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Doctor insights on: Swollen Itching Hands

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more


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Why does my hand where the bug bite is, hurt, is swollen, gets bigger, and itches?

Why does my hand where the bug bite is, hurt, is swollen, gets bigger, and itches?

Bugbite: You are having a reaction to the bite. This will often get worse for 2-3 days before getting better. If you continue to have pain and it is still swelling after 2-3 days be seen for a possible infection. All the best. ...Read more

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The inner side of my pinky toe on my right foot is swollen and white. It hurts and itches but no sign of pus. Thoughts?

The inner side of my pinky toe on my right foot is swollen and white. It hurts and itches but no sign of pus. Thoughts?

It could be fungus: Tinea pedis (athlete's foot) is commonly encountered between the toes. The white discoloration might be moist skin, which is conducive to infection. Try a topical antifungal and use it as directed. If it is not better consult with a podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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My right hand is very swollen hot to the touch and a constant itching?

My right hand is very swollen hot to the touch and a constant itching?

There are several: possibilities to describe your symptoms. Unfortunately some of them are extremely life threatening such as flesh eating bacterial infection. You need to been seen immediately for evaluation and treatment. Go to an ER. ...Read more

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I am experiencing swollen and itching of the top left hand. It's red and I think something bite me and it has my whole arm hurting.

I am experiencing  swollen and itching of the top left hand. It's red and I think something bite me and it has my whole arm hurting.

Bite: The combination of hand swelling and itch does raise the question of an insect bite. Observe for spreading redness and warmth of the hand which would indicate cellulitis and the need for an examination by a physician and the starting of antibiotics. If there is no such development, apply a cortisone ointment to reduce itching. ...Read more

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I had a lot of alcohol and in the morning I found the palm of my hands and sole of my feet to be swollen and itching. Could this be alcohol allergy?

I had a lot of alcohol and in the morning I found the palm of my hands and sole of my feet to be swollen and itching. Could this be alcohol allergy?

Unlikely: Ethanol is a sugar. Humans do not demonstrate allergies to sugers, but rather, to proteins. Alcohol is a vasodilator and this could be what is causing your symptoms. Regardless, although it seems fun, try and reduce the binge drinking because it is taking a toll on your health. ...Read more

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My hands and feet have been very itchy and swollen its frustrating... Due to so much itching my hands tingle and burn also my feet after scratching ?

My hands and feet have been very itchy and swollen its frustrating... Due to so much itching my hands tingle and burn also my feet after scratching ?

Hard to know : Hard w/out exam. could be eczema, or given the pattern, a more "exotic" autoimmune disorder. Something trigger this? New? Recurrent? Joint pain? Fingernails changing? Hair loss? New meds/ foods/ pets/ soaps? Temp fix: hypoallergenic soap+water, spray w/ peroxide, mix & apply cortisone & neosporin ointment, cover w/ cotton gloves & socks. OTC Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Get exam, labs, Rx for Betamethasone + Atarax ...Read more

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Hello! I've been getting hives and red swollen spots on my wrists, hands, elbows, and knees after I started using whey protein powder. I do wanna keep drinking protein powder but I'm tired of having the itching welts and hives. I eat a Benadryl every day

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I've been getting hives and red swollen spots on my wrists, hands, elbows, and knees after I started using whey protein powder. I do wanna keep drinking protein powder but I'm tired of having the itching welts and hives. I eat a Benadryl every day

Urticaria: There's a lot of different formulations of protein powder out there. You should look at the ingredients and try to use the one with least preservatives. Hives on just wrists, elbows hands and knees sounds a bit odd..but anything can happen with the human body. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will only mask symptoms and make you drowsy. Ask your friends if they are having any issues with their supplements as well. ...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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Below my thumb is swollen on palm with just a little tightness feeling inside and itching. ?

Below my thumb is swollen on palm with just a little tightness feeling inside  and itching. ?

Tenosynovitis: How mobileis the finger? There is concerned about infection or tendinitis. Based on the mobility of the finger and if there's any deficits of motion, we would consider getting an MRI. If the area is tender or red and painful then there is concern about infection, if there's any history of trauma we would be concerned about tendon tears or avulsions. ...Read more

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If your hand itches and throbs what does it mean?

If your hand itches and throbs what does it mean?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my hand that itches?

I have a rash on my hand that itches?

Dermatitis: Also consider an elimination of any gloves, rubber/latex products, lotions, nail polishes, which are new or if you changed something recently. ...Read more

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