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Painful red bumps on knuckles. Happening on &off for years.What could this be? It doesn't itch, its not dry skin, nor is it hard in nature.

Possibly eczema: Dermatology relies on visual clues more than any other field. Several diagnoses come to mind, but small details in the presentation will define the lesion. ...Read more

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Experiencing joint pain in fibgers and a bump on knuckle painful to touch?

Experiencing joint pain in fibgers and a bump on knuckle painful to touch?

Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more

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I have tiny bumps and itchy knuckles..What could it be?

I have tiny bumps and itchy knuckles..What could it be?

Ecezema : It sounds like ecezema. Only an examination would be confirmatory. A variety of conditions affecting the skin can have itchiness and bumps as symptoms. A dermatologist is an expert who can confirm what your condition is, and an recommend the proper treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Bump on the knuckle thats white and itches, what could this be?

Bump on the knuckle thats white and itches, what could this be?

Many possibilities: Bumps under the skin could be as a result of different reasons of which could include an ingrown hair, acne, infection, abscess, or an allergic reaction to various things like detergents or soaps or to medications. Have it evaluated by your physician to get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have a little bump on my knuckle. It is pinhead sized and flesh colored and not very raised off the skin. Result of my dry skin?

I have a little bump on my knuckle. It is pinhead sized and flesh colored and not very raised off the skin. Result of my dry skin?

Sounds very small: Something so small could be almost anything. A wart, a plugged pore, etc. Doesn't sound like anything to be concerned about right now. You can take a photo and submit it through a virtual consult on HealthTap Prime if it's getting bigger. ...Read more

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Small itchy bumps on my knuckle?

Small itchy bumps on my knuckle?

Itchy bumps: Small bumps can occur on the skin for a variety of reasons, but when they are "ichy" it is usually an indication that they are a "reaction" to something - an "allergy". You may be allergic to something that your skin is coming in contact with like a soap or lotion - could also be clothing. Try to find out what is causing the reaction, eliminate it, and see if it gets better. Steroid cream may help. ...Read more

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My bf has been getting white/clear bumps on his knuckles/wrist on & off for a while & we don't know what it could be .. He has no symptoms/ effects .?

My bf has been getting white/clear bumps on his knuckles/wrist on & off for a while & we don't know what it could be .. He has no symptoms/ effects .?

Molluscum?: May be molluscum contagious. A kind of viral bumps that cause no problems. Check the images of this conditions if they resemble those bumps that you see ...Read more

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Itchy red bump on end knuckle then a permanent knot. Then another formed on the other side of the same knuckle. No pain but a little stiff.?

Itchy red bump on end knuckle then a permanent knot.  Then another formed on the other side of the same knuckle.  No pain but a little stiff.?

Knuckle Pads: Knuckle pads are benign, asymptomatic, well-circumscribed, smooth, firm, skin-colored papules, nodules, or plaques, located in the skin over the dorsal aspects of the metacarpophalangeal (mcp) and interphalangeal (ip) joints. A history of repetitive trauma related to sports or occupation is often present. ...Read more

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I have uveitis. Lately i've been noticing the red bumps on my knuckles and i'm wondering what they are and if they are related. They do not hurt/itch.

I have uveitis. Lately i've been noticing the red bumps on my knuckles and i'm wondering what they are and if they are related. They do not hurt/itch.

Maybe: Uveitis is often part of a systemic disease. Autoimmune diseases, sarcoid, infections such as TB can all be related to uveitis and can have skin or joint manifestations. You should see a doctor familiar with these problems. ...Read more

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