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Puffy swollen skin in between knuckles on both hands. HAve osteoporosis, asthma. Any connections ?

I have just noticed that I have puffy swollen skin inbetween my knuckles on both hands. It is not painful but why??? I have recently been diagnosed with osteoparosis and am taking tablets for this. I also take tablets/ sprays for asthma . I am also going to keep fit classes to strengthen my bones.... but am not fit and have not taken this kind of exercise for years!! ( I am enjoying it) I am 55 female. Is there any connections
Asked On : Thu, 28 Feb 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hello,
Thanks for the query,

Swelling of skin in between knuckles is usually seen in collagen vascular disorders,

These mainly include lupus or RA.

Please get you ANA profile done.

Please meet a dermatologist for final diagnosis and treatment

Let me know if you have any other doubt.
you can ask a direct question to me on this forum, following the below link.
http://www.healthcaremagic.com/doctors/dr-rahul-kumar/64818

Wishing you a good health.
Thank you
Answered: Fri, 12 Jul 2013
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