CTS and redness around the wrist



My girlfriend has developed CTS a month ago. She's using a splint.

She's now in an other city and today she says there's some redness aroud the hand and wrist.

What is this, is it an emergency situation, what can be done?

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Thank you


Probably not directly related to the CTS and not an emergency. I'm not an expert on skin lesions - to me a rash is a rash mostly - but it might be a reaction to elastic in the splint fabric or perhaps just a heat reaction if it's a very hot splint (some neoprene splints in particular can get very hot and you can get this sort of appearance from, for example, sitting with the legs exposed to a hot fire). Try leaving the splint off for a few days and see if it settles. JB

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