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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Long Fingers (Overview)

Long fingers is a feature in which a person's fingers are longer than usual for the average normal person in his ethnic/racial group. Very long arms and fingers can be due to hereditary/genetic causes.


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What are long fingers caused by?

What are long fingers caused by?

Arachnodactyly: This feature can occur on its own, with no underlying health problems. However, it can also be associated with certain medical conditions. Examples include marfan syndrome, ehlers danlos syndrome , homocystinuria. Arachnodactyly is a condition in which the fingers are abnormally long and slender in comparison to the palm of the hand. It can be presentit at birth or develop in later in life. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
24 doctors shared insights

Long Fingers (Overview)

Long fingers is a feature in which a person's fingers are longer than usual for the average normal person in his ethnic/racial group. Very long arms and fingers can be due to hereditary/genetic causes.


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Does having long fingers mean you will be tall?

Does having long fingers mean you will be tall?

No it means: You will have long fingers, height may correlate with hand and foot size but this is not an absolute. ...Read more

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Living a Long Life (Checklist)

Check the CDC website to see what is recommended.
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Asthmatics, diabetics, dialysis patients should have flu shots!
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The only thing you need to get Shingles is a history of chickenpox.
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Update TDaP every 10 yrs.
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I have fungal infection between my foot fingers since a very long time. It causes a lot of itching. What should I do to get rid of it?

I have fungal infection between my foot fingers since  a very long time. It causes a lot of itching. What should I do to get rid of it?

Athlete's foot: Most cases of can be cured with over-the-counter antifungal products and basic good hygiene. Wash and dry your feet every morning and evening, change socks daily, and don't wear the same shoes day after day to allow them time to dry completely before wearing again. Sprinkle antifungal powder on feet and in your shoes daily. Antifungal creams, spray and powders should be used for several weeks. ...Read more

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Treating Finger Warts (Checklist)

First verify the type of wart you have before deciding on treatment
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If you know it's a wart, use over-the-counter products as labelled.
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If over-the-counter treatments don't work, see a dermatologist
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What do I do to get pretty, long fingers?

What do I do to get pretty, long fingers?

Genetics and age and: Weight play a role but the first two arethe greatest, you cannot lose weight tools your fingers thinner unless you are extremely morbidly obese . I say this last point is very important because unless you are being treated for morbid obesity losing weight will not affect your fingers also as we age our fingers change in shape and appearance so even if you have long shapely fingers its transient. ...Read more

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Is it bad to have long fingers?

Is it bad to have long fingers?

No: It is what it is . There are some medical conditions associated with very long or very short fingers but as an isolated thing it isn't good or bad. ...Read more

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What are long fingers caused by?

Arachnodactyly: This feature can occur on its own, with no underlying health problems. However, it can also be associated with certain medical conditions. Examples include marfan syndrome, ehlers danlos syndrome , homocystinuria. Arachnodactyly is a condition in which the fingers are abnormally long and slender in comparison to the palm of the hand. It can be presentit at birth or develop in later in life. ...Read more

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What do I do to get pretty, long fingers?

Genetics and age and: Weight play a role but the first two arethe greatest, you cannot lose weight tools your fingers thinner unless you are extremely morbidly obese . I say this last point is very important because unless you are being treated for morbid obesity losing weight will not affect your fingers also as we age our fingers change in shape and appearance so even if you have long shapely fingers its transient. ...Read more