What would cause red swollen numb tingling fingertips? I have been smoking cigarettes off and on for the past 7 years. Lately, I have started smoking again for the past 5 months. Two days ago, after each cigarette, my fingers begin tingling and burning/itching, and then the fingertips begin becoming numb. Finally, they become slightly swollen and very taut. I was wondering if I have developed an allegy to cigarettes. My symptoms only occur after I smoke and last for about an hour and then go away until I smoke again. I have since quit smoking, but I am still concerned. I hope that this is only an allergy and not a symptom of something worse.
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