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Tiny blisters all over hands. Spreading fast. Itchy and painful. What could they be?

Tiny blisters all over hands. Spreading fast. Itchy and painful. What could they be?

General thoughts: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health,

Dermatologic conditions are hard to evaluate without seeing them in person.

Conditions that are localized often are due to a particular exposure (contact with something causing an allergy).
This is particularly true of hands.
These are often itchy.
Anti-immune medicines (antihistmine/steroids). .. ...Read more

Dr. Philip Miller
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Small water filled blisters all over my hands that itch like there's no tomorrow!? Well it started a month ago I haven't changed anything that I do on a daily basses but its getting kinda hard to sleep at night because of the itching...And I have seen a ha

Small water filled blisters all over my hands that itch like there's no tomorrow!? Well it started a month ago I haven't changed anything that I do on a daily basses but its getting kinda hard to sleep at night because of the itching...And I have seen a ha

Well: Well your doctors are somewhat correct. It's that time of year when the air gets dry and so does the skin, which triggers something called winter's itch, also known as eczema. Eczema can present itself in many different ways and one of those presentations can be small, deep seated blisters on the palms or soles that are very itchy. You most likely have something called palmoplantar dyshidrosis or vesicular palmoplantar eczema. It's not contagious or worrisome, but you'll need to see your doctor to get a prescription strength cortisone cream to help the problem go away. You'll also want to find a good moisturizer to keep your hands moist during and after treatment, which will hopefully keep the problem at bay after you are better. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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I have small blisters that get all over my hands and feet they hurt and itich and can, be very painful?

I have small blisters that get all over my hands and feet they hurt and itich and can, be very painful?

Dyshidrotic Eczema: Dyshidrotic eczema is a type of eczema (dermatitis) of unknown cause that is characterized by a pruritic vesicular eruption on the fingers, palms, and soles. The condition affects teenagers and adults and may be acute, recurrent, or chronic. A more appropriate term for this vesicular eruption is pompholyx, which means bubble. Treatment is with prescription topical steroids. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction? After using TBS hand cream, tiny pin-prick blisters have come up. All over hand but not noticeable. Only hurts when pressed. Help!

Allergic reaction? After using TBS hand cream, tiny pin-prick blisters have come up. All over hand but not noticeable. Only hurts when pressed. Help!

If it is only on the: Surface of your hands or hand that you put the cream on, then it is possible you have an allergic reaction. If you put cream on both hands and only have these lesions on 1 hand, it is then unlikely you would have reaction only on 1 hand. Consider other substances or plant poisons (poison ivy etc.) or parasites that could potentially cause these lesions. I would recommend you see a physician. ...Read more

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My 9 month old has hand foot mouth disease and has large blister looking spots all over his hands/fingers. Is there anything I can do?

My 9 month old has hand foot mouth disease and has large blister looking spots all over his hands/fingers. Is there anything I can do?

Keep 'em clean: This is tough - I hope your baby feels better soon.

Don't break the blisters. You may want to try to keep gloves on his/her hands. If the blisters break, don't pull off the skin - it will help protect the raw skin underneath. If there is any sign of infection (redness, pus, pain), see your pediatric care physician. ...Read more

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Got hand-foot-mouth from son, with blisters all over face, in throat, hands, feet. My fingernails are hurting badly now. Is this possibly related?

Got hand-foot-mouth from son, with blisters all over face, in throat, hands, feet. My fingernails are hurting badly now. Is this possibly related?

Yes: This is an all over infection and can cause almost every symptom. It is self limiting and should be better within 7 days. Adults are often sicker. Use Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Ibuprofen every 6 hours for symptom control. All the best. ...Read more

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I used peroxide 3% on open wounds on face and hands from friends advice and I am now blistered all over face and hands and it has been 3 or 4 days.

I used peroxide 3% on open wounds on face and hands from friends advice and I am now blistered all over face and hands and it has been 3 or 4 days.

Chemical Burn: You burned yourself with this strong agent. This is a very concentrated dilution of Hydrogen Peroxide that is used to bleach things and did bleach and burn your face and hands. We no longer use Hydrogen Peroxide even at more dilute concentration to clean wounds as it has been found to damage tissue and cause delayed healing. You should be evaluated by a doctor. By the way this is used in rocket fuel. ...Read more

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Why are my hands red raw and blistering?

Why are my hands red raw and blistering?

See dermatologist: A number of things can cause this; what it sounds like is a contact dermatitis vs. A dishidrotic eczema. A dermatologist will be able to evaluate and help pinpoint likely exposures that led to this, and provide appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have blisters on my hands that really itch but when I scrat h them they hurt what could they be?

I have blisters on my hands that really itch but when I scrat h them they hurt what could they be?

Rash blisters: Your dermatologist should evaluate this rash promptly. This could be a form of eczema called dyshydrotic eczema. It could be a contact dermatitis to something in that you touched. There could be secondary bacterial infection or fungal infection.. Patch tests and cultures may be needed to get to the root cause. After the evaluation has begun your doctor can prescribe treatment for you. ...Read more

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What causes a blister to appear on your hand?

