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Swollen Red Cracked Skin On Hands With Lupus
My sister was diagnosed with lupus recently. Can it hause swollen red and bruised feet? And peeling of the skin?
Yes: Lupus can affect many organs particularly the joints and skin. ...Read more
Both my hands stay swollen and numb. It's worse in cold weather. They crack and bleed. They turn purple and red.
Need more informatio: A dermatologist will help you. She will be interested in your activities and job. Wet work? Food handling? Hands exposed to cold? What have you tried so far? Meanwhile make sure you have warm gloves when you go out or drive. Get a ceramide cream such as Eucerin in a jar or pump bottle. At bedtime soak hands for a long time in hot water, then rub in the cream. Repeat in AM. Use chapstick on cracks. ...Read more
How do you treat ice burns on skin? They are 2 days old and still red and swollen. Area is about half the size of my hand.
Frostbite: Since they are 2 days old, they are probably already rewarmed. Treat the area like a thermal burn. Keep it covered with dry sterile dressings. If blisters develop, seek medical attention. If no tetanus booster for last 5 years, one will be needed. Skin may slough and could require professional care. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Could multivitamins/minerals cause skin itchiness? What I thought was only an insect bite, is now causing my hand to be red, itchy and swollen.
Yes: Vitamins like Niacin can cause itching.Get a more detailed answer ›
Swollen hands face and knees, lymphodema, low body temp, hot red skin, & headache every night. What could cause this? I also have asthma & raynauds.
Very itchy skin on feet under feet, palms of hands, fingers of feet & hands swollen, spread to the arms & legs & now to upper thighs. Red bumps first?
Itchy hands/feet: Thank you for your question. Itchy hands & feet that spreads to the arms & legs could be caused by a number of things. There are different types of inflammatory conditions of the skin that could cause a rash as well as responses to external/internal sources. Having an examination & evaluation performed by a qualified medical practitioner would be helpful in diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
My middle finger is swollen and hurts, 2 days now, started as a small crack (i thought was from dry skin and working). What could be wrong?
? infection: Several possibilities, including infection. Get it evaluated. ...Read more
I was just diagnosed with lupus, it started with swollen discolored feet and hands and its working its way up. What happens after it hits my shoulders?
Not like that.: Lupus doesn't work like that. You should discuss your concerns with your rheumatologist. ...Read more
Red, swollen, painful stretch mark kind skin in butt crack. Since 3 days first it was just 2 now they are about 4 or 5. Cannot sit or walk. Help please?
Get checked...: Get checked out.....PMDGet a more detailed answer ›
I have lupus. For 3 months I have had my hands swollen, not a lot but this morning It was more. Is that a sign that kidney are not working properl?
No: More likely joint involvement which you should contact your rheumatologist for advice. ...Read more
Redness on top of both hands. Doesn't itch. Doctor doesn't know what it is. Not eczema bc no itch. Never goes away...Not dermatomyositis or lupus?
See dermatologist: Doubt it's either lupus or dermatomyositis since a persistent hand rash (on back of hands only, not on knuckles) is not a presenting symptom. Would recommend seeing a dermatologist. It may be a benign rash requiring no treatment but could indicate an early sign of some other health problem. If the dermatologist decides to do a biopsy, this is often the best way to figure out what is causing the rash. ...Read more
Can swelling of fingers, along with knuckle, wrist pain and redness on hands be a sign of which, scleroderma or lupus or both...No reynaurds here.
I am 23 with lupus. Why do I wake up with swollen hands and numb throbbing fingers at night and my fingernails turn pale blue.?
Multiple things: Ask your doctor if you may have raynaud's phenomenon, which turns fingers and toes blue. Also your doctor can check for arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome, or other causes. A rheumatologist would be helpful; rheumatologists diagnose and treat autoimmune diseases, arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions like what you are describing. ...Read more
High esr & crp rheumatologist looking for mixed connective tissue but Ana is -. Symptoms are pain /swollen hands back & lupus like rash. Any ideas? H
Repeat ANA: It is easy even for a good lab to muff this test. ...Read more
I have burning bulging sensation in the veins in my arms and hands? Swollen lymp nodes behind left ear. Swollen jaw. Neg Lupus test.
