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Hand or finger swelling

Also known as Hand Swelling and Swelling Of Hands

Hand or finger swelling is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What causes it?

The most common causes of hand or finger swelling are pyogenic skin infection, bruise, and fracture of the hand. Other possible causes, such as open wound of the finger, are more rare.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with hand or finger swelling often receive radiographic imaging procedure, plain x-ray, application of splint, wound care management, incision and drainage, culture wound, blood culture and suturing of wound .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with hand or finger swelling include floxuridine, methyl salicylate topical, phentolamine, aluminum sulfate-calcium acetate topical, betamethasone, nystatin, calamine-pramoxine topical, chlorpheniramine / phenylephrine, ephedrine / phenobarbital / theophylline and oxacillin .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for hand or finger swelling include .

Age

< 1 years
0.3x
1-4 years
0.7x
5-14 years
1.4x
15-29 years
1.2x
30-44 years
1.1x
45-59 years
1.1x
60-74 years
0.7x
75+ years
0.9x

Sex

Male
1.3x
Female
0.8x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.2x
Hispanic
0.9x
White
1.0x
Other
0.8x
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