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Swelling and rash on hand -- what causes this?
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Swelling and rash on hand -- what causes this?

Hi,

About 6 years ago I had an occurrence when my right hand swelled up like a balloon and was itchy/burning it eventually spread to my left hand (though not as bad).  I went to the emergency and got an epinephrine shot and it went away after a couple of hours.  Didn't have any re-occurrences until about 3 weeks ago, when my right hand became itchy and began to swell again -- this time I took a Zyrtec and it went away shortly afterward (my roommate has allergies so we had Zyrtec in the house).  I have no known allergies, did not eat anything different than I normally do or wear anything new. Does anybody know what could be causing this??
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Hello,
One possibility is of angioedema which is due to allergies. Take some antihistaminic like Benadryl. If the symptoms persist then please get an examination done from a dermatologist. Also topical and oral steroids may be needed for which I suggest you to consult a dermatologist.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.

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