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Is a sore, swollen black/purple bump on back of middle finger dangerous? That is, is it a blood clot that can travel? Or will it dissipate in time>

Is a sore, swollen black/purple bump on back of middle finger dangerous? That is, is it a blood clot that can travel? Or will it dissipate in time>

Depends: If this happens often, see your doctor. They may order some studies to look for a cause. If you recently bumped or injured it in some way it may be from that. However, it is not normal to have a bump that you describe. It would be best to have someone take a look at it today. Take a photo of it with your cell phone to help your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a hard bump on the back of my middle finger middle joint. Its skin color not mobile.

I have a hard bump on the back of my middle finger middle joint. Its skin color not mobile.

Arthritis-related?: Based on the location and the description it is possible this is a "bouchard's node" which can be seen in osteoarthritis. Your primary care doctor could likely confirm this for you. ...Read more

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Bumps on back of hands and fingers. Itchy sometimes, other times not. Bumps are skin coloured--no redness. The itch is almost a burning sensation.

Bumps on back of hands and fingers. Itchy sometimes, other times not. Bumps are skin coloured--no redness. The itch is almost a burning sensation.

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-colored bumps, called dishydrotic eczema or dishydrosis. The treatment is as in eczema, with hydrocortisone cream or other steroid creams; and if the rash worsens or isn't better soon, one should see a primary care doctor or dermatologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Rash on back. No bumps but red spots. No itch or burn. Hasn't been spreading. Faded when I wake up but back by end of day. Not sure what to do.

Rash on back. No bumps but red spots. No itch or burn. Hasn't been spreading. Faded when I wake up but back by end of day. Not sure what to do.

Options: You might be reacting to the sheets you are sleeping on. You also might have blocked sweat glands which become inflamed. Changing detergents might help ...Read more

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What causes an itchy bump pink rash on back of arms and thighs?

What causes an itchy bump pink rash on back of arms and thighs?

Keratosis Pilaris: If it has been there for years, then it is usually keratosis if it is new then it could be one of many other things. If chronic, try a moisturizing cream twice a day with a mild acid in it, like eucerin plus. There are other keratolytic creams and lotions that will help, but there is no cure for keratosis pilaris. ...Read more

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Rash on back of hands from chemicals used when cleaning. Had rubber gloves on but think got inside gloves, itchy small red bumps now, seem to spread. Hu?

Rash on back of hands from chemicals used when cleaning. Had rubber gloves on but think got inside gloves, itchy small red bumps now, seem to spread. Hu?

Rash: This could be a rash due to irritation from the chemicals that you were using or a contact dermatitis. Make sure that you cleaned the area well. If it continues to spread you might need treatments. ...Read more

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What can I do for this bump on upper lip & rash on back of calves?

What can I do for this bump on upper lip & rash on back of calves?

Need to identify: What the bump is what is the type of rash on the calves -to recommend treatment. Dermatological evaluation would help with that. ...Read more

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I am experiencing rash on back, under breast and under armpit along bra line, worst under the hook of my bra. They are like big VERY ITCHY red bumps?

I am experiencing rash on back, under breast and under armpit along bra line, worst under the hook of my bra. They are like big VERY ITCHY red bumps?

Contact allergy: You may be allergic to something in your bra and the metal in the bra hook. You may try a different make of bra and one with a plastic hook. Wash the bra thoroughly before use. See that your bra is not too tight.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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I was given triamcinolone acetonide ointment for bumps and rash on back but now I have the bumps on my thighs now can I use this on my legs and thighs?

I was given triamcinolone acetonide ointment for bumps and rash on back but now I have the bumps on my thighs now can I use this on my legs and thighs?

Rash: If the rash responded to triaminalone, and you think it is similar. There should be no problem applying the cream to the legs and thighs. However, I realize you do not have insurance, but you should get this checked. ...Read more

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Doc told me had low blood pressure other day now very tired also have rash on back and arms very itchy for 2 days little and big bumps is it related?

Doc told me had low blood pressure other day now very tired also have rash on back and arms very itchy for 2 days little and big bumps is it related?

Low BP: It would be nice to be able to look at a rash to render a better judgement about it, however, big blotchy rashes with itching generally suggest urticaria. Urticaria causes vasodilation of the blood vessels which can lead to a lower BP ...Read more

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I have 3 bumps on the back of my thigh not small circles but but bumps 1/3 the length of a pointer finger now my thigh has become very icthy what isit?

I have 3 bumps on the back of my thigh not small circles but but bumps 1/3 the length of a pointer finger now my thigh has become very icthy what isit?

Itchy bumps on leg: You need to see your local physician so the concerns can be evaluated and appropriate tests ordered. ...Read more

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Iwhite bumps on the back of my tongue. Visible if I stick my tongue out. Can only feel if I slide finger down gag reflex. No other symptoms?

Iwhite bumps on the back of my tongue. Visible if I stick my tongue out. Can only feel if I slide finger down gag reflex. No other symptoms?

