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Middle finger into Palm is sore & hurts. Dr said trigger finger. Could it be infection instead? No swelling or redness. No injury to hand. Only middle

Middle finger into Palm is sore & hurts. Dr said trigger finger. Could it be infection instead? No swelling or redness. No injury to hand. Only middle

Not likely infection: Trigger finger is more common (especially in the dominant hand) in a healthy individual with no history of trauma, no redness, swelling. There is often a mass that can be felt and move with flexing and extending of the finger. If infection is present a present usually doesn't tolerate moving the finger. Trust your physician. If you have doubts "see" another physician. ...Read more

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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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What causes redness and swelling, tingling, burning, and itching in my hand?

What causes redness and swelling, tingling, burning, and itching in my hand?

HAND ITCH: Only one hand? How long had it been. It could be something you are in contact with. New soap? Work materials? Gloves? Hobbies? Be a detective. Do you take any oral medications? ...Read more

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How long will the redness and swelling on my hand and feet last (i'm at 24 weeks)?

How long will the redness and swelling on my hand and feet last (i'm at 24 weeks)?

Depends on the cause: Redness ad swelling on the hands and feet can be due to a variety of different reasons. Have your self evaluated by a professional. ...Read more

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Back of hand at nuckle stuck by natal plumb sticker through glove. Slight swelling and tenderness, no redness. Topical ointments or ice?

Back of hand at nuckle stuck by natal plumb sticker through glove. Slight swelling and tenderness, no redness. Topical ointments or ice?

Hand injury: Hi, ice is a good idea, also Ibuprofen (if no contraindication), if there is an open skin cut then Triple Antibiotics ointment, also need to see a doctor for Xray to rule out fracture and also possible tetanus Vaccine. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of the redness, swelling and small blisters on the fingers of my left hand? The affected area is the end of the fingers.

What are possible causes  of the redness, swelling and small blisters on the fingers of my left hand?  The affected area is the end of  the fingers.

Possibly infection: More information is needed to determine the cause. What is the color of the fluid in the blisters, clear, colored ? Is it painful ? Redness and swelling are signs of infection and infections of the hand can spread rapidly. This can be a viral or bacterial infection, or possibly a contact dermatitis (irritation of the skin). However it is not something to wait and watch. ...Read more

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I have chronic pain in both my forearm, wrist, and hands for the last year after playing piano. No amount of rest has helped. No redness or swelling.

See a rheumatologist: See a rheumatologist and have the problem evaluated. It is likely to be tendinitis but an evaluation should be able to determine the exact cause and provide treatment options. ...Read more

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Does simultaneous swelling minus pain and redness in cephalic veins in BOTH hands mean something scary like a blood clot??

Does simultaneous swelling minus pain and redness in cephalic veins in BOTH hands mean something scary like a blood clot??

No: It rarely means a blood clot. Swelling in both hands is usually something generalized, not just in the arms. It can occur in a variety of conditions. ...Read more