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What can I do for re occuring severe allergy attacks wiyh face, feet and hand swelling?

What can I do for re occuring severe allergy attacks wiyh face, feet and hand swelling?

See your doctor asap: For evaluation and treatment, you may need to see an allergist. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

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


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I have hand swelling. One then the other. What kind of dr. Should i see? No other symptoms, could I have allergy feces from dog and baby diapers?

I have hand swelling. One then the other. What kind of dr. Should i see? No other symptoms, could I have allergy feces from dog and baby diapers?

Possibly: Unilateral hand swelling can be from many causes. I would recommend seeing a hand surgeon. If you have been in contact with feces (baby or animal) and you had a cut you may have not known about there may be an infection causing the swelling. Get checked out sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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Can a food allergy cause joint pain/swelling?

Can a food allergy cause joint pain/swelling?

Food allergy: Food allergy can result in swelling of connective tissues including joints. It can occur with hours and may be seen upto 24 hours after intake of food one is allergic to. Need to see an allergist to determine if it is the food that is causing the swelling rather than there is another cause of the joint swelling. ...Read more

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What food allergy causes a rash/hive only on the top of feet and hands?

What food allergy causes a rash/hive only on the top of feet and hands?

None: Where the rash appears tells you nothing about food allergies. Hives can appear anywhere on the body. Eczema can appear anywhere as well but is more commonly seen in the elbow creases, behind the knees, at the wrists, ankles, tops of feet & hands, behind the ears, eyelids, & anywhere on the neck. ...Read more

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When I wake up, I have a body part swollen: hand, wrist, and bum chick, elbow. It looks as if I got stung but the swelling feels like an allergy.

When I wake up, I have a body part swollen: hand, wrist, and bum chick, elbow. It looks as if I got stung but the swelling feels like an allergy.

Consult doctor: The description of swelling of hands ,wrist,and bump chick could be due to allergy . as you do not have any other symptoms as breathing problem ,kidney problem .But it is better you consult your doctor and get examined ,so you can get the right treatment at the earliest . ...Read more

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I don't have food allergies, or other allergies. How likely is it that my tongue will swell? Afraid of tongue swelling. This fear came out of the blue.

I don't have food allergies, or other allergies. How likely is it that my tongue will swell? Afraid of tongue swelling. This fear came out of the blue.

Very unlikely.: Tongues do not swell without a cause and it sounds to me that you have no causative factors. This worry you have is therefore unfounded and if it continues you should consider some counseling to help dismiss this fear. Life is magnificent if you can allow yourself to see it! ...Read more

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Lately keep getting black spots and and swelling on lower lip with cracks on the inside of the lip. Could it be food allergies?

Lately  keep getting black spots and and swelling on lower lip with cracks on the inside of the lip. Could it be food allergies?

Virus vs allergies: possible allergies to certain foods , espec.citrus. or cancur sores or aphthous ulcers[get otc orabase or rx kenolog steroid oint in arabase by dr.] if pustules or incr. redness swelling pain;cellulitis , need antibiotic like amox/augmentin or bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). take otc pain meds for pain, i like excedrin [generic ok] because it has 3 in one for pain. ...Read more

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What kind of antihistamine help my facial swelling due to food allergy?

What kind of antihistamine help my facial swelling due to food allergy?

Help us by...: ...defining what you mean by facial swelling (hives, asymmetric, lips, peri-ocular, etc.), what are the accompaniments (like difficulty swallowing, hard to breath?) and why you think this is a histamine-mediated food allergy? ...Read more

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If your afraid of food allergies, and tongue swelling, and have don't have allergies, and have never experienced swollen tongue. Is it a phobia then?

If your afraid of food allergies, and tongue swelling, and have don't have allergies, and have never experienced swollen tongue. Is it a phobia then?

Food allergy: While many people have adverse reactions to foods, only about 2-3% of adults have true food allergies where tongue swelling may occur. Other symptoms that are more common than tongue swelling is mouth itching, mild lip swelling, hives and GI symptoms. It's important to enjoy food, if you experience symptoms an allergist can help identify if there is an allergy or not. ...Read more

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I have health anxiety. My fear is food allergy and tongue swelling because of the food i eat. I have no food allergy, or other allergies. Phobia?

I have health anxiety. My fear is food allergy and tongue swelling because of the food i eat. I have no food allergy, or other allergies. Phobia?

Still? Again?: Did you talk to your counselor yet? Fears are primarily irrational concerns about things that may or may not happen. It is impossible to predict if you will ever have an allergy or an injury or a syndrome that may validate your fears. I would seek a consultation with a therapist to help you understand and control the irrational thoughts. Worrying about it will not change any outcome. ...Read more

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Swollen lips & blisters since 5:45am, saw hospital was given antihistamines and steroids, told POSSIBLE FOOD ALLERGY. swelling returned it now 10:32pm?

Swollen lips & blisters since 5:45am, saw hospital was given antihistamines and steroids, told POSSIBLE FOOD ALLERGY. swelling returned it now 10:32pm?

Airway?: Keep in mind the half life of your antihistamine. It is probably wearing off and needs to be redosed. If not improving within an hour of redosing you need to go back to the ER. Cetirizine 10mg will last 24 hours. ...Read more

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Just took an food allergy (nuts, fish, soy, etc) and pollen allergy. It was all negative. Any reason to fear tongue swelling? Afraid og swollen tongue

Just took an food allergy (nuts, fish, soy, etc) and pollen allergy. It was all negative. Any reason to fear tongue swelling? Afraid og swollen tongue

?: The real question is why are you afraid of a swollen tongue? Has it happened in the past, and if so from what? If not, then maybe you should seek some counseling to determine why you have this fear. ...Read more

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Swelling and hives in throat and where lips meet gums for 2 days. Never had food allergy, but I have bad allergies and asthma. How do I treat this?

