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Help my itching hands recently, (in past wk.) I have developed severly itchy hands. The area that itches is between the thumb and first finger, in the web area, and in the meat of the thumb on the palm side. I have tried soaking them in epsom salt, hydro.

Help my itching hands recently, (in past wk.) I have developed severly itchy hands. The area that itches is between the thumb and first finger, in the web area, and in the meat of the thumb on the palm side. I have tried soaking them in epsom salt, hydro.

You: You may be dealing with a fungal infection. Try an over the counter anti-fungal cream like clotrimazole; you can apply the cream twice a day for a week. If you do not notice an improvement then it may just be a dermatitis and you may need a stronger steroid cream. At this point you would need to be evaluated by your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.
Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Sometimes I cant stop itching on my hand and leg. The places where it itches, swells a little and becomes red. Is it bcoz of allergy? Hw can it be cured?

Sometimes I cant stop itching on my hand and leg. The places where it itches, swells a little and becomes red. Is it bcoz of allergy? Hw can it be cured?

Depends on what: Is making you itch. Most of the time, it is contract dermatitis or eczema. You may take an antihistamine and apply topical steroids to take care of the itching. Eventually the swelling from you scratching so much! You need to get it checked by your Pcp. ...Read more

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Bitten by insect on lower leg in 4 sites. Swells red (thumb size) with brown center and itches. Treatments thus far contain but don't cure. Advice?

Bitten by insect on lower leg in 4 sites. Swells red (thumb size) with brown center and itches. Treatments thus far contain but don't cure. Advice?

I don't know: What you mean by "CURE"....Local antibiotic/antiitch creams may help but "TINCTURE OF TIME" is the only "CURE"!
If there is INFECTION however a systemic antibiotic may be needed.
Call your Primary Care Provider as soon as practicable!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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If your hand itches and throbs what does it mean?

If your hand itches and throbs what does it mean?

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

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My hands and feet itches on the inside?

My hands and feet itches on the inside?

Many possible causes: 18 y/o Female says My hands and feet itch on the inside? There are many possible causes like Contact Dermatitis from touching something or applying lotions/ creams that one is Allergic to. Could also be Systemic causes like Diabetes, Hepatitis, Skin Disorders like Psoriasis, Smoking, Food allergies or even Nerves (Neuropathies) and life Stress. Best to see Dermatologist if Symptoms persist. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your right hand itches all day?

What does it mean when your right hand itches all day?

See details: If there is not rash and the itching is limited to one hand, it probably means nothing. It could be related to stress. ...Read more

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Why does my hand where the bug bite is, hurt, is swollen, gets bigger, and itches?

Why does my hand where the bug bite is, hurt, is swollen, gets bigger, and itches?

Bugbite: You are having a reaction to the bite. This will often get worse for 2-3 days before getting better. If you continue to have pain and it is still swelling after 2-3 days be seen for a possible infection. All the best. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my hand that itches?

I have a rash on my hand that itches?

Dermatitis: Also consider an elimination of any gloves, rubber/latex products, lotions, nail polishes, which are new or if you changed something recently. ...Read more

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I have bumps all over my for arms. My it itches and my my hands itch.

I have bumps all over my for arms. My it itches and my my hands itch.

Rash: Rashes are hard to diagnose--sometimes when you are looking at them. Impossible to diagnose without even seeing them. You need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Werid rash on hand and wrist it itches but it. Isn't blisters or bumpy?

Werid rash on hand and wrist it itches but it. Isn't blisters or bumpy?

Dermatitis: Hard to tell without seeing. Could be coming in contact with skin irritant. Sometimes such condition may respond to topical steroids. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your hand itches after a blood test?

What does it mean when your hand itches after a blood test?

Granulocytes: It is part of CBC and would include neutrophils, basophils and eosinophils.
Other cells lymphocytes and monocytes are not granulocytes. ...Read more

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Side of my hand randomly itches like a little muscle has gone wild. How long to wait for it to stop?

Side of my hand randomly itches like a little muscle has gone wild. How long to wait for it to stop?

Varies: The symptoms will vary for different individuals. There can be inflammation without visible changes. Try cold for relief. If it develops rash you may need prescription strength cream to help resolve problem, . ...Read more

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Hi, I have had the swelling on the back of hand not palm for 3 days now, and it itches occasionally?

Hi, I have had the swelling on the back of hand not palm for 3 days now, and it itches occasionally?

Hand swelling: Hand swelling not due to injury or an insect bite and with associated itching suggests angioedema which is an allergic reaction. However this type of swelling generally subsides after 24 hours or so. For this reason I feel an insect bite is more likely in your case. If the hand swelling persists, becomes painful or develops redness, have a physician examine you for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My body itches a lot especially hands and my feet, but I have failed to know the cause. Pls a advise. Thx?

My body itches a lot especially hands and my feet, but I have failed to know the cause. Pls a advise. Thx?

Eczema??: Do your hands and feet get bumps, sometimes blister and peel or crack? And do you get rough itchy spots on your body? The answer for that would be eczema but really can't tell without seeing it. The problem could be as simple as dry skin that could respond to amlactin 12% moisturizer that you should be able to get on almost any pharmacy. See you dr for right diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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So my moms hand has this one dark spot on it where there was a hole in her glove and she says it itches really bad?

So my moms hand has this one dark spot on it where there was a hole in her glove and she says it itches really bad?

Need more details: But given what you have said, I suspect she was working outside with gloves on, and now has a spot where there was a hole in the glove and the spot itches.

With those assumptions, I would suspect contact dermatitis, perhaps something like poison ivy or poison oak. ...Read more

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The palm of both my hands have been pealing little by little and small bumps that hurt when I pick at it for a week now and now it itches what is it?

The palm of both my hands have been pealing little by little and small bumps that hurt when I pick at it for a week now and now it itches what is it?

Dermatitis: Skin rashes are difficult to diagnose when seen, and almost impossible to diagnose over the computer. You have some skin eruption and non-specific dermatitis. See the Dr. For an evaluation, so the most definitive diagnosis can be made, and the best treatment will follow, Best wishes. ...Read more

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My Brother is has a rash and blisters on his mouth hand feet it itches and is painful what could it be?

My Brother is has a rash and blisters on his mouth hand feet it itches and is painful what could it be?

Allergic reaction...: 20 y/o says, my brother has a rash and blisters on his mouth hand and feet and is painful what could it be? Sounds like some Allergic reaction to food/ medicine/ Drink Could also be Contact, though Contact is less likely. Take him to ER as as as you can. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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