How interesting! I suppose your hand looks like what my tongue would look like if not in my month...if that makes any sense! My tongue is puffy and deep purple. Probably because tongue skin is thinner...
I hope you have good luck with treatment. Honestly I can say that if it bothers you now, even if just because of the look, it will bother you more when it complicates. Treat it NOW! Don't say next year, don't say when it hurts. Because when it hurts, it may be unbearable (like mine was) and you can't just call up then and beg someone to help you!