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Viral Pneumonia Hands Feet Swell
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
Not random: There is always a reason for swelling. It seems random to you most likely because you have not discovered what is responsible yet. The usual suspects are diet, salt intake, positional, exercise related, arthritic, vascular disease, cardiac problems.....If you have ruled out the obvious ones then I would suggest seeing your primary care physician. ...Read more
Need more info: When does it occur? Is it related to some activity or contact? How do you know it is not "allergic"? ...Read more
Circulation: When you are cold, your body will try to direct most of it's heat to your vital organs which include your heart, lungs, intestines, etc. Therefore, it will decrease the blood flow to your feet and hands by temporarily decreasing the blood flow to these areas, thereby creating the swelling in your hands and feet. ...Read more
My hands & feet feel like they're swollen for a week now but they don't look swollen. I've had my feet swell before but never had the feel w/o seeing?
This could be-: -early rheumatoid disease. First see Ur PCP & then get a referral 2 a rheumatologist. ...Read more
Raynauds: There's an entity called raynauds which causes clamping down of blood vessels in cold environments. The extremities can change color, be painful or even swell. Wear gloves or mittens to keep them warm and see your doc. There are some meds that may help. ...Read more
Fluid retention (?): I suspect you may retain a little fluid - perhaps as part of premenstrual syndrome (?) - at any rate, for whatever reason, that will make you swell and raise your BP. (the BP doesn't cause the swelling). If you meticulously avoid salt during those vulnerable days, you can help minimize both swelling and BP elevations. ...Read more
I drink 3 liters of water a day. But if I drink even 1 wine cooler my hands face and feet swell right up. Why?
You may: Be allergic to something in the wine cooler. Some have sulfites..... ...Read more
Why do my hands, fingers, and feet swell really bad at night? My finger joints are stiff as well.
Evaluation: I would suggest you see a Rheumatologist for an evaluation. ...Read more
Why do my hands, knees and (sometimes) feet swell & hurt at night? I'm 24/f/ & a bartender. I don't eat a ton of salt and I drink plenty of water.
Not typical: It is not normal to have bilateral joint swelling on a regular basis. If you only had feet swelling after working a shift you might be able to explain that but not with the knees or hands. A more detailed history, examination and labs are needed to get a better idea of what might be the cause. ...Read more
For the past three days my hands and feet swell up I don't know why I have no heart conditions nor any kidney conditions what can it be?
LtHead @stand up, skin cold/clammy w/exercise, hand+feet swell/hot@bed, ice-cold@day, random flushing, freq cold intol. Not 2/2 anx. NL ECG/Echo. What?
More testing: The next "round" of testing woyld include a 24hour heart monitor to rule out any arrythmia. A Full metabolic workup is necessary to exclude endocrine causes. (Cortisol, sugar, thyroid) A 24 hour urine should be done to rule out carcinoid and pheochromocytoma. Lastly a neurologic evaluation to rule out autonomic dysfunction. ...Read more
I have a foot swelling and it looks like I'm having an allergic reaction. It looks like it might be spreading to my hands. Can anyone help me?
Need to be seen: Your swelling could be an allergic rxn. Please make an appointment to be evaluated and treated for reaction or possible infection. Only being seen can a physician make a good clinical decision on your care. ...Read more
Foot swelling: 1st get shoes that fit and purchase toward end of day. You also find out what ois the cause of the swelling. At your age I doubt it's circulatory. Any injury recently or new shoes worn recently? More info would help. ...Read more
I am experiencing cheek swelling, foot swelling, cold feet and cold hands. The following also describe me: Painful swollen joints and Finger pain....
Cold hands and feet: Sorry to hear about your problems. Best we do a 2nd opinion wth me so we can get to the causes of your problem. ...Read more
I've had pneumonia 7 times over the past 18 years, is it ok for me to scuba dive, I would only be going down about 40 feet. I coughed up blood a few times about 6 years ago, but nothing since. My doctor told me I may have COPD from second hand smoke (i'v
Scuba Diving: What did your COPD doctor say? If they recommend against, then I would have to concur since they have knowledge of your medical condition and are best suited to make recommendations. The concern with regard to the risk of scuba diving in patients who have asthma or COPD relates to the fact that divers breathe compressed gas. It is contraindicated. ...Read more
Non raised red blotchy rash on hands and feet so itchy keeping me awake all night been a week now dr says viral rash can they itch and what can I do?
I've had odd symptoms for 7mnths, doctors say viral, have palpitations dizziness and numbness in both hands/feet. Neg. MRI, can viruses cause this?
Got hand foot and mouth, brown spots and bumps on my palms, spots make hands numb, and won't go away, how do u get rid, viral does not go, what can b?
Sob, dizzy, feet & hands tingling, bronchitis x 2 weeks ago. Urgent care last night said viral, pericarditis. Neck pain, feel faint. Albut barely helps?
You're ill: Viral illnesses must run their course. You're acutely ill right now. Go to bed. Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated and raise your BP (low BP is contributing to your weak, dizzy, faint feeling). Eat salty foods. Rest. Be patient. If not improving in 5 days, be re-evaluated. You would do well to establish a relationship with a family doc and not use urgent care so you have continuity of care. ...Read more
Tremors In hands, weak upper arms, kinda weak in legs, dizziness, weight loss, vision off, tingling in feet, stiff fingers. Post viral? Got mri, not ms
Many hour on feet: The veins in your legs have valves in them to prevent blood return from back flow. At end of day the fluid could be from the veins essentially being over worked. Lying down help the blood leave the legs to return to the heart. This could be serious - called venous stasis, see primary care doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
Depends...: Swelling of both feet (vs. One) is a very common complaint. It is due to fluid retention in the legs and usually is pain free. Feet are the lowest part of the body so they are the first to swell if there is extra intercellular fluid. THere are many causes of this from benign to serious and require a doctor to sort them out. ...Read more
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