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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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Small reoccurring bump on finger near knuckle. It is flesh colored (maybe a bit red) and will last 4-5 days. It seems to shrink in size over the course. Notice when it 1st shows up- no other symptoms

Small reoccurring bump on finger near knuckle. It is flesh colored (maybe a bit red) and will last 4-5 days. It seems to shrink in size over the course. Notice when it 1st shows up- no other symptoms

Synovial cyst: Sometimes a small channel can develop between the deeper levels in the skin which can communicate with an adjacent joint. As the joint moves it can "pump" synovial (joint) fluid into a cyst under the skin. It can wax and wane in size; sometimes is can be re absorbed completely. If, however, it were to become progressively larger and painful it might be useful to check with an Orthopedic MD ...Read more

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Red spots on body and tiny (whitish) raised bumps on hand. Are these symptoms of anything serious?

Red spots on body and tiny (whitish) raised bumps on hand. Are these symptoms of anything serious?

Needs to be checked: It is very hard to say what it may be as we do not have enough information and without looking at rash
I recommend that you consult your Primary Care Doctor or see a Dermatolgist to find what is the rash due to ...Read more

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If I have little red bumps on my hands do I have hand-foot-mouth disease? What are the other symptoms?

If I have little red bumps on my hands do I have hand-foot-mouth disease? What are the other symptoms?

Could be: Hand-foot-mouth disease is a virus most commonly seen in younger children, but anyone can get it. It typically causes a fever and red bumps or spots on the palms of the hands, soles of the feet and inside and around the mouth. It is common, especially in adults, to get some but not all symptoms. For more info, see http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/hand-foot-and-mouth-disease/ds00599. ...Read more

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My friend has hard small bumps on all his knuckles out of no where, what does this mean?

My friend has hard small bumps on all his knuckles out of no where, what does this mean?

Many things: Hard lumps on the purses knuckles can be several things calcium deposits sis inflammatory not her arthritis like to turn arthritis or lupus. She rheumatologist or orthopedic surgeon for specific diagnosis and treatment ...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 that's white and itches, what could this be?

Bump on the knuckle that's 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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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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Bump on side of broken knuckle - tendon?

Bump on side of broken knuckle - tendon?

Most likely its the: Ends of a broken bone which probably are angulated at the break site or if the injury is 4-6 weeks old, it might be the healing bony tissue.
The tendon will probably not cause a bump, unless its torn with rolled edges on it and that'll be either on the front or back of the knuckle, and not on its sides. ...Read more

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My knuckles have bumps like little bb's and they hurt! Nurse says its jra. I'm 16?

My knuckles have bumps like little bb's and they hurt! Nurse says its jra. I'm 16?

Check again: Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (jra) causes soft puffy swelling around the joints, not hard little bb sized nodules. Rheumatoid arthritis usually found in adults causes harder nodules but they do not hurt. So, I would not jump to the conclusion that this is jra. Your pediatrician should be able to help. ...Read more

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Red bumps on my elbows and knuckles, what are they?

Red bumps on my elbows and knuckles, what are they?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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My 14 year old daughter has bumps on her knuckles. She is very athletic. What could this be!

My 14 year old daughter has bumps on her knuckles. She is very athletic. What could this be!

Many possibilities: It's hard to know for certain without looking at them. If the bumps are not bothering her, warts or molluscum contagiosum are two common possibilities. If the bumps are itchy, eczema or a skin reaction are possibilities. Often a physical exam is all that's needed to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Linville answers...Follow up question: I also have cspine ddd. Will this also cause small bone bumps to form near knuckles?

Dr. Linville answers...Follow up question: I also have cspine ddd. Will this also cause small bone bumps to form near knuckles?

Bumps on knuckles: Heberden's nodes are genetic arthritic spurs on the distal finger joints, more common in women (look at mom, nana, or auntie's fingers). Bouchards nodes, affect the proximal knuckle (closest to the palm) and are less common. These are arthritic, but not specifically related to cervical ddd. ...Read more

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I got into a fight a year ago and punched the concrete and hurt my pinky knuckle now it's not broke but when I bump it it swells up and hurts bad?

I got into a fight a year ago and punched the concrete and hurt my pinky knuckle now it's not broke but when I bump it it swells up and hurts bad?

Knuckle pain: Your previous injury has predisposed the area to get irritated and inflamed with even mild injury. Have the area assessed as this may be a chronic issue you may need to deal with, or it may be treatable so you do not have this occurring all the time when you hit it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are these small bumps that leak yellow fluid on my knuckles?

What are these small bumps that leak yellow fluid on my knuckles?

Dishydrotic eczema?: A form of eczema formsbsmall blisters on the fingers. These blisters need to be treated with topical prescription cream, diet ay be contributory fa tor and a food diary and eliminating offending foods may help. ...Read more

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I have a perfectly half round bump approx 3/16 inch dia on my index finger knuckle. What might it be?

I have a perfectly half round bump approx 3/16 inch dia on my index finger knuckle. What might it be?

Tricky: Dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. Can be anything from a nodule from arthritis, to a wart or other (minor) viral infection to really just a callous. ...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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Dropped hcl on finger and it left a small dark bump on the knuckle. It's not irritating me.  What should I put on it for it to go away?

Dropped hcl on finger and it left a small dark bump on the knuckle. It's not irritating me.  What should I put on it for it to go away?

HCL burn: Flush the finger with water immediately for at least 15 minutes and then seek the attention of a physician to make sure that your digit is safe. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have red itchy bumps on my knuckles and they would appear and disappear. They're also always in the same spot (my knuckles) what is it?

I have red itchy bumps on my knuckles and they would appear and disappear. They're also always in the same spot (my knuckles) what is it?

Contact dermatitis: Red itchy bumps are often caused by an allergic reaction, such as insect bites or contact with chemicals/substances as in contact dermatitis.

Another condition is dyshydrotic eczema which presents commonly with small fluid filled blisters. Cause is unknown but may be related to allergies or stress.

Rare autoimmune diseases such as granuloma annulare may also present similarly. ...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 a bump on my finger nd I don't know what it is it doesn't hurt but its hard and its on my index finger just about an inch from my knuckles?

I have a bump on my finger nd I don't know what it is it doesn't hurt but its hard and its on my index finger just about an inch from my knuckles?

Other possibilities: Include ganglion of tendon sheath and mucous cyst- ganglion of joint. These fluid filled cysts can arise spontaneously, after trauma, or in association with arthritis of a nearby joint. Even though they are fluid filled, the fluid (mucin) can be very viscous, almost solid. Most resolve without treatment. If bothersome see a hand surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have red itchy bumps on my knuckles and elbows. They've been there for about 2 months and don t show signs of going away. What can I do about it?

I have red itchy bumps on my knuckles and elbows. They've been there for about 2 months and don t show signs of going away. What can I do about it?

Red itchy bumps: If you haven't already, start with avoiding any hard scrubbing or washing with soap on those areas. Use a daily barrier ointment like aquaphor immediately after shower. You can also try a otc steroid ointment for a week or so to see if it improves. Rashes are notoriously difficult to diagnose and manage without a picture so make sure you see your doc if not improving. Good luck! ...Read more