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Remedies For Swollen Hands
What home remedy can be done for swollen hand? Or whatcan I do it's been 2 days I put hot compress and massage it I think massaging it makes it worse.
What is the most effective treatment for neuropathy and swollen hands that is caused by oxiplaten (a chemo drug)?
Difficult to treat: There are 2 forms acute and chronic. There are mixed benefits from use of calcium and magnesium infusion in the acute situation. The drug venlafaxine, an antidepressant has had some benefit in both situations. There are other drugs like Amitriptyline and Gabapentin has been helpful in some cases. It is hard to treat. It may very slowly improve if the drug is stopped. ...Read more
I have red bumps on the back of my forearm to my elbow and swollen hands and fingers, what is this and treatment?
Red bumps and finger: Swelling can mean a lot of things but a common problem on the elbow and extensor surface of the forearmm that can be associated woth sudden finger swelling or knuckle arthritis especially the distal joints near the finger tips is psorasis and psoriatic arthritis. Onset of rashes and joint swelling needs to be evaluated in person by a medical provider. ...Read more
Hydrate: Unfortunately, there is not much that can be done for benign swelling related to pregnancy. Staying hydrated and decreasing salt intake will help. Be warned that swelling usually gets worse right after the baby is born, then improves over a few weeks postpartum. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Water: When you lay down at night your hands become exposed to a higher hydrostatic pressure than when you are standing or sitting in the daytime. This results in fluid building up in these tissues. If you elevate your hand on some pillows you may be able decrease the swelling in your hands. However, if you are experiencing stiffness and decreased range of motion, it may be advisable to see a hand dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have swollen hands only in the morning and passes within an hour at most without pain or other types of discomfort. Is it normal?
Not normal: This could be a sign of carpal tunnel syndrome, circulation problems, heart problems or be related to diet. It can also be the start of an inflammatory arthritis or autoimmune disease. It's a good idea to get checked out. If no immediate problems are found you will need re-evaluation if symptoms change or progress since this may be a very early sign of a problem which will show up later. ...Read more
Get a diagnosis: You need to see a doc to get a diagnosis as to why your hands are swollen and stinging. The list includes anything from allergic reactions to arthritis to real "zebras" like raynaud's. Toyota spends 95% of the energy on figuring out the problem because if you treat the wrong problem, you're screwed; medicine should be the same way. A good doc needs to know all details and examine before rxing. ...Read more
Circulation: During the cold weather, the body will try to reroute the circulation from the extremities (arms and legs) to the central chest cavity (heart, lungs, etc...) therefore the blood flow will be somewhat compromised to the hands and feet and that's why you will have swelling in your hands and feet. ...Read more
Hand and feet can:
Swell when you sleep
fluid that is extracellular fluid redistributes
when you sleep. Diet salt and some medical conditions that affect water retention may influence this. A salty meal is a common cause unless other health issues exist. Muscle action during the day helps t keep this fluid out of the tissues as it aids venous return. When you sleep the osmotic gradient favors swollen soft tissu ...Read more
Anxiety and stress: You might want to consult with your doctor about this. Stress and anxiety results in a lot of things, but so do medical conditions. The stress and anxiety might be happening at the same time as the swollen hands, not causing them. Best to get the swollen hands, stress and anxiety checked out. ...Read more