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Why is top of my hands burning&rash? Allergy reactions from doing laundry, wash dishes, or just dry? I've tried using lotion but it made worse.

Why is top of my hands burning&rash? Allergy reactions from doing laundry, wash dishes, or just dry? I've tried using lotion but it made worse.

Option: Best to see a doctor. But for over the counter option try benedryl cream or the lowest cortisone ointment for itchiness. Please read side effects and consult pharmacist before purchasing. If still itchy, must go see doctor. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Itchy slightly burning rash on my arms, hands, fingers, legs and scrotum. Its not raised, but is slightly red. No distinct shape. No meds or allergy?

Itchy slightly burning rash on my arms, hands, fingers, legs and scrotum.  Its not raised, but is slightly red. No distinct shape. No meds or allergy?

Here are some ...: Since not urgent, so, still make effort to watch & identify potential offending factors in living environment and lifestyles besides tracing down if any family members have similar conditions as yours or if it's related with seasonal or hot muddy weather. Hopefully, you may find the causes for your itchy rashes in time after exhausting personal & professional efforts so to live on more comfortably ...Read more

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Mold exposure, cleaned it.Leg, hands, back are burning, esp with clothes, some clothes more than other, no rash. Thanks.

Mold exposure, cleaned it.Leg, hands, back are burning, esp with clothes, some clothes more than other, no rash. Thanks.

Irritant: The burning is likely from the cleansing agents you have been using to clean up the molds. Try skin moisturizer and if needed Hydrocortisone cream. Your type of reaction is not typical from mold exposure. ...Read more

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I am getting nail pitching type rash (No red bumps , its white wound when someone pinch) , its burning. I agree i am in too much anxiety in HIV fear. Is this related to HIV or Stress or allergy?

I am getting nail pitching type rash (No red bumps , its white wound when someone pinch) , its burning. I agree i am in too much anxiety in HIV fear. Is this related to HIV or Stress or allergy?

Too complicated.: Your issues are too complicated to address in a simple Q & A format. If you can't see a doctor about this, you can use our Virtual Consult app, upload a photo of your rash and have a conversation with one of our doctors. Although we can't do any testing, we may be able to give you peace of mind. ...Read more

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What food allergy causes a rash/hive only on the top of feet and hands?

What food allergy causes a rash/hive only on the top of feet and hands?

None: Where the rash appears tells you nothing about food allergies. Hives can appear anywhere on the body. Eczema can appear anywhere as well but is more commonly seen in the elbow creases, behind the knees, at the wrists, ankles, tops of feet & hands, behind the ears, eyelids, & anywhere on the neck. ...Read more

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What causes burning, bright red, itching tops of the hands and feet with no rash?

What causes burning, bright red, itching tops of the hands and feet  with no rash?

Dermatitis : Bright red inflammatory itching tops of the feet and hands are consistent with some sort of atopic or allergic reaction to some object or organism. Acute atopic dermatitis is consistent with such symptoms. Try otc Hydrocortisone as a first aid treatment, but it does not subside within 72 hours, seek a dermatologist for a more throrogh examination. ...Read more

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Hi I'm maria and I suffer itchy and burning hands and feet to the point it swells up ...idk if its a sign of a change of my allergies.. But I want to know how I can handle it especially during the summer..

Hi I'm maria and I suffer itchy and burning hands and feet to the point it swells up ...idk if its a sign of a change of my allergies.. But I want to know how I can handle it especially during the summer..

Hard to know: Is there a rash? Does it usually worsen during the summer? Can you describe the allergies? In general, seasonal or food allergies do not cause isolated cutaneous symptoms on the hands and feet. A metabolic, toxic or nutritional neuropathy can cause hands/feet burning without rash. Insect exposure at night (if only the hands/ feet, head are exposed) might present this way. Just thoughts. ...Read more

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Gave birth in a "birthing center". During labor, I saw my hands full of rashes. After deliver, nurse said "you're having allergies if your stress"?

Gave birth in a "birthing center". During labor, I saw my hands full of rashes.  After deliver, nurse said "you're having allergies if your stress"?

Stress can absolute: -ly cause rashes. But the fact that it was only on your hands suggests to me either you had an exacerbation of an underlying hand eczema which could certainly be initiated by stress, or you were exposed to something in the center that caused a contact dermatitis or also exacerbation of underlying hand eczema. see derm for absolute answers. for now use thick ointments like aquaphor to protect hands ...Read more

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Why do I get really itchy hands and feet? No rashes just burning itchiness.

Why do I get really itchy hands and feet? No rashes just burning itchiness.

Neuropathy: Burning sensation without any obvious lesion on the hand and feet is suspicious for neuropathy. Need more detailed history/exam and may some diagnostic studies ...Read more

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The skin around my eyes is burning but my eyes arefine. No allergies. No visual markings. Washing and cream for rashes & burns etc doesn't with work..?

The skin around my eyes is burning but my eyes arefine. No allergies. No visual markings. Washing and cream for rashes & burns etc doesn't with work..?

a few choices: Burning in the skin around the eyes can be related to blepharitis, or ocular allergy. More commonly , it is seen with maxillary sinusitis or vasomotor rhinitis. See your family doctor or ENT specialist. ...Read more

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I have sulfa allergy. I have itching, burning rashes all over my body. Can I take one Claritin (24 hr) in the morning and two Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night?

