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Why Are My Fingers Swollen Every Morning
See a rheumatologist: You need to be properly diagnosed and you need to determine whether the swelling is generalized or really just limited to your joints. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more
Hi, i often woke up in the morning with my lip, eye and/or fingers swollen. Is this a symptom of an illness? Thank you
Spontaneous Severe Stiff muscle/joint all over body in morning. Hard to climb knees lock. Tests done RA ruled out. Fingers swollen. ?
Further workup : May need further workup. Have you seen a rheumatologist? There are many other potential causes. Psoriasis is one example. A percentage of patients with psoriasis will have an associated inflammatory arthritis, and it is characterized by diffuse swelling in the fingers. There are many other possibilities as well. ...Read more
Reaction: Some people have what is called cold erythema. This is an allergic type reaction to cold exposure. The cold air causes histamine to be released and this causes swelling and itching. You can help this by taking an antihistamine like Claritin or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and try to keep your hand warm or wrap cold items with a towel. ...Read more
Itchy skin: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Not Sure: Hard to say what is going on from the limited information you provided. If just one hand is swollen and stiff, this could be due to over use, arthritis, or inflammation, among other causes. Other less common casues can be nerve entrapments or circulation problems. Seems like you should call your doctor for advice. ...Read more
Index ring pinky fingers swollen, 2 have red area on it with small red dots underneath. Any ideas?
Infection: Red swollen areas that are new onset would make me suspicious for and infection. You should probably be seen. ...Read more
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