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Dr. Tanya Russo
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What do you suggest if my hands are dry, itchy, and red in some areas what is it?

What do you suggest if my hands are dry, itchy, and red in some areas what is it?

Atopic dermatitis: Atopic dermatitis is a skin condition characterized by dry, wrinkled, itchy and occassionally red skin. Symptoms can be reduced by using hypoallergenic cleansers and moisturizers such as Cetaphil, and fragrance/dye free detergents. Topical steroids like 1% hydrocortisone cream are also helpful. Occassionally infections with yeast can appear with similar symptoms, and require an Rx. ...Read more

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Dr. Vikram Patel
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Sometimes get really itchy palms on both hands but not red and not always dry skin..What can it be?

Sometimes get really itchy palms on both hands but not red and not always dry skin..What can it be?

See details: If you believe the folklore it means you are going to come into money. Could it be related to anxiety? ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Bark
Board Certified, Dermatology
43 years in practice
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I have a patch of itchy, bumpy, red skin on the back of my hand. I have noticed it before when i work a lot (i work in a restaurant) what could it be?

I have a patch of itchy, bumpy, red skin on the back of my hand. I have noticed it before when i work a lot (i work in a restaurant) what could it be?

Hand eczema: There is every possibility this is a small site of hand eczema. We see this very often and people in your occupation because recurrent contact with water and soaps and detergents and so forth. I believe you should see a dermatologist to get the right advice on treatment to dry skin and treatment of hand eczema and you will get a cream that should help and be given and care instructions. ...Read more

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Dr. Vikram Patel
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Dr. Michael Tomeo
Board Certified, Dermatology
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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Dr. John Chiu
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
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Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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No patch forms in skin. But, small itchy red bumps form seperately about 1 inch distance in my back, hands and leg. Hiv symptoms ?

No patch forms in skin. But, small itchy red bumps form seperately about 1 inch distance in my back, hands and leg. Hiv symptoms ?

Cannot see these: And therefore cannot diagnose them, but if you think you may have been exposed to HIV you should go and get tested in the near future. This is a treatable disease, best when diagnosed early. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Rohde
Board Certified, General Practice
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What could this not itchy or dry red mark be on palm right hand from pinkie to wrist, not going away looks like been nearly burnt in hot water?

What could this  not itchy or dry red mark be on palm right hand from pinkie to wrist,  not going away looks like been nearly  burnt in hot water?

Needs to be seen: Unfortunately skin issues need to be seen to be evaluated properly and diagnosed - literally a picture is worth 1, 000 words. Go see your family doc or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Small red dot rash, itchy, dry skin on top all over body! nothing on palms of hands or soles of feet? What is it? Help!

Small red dot rash, itchy, dry skin on top all over body! nothing on palms of hands or soles of feet? What is it? Help!

Need an exam: Rash would need an exam. But can be viral if red small dot on the palms or soles, but hard to tell from your description. Have a doc take a look. ...Read more

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