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Tip of thumb to bottom of palm is swollen, palm purple, joint red I bent it backward. Thumb is numb. In a stabilizer. Is it sprained? Btw been 3 days.

Tip of thumb to bottom of palm is swollen, palm purple, joint red I bent it backward. Thumb is numb. In a stabilizer. Is it sprained? Btw been 3 days.

Indicative of ser--: --ious injury. Must B evacuated by an orthopedic surgeon since it most likely involves serious ligamentous injury that if not treated can't cause lifelong problems.

Get in & B Cn! ...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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Stayed in a motel now 3 of my children have red, swollen palms, what is this?

Stayed in a motel now 3 of my children have red, swollen palms, what is this?

A Reaction: Most likely a reaction to something they got on their hands, such as the soap they used. It should pass in a few days. Moisturize or use cortisone cream if itchy. ...Read more

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I have red swollen palms. Itchy... Hurts. Everyday?

I have red swollen palms. Itchy... Hurts. Everyday?

Skin issues: Please get evaluated for appropriate diagnosis and treatment. It could be eczema, fungal infection, pustulosis etc. ...Read more

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2 year old has red slightly swollen itchy palms, no other symptoms nothing on her feet. Only her palms?

2 year old has red slightly swollen itchy palms, no other symptoms nothing on her feet. Only her palms?

Red palms: Could be contact dermatitis
check to see what her hands touch or the toys she plays with check if there is peeling if so she definatly needs to be checked ...Read more

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What causes sudden onset of red and swollen palms of hands and feet?

What causes sudden onset of red and swollen palms of hands and feet?

Many things can: Swelling in the hands and the feet is a common occurrence that has a variety of possible triggers. The most common possibility is idiopathic edema, which occurs when excess fluid builds up in the body, with no specific trigger or cause.

Idiopathic edema is generally more common in women than in men, and is often accompanied by unexplained sodium retention. ...Read more

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I hit my wrist earlier, and it seems the vein has swollen. The area around it is red, and my palm is tingling. Should I be concerned?

I hit my wrist earlier, and it seems the vein has swollen. The area around it is red, and my palm is tingling. Should I be concerned?

Not to worry: You have a "contusion" or "bruising" and hit the nerve as well as the veins in your wrist. ICE is the best INITIAL treatment followed by HEAT after the first 48 hours!
Your symptoms should resolve within 7 days If still symptomatic after a week check it out with your PCP (Primary Care Provider)
Hope this helps!
DrZ ...Read more

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I was at work today and went to catch a bag about 50lbs in weight and felt a pain in my palm afterwords. Now the veins in my wrist are swollen and red?

I was at work today and went to catch a bag about 50lbs in weight and felt a pain in my palm afterwords. Now the veins in my wrist are swollen and red?

Local trauma: From your description, it sounds as if you sustained local trauma to your hand and wrist resulting in an irritation of the palm of your hand. If your traumatized the veins that can cause inflammation of them which is called phlebitis. The treatment for now would be ice and ibuprofen. This should improve over the next 3 to 4 days. If not, then see your physician. ...Read more

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Thumb is swollen without injury. It is swollen on the palm side at the tip of my finger. It is not red and doesn't really hurt. Just uncomfortable.

Thumb is swollen without injury. It is swollen on the palm side at the tip of my finger. It is not red and doesn't really hurt. Just uncomfortable.

Could be infection: The most common thing to happen there would be infection. Ingrown nail is also possible, and it would feel better to lift your nail off the red area if it were from an ingrown nail. It is possible that we can handle this problem on HealthTap. Com if we can see a picture of your thumb. Or you can see your doctor or urgent care center. ...Read more

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I got stung by a bee 2 days and my leg is extremly swollen, red, hot, hard, and EXTREMELY SORE AND PAINFUL. The red area is the size of my palm?

I got stung by a bee 2 days and my leg is extremly swollen, red, hot, hard, and EXTREMELY SORE AND PAINFUL. The red area is the size of my palm?