Normal anatomy: Get thee to an anatomy textbook or if you must go the Internet and check out the anatomy of the tongue. You are probably just noting your normal anatomy for the first time! ...Read more

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I have white bumps on the back of my throat. They seem like a pimple. I can pop them with my finger nail. What could this be?

I have white bumps on the back of my throat. They seem like a pimple. I can pop them with my finger nail. What could this be?

Tonsilliths?: This sounds like tonsilliths. The only permanent cure is tonsillectomy, however, one safe way to get them out if they hurt is to use a water pick. ...Read more

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I have red bumps on the back of my forearm to my elbow and swollen hands and fingers, what is this and treatment?

I have red bumps on the back of my forearm to my elbow and swollen hands and fingers, what is this and treatment?

Red bumps and finger: Swelling can mean a lot of things but a common problem on the elbow and extensor surface of the forearmm that can be associated woth sudden finger swelling or knuckle arthritis especially the distal joints near the finger tips is psorasis and psoriatic arthritis. Onset of rashes and joint swelling needs to be evaluated in person by a medical provider. ...Read more

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There is a small bump on my right finger it looks like a wart but I'm not sure it sometimes shed it's top layer of skin whicht grows back?

There is a small bump on my right finger it looks like a wart but I'm not sure it sometimes shed it's top layer of skin whicht grows back?

Wart: If you have a wart you can first try over the counter treatment like salicylic acid or even a freezing spray. Be careful...Follow the directions...If it persists make an appointment with a board certified dermatologist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What should I do about many little liquid filled bumps forming on my fingers and recently the backs of my hands for the past 2weeks or so?

What should I do about many little liquid filled bumps forming on my fingers and recently the backs of my hands for the past 2weeks or so?

Viral infection: You have a viral infection on your fingers called herpetic whitlow. It will eventually go away without tratment in most cases. If it is painful you can make an appointment with your family doctor or a dermatologist. They can open these bumps for you so they won't get a bacterial infection. They can prescribe specific antiviral medication to help resolve the painful bumps quicker. ...Read more

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Back of pinky finger becomes an itchy bump but then the itching stops but the bump is still there. There was a bit of burning as well. Causes?

Back of pinky finger becomes an itchy bump but then the itching stops but the bump is still there. There was a bit of burning as well. Causes?

Itching is: Annoying! So we derive more pleasure by scratching more and harder till we feel pain. By now, you would have irritated and break the top layer of your skin causing the burning sensation. Worst when you wash with warm water! ...Read more

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I tried to start the lawn mower and when I pulled the cord, it kicked back. Now I have small bumps on my fingers & it feels tender but not bruised.

I tried to start the lawn mower and when I pulled the cord, it kicked back. Now I have small bumps on my fingers & it feels tender but not bruised.

Give it time: The soft tissue of your fingers got injured from the trauma. It will heal with time. The bumps are from bleeding deep in the tissue and inflammation. You may take an over the counter pain medication like acetaminophen, if you need it.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of theses bumps on my middle finger they keep coming back?

See below: Without seeing the lesion, I will do my best guess and say this is a wart. Cryotherapy is good to remove warts. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Like the back of tongue hurts everytime I swallow, and eat. But I can stick my finger back to my tongue n feel a bump it whatever?

Like the back of tongue hurts everytime I swallow, and eat. But I can stick my finger back to my tongue n feel a bump it whatever?

Lump: The lump you are feeling may or may not be normal anatomy". That, coupled with your difficulty swallowing, indicates you need to be examined to make a competent diagnosis. Please schedule an examination with either an Oral Surgeon or an Ear/nose/throat specialist. ...Read more

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Small blister like bumps on fingers that don't itch but are a little tender when I pop them they tend to fill back up. Have on 4 different fingers.

Small blister like bumps on fingers that don't itch but are a little tender when I pop them they tend to fill back up. Have on 4 different fingers.

Eczema: Sounds like dyshidrotic eczema. Deep very small "blisters" usually more painful than itchy. Often on the sides of fingers but could be anywhere. Respond well to medium to high potency topical steroids. ...Read more

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I have small bumps around only my ring finger (mostly the back of my finger). They are itchy and some appear as a pack in several spots of my finger.

I have small bumps around only my ring finger (mostly the back of my finger). They are itchy and some appear as a pack in several spots of my finger.

Itchy bumps: These could be allergic rash or could be scabies. Scabies is causes by a bug which is transmitted by contact and is very contagious and so important to treat it at the earliest. Please consult a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my left middle finger that I've clipped off with no blood but it always comes back should I be worried? Could it be a wart?

I have a bump on my left middle finger that I've clipped off with no blood but it always comes back should I be worried? Could it be a wart?

Could be: It is not feasible to provide an opinion without examining you. It does not appear to be an urgent matter and you may discuss it with your doctor when see her/him next.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I have small itch bumps in groups on my feet hands and fingers. I just came back from camping?

I have small itch bumps in groups on my feet hands and fingers. I just came back from camping?

Could. E many things: See doctor or set up virtual visit for exam and then treatment plan. The rash needs to be seen ...Read more