Not a simple problem: this is not a simple problem. Each of these could be separate medical problems and they may not all go together. You will need to clarify this with your physician ...Read more
Had itchy red swollen end of little finger, swelling gone now and left lots of red dots under skin that don't fade when pressed down on. Thank you?
My nail is swollen but not red and there was white skin like a blister on it so I scraped it off and there is a dent, it looks like I have two layers?
Toenails: From what it sounds like, you may have removed the cuticle, a layer of skin that can grow along with the nail & is easily removed. Nails are multi-layered & the dents will likely disappear as the nail grows out, normal. If you do see thickening or darkening of the nail, consider possible fungal infection & see your doctor for treatment. A podiatrist can address any other toenail related issue. ...Read more
About two weeks ago my thumb became swollen and red. Slightly sensitive to the touch in one spot. Now my skin is peeling and thumb is Still swolleN?
Have an in-grown toe nail that cut through my skin. Puss is now coming out and my toe is red and swollen. What kind if self-care can I do?
Get to a podiatrist: The only self care you can do is taking yourself to a foot doctor. You have an infection ...Read more
Can lupus cause palms of hands and feet to get real red/blushed, sometimes blotchy and sometimes they feel "prickily" when they are red/hot.
Neuropathy: It is possible. However blotchy prickly hands or feet with hot sensation are not specific findings of a particular disease. Other conditions like raynaud phenomenon or autonomic nervous system dysfunction or neuropathy can cause this presentation. Consider checking your sugar and vitamin B12 levels. Please check with your physicians for proper diagnosis and treatment. I hope you feel well soon. ...Read more
My middle finger, is swollen, from tip to base. Swollen to the point, skin is tight, hard to bend. It is not red, or warm. Has been this way since Tue?
Swollen finger.: The symptoms described are very suggestive of infection. You should be seen by an an md soon. ...Read more
Spots on my palm that look like puffed up skin that are swollen and red around it. Itchy and painful and on the side of my palm as well.
Uncertain: Uncertain but consider infection. A dermatologist can answer this ...Read more
Ever since I got this "possible lupus" diagnosis, my hands tend to turn a red blushing color, sometimes blotchy and get hot. Sometimes they also get a pin prick feeling with this. Isthis lupus?
See a rheumatologist: Find a rheumatologist: a doctor that specializes in diseases like lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, etc. You need to get some answers and a plan for treatment. I suggest you write down all your questions so that when you go see the doctor you can get answers. If you write them down you won't forget when you feel nervous or rushed. Good luck. ...Read more
A month after I received an anti-inflamatory injection in my wrist I have what seems a swollen vein and red rough skin located where injected. Help?
Distal phalanx pain in my thumb joint red swollen, painful, pops uncontrollably when I bend it &often stiff. Skin is rough&dry in the area what's wrong?
Trigger: It could be a trigger finger. Try heat or ice. If no change an evaluation with a hand surgeon could help. ...Read more
I bite my finger nails and I just saw that near my cuticle it is green and ther is puss under my skin. I also can't feel my finge my nail is red and green its swollen and I can't feel it
It sounds like you are dealing with an infectious process. You will need to see a doctor right away for this. You might need the areacleaned, incised and drained, and will also need antibiotics.
Good luck. ...Read more
I have a tiny splinter in my index finger from a thorn. Skin has grown over. Slightly red and swollen but not painful. What should I do?
At this point likely: Best to be patient. The body is usually good at slowly ejecting foreign objects as skin both grows from within & sheds/worn away. Redness inflammatory reaction: ↑ed blood flow bringing in red & white blood cells; the WBCs will work to degrade & remove the foreign object. Thus as long as you can function well & minimal soreness, may be best to just the skin to slowly degrade & eject the material. ...Read more