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My hands itch every night! It looks like insect bite but I know it is not. The itch on one hand is also sometimes symmetrical with another hand. Help!

My hands itch every night! It looks like insect bite but I know it is not. The itch on one hand is also sometimes symmetrical with another hand. Help!

Contact: Your hand is likely in contact with an allergen or irritant. Washing hands too frequently would cause the same problem. Suggest that you avoid all scented or anti-bacterial soaps and apply hand lotion after washing whenever possible May try topical hydrocortisone cream as well . If problem unsolved, see dermatologist. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

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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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My hands have been itching all night and started swelling. also have extreme indigestion and lot of gas with upset stomach.

My hands have been itching all night and started swelling.  also have extreme indigestion and lot of gas with upset stomach.

Difficult to say: What you're describing doesn't lend itself to a short or easy answer and would require some follow-up questions. A virtual consult could be very helpful here, as could a visit or a call to your primary care doctor or a nursing triage line if you have access to these services. ...Read more

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Why do my hands and fingers keep itching at night?

Why do my hands and fingers keep itching at night?

Contact allergy: May be you have contact allergy to like dish washing soap. Ok do some search . Avoid allergens ...Read more

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Why do my hands and feet itch at night?

Why do my hands and feet itch at night?

Itchy hextremities: Can be caused for the following reasons: 1) diabetes, 2) eczema, 3) seasonal allergies or 4) vascuar problems. If you try otc zyrtec (cetirizine) or Hydrocortisone creams without relief, then make an appointment with an immunologist or your pcp to have your blood checked for type 2 diabetes. If that is normal, then you may need to see a vascular/cardiologist to assess your bloodflow. Don't delay! ...Read more

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Hands itch really bad especially at night?

Hands itch really bad especially at night?

Try lotion first: Could be simply dry hands, and when your mind is not busy you notice it more. Try applying lotion or vaseline to your hands for a week and see if it helps. If it does not, see a dermatologist to look for other causes. ...Read more

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My hands and feet itch especially at night no changes in lifestyle or meds?

My hands and feet itch especially at night no changes in lifestyle or meds?

Dry skin: Dry skin can cause itching. During the day we are busy doing all sorts of activities and therefore may not notice mild itching. I would recommend an emollient and see if this helps. It would be helpful to know if you see any changes in the skin such as redness, dryness, cracking, etc. A fungal infection of the feet can cause an "id" reaction seen on the hands. ...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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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 ?

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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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 ?

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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