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Dr. Corey Clay
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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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Sore throat and swollen gums?

Sore throat and swollen gums?

Viral: Possibly viral infection given the season. Allergy is another consideration. If you have other symptoms, please relay those. ...Read more

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Swollen sore throat?

Swollen sore throat?

I know a number...: ...Of infections that can cause that: strep throat, mono, adenovirus, coxsackie. Your doctor will have a better idea after an examination. ...Read more

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Tongue swollen, sore jaw hurts, dont know why. acute pain inner tongue area near throat, swollen lymph nodes?

Tongue swollen, sore jaw hurts, dont know why. acute pain inner tongue area near throat, swollen lymph nodes?

Strep, or other: Lots of things drain into the lymph nodes of the neck. Everything from wisdom tooth infection to sinus to tonsillar infection. Start with a trip to your family doctor. Then maybe an ENT or dentist. But this could be something simple. Don't delay. ...Read more

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Could sticking swollen finger in ice take swollen down?

Could sticking swollen finger in ice take swollen down?

Often: It often helps, depending on the cause of the swelling. It is especially helpful with swelling caused by trauma. ...Read more

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Throat. Swollen, glands swollen on right side and uvulla swollen?

Throat. Swollen, glands swollen on right side and uvulla swollen?

It is likely virus i: Common clods from viruses are often the cause in which case it should settle down in 1 to 2 weeks. If it does not get better , seek medical attention as it can also be strept throat in which case you may need antibiotics in order to get well. ...Read more

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Red swollen tip of nose is feverish when touched. Painful swollen nostril?

Red swollen tip of nose is feverish when touched. Painful swollen nostril?

Nasal Vestibulitis: When the tip of the nose is painful, red and swollen, it is often due to infection of the tip of nose where the small hairs on the inside of the nose are involved. This is a form of folliculitis or infection of these small nasal hairs. It often requires treatment, but the best form of treatment is a topical antibiotic ointment. You'll need to see your provider for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Sore throat, hurts to swallow, one swollen neck lymph node?

Sore throat, hurts to swallow, one  swollen neck lymph node?

Virus: Statistically, it's a viral infection. If fever accompanies the sore throat, or it lasts for more than 72 hours, or if your pain gets so bad to prevent even swallowing your saliva, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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Swollen elbow no pain?

Swollen elbow no pain?

Possible bursitis: Is it over the elbow tip? It is probably olecranon bursitis. Talk to your doctor. The excess fluid can be removed. ...Read more

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Swollen pain red when pressed thumb joint causes?

Swollen pain red when pressed thumb joint causes?

Thumb pain: Infection, inflammation, foreign body reaction. Should have it evaluated as your thumb is very important to have. Don't wait. ...Read more

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Hit wrist, open hand, pinkie side, swollen, painful, bruised ?

Hit wrist,  open hand, pinkie side, swollen,  painful,  bruised ?

Plan: Ice, pain medication like Motrin or Advil 2 tab 2-4 times a day for 2-3 days, and no gym , may be some immobilization. If tomorrow will be worse, more swollen,you need XRay. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node on right side sore throat?

Swollen lymph node on right side sore throat?

Sore throat: Swollen gland or adenopathy indicates an infection on that side. Ln's. Are present to filter our blood from bacteria or virus's. You should let your dr know what is going on. ...Read more

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Ihave swollen ankles, swollencalves swollen thighs and a swollen abdominal arew alon with swollen cheeks?

Ihave swollen ankles, swollencalves swollen thighs and a swollen abdominal arew alon with swollen cheeks?

Needs Attention: There can be a number of things that may be causing these symptoms. Some causes could be serious and should be checked out by a physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Swollen painful neck glands, fever 100.6, chills, painful to Tilt my head back, headache, and sore throat. ?

Swollen painful  neck glands, fever 100.6, chills, painful to Tilt my head back, headache, and sore throat. 
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Maybe strep, etc...: Nose and throat symptoms can be from cold viruses, strep throat, allergies, etc... It can be difficult to tell what the cause is. If symptoms only last 1-2 days, it was likely allergies, irritation, or a mild cold. Doctors have rapid 5-minute tests for strep, so a primary care doctor can diagnose strep and start antibiotics without delay. Sounds like it's time for a trip to the doctor. ...Read more

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Swollen sore throat hard to swallow?

Swollen sore throat hard to swallow?

Need to be evaluated: There can be a number of things that cause a sore throat. Swelling of the throat with difficulty swallowing could progress to a very serious problem if not treated. You need to be evaluated to determine the cause of the swelling and have the appropriate treatment initiated. ...Read more

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Having ear pain, swollen left lymph node, very sore throat and left jaw pain?

Wisdom tooth?: You could have a partially erupted or infected lower wisdom tooth on your left side. You may want to consult a dentist....Could also be a cold etc..... ...Read more

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Hand Swelling (Definition)

What you injured depends on where you stabbed your finger. Regardless, you should apply pressure to the finger to stop the bleeding, but avoid strangulating the finger. Best to seek immediate medical attention to determine ...Read more