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Swollen Skin (Overview)

Skin swelling is a common symptom of an inflammatory or allergic process in the skin.


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6yr old son gets hot swollen hands, fingers, ears, lips in cold weather or extremely cold food, depending on exposure. What causes "hot swollen skin"?

6yr old son gets hot swollen hands, fingers, ears, lips in cold weather or extremely cold food, depending on exposure. What causes "hot swollen skin"?

See below: Increased blood flow to theses "extremity areas" is likely the cause. As long as there is no pain, this is natural (to an extent) so to keep these areas from loosing blood flow (cold can do this) and thus decreasing oxygen to the tissues, where, if without, tissues metabolism slows and if it stops, tissues can die. His response may be slightly exaggerated but, without pain, i would not worry. ...Read more

Swollen Skin (Overview)

Skin swelling is a common symptom of an inflammatory or allergic process in the skin.


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I have a swollen skin flap on side of tongue. Should i be concerned?

I have a swollen skin flap on side of tongue. Should i be concerned?

Swollen tongue: Your should see your dentist or oral surgeon for evaluation. Your could have swelling secondary to biting the side of your tongue. However you are in an age range where other possibilities exist and your dentist can check it out for you. ...Read more

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Treating Swollen Feet or Ankles (Checklist)

Move your body. Avoid sitting or standing for long periods
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Don't wear tight garments
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Lose weight if needed
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Avoid standard diuretics as they won't solve the problem
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Itchy swollen skin around my eyes, anything i can take to treat this?

Itchy swollen skin around my eyes, anything i can take to treat this?

Cold compress: Peri-orbital (around the eye) edema (swelling) can be reduced by a cold compress to the area. This prevents capillary dilation and decreases edema. The itching is indicative of allergy type reaction. Either an over the counter oral antihistamine or over the counter topical eye allergy drop (also antihistamine) should help as well. ...Read more

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Itchy, swollen skin conditions?

Itchy, swollen skin conditions?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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I have a small area of pinpoint sized blisters on the side of my large toe. Slightly swollen skin, but no pain or itching. Any causes or treatments?

I have a small area of pinpoint sized blisters on the side of my large toe. Slightly swollen skin, but no pain or itching. Any causes or treatments?

Blister: Blisters are usually caused by friction and moisture. You may have rubbing in your shoes due to both the shoe and your foot shape. Try uses spray deodorant to decrease moisture, then change up shoe gears or use wider shoes. Lastly if continues, see your doctor for possible imaging and evaluation. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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How to get rid of swollen throats?

How to get rid of swollen throats?

Swollen throat: Hello, this condition of throat swelling needs to be evaluated by your doctor to determine the cause. Is it infectious? Could it be an allergic process? Hypertrophic tonsils? Each condition would require a different treatment. ...Read more

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Treating Dry Skin (Checklist)

Use moisturizers regularly
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Use mild soap when washing the skin
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Limit overexposure to detergents or soaps
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Left an ice pack too long on my skin, now skin is ice burned. Skin went from cold/stiff, to red/slightly swollen skin. How do I remedy?

Left an ice pack too long on my skin, now skin is ice burned. Skin went from cold/stiff, to red/slightly swollen skin. How do I remedy?

Urgent care or ER: If the area was white, cold and stiff or hard and if it then becomes red and swollen as it warms, you need to seek professional medical assistance. Usually the area will form blisters and permanent "bruising" or skin discoloration, which indicates long-term damage and possible destruction of blood vessels. Get it seen asap. Good luck! ...Read more