I have sulfa allergy. I have itching, burning rashes all over my body. Can I take one Claritin (24 hr) in the morning and two Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night?

Allergic rash: You can take 4 10mg Claritin (loratadine) a day for chronic hives. Be sure it is Claritin (loratadine) plain without decongestant. Avoid Sulfite-containing foods like wine,dried fruits,radishes,potatoes,shrimp ...Read more

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My feet are itchy and burning after itching....and knees arms hands feet itches in night more...help me..i got red rashes after 2 days of itching..tq?

My feet are itchy and burning after itching....and knees arms hands feet itches in night more...help me..i got red rashes after 2 days of itching..tq?

Clean, don't scratch: Clean the bedding well. Gently clean your body well too and wipe w/ diluted vinegar or witch hazel, etc. Use a hypoallergic lotion too. Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as directed. If you still suffer, see a Dr. You might need a lb test and/or a Rx anti-inflammatory. Try hard to not scratch! Avoid infection. ...Read more

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Lumpy rash. Bruising. Muscle pain. Joint pain. Achy legs. Headache. Burning sensation. Tingly feet. Shoulder, neck, elbow, angle, wrist pain. Cause?

Lumpy rash. Bruising. Muscle pain. Joint pain. Achy legs. Headache. Burning sensation. Tingly feet. Shoulder, neck, elbow, angle, wrist pain. Cause?

Go to hospital: Bruising is a sign of blood clotting problems which can occur during severe infection. Headache with tingling and neck pain is worrisome for meningitis. You need to be evaluated asap. ...Read more

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Eczema and some allergy left rash on hands. How to treat?

Eczema and some allergy left rash on hands. How to treat?

See doctor: You need to see doctor to get proper cream for your rash. Depend on the areas for certain strength of steroids cream/or ointment. ...Read more

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I've had a rash on the right hand by the base of the thumb since nov. When it first broke out. Using tacrolimus .1. Is it due 2 allergy or internal?

I've had a rash on the right  hand by the base of the thumb since nov. When it first broke out. Using tacrolimus .1. Is it due 2 allergy or internal?

Rash on thumb: Rash in this location is most likely a contact dermatitis - whether allergic or irritant. If the rash was bilateral and symmetrical i would be more inclined to think of something internal. ...Read more

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No rash. No hives. Itch so deep in hands and feet. Only at night. Extreme heat and extreme cold relieves it. no psoriasis eczema or allergy. Help me?

No rash. No hives. Itch so deep in hands and feet. Only at night. Extreme heat and extreme cold relieves it. no psoriasis eczema or allergy. Help me?

See doctor: Itching is a more complex issue than just something caused by histamine release. Nonetheless it does not hurt to try an antihistamine up to 4 x daily (higher than usual) to see if it helps. If not,you will need to consult a dermatologist or allergist . There are many approaches to find out and treat an itchy disorder which something we allergists see regularly. ...Read more

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Red itchy rash on both hands, nose and upper back warm to touch no other symptoms is it minor allergy? Bp104/70 pr 92/min., temp. 36.1 degree celcius

Red itchy rash on both hands, nose and upper back warm to touch no other symptoms is it minor allergy?  Bp104/70  pr 92/min., temp. 36.1 degree celcius

Could be: It could be one of several possibilities. Usually with a rash, you would need to have it seen by the doctor to get a diagnosis and the correct treatment. You can give it a couple of days to see if it resolves. If an allergy, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) would make it improve or go away. ...Read more

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An itchy rash all over my body and swollen feet and hands--allergy?

An itchy rash all over my body and swollen feet and hands--allergy?

See dermatologist: It is impossible to tell based on description but it needs to be seen and evaluated boson because of extent amd severity of rash, .It will require systemic medications to treat initially as well as blood tests and probable skin biopsy for evaluation. ...Read more

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Very Itchy and tingly hands and feet, no rash or redness. Have no history of allergies. started 3 days ago. usually starts after eating. Why is this?

Need more info: Chances are that you have an allergy to something you are eating. It could be anything and sometimes hard to just guess the answer. The best thing to do is ask your family physician to recommend a referral to an allergist who will do testing to find the answer ...Read more

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Hello- I've had allergies/cold for 3-4 days and just started experiencing a rash/welts mainly on my arms, hands, legs and feet. I went to an UrgentCar?

Hello- I've had allergies/cold for 3-4 days and just started experiencing a rash/welts mainly on my arms, hands, legs and feet. I went to an UrgentCar?

HSP: This may be Henoch-Schonlein Purpura (HSP), an abnormal immune response of certain cause. It is actually an inflammation of small blood vessels in dependent areas such as hands ,feet and buttock. There may be an mild URI that precedes . Usually this persist for 6-8 weeks but can re occur and is worse in adults than children. ...Read more

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Sudden rash on back of hands that was burning and itching periodically. Burning and itching stopped but now rash is turning purple.

Sudden rash on back of hands that was burning and itching periodically. Burning and itching stopped but now rash is turning purple.

Allergic reaction?: "Sudden" and "burning and itching" suggest a possible allergic reaction. If you're taking any prescription medications, ask the doc/clinic where it was prescribed whether it might be an allergic drug rash. There are many other possibilities as well. If it doesn't clear up on its own in a few days, see a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more