Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
172 Doctors are Online

Query about swelling in the chin and cough - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
User rating for this question
Very Good Posted in: General Health
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2009
Answered : 675 Questions
User :   Hi, may I answer your health queries rig
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   i woke up this morning with a swell uner my chin the area that is swollen is warm and three of my finger hurt at the tip
User :   i also have sorethroat
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you notice redness or pain over the swollen area?
User :   there is pain
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Are you running fever?
User :   no i didnt check my temprature
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Approximately how big is the swelling?
User :   its just the swollen are that has temprature
User :   its noticable but not too much
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   i am 27 years old
Doctor :   Do you have past history of similar symptoms?
Doctor :   Do you have any other medical illness?
User :   no just my fingers sre hurting one after the other
User :   and my chin
User :   it was one finger now its three
Doctor :   Do you have past history of similar symptoms?
User :   no i have never
User :   the its just the tips
Doctor :   Do you have history of medical illness such as diabetes, anxiety?
User :   of the finger tht hursts
User :   no i dont have
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
User :   ok
Doctor :   The symptoms of sorethroat and chin swelling is probably related to an upperrespiratory infection - probably a viral one.
Doctor :   But there are no obvious medical causes that explain pain in the tip of finger nails.
Doctor :   I would presume the cause to be secondary to anxiety and stress factors.
User :   its hurting i dont know why
Doctor :   However you will need physical examination, if your symptoms are associate with other symptoms such as
User :   i dont know if its a frost bite
Doctor :   bluish discoloration of the finger, numbness of the fingers, tingling sensation of the finger nail.
Doctor :   use antiinflammmatory medications such as Ibuprofen 400mg stat for pain relief, and
User :   its not bluish it jsut gets warm
Doctor :   Frequently warm your palms.
User :   ok
Doctor :   you should be feeling better with these measures.
User :   what of the swelling on the chin
Doctor :   Swelling on the chin can be secondary to lymphnode swelling or a local inflammation.
User :   should i go the hospital
Doctor :   Since you do not report of feeling feverish,
Doctor :   it is not a concerning problem.
User :   alright
Doctor :   You will need attention if there is progress of the swelling, difficulty in opening your mouth,
User :   alright
Doctor :   severe pain and redness occurs
Doctor :   and finally fever develops.
User :   what of coughing
Doctor :   Coughing could be part of upper respiratory tract inflammation.
Doctor :   Since I cannot perform a physical examination,
User :   ok so it will heal on its own
Doctor :   I expect it to improve without any intervention.
Doctor :   You will need good rest,
Doctor :   adequate hydration and a proper diet.
User :   alright thanks alot for the advice
Doctor :   Watch out for the symptoms that I mentioned.
Doctor :   If those symptoms occur, you will need to consult your doctor.
User :   ok thanks i will if there is any change i will go the emergency room
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   you are welcome
User :   bye
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor