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MY hand is swollen and i don't know why.

I woke up this morning and my arm hurt so bad, my hand is swollen and i can't even get my ring off because i think it is cutting off my circulation in my arm. I need to get my ring off because it is making it so much worse. What can i do? I tried lotion and it didn't work.

 
jenn4443

Asked by jenn4443 at 9:01 AM on Apr. 20, 2011 in Health

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  • Liquid dish soap or Windex and then call your doctor. This isn't normal!
    twinsplus2more

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 9:10 AM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • Holy crap! I would take some benadryl and see if it brings down the swelling. Also, how swollen are we talking here? Really swollen or just puffy like you are retaining fluids?
    SleepingBeautee

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 9:04 AM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • Keep your arm above your heart and head so the fluid goes back into your body. You may have carpel tunnel or slept on your arm wrong.
    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 9:05 AM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • have you tried running it under cold water and taking it off while the water is running over it? if all else fails, butter should do the trick.
    tnm786

    Answer by tnm786 at 9:03 AM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • try soap?
    whitenena

    Answer by whitenena at 9:05 AM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • I had to go to a jewelry store and have it cut off, the ring not my finger!.
    meooma

    Answer by meooma at 9:07 AM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • its puffy, i think i slept on it funny or something. I am trying everything you guys are saying. the butter didn't work. and i just took 2 anti inflammatory pills.
    jenn4443

    Comment by jenn4443 (original poster) at 9:12 AM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • i would suggest keeping it moving, and above your heart... the swelling should go down... if it doesnt, i would see a dr
    asil

    Answer by asil at 9:30 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • Good luck! I hope the pills work!
    Sarahb21

    Answer by Sarahb21 at 12:25 PM on Apr. 21, 2011

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