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Is it normal to get small balls of water on your fingers?

Is it normal to get small balls of water on your fingers?

Not sure: Its not clear to me what "balls of water" mean. Some skin issues of the hands, like dyshydrotic eczema, present with fluid filled blisters. This could very well be the issue at "hand" but I can't be sure without more details and/or pictures. If you are really worried please seek help from your primary care provider. ...Read more

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When i fold my knee i can feel like a ball of water on the side. My knee cracks and hurts when i go to gym? Causes?

When i fold my knee i can feel like a ball of water on the side. My knee cracks and hurts when i go to gym? Causes?

Family practice : Fluid means there was ligament injury. Possibly inflamed from overuse. You may have had previous injury. Popping and cracking may mean meniscus injury. See an orthopedist. Possibly a MRI to confirm diagnosis. ...Read more

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I recently started working at a carwash so my feet are constantly wet. I have a burning feeling in the ball of my foot. Is it from the water exposure?

I recently started working at a carwash so my feet are constantly wet. I have a burning feeling in the ball of my foot. Is it from the water exposure?

Burning feet: It could be from prolonged water exposure. If your shoes are consistently wet and you are wearing no or wet socks, you may be causing some shearing forces (think about 2 sheets of paper rubbing over each other) this can cause a burning sensation and blisters! bring an extra pair of dry socks and shoes, in addition to some water shoes to see if this helps. If it gets worse see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Hi I'm growing a big ball inside my belly button and I'm super scared because it started draining water today and on one side it looks like it's poppi?

Hi I'm growing a big ball inside my belly button and I'm super scared because it started draining water today and on one side it looks like it's poppi?

You should see a MD: It sounds like you may have a cyst and it should be examined. In the meantime, cover it with triple antibiotic (neosporin) and a bandaid or gauze and try not to get it infected by manipulating it. ...Read more

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I have a knot on my knee which is now soft and possibly filled with water or blood. Is this serious? I fell and hit my knee on a dishwasher two weeks ago. It swelled and had minor pain. Now i notice I have a knot the size of a golf ball or smaller and

I have a knot on my knee which is now soft and possibly filled with water or blood.  Is this serious? I fell and hit my knee on a dishwasher two weeks ago.  It swelled and had minor pain.  Now i notice I have a knot the size of a golf ball or smaller and

Hello. : Hello. I can’t diagnose your knee condition. However often times this type of fluid can be due to bursitis. This is swelling of a fat pad. It can become warm, tender and red. If there is also a fever, that can suggest an infected bursa which should be evaluated asap. Cysts can also develop on the knee. This does sound a lot like bursitis. It can be managed by icing and elevating your knee, use of nonsterodial anti-inflammatory medication like motrin, and avoiding activities that increase the pain. If it is not worsening, i would see if your doctor can see you next week. Take care. ...Read more

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I have difficulty swallowing food at times, it feels like a ball of fire and drinking water makes it worse what would be recommended ?

I have difficulty swallowing food at times, it feels like a ball of fire and drinking water makes it worse what would be recommended ?

See a doctor: Difficulty swallowing can be a red flag for serious disease, and needs evaluation. You doctor may suggest endoscopy to examine your esophagus for signs of inflammation or abnormal tissue. Treatment depends on the cause of the symptoms. ...Read more

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I have an earwax ball IV been trying to get out for 4 months now. Pouring warm water in and tried a drop or two of hydrogen peroxide. What can I do?

I have an earwax ball IV been trying to get out for 4 months  now. Pouring warm water in and tried a drop or two of hydrogen peroxide. What can I do?

See an ENT: You can try otc like debrox first, but there is the risk you might hurt yourself. If you can affort it/have insurance, see an ENT doctor has the tools to suck that right out with minimal risk of damage. ...Read more