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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Itchy Wrist (Definition)

The wrist is the joint that connects the hand with the arm. When it itches it can cause an irritating sensation that leads to a desire ...Read more


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What does itchy wrist mean?

What does itchy wrist mean?

Simple Definition: The simple definition of itchy wrist is a feeling that make you want to scratch your wrist skin. There are at least 15 causes and some are serious. I suggest that anyone that thinks they might have "itchy wrist" should do a browser search to find which of these causes seems likely. Or visit to your family doctor especially of your daily activities or rest are being interrupted. ...Read more

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What does an itchy wrist mean?

Simple Definition: The simple definition of itchy wrist is a feeling that make you want to scratch your wrist skin. There are at least 15 causes and some are serious. I suggest that anyone that thinks they might have "itchy wrist" should do a browser search to find which of these causes seems likely. Or visit to your family doctor especially of your daily activities or rest are being interrupted. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Itchy wrist?

What is the definition or description of: Itchy wrist?

Itchy wrist: The wrist is the joint that connects the hand with the arm. When it itches it can cause an irritating sensation that leads to a desire to scratch the skin. ...Read more

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My hands are inflamed, itchy and swollen, and a few spots of hives have developed at my wrist. Could this be allergies?

My hands are inflamed, itchy and swollen, and a few spots of hives have developed at my wrist. Could this be allergies?

Likely.: If new hives, think food (within four hours, esp top 8 allergens), medication, insect stings. Top 8: egg, cow milk, wheat, soy, peanut, tree nut, fish, shellfish. But if hives keep coming >4-6 weeks, think immune, viral, stress, physical environment hives. Could also be contact dermatitis. Check w allergist. ...Read more

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I have a swollen thumb. I just woke up with it. However it is itchy and throbbing but I have a redish line going up past my wrist now?

I have a swollen thumb. I just woke up with it. However it is itchy and throbbing but I have a redish line going up past my wrist now?

Reddish line arm: A reddish line associated with swelling in the thumb or hand or a finger can be sign of inflammation and more severely INFECTION. Infection with increased pain and red streaking the arm also know as ascending lymphangitis is s serious problem that needs treatment, minimally antibiotics very soon and at time surgical decompression if there infection in a closed space. CALL YOUR DOCTOR or GO to ER ...Read more

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Itchy raised white spot near wrist/red around it. Iced it. White spot gone/stayed red. Swollen. Not red today/hurts a lot. Itch gone. I see no puncture. Can't rest arm/hurts to use. What happened?

Itchy raised white spot near wrist/red around it. Iced it. White spot gone/stayed red. Swollen. Not red today/hurts a lot. Itch gone. I see no puncture. Can't rest arm/hurts to use. What happened?

Spider bite: This sounds like a possible spider or some other insect bite. The lack of persistent redness is a good sign but ongoing pain and swelling can be due to a spider bite. You should have an examination of your arm as soon as possible in view of these symptoms. ...Read more

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Hello - my entire forearm is swollen and red and itchy week and a half after bee sting on the wrist - though I think I just pulled the stinger out.

Hello - my entire forearm is swollen and red and itchy week and a half after bee sting on the wrist - though I think I just pulled the stinger out.

See your doctor: This may still be a normal local reaction to the bee sting, especially if you just pulled the stinger out. Reactions last longer when the stingers are left in. You can try taking oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if you have not already done so. If that does not help and it remains swollen and red, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Swollen wrist and hand and allergy type of lesions on the hands and on the other parts of body and lesions very itchy and swollen abit. What is this?

Swollen wrist and hand and allergy type of lesions on the hands and on the other parts of body and lesions very itchy and swollen abit. What is this?

Can't tell: Most skin lesions require a direct examination and often a biopsy to get a diagnosis. One also needs to get a detailed history on agents used on the body. In the case of dermatitis involving the hands, irritants (frequent hand-washing, organic solvents...) are the likely culprit but contact allergen may play a role as well. In your case, contact allergy is likely since it is not confined to hands. ...Read more

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Blistery rash, red & swollen all over hands. Starting to spread up wrists & on feet. Very itchy. Is it an allergic reaction?

Blistery rash, red & swollen all over hands. Starting to spread up wrists & on feet. Very itchy. Is it an allergic reaction?

Allergic reaction: It sounds like it. YOu may need some medicine for this asap. See a doctor or perform a virtual consult. A picture would help as well ...Read more

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Stung by wasps multiple times on hand and wrist 2 days ago. EXTREMELY itchy, swollen, and some of the arm is pale red. Been icing it often...

Stung by wasps multiple times on hand and wrist 2 days ago. EXTREMELY itchy, swollen, and some of the arm is pale red. Been icing it often...

Try antihistamine: Consider taking AH up to 4 x daily of necessary. Topical anti-itch lotion may help. For severe cases, a short course of steroid may be needed. This is not an anaphylactic reaction however, ...Read more

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I've had a poison ivy rash/blisters for 10 days now (on my outer wrist). It is still swollen, itchy, burning and sore. Is this normal? When will it fa

I've had a poison ivy rash/blisters for 10 days now (on my outer wrist). It is still swollen, itchy, burning and sore. Is this normal? When will it fa

Cortisone cream: You likely have continuing contact with poison ivy through contaminated articles of clothing, the interior of you car (steering wheel, armrest?), or even furniture. You will need to apply a cortisone cream (may need a Rx strength) to the rash and using dish or laundry detergent to clean out (wear gloves) items (especially the shoes) you might have touched on the day of the exposure ...Read more

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Clitoris has been swollen and itchy for 2 days no sex was involved before hand so what could this be?

Clitoris has been swollen and itchy for 2 days no sex was involved before hand so what could this be?

Swelling, itchiness: Swelling and itching of any body part suggests a possible allergic complaint. Were you using a lubricant of some kind, or might there have been something on your hands that could have been transferred to your clitoris? If not better very soon I suggest seeing your physician about this. ...Read more

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I went to the zoo got a itchy hand I woke up this morning with a itchy and swollen left hand it's like a dull itchy pain as well?

I went to the zoo got a itchy hand I woke up this morning with a itchy and swollen left hand it's like a dull itchy pain as well?

See a doctor: There are a lot of possible causes, some of which would require treatment for you to be safe. A doctor could probably quickly determine the cause by seeing and examining your hand, and asking a few more questions. I recommend you contact a doctor. I wish you well! ...Read more

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My right hand had suddenly swollen and woke up with left one beginning to swell. Both can be itchy at times. And I feel pain in both. What could it be?

My right hand had suddenly swollen and woke up with left one beginning to swell. Both can be itchy at times. And I feel pain in both. What could it be?

Swollen hand: That is unusual would be seen by ER /doc today. May be carpal tunnel, allergy to some product, bites, or autoimmune disease, rarely clot, reflex sympathetic dystrophy (but you need an injury for this) Could try benedryl (no driving afterward x 6 hour) / but hands are important Go to urgent care ER this AM may need prednisone. ...Read more

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What should I do for itchy red bumps and swollen hand?

Infection: This sounds like a possible infection - you really should see a physician for further evaluation and possible antibiotic treatment. ...Read more