The Finger Is Swollen From Holding The Ice For Too Long?

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Tonight, I want to ask why my fingers are swollen and red from holding on to ice for too long or something cold? I once looked for cold allergy symptoms, but the symptoms did not belong to me, my finger was swollen and red, but it didn’t itch or rash, and I experienced it only if I held ice or something cold for too long. why? Thank you

1 Answer:

Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. The condition that you are experiencing, most likely in medical language is called Chilblains. This is an inflammatory condition that occurs due to exposure to air or cold temperatures in small blood vessels, which are usually at the fingertips. Another name for this condition is pernio or perniosis.


When small blood vessels near the surface of the skin are exposed to cold temperatures, they will shrink and close together, limiting blood flow to the area. When the cold air disappears, for example because you hold something warm or warm your hands after holding something cold, the blood vessels that had contracted will widen too quickly so the blood inside seeps out, causing symptoms of redness and swelling.


This condition certainly does not occur in everyone, and in some people who experience it, until now there is still no known exact cause. But this condition usually occurs in women, smokers, wearing tight or minimal clothing, has impaired blood circulation, and has an ideal body weight.


Even so, there is no need to worry because this condition can improve by itself over time. The blood that seeps out of the veins will gradually be reabsorbed, and the symptoms will subside, at most around 3 weeks. But if you feel there are other complaints that you feel, or doubt about your condition, we recommend that you consult a doctor to be ascertained through direct examination. So, hopefully answering your question.

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