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why are my hands red and burning

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Likely dermatitis: This sounds like a contact dermatitis from a substance you're coming in contact with like a hand cream or soap or a set of gloves you are using. See y ... Read More
Dr. Jerome Zacks
50 years experience Cardiology
Possible allergy: Sometimes, one reacts to substances one comes into contact with during the normal course of the day, such as a soap or detergent. Such a skin reactio ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Burning hands: On the hands the most common causes of redness and burning are chemical irritation of some sort. It can come from soaps, creams, solvents at work or c ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
HAND ITCH: Only one hand? How long had it been. It could be something you are in contact with. New soap? Work materials? Gloves? Hobbies? Be a detective. Do you ... Read More
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Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
22 years experience Neurology
Multiple: Start from local allergy, dermatitis, problem with nerves, arteries, connective tissue disorder, etc. Let your doctor find out.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Josa
38 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Palm side of hand?: These could be the tiny sweat glands that become swollen. This usually comes and goes. Very annoying.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Dishydrotic eczema?: Eczema on the fingers and hands doesn't have to look like the dry, crackly surface skin texture of eczema elsewhere. Fingers can have itchy flesh-colo ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Nerve: Check for nerve compression including the wrist and elbow areas. Consult an orthopedist and get some nerve conduction study done. This is not my spe ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Itching amox: i would not take it again. Follow up with an allergist for penicillin allergy testing. You can develop an allergy anytime in life so the fact that in ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Jones
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More info?: This could be gout, though there would usually be redness. Rheumatoid arthritis comes to mind but usually no sudden onset and generally more joints t ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Many possibilities..: Itchy spots can be from many causes, such as: hives, viral infections, medication causes, hot-tub rashes, heat rashes, reactions to creams or lotions, ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Dry skin: Your hands must be dry and small cracks can burn and sting upon contact with acidic juice. Moisturize your hands.

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