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Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
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Swelling Of Fingers (Overview)

Finger swelling is a clinical finding in which the tissue around of the finger has retained fluid and is enlarged. This can occur with injury to the finger or with other diseases that cause swelling.


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What causes swelling of fingers in hot weather?

What causes swelling of fingers in hot weather?

Edema mngt: Keep hydrated keep cool elevate limbs lower sodium intake compression garments. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
15 doctors shared insights

Swelling Of Fingers (Overview)

Finger swelling is a clinical finding in which the tissue around of the finger has retained fluid and is enlarged. This can occur with injury to the finger or with other diseases that cause swelling.


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Stop swelling of fingers and feet in heat?

Stop swelling of fingers and feet in heat?

Not easy: The heat will naturally cause your body to swell secondary to vasodilation of your blood vessles. This is why rings and watches will become tighter. Try and stay cool. Drink fluids. ...Read more

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What are methods used to treat finger swelling?

What are methods used to treat finger swelling?

Passive stretch: Finger swelling is generally associated with increased fluid of the joints or tendons. By stretching the fingers slightly beyond their normal range of motion the tendons get stretched and the ligaments of the joints give a little. This produces relief. ...Read more

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I have a swelling on the side of my nail on my finger. Is there something I could do to get rid of it? It hurts.

I have a swelling on the side of my nail on my finger. Is there something I could do to get rid of it?  It hurts.

Depends what it is: Causes of a swelling or a growth on the side of a nail include a wart, an ingrown piece of nail, a torn piece of skin (not healing properly), a splinter, a small skin infection, etc... If thoroughly soaking it and cleaning it, followed by leaving it alone for a day or two under a bandaid, doesn't help much; then a primary care doctor or dermatologist needs to examine it and do other treatment. ...Read more

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Swelling in fingers before periods , is it normal?

Swelling in fingers before periods , is it normal?

Yes: Mild swelling of your extremities before period is ok. If it is getting worse over time or you have other symptoms as well you should see your doc. ...Read more

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I have swelling of fingers and wrist pain--what could this be?

I have swelling of fingers and wrist pain--what could this be?

Rule out arthritgout: Need to see if the cause is arthritis this may represent latent rheumatoid arthritis. Also need to be tested fit giut. ...Read more

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How to reduce swelling in finger after a kittens claw under nail?

How to reduce swelling in finger after a kittens claw under nail?

Infection:UC/ER: Unfortunately a cat claw scratch under a nail is problematic since the cat's claws are contaminated from the litter box and licking. Start on topical Neosporin ointment or triple antibiotic ointment and then get to a physician for antibiotic coverage. ...Read more

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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