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I have itching welps on my hands?

I have itching welps on my hands?

Contact allergy: This could represent allergy to something you touched. Cold compresses can help initially. Claritin (loratadine) or surged can decrease symptoms. If these measures are inadequate see a dermatologist for evaluation, possible allergy testing and proper treatment. ...Read more

Welts (Definition)

Welts is another description of hive or swelling in the skin. They are pink, raised and with a vague border. The term welts is used more often for larger pinkish swelling in the skin, whereas, hives are often smaller pinkish swellings. Both are caused by histamine release in the skin which usually ...Read more


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Why I breakout with welts on my forearm it itches too what can it be I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) it goes away sometimes but what can it be it comes and goes?

Why I breakout with welts on my forearm it itches too what can it be I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) it goes away sometimes but what can it be it comes and goes?

Many causes: If Benadryl (diphenhydramine) controlled it, then it is not contact dermatitis in the true sense. If the hives are confined to the forearms, then it may be from something you are using on your forearm especially when they don't involve the other exposed areas of the body (which would have suggested a link to sun exposure). Consider seeing a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My son has a rash that has not have welts or bumps, itches, burns and the ras is inside of the skin. Wat kind of rash is this? No bumps welts, burning, breaks in and out of the rash, and itches

My son has a rash that has not have welts or bumps, itches, burns and the ras is inside of the skin. Wat kind of rash is this? No bumps welts, burning, breaks in and out of the rash, and itches

An: An itchy rash with raised red bumps can be caused by many, many things such as:
-food or drug allergy
-viral infections such as fifths disease, roseola, ebv, CMV just to name a few
-insect bites such as fleas or scabies
-bacterial infection such as scarlet fever (caused by strep)
-medication reaction

or it can be seen in very rare things such as:
-measles
-toxic shock syndrome
-kawasaki disease
-meningitis
-stevens-johnson syndrome
-rocky mountain spotted fever disease

the list goes on and on.

The best thing to do is to call your child's doctor. They may want to take a look to see what it may be. Odds are that if your child does not have a fever or is not acting sick, then it's probably nothing serious. ...Read more

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My son has a rash and iam woundering what it is? The rash is inside of the skin, there is no bumps or welts, it itches and burns. There is no fever or nausea, no votming

There: There are many conditions that can cause a rash that appears to be inside or "under" the skin.

If it is itching or burning, you would need to be concerned about some type of contact he had, such as an allergan.

It could also be several different skin conditions, such as eczema, or could be the result of an infection.

I am glad he has no fever or vomiting. If he developed those symptoms he would have to be seen immediately.

As it is itching and burning though, I would urge you to take him to his doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I've been getting welts on my arms, hands and feet accompanied with redness and itching?

I've been getting welts on my arms, hands and feet accompanied with redness and itching?

Time to see a doc.: These symptoms are pretty common and have multiple causes. In your case, how long have you had them? How long do they last? Under what context do they occur? Are there other symptoms that are related like nausea, diarrhea, lightheadedness, redness and itching of eyes? Do you have wheezing or difficulty breathing? What is in the environment at the time? All these? S need to be explored w/a doctor. ...Read more

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Hello! I've been getting hives and red swollen spots on my wrists, hands, elbows, and knees after I started using whey protein powder. I do wanna keep drinking protein powder but I'm tired of having the itching welts and hives. I eat a Benadryl every day

Hello! I've been getting hives and red swollen spots on my wrists, hands, elbows, and knees after I started using whey protein powder. I do wanna keep drinking protein powder but I'm tired of having the itching welts and hives. I eat a Benadryl every day

Urticaria: There's a lot of different formulations of protein powder out there. You should look at the ingredients and try to use the one with least preservatives. Hives on just wrists, elbows hands and knees sounds a bit odd. But anything can happen with the human body. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will only mask symptoms and make you drowsy. Ask your friends if they are having any issues with their supplements as well. ...Read more

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I have severe itching accompanied by bumps, welts, and rashes - scabies or something else?

I have severe itching accompanied by bumps, welts, and rashes - scabies or something else?

Could be scabies: You are describing either scabies or eczema (allergy). If you are also itching in hands and feet it is very likely that it is scabies. In that case all medications are prescription based so you need to see a dr. If not you may try otc Hydrocortisone cream + oral benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

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Itching all over past 2 days. Won't stop. No rash welts bites nothing. Live with my 4yr old son. He is not itchy. Any idea?

Itching all over past 2 days. Won't stop. No rash welts bites nothing. Live with my 4yr old son. He is not itchy. Any idea?

Itching no rash: Commonest cause of itching without rash is dry skin.Other is scabies which is ccaused by a mite which buries under the skin and causes intense itching
other rare causes are liver and kidney diseases
you can consult your family doctor or a dermatologist to find the cause. ...Read more

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Hello- I've had allergies/cold for 3-4 days and just started experiencing a rash/welts mainly on my arms, hands, legs and feet. I went to an UrgentCar?

Hello- I've had allergies/cold for 3-4 days and just started experiencing a rash/welts mainly on my arms, hands, legs and feet. I went to an UrgentCar?

HSP: This may be Henoch-Schonlein Purpura (HSP), an abnormal immune response of certain cause. It is actually an inflammation of small blood vessels in dependent areas such as hands, feet and buttock. There may be an mild URI that precedes. Usually this persist for 6-8 weeks but can re occur and is worse in adults than children. ...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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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?

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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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 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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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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Itch (Definition)

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