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16-year-old with sudden onset of burning, itching, bright red hands and feet that sometimes tingle. What could it be?

16-year-old with sudden onset of burning, itching, bright red hands and feet that sometimes tingle. What could it be?

Multiple answers: This could be due to a medication the child is taking; overexposure to the sun; an allergic reaction to food as this is some form of allergic reaction with a vascular-blood vessel condition. Please see your pediatrician for the exact reason. ...Read more

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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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The bottom of my feet and the palms of my hands are red and burning and itching. What could this be from.

The bottom of my feet and the palms of my hands are red and burning and itching. What could this be from.

Hand/foot pain: There are many dermatologic conditions that could be affecting both your plams and soles of your feet. If the burning and itching is affecting your daily life, try taking an oral anti-histamine and seeing your pcp/dermatologist/podiatrist. ...Read more

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What causes burning, bright red, itching tops of the hands and feet with no rash?

What causes burning, bright red, itching tops of the hands and feet with no rash?

Dermatitis: Bright red inflammatory itching tops of the feet and hands are consistent with some sort of atopic or allergic reaction to some object or organism. Acute atopic dermatitis is consistent with such symptoms. Try otc Hydrocortisone as a first aid treatment, but it does not subside within 72 hours, seek a dermatologist for a more throrogh examination. ...Read more

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Developed intense itching and burning on the palms of my hands and bottoms of my feet. Difficulty walking due to itching and burning of my feet.?

Developed intense itching and burning on the palms of my hands and bottoms of my feet. Difficulty walking due to itching and burning of my feet.?

Need exam: Palms & soles with these symptoms needs an examination because there a number of things that it could be & these need to be ruled in & out by inspection, blood work, & history. At any rate, if this is an absolutely brand new set of symptoms which have never been discussed with a doctor then, you've now figured out the time to go...NOW.....some blood work will help and then, appropriate medication ...Read more

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I started taking cymbalta (duloxetine) could it cause burning and itching of hands and feet and sour stomach and loose bowls?

I started taking cymbalta (duloxetine) could it cause burning and itching of hands and feet and sour stomach and loose bowls?

Yes: It can cause all those things, although the itching hands is less common. More info on side effect here: http://www. Webmd. Com/drugs/drug-91491-cymbalta+oral. Aspx? Drugid=91491;drugname=cymbalta+oral;pagenumber=6
also, if you are taking it for depression, be aware that medication alone is not optimal treatment. Consider psychotherapy, or psychotherapy + meds. ...Read more

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Itching and burning all over cold chills headache worse at night. Feel like feet and hand is asleep. Hx of utis and ovarian cysts, kid stones?

Itching and burning all over cold chills headache worse at night. Feel like feet and hand is asleep. Hx of utis and ovarian cysts, kid stones?

Kidney infection: Could be sign of kidney infection or pyelonephritis. I would get some bloodwork and urinalysis, and get a check up by your family doctor ASAP, or if getting worse go to urgent care or ER because you could get worse quickly without antibiotics if indeed it is pyelonephritis. ...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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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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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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Burning sensation under skin on hands itches bones hurt like injured when nothing happened. Very painful. Adult male. Takes no meds?

Burning sensation under skin on hands itches bones hurt like injured when nothing happened. Very painful. Adult male. Takes no meds?

Depends on the: Location on your hand, but without any trauma the "burning sensation" sounds like neuropathy. Neuropathic pain can come from a viral infection (herpes zoster/shingles), nerve entrapment (like carpal tunnel syndrome especially if accompanied with muscle weakness), and certain neuromuscular diseases. Please see a professional healthcare provider for proper exam and diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my legs back of hands tops of feet it is little prickly white bumps that itch what is it? It really itches

I have a rash on my legs back of hands tops of feet it is little prickly white bumps that itch what is it? It really itches

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have a very painful rash on both my hands & feet. Real bad on me toes and finger tips. It itches but hurts to itch. I need answers!

I have a very painful rash on both my hands & feet. Real bad on me toes and finger tips. It itches but hurts to itch. I need answers!

Need to see a Doctor: Skin rashes are a sign of serious medical problem. So you should go see a doctor first thing tomorrow. If you do not have a doctor go to an emergency room where you can see a dermatologist who can find the cause and give you the right treatment. ...Read more

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My Brother is has a rash and blisters on his mouth hand feet it itches and is painful what could it be?

My Brother is has a rash and blisters on his mouth hand feet it itches and is painful what could it be?

Allergic reaction...: 20 y/o says, my brother has a rash and blisters on his mouth hand and feet and is painful what could it be? Sounds like some Allergic reaction to food/ medicine/ Drink Could also be Contact, though Contact is less likely. Take him to ER as as as you can. ...Read more

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Skin itch (no redness) started 2 yrs ago, feet & hands, then scrotum. It comes & goes. Now it itches more, puffy eyes and redness on neck. What is it?

