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Itchy swollen bump looks like bug bite but appears randomly while at work on fingers of both hands , swelling in middle finger. What Could this be ?

Itchy swollen bump looks like bug bite but appears randomly while at work on fingers of both hands , swelling in middle finger. What Could this be ?

What do you do?: You haven't mentioned what kind of work you do, if you deal with chemicals or latex could be related as it only happens in the work environment, please tell us what kind of work you do? Thanks, ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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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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Red knuckles along with pain and mild swelling in index and middle finger in both hands, along with feet, knee, and shoulder joint pain on both sides.

Red knuckles along with pain and mild swelling in index and middle finger in both hands, along with feet, knee, and shoulder joint pain on both sides.

Hard to diagnose : Without more history and physical exam, but would recommend you see your physician, have a thorough history and physical and discuss possibility of rheumatoid arthritis. This could be many things, but i would start there. I would also consider asking about infectious causes, such as viral illnesses or lymes disease. Best of luck and i hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have pain & swelling in middle & ring finger of left Hand at middle joint. Any natural remedies?

I have pain & swelling in middle & ring finger of left Hand at middle joint. Any natural remedies?

Arthritis : as far as I know, glucosamine is the only natural thing that would help arthritis (scientifically proven). But your symptom may not be a plain arthritis. It can be rheumatoid arthritis or other connective tissue disease. I would go see your doctor. Take care. ...Read more

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Wake up in night in pain. Fingers feel like they are swelling and burning. The middle fingers in both hands.

Wake up in night in pain. Fingers feel like they are swelling and burning. The middle fingers in both hands.

Carpal Tunnel: Sounds like you might have the beginning of carpal tunnel syndrome. This usually wakes you up with numbness affecting the thumb, index, and long fingers. There can be all varieties of presentation though. I would suggest buying a wrist brace to wear at night. Try this for 3 weeks and if the discomfort persists, see your md for evaluation and possible EMG test. Good luck! ...Read more

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Red knuckles along with pain and mild swelling in index and middle fingers. Both hands. Joint pain in shoulders, knees, and feet with no redness.

Red knuckles along with pain and mild swelling in index and middle fingers. Both hands. Joint pain in shoulders, knees, and feet with no redness.

Possible Rheumatoid : What you are describing are symptoms of an inflammatory arthritis. The most common form for your age would be rheumatoid arthritis. You should see your primary care doctor or a rheumatologist for an evaluation, definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Why do I have swelling and pain at the tip of my middle finger?

Why do I have swelling and pain at the tip of my middle finger?

Several reasons: Swelling and pain is the body's way of leting you know that there is something wrong. The problem could be vascular or infectious and your doctor could help you sort this out. ...Read more