Cellulitis: Symptoms of pain, redness, swelling, and warmth suggest a skin infection called cellulitis. Cellulitis can occur from any trauma to the skin, including from bites and stings. Because of the increasing incidence of resistant bacteria, evaluation and treatment by a physician is required. Untreated cellulitis can lead to abscess and/or sepsis (blood infection). ...Read more

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On x-mas a knife went through my hand, uncontrollable blood lead to stitches and now my stitches out. Area still split redness swollen and sore, why?

On x-mas a knife went through my hand, uncontrollable blood lead to stitches and now my stitches out. Area still split redness swollen and sore, why?

Need to see it.: A picture = 1000 words (whereas u only get 100 letters), so consider HealthTap Prime or scheduling an appt w/ ur doctor 4 confirmation of the following: scar tissue has only 70% of strength of original skin & less blood flow; I think u r seeing redness & splitting bcuz ur skin is not growing back whole like when u were 3. The soreness is from nerve irritation which is normal but won't go away soon ...Read more

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My toes turn blue in the shower. Other symptoms are hands and feet are almost always cold. Bottoms of my feet are dark red and my palms blue & swollen?

My toes turn blue in the shower. Other symptoms are hands and feet are almost always cold. Bottoms of my feet are dark red and my palms blue & swollen?

See doc: I know it's easy to say you need to see a doctor, but I think you do need to see one. You may need to have your circulation checked for one. Also, other diseases such as vasculitis (blood vessel wall inflammation) as well as inflammatory diseases such as lupus or reynaud's may need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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I have poison ivy on the palm and side of some of my fingers. Skin is red swollen and real dry feeling. What do I do??

Ice, antihistamines: Treat with ice/cold compresses, take oral anthistamines to help with swelling and itch, and use hydrocortisone cream to hep with itch as well. ...Read more

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High fever for two days, red spots developed on my skin mostly foot and palms, itchy but when scratch or touch, it hurt as if it is swollen.

High fever for two days, red spots developed on my skin mostly foot and palms, itchy but when scratch or touch, it hurt as if it is swollen.

Hand & foot rash: Many skin conditions can involve hands & feet. Some of them are erythema multiforme, that looks like little targets, usually triggered by a cold sore eruption but could be due to medications, a viral infection called hand, foot & mouth disease that has oval blisters surrounded by rim of red on palms, soles and in mouth. These may have fever, also eczema, psoriasis, etc. Please see dermatologist. ...Read more

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Tip of thumb to the bottom of the palm is swollen, palm is purple the joint red bent it backward. Thumb is numb. In a stabilizer. Is it sprained?

Tip of thumb to the bottom of the palm is swollen, palm is purple the joint red bent it backward. Thumb is numb. In a stabilizer. Is it sprained?

Call Hand Specialist: It sounds like you should see a physician immediately. It sounds like you had a significant hyperextension injury to your thumb and you may have torn some of the ligaments that support your thumb because of the amount of swelling and redness. A doctor needs to check the blood flow to your thumb and assess any possible nerve damage, and any possible fracture/dislocation. ER if high energy injury. ...Read more

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Soles/palms for awhile small red bumpy spots then dry and peel itchy comes and goes now spread to body rash feet and hands v hot itchy swollen sore?

Soles/palms for awhile small red bumpy spots then dry and peel itchy comes and goes now spread to body rash feet and hands v hot itchy swollen sore?

Hand foot and mouth?: It's very uncommon for adults, common for kids. In the last few weeks I've seen several adults with hand, foot, and mouth disease. It's an uncomfortable but not dangerous viral illness, improves within a few days, but if your symptoms, worsen, change or fail to improve you should be seen. ...Read more

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I shot meth into my vein on side of my hand and it is swollen, my hand is numb and there is lots of redness around that area and up my arm a little bi?