Swelling and hives in throat and where lips meet gums for 2 days. Never had food allergy, but I have bad allergies and asthma. How do I treat this?

Mgt/workup: These symptoms require further evaluation and treatment. If you are experiencing any problems breathing or swallowing, please go to your nearest Emergency Department. It may be a local or more systemic reaction. Asthmatics are at risk for more severe reactions. Virtual follow up appt available to review treatment options. ...Read more

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What causes hand swelling, along with pain moving my wrist?

What causes hand swelling, along with pain moving my wrist?

Carpel tunnel: There are many reasons to have the symptoms you described, a common cause is carpel tunnel syndrome due to swelling of tissues at the wrist. It is a treatable entity and should be excluded before considering other possibilities. Your physician may do tests to validate the suspicion. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of facial/eye and hand swelling after laying down?

What could be the cause of facial/eye and hand swelling after laying down?

Allergy: Usually an allergy, but may be result of underlying issues such as kidney/heart problems-would see your primary care to sort out. ...Read more

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What are some probable causes of swollen ankles and slight hand swelling with a tingling sensation?

What are some probable causes of swollen ankles and slight hand swelling with a tingling sensation?

Circulation?: If your blood circulation is compromised that would cause swelling in the extremities (feet more so due to gravity). Allergic reaction of some sort? Continuation of symptoms warrants a check-up with your md. Good luck! ...Read more

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What could cause hand swelling(past 3days)? The only thing i've done different recently is change multivitamins last month. I'm 25/female

What could cause hand swelling(past 3days)? The only thing i've done different recently is change multivitamins last month. I'm 25/female

Could be a number of: Reasons: injury, that you might not remember; infection: from a insect bite or a scratch that you might not even know you had, on the hand/arm; or infection spreading via blood from elsewhere in the body; inflammation from any cause; or enlarged nodes in the armpit area or the elbow from any cause. See your pcp or an orthopod/hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What causes hand swelling on a baby?

Unknown: A baby should not have a noticeably swollen hand see your baby's doctor : thoughts include circualation issues, congenital issues, infection, soft tissue abnormalities, and a whole host of other things. Assymmetry in one limb vs another should be investgated. ...Read more

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What causes hand swelling?

What causes hand swelling?

Multiple causes: This could be low thyroid, a carpal tunnel, an allergy, problem with veins, arthritis, afrozen shoulder, early shoulder hand syndrome, tendonitis, kidney problem. It's also possible you just slept on it and the swelling will go away by itself. ...Read more

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What causes swollen hands, feet, and ankles? Not reduced with diuretic only prednisone. Swelling inbetween finger joints not the joints themselves.

Inflammation: Sounds like inflammation. Must search for cause. Rule out food sensitivity. About 10 percent of population can be sensitive to nightshades, about 30-40 percent can be sensitive to gluten and casein. Other more common food sensitivities include soy, corn, beef, etc. Consider food elimination for at least 2-3 months. Leigh wagner, rd is a good dietitian who can help by phone: 913-588-6208. ...Read more

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My 8 month old had cold sweats and his hands and feet are warm. No temp though. Could this be teething or food allergy?? 1st time he has got this

My 8 month old had cold sweats and his hands and feet are warm. No temp though. Could this be teething or food allergy?? 1st time he  has got this

Get him checked: I don't believe that this condition is caused by either teething or a food allergy. If you feel like this is a serious situation then see a pediatrician. If your child is otherwise normal and seems healthy it may be nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Blister on right foot 4th toe, it popped took skin with it, went to dr , he thinks food allergy now have 4 blisters on right hand. why?

Blister on right foot 4th toe, it popped took skin with it,  went to dr , he thinks food allergy now have 4 blisters on right hand. why?

Contact dermatitis..: Maybe from something you wore or contacted. One blister is usually from heat/friction but many suggests a reaction to something ...Read more

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Why is my left hand swelling up? Yes, I am a leftie.

Why is my left hand swelling up? Yes, I am a leftie.

May be you have: Over done it, working too hard using your dominant hand, inflammatory tendonitis. Check it out. ...Read more

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What is the cure for hand swelling and pain after a big box fell on it?

What is the cure for hand swelling and pain after a big box fell on it?

Ice, elevation etc: I would make sure there is no major damage. See your pcp or an orthopedist or go to an urgent care center. If you feel comfortable that there is no fracture or dislocation, then a light ace wrap with an ice pack and elevation and some Ibuprofen should be all you need. If in doubt, get seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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Why is my wrist and hand swelling 1 week after breaking my humorous?

Why is my wrist and hand swelling 1 week after breaking my humorous?

An arm fracture: Such as the humerus lead to swelling. The hand and wrist are "downstream " from the humerus, especially if you have been in a sling or had the elbow and hand less active and dependent.( i.e. Hanging down). Activity of the hand helps pump blood and fluid out of it. Making a fist, ask your doctor if you can come out of the sling or at least put a pillow on your abdomen and elevate the hand. ...Read more

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I still have finger and hand swelling after hand surgery. Is this normal?

I still have finger and hand swelling after hand surgery. Is this normal?

Can be common: Postop swelling is not unsual. Elevation and gentle digital range of motion are a few simple steps to help decrease swelling (edema). Placing the hand above the level of the heart (e.g. Left chest) allows gravity to facilitate the edema control. A tight postoperative dressing may also be carefullly loosened. If you were placed in a splint, you should wear as instructed by your doc. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


Hand Swelling (Definition)

What you injured depends on where you stabbed your finger. Regardless, you should apply pressure to the finger to stop the bleeding, but avoid strangulating the finger. Best to seek immediate medical attention to determine ...Read more