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Had itchy red swollen end of little finger, swelling gone now and left lots of red dots under skin that don't fade when pressed down on. Thank you?

Had itchy red swollen end of little finger, swelling gone now and left lots of red dots under skin that don't fade when pressed down on. Thank you?

Capillary: These red spots are most likely due to burst capillaries which leak blood into the skin and take days to weeks to fade. What caused the swelling and discoloration initially? ? infected bite? allergic reaction? trauma ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Finger Swelling (Definition)

Finger swelling can occur in many medical conditions. It can be objectively measured by water displacement measuring in some cases. It can be a sign of systemic disease, such as heart failure, or renal failure. It most often is a ...Read more


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I have 2 swollen fingers there is a blister forming on one, both fingers are itchy & very hot?

I have 2 swollen fingers there is a blister forming on one, both fingers are itchy & very hot?

See a doctor: There is something wrong, could be an infection, could be an allergic reaction. If you can't be seen immediately, go to an urgent care center or emergency room. Make sure to take of any and all jewerly from your hand. If you have benedryl, you may want to take one in case its an allergy but get to a doctor.... ...Read more

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Just this year- starting this summer, actually- just started getting itchy, swollen fingers when exposed to mild cold, like a 50 deg. Steering wheel.

Just this year- starting this summer, actually- just started getting itchy, swollen fingers when exposed to mild cold, like a 50 deg. Steering wheel.

You need: To have some testing done! You might have a disorder called "Raynaud's Syndrome" which may accompany rheumatological conditions such as arthritis!
Tell your PCP about your symptoms and he/she will order the necessary blood tests.

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Right side of face swollen and numb, cold, threads in eyes, scabs in nose, swollen itchy scalp scabs and inflammation, swollen fingers&toes 19 f white?

Right side of face swollen and numb, cold, threads in eyes, scabs in nose, swollen itchy scalp scabs and inflammation, swollen fingers&toes 19 f white?

Vague: Your symptoms are nonspecific and without a thorough history and physical, perhaps even some lab testing, it would be difficult to conclude what could be amiss. Time to follow up with a doctor! All the best! ...Read more

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What should I do if I have swollen and itchy hands and I don't know what is causing it!?

What should I do if I have swollen and itchy hands and I don't know what is causing it!?

Hand eczema?: Try some over the counter cortisone and try soaking with OTC Domeboro soaks 10 min twice a day. Then make an appt to see your dermatologist to determine the cause. I always think allergy or eczema. ...Read more

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Help my itching hands recently, (in past wk.) I have developed severly itchy hands. The area that itches is between the thumb and first finger, in the web area, and in the meat of the thumb on the palm side. I have tried soaking them in epsom salt, hydro.

Help my itching hands recently, (in past wk.) I have developed severly itchy hands. The area that itches is between the thumb and first finger, in the web area, and in the meat of the thumb on the palm side. I have tried soaking them in epsom salt, hydro.

You: You may be dealing with a fungal infection. Try an over the counter anti-fungal cream like clotrimazole; you can apply the cream twice a day for a week. If you do not notice an improvement then it may just be a dermatitis and you may need a stronger steroid cream. At this point you would need to be evaluated by your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.
Good luck. ...Read more

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When to tell swollen fingers from hand surgery needs to be seen?

When to tell swollen fingers from hand surgery needs to be seen?

When in doubt...: Swelling that is painful, increasing or associated with redness, heat or fever, should be checked right away. Surgical swelling can be expected to increase for a day or two after surgery, but if there is any question, call your surgeon. ...Read more

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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

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Swollen fingers rt hand / 3 days / 1st middle, then ring, index, now all - ++severe middle & ring / extreme sensitive to cold air ++pain ++ pressure?

Swollen fingers rt hand / 3 days / 1st middle, then ring, index, now all - ++severe middle & ring / extreme sensitive to cold air ++pain ++ pressure?

Not Sure: Hard to say what could be causing your problem from the info you listed. Swollen, painful fingers suggests that some inflammatory process is going on. This could be simple over use, or could represent something more serious like arthritis, infection, or a nerve entrapment problem. Sounds like you should call your doctor and get it checked out. ...Read more

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I always wake up with swollen fingers nd my arms and hand feel heavy nd with a bit of pain what can be causing this? Can this be a due to my anxiaty

I always wake up with swollen fingers nd my arms and hand feel heavy nd with a bit of pain what can be causing this? Can this be a due to my anxiaty

NOT anxiety: Painful swollen fingers may be due to some form of 'auto-immune' arthritis. Simple blood tests (sed rate/crp) can quickly test for inflammation and confirmatory testing (ccp, ra, ana) may be neeed. I would get seen by primary care doctor. For now you can take nsaids (i suggest Aleve (naproxen) 2 in am, 2pm). Anxiety should not cause edema per se. Hope you are better soon! ...Read more

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My 8 year old daughter has swollen fingers on both hands and 5 red spots on her cheeks not sure if these 2 things are related but they both appeared t?

My 8 year old daughter has swollen fingers on both hands and 5 red spots on her cheeks not sure if these 2 things are related but they both appeared t?

? allergic reaction: Sounds like she could be having an allergic reaction to something. If no shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, tongue or lip swelling, can give Diphenhydramine (benadryl) for tonight and call doc in morning. Make list of any new foods and/or exposures in past few days to try and pinpoint possible allergens. If having any respiratory problems, feels like can't breath, seek care tonight. ...Read more

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I got stung by an Asian hornet in my finger 2 days ago and it is still swollen between my lower knuckle and my hand and is extremely painful and itchy?

