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Why do you: Punch the wall is a better question. ...Read more
Many markers: Such as these are not toxic if used proplery but that does not mean that you can't have an allergy or sensitive skin. These are chemicals, inks dyes that perhaps should not be used on your hands intentionally. ...Read more
Nerve compression: One of the most common reasons is carpal tunnel syndrome. You should get an evaluation from a hand surgeon who will examine you and possibly order nerve tests and/or ultrasound which will determine if you have an issue with your nerve and where it is located. Depending on if it is a nerve compression or neuropathy the surgeon will order appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Get diagnosed first: This is a common feeling that patients describe when hands go numb. If you havenot already seen your pcp or neurologist then see them soon to diagnose the reason for your hands going numb. The commonest problem is called carpal tunnel syndrome. Once diagnosis is confirmed you will get a referral to a hand specialist for probable surgical release of compression of the median nerve. ...Read more
Possible neuropathy: You may possess a mild developing peripheral neuropathy, but you may also have a hereditary sensitivity to pressure palsies, which means transient compression of nerves by certain positions like leaning elbow or crossing legs. There are other possibilities, but the intermittent symptoms suggest a benign condition. Have your doctor assess and examine. ...Read more
Hand and shoulders: This depends on how you move your shoulders. Numbness in hands can come from neck being extended or the brachial plexus being stretched (the nerves from the neck to the arm). There is anatomy in the neck and shoulders that explain this. Get an exam from someone who knows necks and the thoracic outlet anatomy and shoulder impingement exam. ...Read more
Increased blood flow: Exercise will create increased blood flow to extremities which can give a red appearance of skin since many vessels close to skin are expanded with blood. ...Read more
Water: Water by itself should not cause problems. Some people are sensitive to the temperature of the water. Both hot and cold water can cause some swelling or itching of hands in some patients. If you have some type of rash such as psoriasis that can be sore with water exposure. Try taking a bendaryl tablet and see if this helps. ...Read more
Sounds evoke: Different emotions. Perhaps this evokes a memory of a physical state or just adds enough static to your your system that other seemingly unrelated items affect your hand. But a baby crying can be a powerful sound. And there are studies where sound provokes hand pain used in an experimental sense to measure sounds. Our cerebral wiring is complex.. Speak to a neurologist it these things continu. ...Read more
Nerve compression: A common symptom of nerve compression such as carpal tunnel syndrome is periodic numbness especially at night. There is increased swelling within the carpal tunnel at night in addition to the different positions the wrist may be in such as increased flexion or extension which also increase the pressure. An evaluation from hand surgeon can determine if you have a nerve compression. ...Read more
What are some possible reasons that my hands fall asleep during the night and it's only after I consume alcohol?
Hand tingling EtOH: There are many reasons that your hands can "fall asleep" during the night and many are positional. You typically move without awareness when this happens, or wake up and avoid it getting worse. Alcohol could prevent you from that awareness; but it is also toxic to the nervous system, so could ultimately worsen something like entrapped nerve, carpal tunnel or other syndromes. ...Read more
A number of causes: Could be neurologic in origin/Parkinsons, intention tremors, medication induced, thyroid conditions. Best to discuss this with your primary doc. Important to see if the tremors are one sided, coarse or fine ...Read more
Get checked to: Know. Raynaud's is a possible cause.Get a more detailed answer ›
Sweat problem: Sometimes hands will peel as a result of a sweet gland problem called dishydrosis. If the fingertips alone are peeling, that is common with strep throat and it is recommended to be tested for strep. Sometimes contact dermatitis (touching something one is allergic to) can lead to peeling. This question is best helped with a visit to be properly evaluated. ...Read more
Does this fit?: Anxiety symptoms can include feeling nervous or irritable, muscle tension (especially in neck, shoulders & back), poor quality or minimal sleep, lack of concentration & easy fatiguability. Lump in throat or butterfly in stomach sensation can occur. Sometimes the worst thing about anxiety is the just not being able to put your finger on the reason that you feel that way. ...Read more
Bluish hands mean blood has lost its oxygen is dark bluish-red. People whose blood is low in oxygen tend to have a bluish color to their skin, called cyanosis.
Depending on the cause, cyanosis may develop suddenly, along with shortness of breath and other symptoms.
Cyanosis that is caused by long-term heart or lung problems may develop slowly
need to see a cardiology and pulm doctor ...Read more
I got level two frostbite on both of my hands and they constantly swell up. What's the reason for this?
See PCP: Usually there is a reason. If no history of fall or trauma then consider inflammatory conditions. Insect bites can also start with swelling but are assciated with redness. See your pcp as catching things early leads to quicker control and recovery. In meanwhile rest, elevate hand and use nsaids. ...Read more
My sis is 5 months preg. Since 3rd mnth she is having swlng in her legs n fingrs of hand. All reports r normal. Wt could be the psbl reason for that.?
Preg. Fluid shifts.: A pregnant woman increases her circulating fluids dramatically including adding 4 extra units of blood. This extra fluid shifts between circulating blood (extracellular) and fluid spaces in limbs (intracellular). Your sister's OB MD must watch and monitor her blood pressure, weight, and cardiac condition carefully as pregnancy induced hypertension can develop rapidly. ...Read more