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19 Hand Conditions

Abscess

Symptoms Include:
Pain  |  Lump  |  Redness  |  Pus

 

A bacterial infection frequently causes an abscess, which is a painful collection of pus. Abscesses can form in any part of the body. If you suspect you have one, see your doctor. Without therapy, they normally do not improve.

 

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Staph infection

Arthritis

Symptoms Include:
Joint pain |  Inflammation | Red Skin | Weakness and muscle wasting

 

Arthritis is a common ailment characterised by joint pain and swelling (inflammation). Pain, swelling, and stiffness in one or more joints are common signs of arthritis. Lifestyle adjustments, such as exercise, physiotherapy, and medications, are the most common therapies for arthritis. In more severe cases, surgery may be required.

Blisters

Symptoms Include:
Blistering  |  Pain  |  Redness  | Itch

 

Blisters are tiny pockets of fluid that form when the upper layers of the skin are injured. Blisters can appear everywhere on the body, but the hands and feet are the most prevalent.

Burns and scalds

Symptoms Include:
Pain | Blistering | Redness

 

Heat damages the skin, resulting in burns and scalds. Dry heat, such as that produced by iron or fire, causes a burn. Something moist, such as hot water or steam, causes a scald. Chemicals and electricity can also cause burns.

 

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Blisters

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Symptoms Include:
Numbness | Pain | Muscle wasting

 

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition in which a nerve in your wrist is compressed. In your hand and fingers, it produces tingling, numbness, and pain. It’s usually treatable on your own, although it can take months to get better. It affects more women than males, and it grows more frequent as you become older.

 

Related Conditions:
Hand pain

Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT)

Symptoms Include:
Poor coordination | Walking problems | Muscle weakness | Cold fingers and toes

 

Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) a peripheral nerve disease is a collection of hereditary disorders that affect the peripheral nerves (they control your muscles and other things like the sense of touch). If you suspect you’re experiencing CMT symptoms, see a doctor.

Chilblains

Symptoms Include:
Inflamed | Itch | Swelling | Redness

 

Chilblains are tiny, irritating skin swellings that arise as a result of exposure to cold weather. They typically affect the extremities of the body, such as the toes, fingers, ears, and nose. Chilblains are inconvenient, but they rarely result in serious harm. If the cold is avoided, they usually heal in a few weeks.

Cuts and grazes

Symptoms Include:
Blood

 

The majority of grazes and cuts are small. They are simple to treat at home. Usually, all that is required is to stop the bleeding, clean the wound properly, and cover it with a plaster or dressing. Within a few days, minor wounds should start to heal.

Gangrene

Symptoms Include:
Redness | Swelling | Reduced sensation | Pain

 

Gangrene is a dangerous disorder in which body tissue dies due to a lack of blood supply. It can affect any region of the body, but the toes, feet, fingers, and hands are the most commonly affected. The earlier gangrene therapy begins, the more effective it will be (see symptoms section).

Hand, foot and mouth disease

Symptoms Include:
Blisters | Rash | Mouth ulcers | Pain

 

Hand, foot, and mouth disease primarily affects children under the age of ten, with the majority of cases occurring in children under the age of four. It has the potential to impact adults. It’s a viral infection that normally clears up on its own in 7 to 10 days without the need for antibiotics.

Hand pain

Symptoms Include:
Pain

 

A variety of illnesses can cause hand pain. You can relieve hand discomfort at home by following a few simple procedures. If the discomfort persists, see a doctor.

 

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Joint pain

Joint pain

Symptoms Include:
Pain | Joint pain

 

Joint pain is a frequent condition that can have a variety of causes. However, it’s frequently due to an injury or arthritis. Joint discomfort that worsens over time is frequently a marker of osteoarthritis in elderly adults. If you have persistent osteoarthritis symptoms, see a doctor.

 

Related Conditions:
Osteoarthritis

Lumps and swellings

Symptoms Include:
Lumps | Swelling

 

The majority of lumps and swellings beneath the skin are innocuous and can be ignored. However, if you acquire a new lump or swelling, consult your doctor to determine the cause.

Peripheral neuropathy

Symptoms Include:
Numbness | Pain | Muscle weakness | Walking problems

 

When nerves in the body’s extremities such as the hands, feet, and arms are injured, peripheral neuropathy develops. The symptoms vary depending on which nerves are impacted. If you have early symptoms of peripheral neuropathy, you should see a doctor.

 

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Pins and needles

Symptoms Include:
Tingling | Numbness

 

A prickling, burning, tingling, or numbing feeling is known as pins and needles. It commonly manifests as in the arms, legs, hands, and feet. It normally does not cause any discomfort. It can make you feel numb or itchy. Pins and needles are normally just transient, although they can endure a long period (chronic).

 

Related Conditions:
Raynaud’s

Pompholyx (dyshidrotic eczema)

Symptoms Include:
Itch | Pain | Blisters | Discharge

 

A kind of eczema known as pompholyx (dyshidrotic eczema). It causes little blisters to form on the fingers, palms of the hands, and occasionally the soles of the feet. If you have a blistering skin issue, you should see a doctor.

Raynaud’s

Symptoms Include:
Pale | Numbness | Pain | Tingling

 

Raynaud’s syndrome is a common occurrence that seldom results in serious complications. Keeping warm is a common way to relieve the symptoms. It’s possible that it’s a symptom of something more serious.

 

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Blue skin and lips (cyanosis)

Rett syndrome

Symptoms Include:
Muscle weakness | Difficulty feeding | Developmental problems | Difficulty walking

 

Rett syndrome is a rare hereditary condition that disrupts brain development and causes significant mental and physical disabilities. Rett syndrome affects some children more severely than others. In addition, the age at which symptoms initially develop differs for each child.

Ringworm

Symptoms Include:
Rash

 

Ringworm is a common fungal illness that causes a ring-like rash on the skin that can be either red or silvery. Ringworm is most usually found on the arms and legs, but it can arise on any part of the body. Ringworm, despite its name, has nothing to do with worms.

Vitiligo

Symptoms Include:
Lack of skin colour

 

Vitiligo is a long-term skin disorder in which pale spots appear. The lack of pigment (melanin) in the skin causes it. It can affect any part of the body, although it most usually affects the face, neck, and hands.
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