I got stung by an Asian hornet in my finger 2 days ago and it is still swollen between my lower knuckle and my hand and is extremely painful and itchy?

Give it time: It is healing and may take a week to fully settle down. Leave it alone.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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My hands after cold exposure were very itchy and red, what completely gone but since 3 weeks lower half of pointing finger my left hand is swollen.

My hands after cold exposure were very itchy and red, what completely gone but since 3 weeks lower half of pointing finger my left hand is swollen.

Sounds like Raynauds: It sounds like you may have a reaction to cold called Raynauds phenomenon. It describe it to people as an "allergy" to cold. Your body is put into that environment and does not react to it the way it should. It is like a broken thermostat. My advise to you is seek a warm climate and stay out of the cold; and that includes the freezer section in the store. ...Read more

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Had impact on my right hand around Easter and have had periodic pain in "snuff box" area and swollen fingers. I can still use my hand. Is a bone brok?

Had impact on my right hand around Easter and have had periodic pain in "snuff box" area and swollen fingers. I can still use my hand. Is a bone brok?

Pain in snuffbox: When you say impact, do you mean you fell on an out-stretched hand? Or impact like a direct blow? If you fell, yes you could have a broken bone. That is less likely with a direct blow but it is important that you get this wrist and hand xrayed. ...Read more

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My mom has had swollen fingers, lumpy/misshapen bones, fingers are bent. She can't close her hands all the way. Celebrex (celecoxib) doesn't work. What is wrong?

My mom has had swollen fingers, lumpy/misshapen bones, fingers are bent. She can't close her hands all the way. Celebrex (celecoxib) doesn't work. What is wrong?

See details: The two major possibilities are an inflammatory erosive osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. X rays and labs should tell you which one it is. There are many therapeutic options. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Hit my hand swollen fingers slightly bruising hand and wrist after 3 days and swollen hand?

Hit my hand swollen fingers slightly bruising hand and wrist after 3 days and swollen hand?

Have it evaluated: Did you injure the hand or did the swelling and bruising occur without trauma? If any event, you need to have the hand evaluated. ...Read more

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I have itchy red swollen hands and feet. My feet are so bad I cannot walk my toes look like sausages my fingers are the same?

I have itchy red swollen hands and feet. My feet are so bad I cannot walk my toes look like sausages my fingers are the same?

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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I fell over 3 days ago and hurt my wrist, it swelled, I went to hospital. They said I bruised the bone, now my whole hand has swollen, fingers too.

I fell over 3 days ago and hurt my wrist, it swelled, I went to hospital. They said I bruised the bone, now my whole hand has swollen, fingers too.

Re-evaluate: Worsening symptoms after the initial evaluation require a second look. There could be a fracture that didn't show up on the initial exam, or a soft tissue injury that wouldn't show up with simple bone imaging. See your doctor or an orthopedic specialist for appropriate evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Hit my hand (under thumb) on table and it's bruised, little swollen, fingers tingling, wrist in pain, hurts to touch wer I hit, what could it be?

Hit my hand (under thumb) on table and it's bruised, little swollen, fingers tingling, wrist in pain, hurts to touch wer I hit, what could it be?

See a doctor: Trauma can result in contusions (bruised tissues) or fractures (broken bones). An examination is needed to determine the extent of the injury. ...Read more

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Very itchy skin on feet under feet, palms of hands, fingers of feet & hands swollen, spread to the arms & legs & now to upper thighs. Red bumps first?

Very itchy skin on feet under feet, palms of hands, fingers of feet & hands swollen, spread to the arms & legs & now to upper thighs. Red bumps first?

Itchy hands/feet: Thank you for your question. Itchy hands & feet that spreads to the arms & legs could be caused by a number of things. There are different types of inflammatory conditions of the skin that could cause a rash as well as responses to external/internal sources. Having an examination & evaluation performed by a qualified medical practitioner would be helpful in diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Swollen 3rd finger its very itchy especially down the side of my little finger it was like it yesterday and ive now woke up in the night itching?

Swollen 3rd finger its very itchy especially down the side of my little finger it was like it yesterday and ive now woke up in the night itching?

Allergy?: Maybe you are allergic to something your finger came in contact with or you were bitten by an insect of some sort. Purely guesses that may cause your symptoms. If this continues, see the Dr. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Right index finger is itchy & ''swollen'' (wider than left index) for the past few months & hydocortisone creams barely work to halt the nonstop itch.

Right index finger is itchy & ''swollen'' (wider than left index) for the past few months & hydocortisone creams barely work to halt the nonstop itch.

Finger swelling: You probably need to have someone look at the area that is bothering you. If you have been using the cortisone cream daily for such a long time, unfortunately, it can have a paradoxical effect: it can cause it's own skin irritation, rather than helping the problem. Stop using it. Use moisturizer (thick one) 4-5x/day. Use an antihistamine to stop the itching (like loratadine). If no better, see Dr ...Read more

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Kidney disease, swollen fingers around the cuticles no pus? I've use a nail liquar it helped but came back. What could this be?

Kidney disease, swollen fingers around the cuticles no pus? I've use a nail liquar it helped but came back. What could this be?

Swollen fingers: Are your legs also swollen? Send a photo. Any rash anywhere or fevers? Could be related to kidney issues or other illnesses. Consult with us to help. ...Read more