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What causes swelling,burning and redness of hand?

Hi I am 18 years old, and 4 days ago I woke up and felt my hands burning, and they were also red and swollen. The next day I started to get blisters in between my fingers that resembled a burn, so I put my hand in cold water which didn t do anything. I went to the doctor yesterday, but they didn t know whether it was an allergic reaction, spider bite, or anything else. I m getting discoloration on my face, and I don t know what to do. All the doctor gave me was a benadryl shot.
Wed, 3 Mar 2021
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Hello,

Swelling, burning and redness of the hand associated with blisters is commonly due to dyshidrotic eczema. The cause of the symptom is allergy, frequent moist or sweaty hands and feet. Stress and exposure to pollutants, cement, chromium, nickel, etc., can also cause it. You are suggested to wash your hands with warm water. Cold compress and soaking your hands in cold water will help to reduce itching and discomfort. Do not keep the affected area dry but apply skin creams (thin layer of Soframycin ointment) or a water based moisturizer.

Keep your hands at rest for a couple of days. You can take oral antihistamines at bed time. Apply a thin layer of hydrocortisone ointment on the affected area at bed time for relieve. You can get it clinically examined by a dermatologist. For faster relieve your dermatologist may give you a course of corticosteroids orally or phototherapy at the clinic. Stay away from addictions if any.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Nupur K., General & Family Physician
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What causes swelling,burning and redness of hand?

Hello, Swelling, burning and redness of the hand associated with blisters is commonly due to dyshidrotic eczema. The cause of the symptom is allergy, frequent moist or sweaty hands and feet. Stress and exposure to pollutants, cement, chromium, nickel, etc., can also cause it. You are suggested to wash your hands with warm water. Cold compress and soaking your hands in cold water will help to reduce itching and discomfort. Do not keep the affected area dry but apply skin creams (thin layer of Soframycin ointment) or a water based moisturizer. Keep your hands at rest for a couple of days. You can take oral antihistamines at bed time. Apply a thin layer of hydrocortisone ointment on the affected area at bed time for relieve. You can get it clinically examined by a dermatologist. For faster relieve your dermatologist may give you a course of corticosteroids orally or phototherapy at the clinic. Stay away from addictions if any. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Nupur K., General & Family Physician