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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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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

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What should I do if I have red and swollen hand and my feet feel warm for 3 days.?

What should I do if I have red and swollen hand and my feet feel warm for 3 days.?

Urgent Care: If your hand is red and swollen there is the possibility of an infection. This should be evaluated today. ...Read more

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Hello I got a swollen hand but I can move my fingers and wrist?

Hello I got a swollen hand but I can move my fingers and wrist?

That happens...: It's all a matter of degree. A person's hand has to be really swollen to impair the flexion/extension of fingers. Did you injure your hand? The most worrisome swelling is if you got a cut or something and now it is RED and TENDER and swollen. This suggests an infection which needs immediate attention. But if just swollen, ice it. Moving fingers is good sign nothing broken. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Is there a reason heat makes a swollen hand feel better if it just makes the swelling worse?

Is there a reason heat makes a swollen hand feel better if it just makes the swelling worse?

Increases blood flow: Heat increases blood flow to the inflamed area. This helps substances get to the area and help to reduce pain and swelling. ...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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Slight right hand swelling, is this normal or something to be concerned about? No injury, no pain, no discomfort, only in hand, just slightly swollen.

Slight right hand swelling, is this normal or something to be concerned about? No injury, no pain, no discomfort, only in hand, just slightly swollen.

Swollen right hand: It may not be anything, but it's not clear since you did not mention how long this has going on. Vascular or lymphatic issues or something else might cause the swelling. Get it evaluated. ...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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Swollen hand from guinea pig bite. How to treat this?

Swollen hand from guinea pig bite. How to treat this?

Get evaluated now: You treat it by receiving immediate medical attention and starting antibiotics. It is likely the wound is infected. ...Read more

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What home remedy can be done for swollen hand? Or whatcan I do it's been 2 days I put hot compress and massage it I think massaging it makes it worse.

What home remedy can be done for swollen hand? Or whatcan I do it's been 2 days I put hot compress and massage it I think massaging it makes it worse.

Treat the cause: Without knowing what is causing the swelling, the only advise is to keep the hand elevated higher than your heart. You should seek medical exam and advice to differentiate the cause of this condition. ...Read more

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Can a cast be put on a swollen hand, I broke the 5th metacarpal and the swelling will not subside.?

Can a cast be put on a swollen hand, I broke the 5th metacarpal and the swelling will not subside.?

Yes: Cast can be applied but one must be careful and alert for possible cast problems
casts are often put on while swollen but swelling will gradually decrease
watch out for any numbness in your fingers or changes to circulation. ...Read more

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My 14 month daughter woke up with swollen hand. Now it's getting red and kinda bubbling in one spot like if you get bit or burnt.

My 14 month daughter woke up with swollen hand. Now it's getting red and kinda bubbling in one spot like if you get bit or burnt.

Swollen Hand: It does sound like a bite. A burn would unlikely get swollen that quickly. Keep it clean and use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for swelling and itching. If it changes color or the swelling gets worse or there is drainage, see her MD for further care. All the best. ...Read more

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I CAN TAKE A PICTURE OF HER SWOLLEN HAND?

I CAN TAKE A PICTURE OF HER SWOLLEN HAND?

Virtual consult: This is the service you will require if you want to post a picture of the swollen hand and obtain a doctor's diagnosis. It is available in some areas and not others. This particular part of health tap is for general questions rather than specific medical advice. All the best. ...Read more

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Red and swollen hand caused by a splinter?

Red and swollen hand caused by a splinter?

Possible infection: If you get redness and swelling around where you have a splinter, the first concern is the beginning of an infection. I would recommend an evaluation by a health care professional today. You may be placed on antibiotics. In addition, the splinter will need to be removed. Good luck! ...Read more

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What to do about swollen hand after stroke 2 months ago?

What to do about swollen hand after stroke 2 months ago?

Motion: With decreased muscle tone after the stroke and the arm / hand below your heart, swelling in inevitable. Arteries have their own tiny muscles in the wall of the artery but veins do not. Veins rely on motion of the muscles around them to help push the blood back to your heart. The solution is more hand motion and more elevation. ...Read more

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Fast help needed: swollen hand from bite, red hand and red spreading up arm, what can I take as treatment?

Fast help needed: swollen hand from bite, red hand and red spreading up arm, what can I take as treatment?

See a doctor: Bite wounds are serious and frequently require drainage and antibiotics. This not something to wait around on. ...Read more

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