King Charles sausage fingers swell to disturbing new level – doc explains why

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    King Charles' swollen hands and 'sausage fingers' have raised concerns as he and Queen Camilla begin their state visit to France.

    During last night's banquet with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Palace of Versailles, the British Monarch raised a toast, revealing that his hand was bright red and particularly bulbous, leading many to wonder if he has some sort of ailment.

    Now, a doctor has given insight into the potential cause of the 74-year-old's so-called 'sausage' fingers. According to GP Chun Tang, Medical Director at Pall Mall Medical in Manchester, there are many reasons why this happens.

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    Dr Tang told the Daily Mail: "Often puffy fingers are a symptom of water retention which can be caused by numerous health conditions. This condition arises due to inflammation and can be a result of arthritis, multiple bacterial infections or even TB.

    "Other possibilities include high salt levels, allergic reactions, medicinal side effects, injury and autoimmune disease."

    There's even a technical term for his 'sausage fingers' – dactylitis – which is a medical term for severe swelling that affects your fingers and toes. King Charles has a seemingly lighthearted approach to his hands' condition.

    In a letter to his friend after his son, Prince William was born, he reportedly wrote, as quoted in Charles, The Man Who Will Be King by Howard Hodgson: "I can't tell you how excited and proud I am. He really does look surprisingly appetising and has sausage fingers just like mine."

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    His late mother, the Queen, also noted the size of Charles' hands, reportedly writing a letter to her music teacher after he was born: "They are rather large, but with fine long fingers quite unlike mine and certainly unlike his father's. It will be interesting to see what they become."

    During his momentous Coronation, questions around the King's swollen digits resurfaced, as some wondered whether the monarch was only wearing one glove as part of the ceremony owing to his hands. It turns out, however, that this was simply part of tradition.

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