There are many: Causes from burns, to dyshidrosis to genetic disorders. See dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Blisters on hands and feet?

Blisters on hands and feet?

See the doc: Have it examined. It may be something as simple as irritation. Topical medication may be prescribed. It may also be a reaction to something, like an allergy. Your doctor may consider culturing the fluid within the blisters and/or biopsy to determine what the condition is. Get it checked. ...Read more

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Recurring water blister on hand?

Dermatology: Cannot be diagnosed without direct observation. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have blisters/pimples on my hands. Why?

I have blisters/pimples on my hands. Why?

This is a very: Good question. Unfortunately without being able to take a full history and examine the lesions we will be unable to answer for you. Make an appointment for evaluation by a health care professional. ...Read more

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My 18 month old has blisters on his hands? What is it?

My 18 month old has blisters on his hands? What is it?

Dr. Can check rash: There are several causes of hand blisters. If there are viral (cold) symptoms or some mouth ulcers, it could be hand-foot-mouth disease... which is a viral infection that causes fever, blister-like ulcer spots in the mouth, and/or a skin rash (especially on the hands and feet). Hand-foot-mouth disease is not the foot-and-mouth (or hoof-and-mouth) disease of cattle, sheep, and pigs. ...Read more

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Small blisters on hand that came on in a couple of days?

Small blisters on hand that came on in a couple of days?

Blisters on Hands: Dyshidrosis, also known as dyshidrotic eczema or pompholyx, is an uncommon skin condition in which very small, fluid-filled blisters appear on the palms of your hands and the sides of your fingers. The soles of your feet also can be affected. Treatment is with prescription super potent topical steroids. ...Read more

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So herpetic wit low on hands hurts even if you don't pop the blisters?

So herpetic wit low on hands hurts even if you don't pop the blisters?

Right.: It could be painful. Should treat it like herpes infection plus eczema. Dermatologist would know how to deal with it. ...Read more

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What would cause blistering that festers and stings in pain on my hands?

What would cause blistering that festers and stings in pain on my hands?

Doctor can examine: Things that cause blistering on hands or fingers include a type of eczema called dishydrotic eczema, allergic reactions (sometime to unknown substances), chemical irritants (sometimes people don't remember contact with any chemical), reactions to some plants or vegetables, infections (small pimples or abscesses), herpes 1 or 2, burns, etc... A primary care or dermatology doctor can examine hands. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent getting blisters on my hands when lifting dumb bells?

What can I do to prevent getting blisters on my hands when lifting dumb bells?

Gloves, powder: Professional weight lifters use talc powder and wear gloves.
These are good ideas in any circumstances in the gym. ...Read more

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I found multiple blister like bumps on my hands a few days ago. What could this be?

I found multiple blister like bumps on my hands a few days ago. What could this be?

Hard to say: This could be something as simple as a bug bite reaction or allergic response to poison ivy. It could also be something else. Spots, blisters and rashes can reflect localized events or a system wide response, often only an exam can sort out the origin. ...Read more

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I have recurring small "bites", blisters, on back of hands and wrists. I sometimes see hard black specks.?

I have recurring small "bites", blisters, on back of hands and wrists. I sometimes see hard black specks.?

Need more info: Blisters on the backs of hands could be insect bites of some sort, but autoimmune blistering diseases like bullous pemphigoid can also do this. A more rare condition called porphyria cutanea tarda also often has blisters on the backs of the hands as the main issue, and a related disease called "pseudoporphyria" can also do this. A dermatologist will probably perform a biopsy to get some answers. ...Read more

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My 18month old baby has all of a sudden when she eats or drinks comes out on her hands and cheeks red marks with flat lyk white blisters?

My 18month old baby has all of a sudden when she eats or drinks comes out on her hands and cheeks red marks with flat lyk white blisters?

Hives??: These sound like hives.Are they itchy? Do they quickly disappear? Your doctor should be be able to diagnose if seen. Make an appointment, feed the baby before the visit, even in the waiting room, so the doctor can see the rash. ...Read more

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I have burnt my hand have a big blister, what to do?

I have burnt my hand have a big blister, what to do?

Have it evaluated.: If your blister is very large have it evaluated by your physician as large burns have a high risk of getting infected. ...Read more

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My son has blisters on his hands butt and feet what is it?

My son has blisters on his hands butt and feet what is it?

Rashes: Rashes are very difficult to diagnose without seeing them. Does he have any mouth sores (look in the back of the mouth above the tonsils.) it might be hand, foot, and mouth disease but you should have it checked to make sure. ...Read more

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If I have water blisters on my hands and arms what is this?

If I have water blisters on my hands and arms what is this?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin blisters. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections and insect bites can cause blisters on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What could cause a hand injury to look like a blister/wort?

What could cause a hand injury to look like a blister/wort?

Multiple reasons: There are many reasons for this appearance. Burns, superficial infections, viral infections, warts and some benign skin cancers can have this appearance. You should consult with your physician to have this evaluayed. ...Read more