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Remove the irritant: Contact dermatitis is a straight forward issue of stopping the exposure. You also want to protect the skin with a good moisturizing lotion. Eczema is something that comes from an internal exposure like a food allergy that alters the immune system. You still want to stop the exposure, but it can be hard to find. Both conditions can be moderated with steroid creams and good lotions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed celiac 1 month. I have systemic tendonitis. Plantar faciitis both feet, trigger finger both hands, knee tendonitis both knees. Why?
Rash on elbow skin in olecranon region. Not sure if contact dermatitis from band aid, or something else.
Fracture: Hairline fracture implies a mild break in the bone without displacement or angulation. While this still hurts the pain is generally not as bad as if there is a more serious injury such as a displaced or crooked fracture. Regardless the pain is generally localized with regional focal tenderness. There's often some degree of pain with range of motion of the wrist as well. ...Read more
2 previous wrist surgeries for carpel tunnel/thumb fusion. Chronic pain+lump inside wrist. Now pulling tree roots & wrist popped with immed wrist pain?
Trauma, infxn, gout: Most common cause is student's elbow, from the repetitive resting on one's elbow. Infections are also common especially if fever, redness or warmth are present. In people with gout, bursitis can happen here. A rheumatologist and orthopedist are specialists who diagnose and treat this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually not: "tennis elbow" which is tendonosis of the lateral or outside of the elbow (the most common "tendonitis" of the elbow) usually doesn't cause any numbness in the hand or fingers medial elbow tendonosis (golfers elbow) will occasionally irritate the ulnar nerve about the elbow and cause some numbness in the ring and small fingers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: There are various types of skin conditions that can contribute to rash isolated to hands. Rash can be secondary to a number of conditions including atopic dermatitis, dyshidrotic eczema, irritant or allergic contact hypersensitivity, or other causes. Make an appointment with Allergist or Dermatologist to get to the bottom of the cause and receive the right treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really: Tendonitis is inflammation of a tendon sheath (the tight passageway where tendons glide). A sprained wrist is an injury of the ligaments of the wrist. Tendons move joints and are attached to muscles. Ligaments connect bones to other bones across joints. Both can happen after trauma (a fall or twisting injury), but a sprain doesn't happen over time like tendonitis can develop. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the difference between keratolysis exfoliativa (focal palmar peeling) and dyshidrotic eczema?
To prevent it: Wrist curls, flexing the wrist with a very light dumbbell with palm facing forward or backward (reverse wrist curl), can strengthen the forearm and elbow which is good for prevention. But if you already have elbow tendonitis (tennis or golf elbow), then avoiding overuse is advised. Treatment includes rest, icing, an elbow splint, & possibly a cortisone injection if simple measures aren't enough. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers