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What causes a flat, rough red rash on hack of hands? Hands feel swollen; borders not clear. Recent contact w/ small acetone spill and someone w/mrsa.

What causes a flat, rough red rash on hack of hands? Hands feel swollen; borders not clear. Recent contact w/ small acetone spill and someone w/mrsa.

Contact Dermatitis: Diffuse, flat red rash simultaneouly appearing on both hands (especially if itching) is likely due to contact with irritant or atopic substance. Mrsa can produce localized skin infections characterized by focal pain, swelling, redness and formation of abcess. Current rash should be initially managed with elimination of any new contacts and use of topical corticosteroids. ...Read more

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


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My child has swollen hand and fingers, what to do?

My child has swollen hand and fingers, what to do?

Swelling: If it is only one hand, it could be some kind of trauma, or even an insect bite. If both hands, it could be many things. You should have it checked, by your doctor. ...Read more

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Swollen hand from guinea pig bite. How to treat this?

Swollen hand from guinea pig bite. How to treat this?

Get evaluated now: You treat it by receiving immediate medical attention and starting antibiotics. It is likely the wound is infected. ...Read more

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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 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.

Treat the cause: Without knowing what is causing the swelling , the only advise is to keep the hand elevated higher than your heart. You should seek medical exam and advice to differentiate the cause of this condition. ...Read more

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Red and swollen hand caused by a splinter?

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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What to do about swollen hand after stroke 2 months ago?

What to do about swollen hand after stroke 2 months ago?

Motion: With decreased muscle tone after the stroke and the arm / hand below your heart, swelling in inevitable. Arteries have their own tiny muscles in the wall of the artery but veins do not. Veins rely on motion of the muscles around them to help push the blood back to your heart. The solution is more hand motion and more elevation. ...Read more

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Hello i got a swollen hand but i can move my fingers and wrist?

That happens...: It's all a matter of degree. A person's hand has to be really swollen to impair the flexion/extension of fingers. Did you injure your hand? The most worrisome swelling is if you got a cut or something and now it is RED and TENDER and swollen. This suggests an infection which needs immediate attention. But if just swollen, ice it. Moving fingers is good sign nothing broken. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Is there a reason heat makes a swollen hand feel better if it just makes the swelling worse?

Is there a reason heat makes a swollen hand feel better if it just makes the swelling worse?

Increases blood flow: Heat increases blood flow to the inflamed area. This helps substances get to the area and help to reduce pain and swelling. ...Read more

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Wrist 6 weeks been in plaster plaster now off for last 5 days but still swollen hand and fingers is this normal. Ian?

Wrist 6 weeks been in plaster plaster now off for last 5 days but still swollen hand and fingers is this normal.

Ian?

Can be: Depending on your initial injury, swelling is common for several weeks to months (especially with fractures). This tends to improve with time and activity. Best to see an orthopaedic or upper extremity specialist for evaluation and reassurance if concerns exist. ...Read more

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Mrsa (Definition)

MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is a certain strain of bacteria that is resistant to several antibiotics. It most commonly causes skin infections and abscesses, ...Read more