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I wake up with swollen, burning, painful hands. Why?

I wake up with swollen, burning, painful hands. Why?

Carpal Tunnel?: This sounds like carpal tunnel syndrome which is a pinched nerve in the wrist that can cause numbness, tingling, pain and burning in the fingers. Try using a wrist brace when you sleep, this keeps the wrist straight and takes the pressure off the nerve. If this does not improve i would see a hand surgeon for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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Burning sensation in hands and swollen after putting in bleach what should I do?

Burning sensation in hands and swollen after putting in bleach what should I do?

Chemical burn: Chemical burn from chlorine should be treated according to the severity. Rinse the area with tap running water for 15-20 minutes. If area is small and looks like a sunburn just treat with aloe and Ibuprofen for pain. Small blisters may occur. Large, or too many clear or blood filled blisters then go to urgent care. Check: www.Ehow.Com/how_6201756_treat-chemical-burns-chlorine-pools.Html#page=0. ...Read more

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Have really bad hands swollen red cracked skin burning sensations. What could it be?

Have really bad hands swollen red cracked skin burning sensations. What could it be?

Could be: Just very dry skin or possibly a form of eczema. See a doc who might be able to help you. I'm sure you have gone the moisturizer route without help already. ...Read more

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My hands are bright red, swollen, burning & throbbing. Feels in pins & needles. ?

My hands are bright red, swollen, burning & throbbing. Feels in pins & needles. ?

R/O RAYNAUDS: Raynauds is vasospasm of blood vessels. It is usually symptomatic in hands and feet. It can be PRIMARY OR SECONDARY & ASSOCIATED WITH AUTOIMMUNE/COLLAGEN VASCULAR DISEASE. You need a full exam and lab TESTS. It can respond to ASPRIN/TRENTAL/CALCIUM CHANNEL BLOCKERS ...Read more

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7yr son says hand is burning He woke up it was a little swollen. ..now worse. Uploaded 2 pics. seek doc or wait it out? No seen insect bite marks.

7yr son says hand is burning He woke up it was a little swollen. ..now worse. Uploaded 2 pics. seek doc or wait it out? No seen insect bite marks.

See a doctor: I don't see the pictures, but it sounds like a bad infection, based on 1. swelling, 2. he woke up, 3. burning, and 4. pain is worse. Probably he will need antibiotics treatment. Other possibilty would be a burn, or sunburn. Also something like poison ivy or poison oak ., a bee sting is a possibility. But since it is getting worse, with symptoms, he will need a doctor. ...Read more

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My hands are tight with numbness and red hot burning finger tips they also are itcwhy and so swollen i can't put them togeather. What is wrong with th?

My hands are tight with numbness and red hot  burning finger tips they also are itcwhy and so swollen i can't put them togeather. What is wrong with th?

Rheumatologic : There are some rheumatologic conditions that can give you those types of symptoms. It could be a problem isolated to the hands or one that has potential to affect other joints. A dermatologic condition should also be considered. To make the diagnosis an examination and lab work needs to be done. There are meds that can be helpful but need diagnosis first. ...Read more

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Wkness/pain/burning/swelling both hands,no reflex L ankle,severe mid/low bk pain,feet tingly/xtreme pain/swollen, blue/purp toes.Related? What dr 2 c?

Wkness/pain/burning/swelling both hands,no reflex L ankle,severe mid/low bk pain,feet tingly/xtreme pain/swollen, blue/purp toes.Related? What dr 2 c?

Neurology: I would start with neurology to figure out where the problem is coming from - brain, spinal cord, periphery? Blood work and nerve testing will probably need to be done. ...Read more

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