Rash: Might be hives which look like a mosquito bite which are red, raised and intensely itchy. They can pop up on any part of the body. But I don't like the rash spreading to the scrotum. Maybe it should be seen just to be safe. ...Read more

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My daughter has blisters on the back of her hand and halfway up her arm and top of her foot, halfway up her leg, which itches and burns.

My daughter has blisters on the back of her hand and halfway up her arm and top of her foot, halfway up her leg, which itches and burns.

Poison ivy or..: Other contact dermatitis with plkant/weed or some chemical, find out what was new, best is wash off well, over the counter benadryl and hydrocortisone cream and cool showers and maybe calamine lotion hlep, if not going away I can call in more potent types and send a picture or see dermatologist or any urgent care center.. ...Read more

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Having small on & off burning sensation on my palms & sometimes below my foot causing me to scratch since itches a lil 4 a wk. What can this be?

Having small on & off burning sensation on my palms & sometimes below my foot causing me to scratch since itches a lil 4 a wk. What can this be?

Itching in pregnancy: Thre are several causes for itching during pregnancy - and it sommonly affects the palms and soles. It's normal, but annoying. Try moisturizing lotion, and oatmeal baths. Avoid heat and hot baths. ...Read more

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In the middle of my sole of my right foot, just below where the ball of my foot be, there is a tingle every once in awhile. Always the same spot. Not all the time. No pain, or burning. If I scratch it, it itches more. What could it be?

In the middle of my sole of my right foot, just below where the ball of my foot be, there is a tingle every once in awhile. Always the same spot. Not all the time. No pain, or burning. If I scratch it, it itches more. What could it be?

Several things: It sounds like you may have an allergy on the skin or prior insect bite. I don't think it is a serious problem but it would pay to have your family physician look at your foot. ...Read more

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Why does my palm of feet itches?

Why does my palm of feet itches?

Dry Skin, Fungus: The most common causes of itchy skin on the soles of your feet are dry skin and athlete's foot which is caused by fungus or yeast. Even if you do not see or smell anything odd, i'd suggest trying a simple over the counter anti fungal cream applied every day and see if the problem resolves. If not, see a doctor. Terbinafine and Clotrimazole are commonly available otc antifungals. ...Read more

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I have rashes on feet and my palm, it itches and bring out liquid, it's been on for 18yrs now. Pls help?

I have rashes on feet and my palm, it itches and bring out liquid, it's been on for 18yrs now. Pls help?

Dermatologist: 18 years is a long time, I hope you were able to see a dermatologist for it, this needs to be examined to determine the problem. If you have not seen one, you should. ...Read more

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The inner side of my pinky toe on my right foot is swollen and white. It hurts and itches but no sign of pus. Thoughts?

The inner side of my pinky toe on my right foot is swollen and white. It hurts and itches but no sign of pus. Thoughts?

It could be fungus: Tinea pedis (athlete's foot) is commonly encountered between the toes. The white discoloration might be moist skin, which is conducive to infection. Try a topical antifungal and use it as directed. If it is not better consult with a podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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My daughter gets red blotches on her body when she swims. It is burning itch for about an hour after swimming. Her feet and hands swell up.?

My daughter gets red blotches on her body when she swims. It is burning itch for about an hour after swimming. Her feet and hands swell up.?

Is she swimming: In a pool????? Chlorine can sensitize the skin in some people....advise in any case a LONG shower as soon as leaving the pool (or other water) along with a moisturizing body wash!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I have noticed that my hands and feet have become mildly itchy. Almost like an ant bite kind of itch/burning. I am 35 weeks pregnant. Is this normal?

Yes: This is normal in many women during their last trimester especially. With increased fluids in the body the toes and fingers will have more swelling at times and will naturally tend to get a bit itchy. If you are concerned make sure to check in with your doctor who monitors your blood pressure. Stay hydrated and keep some form of mild exercise if possible. Congratulations! ...Read more

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What can cause unbearable itching on hands and feet?

What can cause unbearable itching on hands and feet?

Itching: Dry skin is a common reason for itching along with other possibilities like fungal infections, parasitic infections, allergic reactions etc. Please see a physician to have a better evaluation and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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My hands and feet have severe itching it just started when I went to bed

Itchy feet: Take a look at you feet to see if you have any scaling or redness in the areas. This could be a fungus (tinea pedis) /athletes foot. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my hands and feet are itching like crazy, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my hands and feet are itching like crazy, what do you suggest?

Cholestasis: Talk to your doctor about checking your serum bile acid levels. To stay in low risk levels they need to be less than 40. There are treatments. If levels are high there may be some increased risk. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more