I shot meth into my vein on side of my hand and it is swollen, my hand is numb and there is lots of redness around that area and up my arm a little bi?

You have infection: That may be spreading up your arm and cutting off circulation to the hand. This could be a life-threatening or hand threatening emergency. Please go to an ED. ...Read more

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Had unprotected oral sex 5 months ago. I keep getting itchy rash all over. White swollen tongue with sore red gums. Red/white blotches on palms. HIV?

Had unprotected oral sex 5 months ago. I keep getting itchy rash all over. White swollen tongue with sore red gums. Red/white blotches on palms. HIV?

Doesn't mean HIV: Need eval to better define. These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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Very itchy skin on feet under feet, palms of hands, fingers of feet & hands swollen, spread to the arms & legs & now to upper thighs. Red bumps first?

Very itchy skin on feet under feet, palms of hands, fingers of feet & hands swollen, spread to the arms & legs & now to upper thighs. Red bumps first?

Itchy hands/feet: Thank you for your question. Itchy hands & feet that spreads to the arms & legs could be caused by a number of things. There are different types of inflammatory conditions of the skin that could cause a rash as well as responses to external/internal sources. Having an examination & evaluation performed by a qualified medical practitioner would be helpful in diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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L had a gangelon on top of my hand and l smacked it hard now very swollen and red and black but now l cannot stop banging it will it be alright.

L had a gangelon on top of my hand and l smacked it hard now very swollen and red and black but now l cannot stop banging it will it be alright.

Ganglion cyst: The issue is did you hurt the bones of your hand? Would ice it elevate, make sure you can move your fingers and make a fist f/u wiht doctor /urgetn care today ...Read more

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Red and swollen hand caused by a splinter?

Possible infection: If you get redness and swelling around where you have a splinter, the first concern is the beginning of an infection. I would recommend an evaluation by a health care professional today. You may be placed on antibiotics. In addition, the splinter will need to be removed. Good luck! ...Read more

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My hand is swollen and red it won't go down this was the dog that bit me my dog what should I do.

DOG BITES can cause: Tissue damage frm the power of the dogs jaw and be very swollen but the worst risj may be infections and very specific antibiotics such as Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) or another regimen is needed for pasturella species of bacteria (though staph is most common) bottom line dog bite and swelling and red see a doctor today. ...Read more

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How do you treat ice burns on skin? They are 2 days old and still red and swollen. Area is about half the size of my hand.

How do you treat ice burns on skin? They are 2 days old and still red and swollen. Area is about half the size of my hand.

Frostbite: Since they are 2 days old, they are probably already rewarmed. Treat the area like a thermal burn. Keep it covered with dry sterile dressings. If blisters develop, seek medical attention. If no tetanus booster for last 5 years, one will be needed. Skin may slough and could require professional care. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I got a IV it got my hand red and swollen it looks normal hurts when I try but can't put my hand straight feels like a ball inside it wut can it be?

I got a IV it got my hand red and swollen it looks normal hurts when I try but can't put my hand straight feels like a ball inside it wut can it be?

Phlebitis: Superficial phlebitis is inflamation of a superficial vein. It can happen with IV catheters. See doctor if it's hurting or red to be sure is not getting infected. ...Read more

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Finger and whole hand is swollen and red from a wooden splinter?

May be cellulitis: Besure to have it seem by a doctor. The splinter could have carried an infection into the finger and now it has spread to the whole hand. In the mean time, warm compressed and draining any puss at the splinter site. And remove the splinter if you haven't done so yet. ...Read more

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I hit the back of my hand on an oxygen tank at work yesterday. The area hit was red, swollen and numb. Today it's still numb.?

I hit the back of my hand on an oxygen tank at work yesterday. The area hit was red, swollen and numb. Today it's still numb.?

Neuropraxia: This is like a "whiplash" of the nerves and hopefully is temporary and will resolve. Ice and antiinflammatories can be helpful. If pain persists see an orthopedist. ...Read more