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I constantly have a swollen thumb. Could I have a syndrome?

I constantly have a swollen thumb. Could I have a syndrome?

Swollen thumb : Syndrome of poliicus ginormus? Unlikley, but you couldhave an infection, gout, tendonitis, arthritis or another acquired condition. Finally there is a real condition called macrodactyly that give enraged tissues but youd have that form a very young age. ...Read more

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How can someone with sjrogren's syndrome decrease swollen parotid glands?

How can someone with sjrogren's syndrome decrease swollen parotid glands?

Water: Drinking water and sucking on hard candies sometimes helps, but frequently the enlargement with sjogren's is permanent. ...Read more

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Am wearing a new elbow support due to cubital tunnel syndrome but all five fingers get a little swollen. Normal?

Am wearing a new elbow support due to cubital tunnel syndrome but all five fingers get a little swollen. Normal?

Too tight: Your elbow support device is more protective than therapeutic, in that it may allow nerve to heal without re-injury. But, can use it, just loosen as that is why your hand is swelling. Maybe you will notice some benefit over next several weeks, but if not, might try to see hand specialist. ...Read more

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Could my swollen ear lobes be a result of secondary Sjorgren's Syndrome? I was diagnosed years ago along with RA,

Could my swollen ear lobes be a result of 
secondary Sjorgren's Syndrome? I was diagnosed years ago along with RA,

Not typical: Autoimmune diseases can affect almost every organ in the body, however the ear lobe swelling is not associated w/ secondary Sjorgrens ...Read more

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Swollen turbinates causing stuffy nose 9 months now. Tried everything, no help.Thinking of Somnoplasty but concerned about Empty nose Syndrome??

Swollen turbinates causing stuffy nose 9 months now. Tried everything, no help.Thinking of Somnoplasty but concerned about Empty nose Syndrome??

Mixed up: You're just confused about what you actually have, somno-plasty doesn't deal with nasal turbinates. ENT / Allergist would help you control your nasal symptoms, if you have already seen either, a second opinion is your right , antihistamines and antibiotics aren't the only treatment for nasal problems, good luck ...Read more

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Carpel tunnel syndrome is killing me... Please help me... It has been 2 years that i'm facing wrist pain due to swollen tissue please help me to cure!

Carpel tunnel syndrome is killing me... Please help me... It has been 2 years that i'm facing wrist pain due to swollen tissue please help me to cure!

See a Hand Surgeon: Treatment protocol for carpal tunnel syndrome is first to confirm diagnosis by emg/nct. This can be performed by a neurologist or a rehab specialist. Once diagnosis is confirmed then patients start with prescription nsaids, wrist braces, sometimes steroid injection into the carpal tunnel and lastly surgical release. Majority of patients benefit from this treatment protocol. See a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Summertime penile syndrome?My 5 yr old has a swollen and red penis on one side. No pain little itchy. Noticed today.No bite mark, red spot

Summertime penile syndrome?My 5 yr old has a swollen and red penis on one side. No pain little itchy. Noticed today.No bite mark, red spot

Irritation: Irritation caused by something unknown to me is the probable cause. Clean and apply vaseline several times per day. If no improvement in 2-3 days, see the pediatrician. ...Read more

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Dr suspects bilateral thoracic outlet syndrome. Risk of clots? Hands went white n cold for 20min other than that are pink but ache n slightly swollen

Dr suspects bilateral thoracic outlet syndrome. Risk of clots? Hands went white n cold for 20min other than that are pink but ache n slightly swollen

Need expert eval: Thoracic outlet syndrome can become a serious condition and needs to be experts in the field. Need a shoulder fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon and a cardiothoracic surgeon ...Read more

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17 mo old w/ severe skeeter syndrome. Bites in the face and eye almost completely swollen shut.Dosed benadryl (diphenhydramine). Best course of action topical and oral?

17 mo old w/ severe skeeter syndrome. Bites in the face and eye almost completely swollen shut.Dosed benadryl (diphenhydramine). Best course of action topical and oral?

Oral: Oral benadryl (diphenhydramine) will be best here. For the bites, you can use topical hydrocortisone to help decrease the inflammation (although this will take awhile). Prevention will be the key here - using bug spray and avoiding be outside at dusk might be best. Also, look for signs of infection: if the swelling is warm, painful and very red, please call your doctor. ...Read more

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Can gilbert syndrome cause swollen lymph nodes? How about itchy skin?

Can gilbert syndrome cause swollen lymph nodes? How about itchy skin?

No: Gilbert syndrome refers to a genetic syndrome where you can have mild yellowing of the whites of your eyes, especially with fasting. It does not have any other physical findings, or cause any long term health problems. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Doctor, how much lymph nodes swell and where are their location in acute retroviral syndrome? ?Is one swollen lymph node point to HIV after safe sex?

Doctor, how much lymph nodes swell and where are their location in acute retroviral syndrome? ?Is one swollen lymph node point to HIV after safe sex?

HIV unlikely: To have HIV transmission there must be fluid transfer from one person to the next. If you had safe sex HIV would be very unlikely. Swollen lymph nodes can be seen in a large number of viral illnesses as well as with bacterial infections. See you doctor. ...Read more

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Why would it be that my throat is so swollen and my body so tired (chronic fatigue syndrome)?

Why would it be that my throat is so swollen and my body so tired (chronic fatigue syndrome)?

See below: If you have not seen a doctor for your swollen throat, you should do so. If you have enlarged tonsils which may or may not been infected, these can obstruct your breathing at night causing your oxygen levels to drop while you are sleeping and cause obstructive sleep apnea which can make you feel tired during the day. ...Read more

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Will amoxicillin cause Stephen Johnson syndrome I going to family dr face swollen I think tooth infection but med phobic bad and dental phobia ?

Will amoxicillin cause Stephen Johnson syndrome I going to family dr face swollen I think tooth infection but med phobic bad and dental phobia ?

Probably Not : Stephens-Johnson syndrome is a rare disease that affects fewer than six people per million per year. Unless you have had SJS before, with amoxicillin or another drug, the chances you will get it are vanishingly small. See your dentist immediately. Perhaps he can treat you without giving you an antibiotic. He can definitely avoid amoxicillin if this is a worry for you. Good luck ...Read more

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With thoracic outlet syndrome what is the chance of vein artery compression if arms are same color temp and not swollen?How large is risk of clots?

Depends: Thoracic outlet syndrome is compression of the nerve, artery, and vein at the thoracic outlet at the base of the neck. This can occur because of an extra rib, thickened muscles, or a previous collar bone fracture. The classic symptoms are neurologic, with the classic finding a decrease in arterial pressure with arm elevation. If there is no swelling or discoloration, venous obstruction is unlikely. ...Read more

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Superficial peroneal nerve compression syndrome is there a cure? leg hurts knee swollen foot tingling numb for a month speclist app 3 weeks

Superficial peroneal nerve compression syndrome is there a cure?   leg hurts knee swollen  foot tingling numb  for a month speclist app 3 weeks

May need surgical op: May need surgical therapy. This is a complex problem and requires special expertise. The diagnosis must be clear. There may also be causalgia complicating this. It appears you have other medical problems which need perspective ...Read more