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Infection of the hand my husben is in the ER room now he has been having pain in arm has not had it checked this morning his hand was red /blue and looked like someone had injected fluid in his arm it was all puffy his hole hand pluse he is a full time al

Infection of the hand my husben is in the ER room now he has been having pain in arm has not had it checked this morning his hand was red /blue and looked like someone had injected fluid in his arm it was all puffy his hole hand pluse he is a full time al

It : It is difficult to know if this is an infection, in which case it may be very serious, or a vascular problem. I hope he has been seen by now and they are taking care of it. I assume symptoms came on quickly and therefore need to be addressed quickly to prevent/minimize tissue loss or damage. As for its relation to alcohol--there are a lot of reasons for infections and vascular problems, some related to alcohol and others not. Most alcoholics are also malnourished and can therefore have weakend immune systems. Depending on the caloric intake (alcohol has 7kcal/g--somewhere between carbohydrates and fat), it can also lead to problems with weight and fats. The typical results of chronic alcoholism include loss of clotting factors made in the liver, build up of toxins, such as ammonia and bilirubin, processed by the liver, poor brain function (some are reversible and others are not), bleeding ulcers, and skin changes. Indirectly, compromised skin can be an entry site for bacteria and malnutrition can weaken the immune system, making infection more likely. Also, poor clotting factors can increase bleeding. If this happens to be a large hematoma (collection of blood), it could be related, but that is much less likely. If he has a major clot in the vessels making his hand swell and turn colors, that is often related to diabetes or other vascular diseases which are only indirectly related to alcohol. Regardless of the cause, your husband needs to get immediate care of his hand and long-term care of his alcoholism. You, too, should seek support with a group such as al-anon. You need to learn how best to help him get the care he needs...And sometimes that means making painful decisions not to help him in other ways. ...Read more

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I am always fatigued. Sensitive to heat. Morning body temp 95.6-96.8. Cold hands and feet. Anxiety. Panic attacks. Weight gain. Puffy feeling in face?

I am always fatigued. Sensitive to heat. Morning body temp 95.6-96.8.  Cold hands and feet. Anxiety. Panic attacks. Weight gain. Puffy feeling in face?

Get a general: physical exam to r/o obvious causes--diet, weight, circulation, allergies and other possible culprits. Panic w/o physical causes is a psychological problem, so go see a mental health pro. Learn all you can about anxiety. it has a cause and 33 known sx's. Here's a place to start: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page2.html ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with swelling in only my right hand and fingers along with my face and lips feel puffy too. no Pain just tight when making a fist. Have had sle and ra for 23 years now.

I woke up this morning with swelling in only my right hand and fingers along with my face and lips feel puffy too. no Pain just tight when making a fist. Have had sle and ra for 23 years now.

Angioedema: This sounds like angioedema and the swelling will gradually resolve over hours. You could try Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Stop any new medications just in case. See an allergist for a workup. No need to worry unless you have a recurrence with any internal swelling like the tongue, throat or in the abdomen. ...Read more

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Are your hands bigger in the morning?

Are your hands bigger in the morning?

Dependent on salt?: Hands can be swollen by morning if you had a salty dinner the night before, as the salt would make you retain water. Conditions like rheumatoid arthritis can also make your hands swell, and this can be apparent in the morning. With carpal tunnel syndrome there can be a bit of neurogenic swelling, too. Few thoughts for you. ...Read more

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What causes hands to swell in the morning?

What causes hands to swell in the morning?

Arthritis.: If the hands alone are swelling, especially in the morning, and if they hurt in the morning or with a lot of use, this could be arthritis. ...Read more

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What could cause my hands to swell when i wake up in the morning?

What could cause my hands to swell when i wake up in the morning?

Many things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Very painfull hands and stiff fingersin early morning. how do I get relief?

Very painfull hands and stiff fingersin early morning. how do I get relief?

NSAIDS are an option: If you don't have a contra indication to taking an anti inflammatory medicine, (Aleve, Advil) that might me a good first step. Take it with food. Some blood tests might further define a cause. ...Read more

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Why are hands swollen in the morning?

See below: Could be inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid. See your doctor to be tested. ...Read more