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Why Are My Hands Swelling And Itching
Other symptoms?: Although itching can be caused allergies, compression neuropathies such as carpal tunnel syndrome should also be considered if you have numbness and/or tingling. The numbness is usually worse at night and in the morning. It can also develop during activities such as brushing your teeth, talking on the phone, and driving a car. See a board certified dermatologist or hand surgeon for a evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
More info needed: Hi DCarson, I'm sorry to hear that you are in pain. There are many conditions that can cause your hands to appear this way; more than I am able to review with you in this short message. In order to better serve you, can you try to repost your question with a few more details, such as how long they have been hurting, duration of symptoms, exact location, if there is joint pain also, etc. Thank you! ...Read more
Varies: There are multiple potential causes, a good medical checkup would probably be a good place to start. ...Read more
Not much to go on...: Without more information even a clairvoyant may be stumped, but i've seen this at times in an allergic reaction - hives. If it stays localized, it's not too serious but it can suddenly spread. If it spreads to internal places and includes swelling it can be, quite rapidly, very dangerous. If you can take benadryl, (diphenhydramine) take a dose now. It may go away. If not, go to urgent care or er. They'll handle it. ...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
Cold hands: There are many causes of cold extremities. You are probably too young for severe peripheral vascular disease. There are other conditions - reynauds - that can cause transient vascular spasm. Of course the other issue is that you live in up north. If it is very bothersome i would suggest you check it out by your primary doc - if all ok - u will have to live with it, or consider moving south. ...Read more
See a doctor: Your symptoms are insufficient to allow diagnosis without examination. See a doctor. ...Read more
Lots of things.: Your symptoms can be the result of a variety of reasons. Anxiety as well as the warning of a migraine episode are both possibilities. The possibility of a more serious condition such as Guillain- Barre syndrome can present with similar symptoms. It might be best to discuss your symptoms with your family doctor for a thorough exam and evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Both of my feet and ankles are very swollen and painful ! Also my hands are swlen and itchy! I elevate my legs and the swelling does go down a little?
Varicose vein/c doc: Although this may just be from varicose veins, since they are painful, you need to see your doctor to make sure that you do not have a blood clot in the leg veins which may lead to life-threatening consequence if not treated . That swollen and itchy hands are likely from contact allergy (something you use on your hands) which may require a dermatology consultation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a neurologist: A lot more info. Is needed. See a neurologist. ...Read more
My hands are tight with numbness and red hot burning finger tips they also are itcwhy and so swollen i can't put them togeather. What is wrong with th?
Rheumatologic : There are some rheumatologic conditions that can give you those types of symptoms. It could be a problem isolated to the hands or one that has potential to affect other joints. A dermatologic condition should also be considered. To make the diagnosis an examination and lab work needs to be done. There are meds that can be helpful but need diagnosis first. ...Read more
My hands and feet have been very itchy and swollen its frustrating... Due to so much itching my hands tingle and burn also my feet after scratching ?
Hard to know : Hard w/out exam. could be eczema, or given the pattern, a more "exotic" autoimmune disorder. Something trigger this? New? Recurrent? Joint pain? Fingernails changing? Hair loss? New meds/ foods/ pets/ soaps? Temp fix: hypoallergenic soap+water, spray w/ peroxide, mix & apply cortisone & neosporin ointment, cover w/ cotton gloves & socks. OTC Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Get exam, labs, Rx for Betamethasone + Atarax ...Read more
Swollen lips: Dry lips you need mositurizer like chap lips for swollen lips that could be a form of angioedema which can have significant consequences so would see urgent care today and then follow up with allergist. Always carry 2 benedryl on you in case your tongue swells, for that take 2 benedryl and call 911 ...Read more
I'm having cold feet all day and unknown bruises in my legs also dry skin on feet and my legs and feet hurt often what could cause this?
Edema: Many things can cause swelling of your feet and ankles. Local factors such as venous insufficiency or varicose veins, or phlebitis or blood clots of the veins can cause this. Liver disease, heart disease and kidney disease can also cause swelling. Malnutrition with low blood protein levels can cause this. If it persists you should be examined and have blood work. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Get diagnosed first: This is a common feeling that patients describe when hands go numb. If you havenot already seen your pcp or neurologist then see them soon to diagnose the reason for your hands going numb. The commonest problem is called carpal tunnel syndrome. Once diagnosis is confirmed you will get a referral to a hand specialist for probable surgical release of compression of the median nerve. ...Read more
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