rheumatologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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On winter my fingers and or my toes are getting swollen red and itchy. What can be the problem?

On winter my fingers and or my toes are getting swollen red and itchy. What can be the problem?

Raynaud's phenomenon: This problem could be caused by many things but it sounds like Raynaud's phenomenon which is a problem with the circulation in the fingers. I recommend you see your doctor about it when it happens. ...Read more

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Swollen vaginal opening the day after sex. It's itchy and swollen, I can't fit a finger in. Should I go to the emergency room?

Swollen vaginal opening the day after sex. It's itchy and swollen, I can't fit a finger in. Should I go to the emergency room?

Swollen vagina: Smart idea to go as soon as possible to the Emergency room! Please have someone take you.

Hope all goes well! Please let me know what happend! ...Read more

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How to treat itchy swollen peeling cracking bumps on fingers?

How to treat itchy swollen peeling cracking bumps on fingers?

See a dermatologist: Prescription topical steroid creams can help decrease the inflammation. Cracked skin can also get infected so antibiotics may also be necessary. ...Read more

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Fingers have been bitten by insect and joints are swollen and inflamed, red and itchy?

Fingers have been bitten by insect and joints are swollen and inflamed, red and itchy?

Itchy: An ice pack and oral 25mg benadryl (diphenhydramine) 3 times a day may help. If not, consult a HealthTap doctor for either a steroid cream or oral steroid called prednisone. ...Read more

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I have really itchy parts on my fingers it's like something under my skin there red and swollen and on one finger there's two white bumps?

I have really itchy parts on my fingers it's like something under my skin there red and swollen and on one finger there's two white bumps?

Dermatitis: Sounds like you have some sort of pruritic (itchy) dermatitis. Get an examination and let the dr. See the area to properly diagnose the condition. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Right index finger is itchy & ''swollen'' (wider than left index) for the past few months & hydocortisone creams barely work to halt the nonstop itch.

Right index finger is itchy & ''swollen'' (wider than left index) for the past few months & hydocortisone creams barely work to halt the nonstop itch.

Finger swelling: You probably need to have someone look at the area that is bothering you. If you have been using the cortisone cream daily for such a long time, unfortunately, it can have a paradoxical effect: it can cause it's own skin irritation, rather than helping the problem. Stop using it. Use moisturizer (thick one) 4-5x/day. Use an antihistamine to stop the itching (like loratadine). If no better, see Dr ...Read more

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Palms, fingers get red, swollen, itchy whenever I hold something cold for more than 30 sec. Can this be related to something other than cold urticaria?

Palms, fingers get red, swollen, itchy whenever I hold something cold for more than 30 sec. Can this be related to something other than cold urticaria?

Cold urticaria prob.: Although cold urticaria is the most likely diagnosis due to the rapidity of onset and itching, cryoglobulinemia, the presence of an abnormal protein that precipitates on exposure to cold is an unlikely possiblity. ...Read more

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Excessive sweating leading to swollen fingers, what to do?

Excessive sweating leading to swollen fingers, what to do?

See details: Excessive sweating does not cause swollen finger but there are medical issues that can cause both. ...Read more