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6yr old son gets hot swollen hands, fingers, ears, lips in cold weather or extremely cold food, depending on exposure. What causes "hot swollen skin"?

6yr old son gets hot swollen hands, fingers, ears, lips in cold weather or extremely cold food, depending on exposure. What causes "hot swollen skin"?

See below: Increased blood flow to theses "extremity areas" is likely the cause. As long as there is no pain, this is natural (to an extent) so to keep these areas from loosing blood flow (cold can do this) and thus decreasing oxygen to the tissues, where, if without, tissues metabolism slows and if it stops, tissues can die. His response may be slightly exaggerated but, without pain, i would not worry. ...Read more

Hand Swelling (Definition)

What you injured depends on where you stabbed your finger. Regardless, you should apply pressure to the finger to stop the bleeding, but avoid strangulating the finger. Best to seek immediate medical attention to determine ...Read more


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My child has swollen hand and fingers, what to do?

My child has swollen hand and fingers, what to do?

Swelling: If it is only one hand, it could be some kind of trauma, or even an insect bite. If both hands, it could be many things. You should have it checked, by your doctor. ...Read more

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Wrist 6 weeks been in plaster plaster now off for last 5 days but still swollen hand and fingers is this normal. Ian?

Wrist 6 weeks been in plaster plaster now off for last 5 days but still swollen hand and fingers is this normal.

Ian?

Can be: Depending on your initial injury, swelling is common for several weeks to months (especially with fractures). This tends to improve with time and activity. Best to see an orthopaedic or upper extremity specialist for evaluation and reassurance if concerns exist. ...Read more

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I have red bumps on the back of my forearm to my elbow and swollen hands and fingers, what is this and treatment?

I have red bumps on the back of my forearm to my elbow and swollen hands and fingers, what is this and treatment?

Red bumps and finger: Swelling can mean a lot of things but a common problem on the elbow and extensor surface of the forearmm that can be associated woth sudden finger swelling or knuckle arthritis especially the distal joints near the finger tips is psorasis and psoriatic arthritis. Onset of rashes and joint swelling needs to be evaluated in person by a medical provider. ...Read more

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What can be the reason of swollen hand feet and fingers?

What can be the reason of swollen hand feet and fingers?

Several possibles.: If pain and tenderness are involved, it is likely due to arthritic inflammation. Another causes increase fluid retention. There is no way to know for sure unless you have a doctor evaluate it. ...Read more