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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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An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...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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What is my skin rash and how do I treat it? I have a rash on my wrist that appeared a week or so ago. I have tried antifungal cream and triple antibiotic ointment. It itches like crazy and I can't stop scratching. At it's worst the rash was cracked and

What is my skin rash and how do I treat it? I have a rash on my wrist that appeared a week or so ago. I have tried antifungal cream and triple antibiotic ointment. It itches like crazy and I can't stop scratching. At it's worst the rash was cracked and

There: There are several possibilities including psoriasis, eczema, lichen planus, and skin allergy. I would recommend that you only use a gentle cleanser when cleaning your hands (like cerave or cetaphil), and use a moisturizer cream such as aquaphor, cetaphil, eucerin, or cetaphil cream twice daily. If not better after a week or so, consider a trip to a dermatologist who can make an accurate diagnosis and formulate a good treatment plan for you. You might need a steroid cream/ointment to clear this up. I hope that helps! ...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?

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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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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I have a rash that is forming up all over my body, some areas itch some areas don't. My feet and hands are what itches the most. What is the cause?

I have a rash that is forming up all over my body, some areas itch some areas don't. My feet and hands are what itches the most. What is the cause?

Skin Rash: Skin rashes can occur from a variety of factors, including infections, heat, allergens, immune system disorders and medications.
A diagnosis can be made with a skin biopsy. ...Read more

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My husband has a large tiny tiny bliserty rash on both hands on the skin near his thumbs. Doesn't hurt just itches?? Need ideas on what it is

My husband has a large tiny tiny bliserty rash on both hands on the skin near his thumbs. Doesn't hurt just itches?? Need ideas on what it is

Eczema: The symptoms suggest eczema. This can be treated with topical steroids. A symptom diary can help determine the cause. Sometimes the rash can become secondarily infected. If there is increased redness, swelling or pain, he should see his doctor. ...Read more

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I have blisters like bug bit size from my hands to my t shirt line. The itch very bad and sometimes when it itches it looks like hives. Any ideas?

I have blisters like bug bit size from my hands to my t shirt line. The itch very bad and sometimes when it itches it looks like hives. Any ideas?

See doctor: If these have been present for less than a week or so, it is ok to use Hydrocortisone cream. But if it is getting worse or lasting longer than that, you will need to see your doctor to get the area examined. If the blisters are oozing, you need to see your doctor immediately. Since you stated my hands, I presume they involve both sides. ...Read more

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I have vesicals on finger, its happend multiple times in the same place, my whole hand itches but vesicles don't, I get red line up arm too?

I have vesicals on finger, its happend multiple times in the same place, my whole hand itches but vesicles don't, I get red line up arm too?

Dermatitis: Likely it is dyshidrotic eczema where there are deep seated itchy vesicles on the hands. It is made worse around irritants. There are other conditions it could be such as psoriasis. Get an evaluation by a dermatologist and you may need steroid cream to treat. ...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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Can dyshidrotic eczema be located on top of hands & shins? Hubby has seen drs. No answers creams don't seem to work. Hand itches, cracks & scabs over

Can dyshidrotic eczema be located on top of hands & shins? Hubby has seen drs. No answers creams don't seem to work. Hand itches, cracks & scabs over

NO: Dyshidrotic eczema presents on palms & soles. You need to see a dermatologist. You do not specify which cream was tried. That is very important as some are 1000x more potent than others. Probably he needs an ointment. ...Read more

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Had itp. Now itchy red puffed skin on face, neck, hands. Scalp aslo itches. Tried steroid cream, it didn't help. Now also have purple veins on legs?

Had itp. Now itchy red puffed skin on face, neck, hands. Scalp aslo itches. Tried steroid cream, it didn't help. Now also have purple veins on legs?

See doctor: Although itchy skin per se is not alarming, when it is associated with purple veins on legs, the problem is likely serious. See your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Hives on both hands, small bumps and itches for no reason, what can cause this?

Hives on both hands, small bumps and itches for no reason, what can cause this?

Palm or dorsal: If on palmer side r/o drug reaction. Or hyperhydrosis i.E block sweatglands, you can take claritine, wash hand often, 1% h-c cream or pure aloe can help. ...Read more

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I have a bug bite but do not know what kind of bug and it itches and burns help and its on my finger and hand.

I have a bug bite but do not know what kind of bug and it itches and burns help and its on my finger and hand.

If red: And warm to touch you worry about infection and may be safer to have a course of antibiotics by mouth. Best to have a doctor look at it to determine what action to take. ...Read more

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My six year old is crying his hand itches/ burns what could this be what should I do it doesn't appear to have anything wrong what could this be?

My six year old is crying his hand itches/ burns what could this be what should I do it doesn't appear to have anything wrong what could this be?

Viral?: If he hasn't handled anything that is irritating, has not touched anything hot and has no findings when you look at his hand, it could be the start of a viral illness. Try a cool compress and just observe for now. ...Read more

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Today I got a bug bite thing that itched then turned into a little blister, I also got one on the side of my hand and itches alot. What kind of bite?

Today I got a bug bite thing that itched then turned into a little blister, I also got one on the side of my hand and itches alot. What kind of bite?

Hard to say: Often blistering is related to a spider bite, but can be caused by another insect. Tick bites usually cause a hard centre. Keep them clean, use a medication for itching, and follow up for any unusual symptoms. All the best. ...Read more

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Hi I have a big bump on my hand and it itches really bad and when I itch. It clear stuff comes out. And it stings when I touch or itch it. What is it?

Could be..: A couple of things, but without a picture of it or seeing it myself it's hard to say for sure. It could be an allergic reaction to something you came in contact with or a reaction to a bug bite. It could also possibly be a skin infection. I would recommend having your doc take a look at it to determine the best course of treatment. ...Read more