The reason for Charles III’s swollen fingers has been revealed: it can happen to anyone


While the current King Charles III was still a prince in his royal duties, there was often confusion among social media users.

According to Google Trends, the most common related search terms were “Prince Charles’ fingers” or “Prince Charles’ sausage fingers”. In recent years, Twitter users have also discussed this topic at great length because Charles’ fingers appeared to be swollen.

in 2021 In May, Charles III was photographed during a royal engagement in a south London pub, where his swollen fingers caused serious concern among fans. Charles’ fingers also drew attention at his father Prince Philip’s funeral in April last year.

It is reported that in 2012 King Charles III mocked his “sausage-shaped fingers” on a tour of Australia, writes

Why are my hands swollen?

Swelling of the hands and fingers can be caused by a variety of reasons, so it is important to discuss your symptoms with your doctor. According to NHS England, the condition, known as oedema, refers to swelling of the hands and hands due to fluid build-up and is often self-limiting.

However, if the condition does not improve or worsens after several days of treatment at home, it is recommended to consult a family doctor. Symptoms of edema include swollen arms, hands, or shiny, stretched, or reddened skin.

Edema can also affect the ankles, feet, and legs. You should see your GP or call 911 immediately if: if only one arm or hand swells for no apparent reason, such as an injury, the swelling is severe, painful or starts very suddenly,

the swollen area is red or feels hot to the touch, your arm or hand is swollen, you have a very high temperature or chills, you have diabetes and your arm or hand is swollen. If you feel shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chest tightness – call for emergency medical help.

Edema is usually caused by:

  • if you stay in the same position for too long,
  • you eat too much salty food
  • you are pregnant
  • you are taking certain medicines, such as some blood pressure medicines, birth control pills, antidepressants or steroids.

Edema can also be caused by:

  • an injury such as a sprain or dislocation
  • sudden changes in temperature, such as very hot weather,
  • insect bite or sting,
  • skin allergy such as angioedema
  • kidney, liver or heart problems,
  • blood clot
  • infection,
  • some medical conditions such as lymphedema or psoriatic arthritis.

How can you relieve swelling?

The NHS recommends the following to reduce the swelling of the oedema: lie down and use pillows to elevate swollen limbs when you can, move your whole arm and shoulder – try raising your arm above your head, clench and release your fist,

massage your hand or hand upwards with firm but painless pressure – for example, start at the fingertips and work your way up towards the palm,

do gentle exercise such as walking to improve circulation, drink plenty of water, wash your hands, dry them and apply moisturizer to prevent infection, soak your hands in warm-cold baths.

People who suffer from swelling of the arms or hands should avoid staying in the same position for a long time and should not wear too tight clothes.

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