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Doctor insights on: Itchy Ankles And Wrists

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7 days ago itchy body scalp to ankles eves & nite, red bumpy patches near my wrists. Wakes me up. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) helps. Back again the next eve /nite. Why?

7 days ago itchy body scalp to ankles eves & nite, red bumpy patches near my wrists. Wakes me up. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) helps. Back again the next eve /nite. Why?

Many: There are many potential causes for itchy bumps but if benadryl (diphenhydramine) helps, you may continue with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night and a non-sedating antihistamine during the day. If the problem worsens or persists beyond 6 weeks, see an allergist or dermatologist. My initial take is that you are either having a viral infection or a drug reaction. ...Read more

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I have some colourless itchy bumps on my skin. Primarily on my wrists, feet, ankles, tops of the arm and shoulder. It's itching like crazy?

I have some colourless itchy bumps on my skin. Primarily on my wrists, feet, ankles, tops of the arm and shoulder. It's itching like crazy?

See doctor: It is hard to tell what may be causing it without a direct exam. Nonetheless you may try taking antihistamines to see if they help. A dermatology consult may be required if antihistamine does not help or the problem is getting worse. Any new drug or supplement introduced within the month prior to the onset of the rash may be a suspect also. ...Read more

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Started hot yoga, don't know if connected, got tiny raised bumps on hand, itchy! Then on inner ankles, now kinda all over. What could it be, toxins?

Started hot yoga, don't know if connected, got tiny raised bumps on hand, itchy! Then on inner ankles, now kinda all over. What could it be, toxins?

Scabies or allergy?: The rash could be due to scabies or chigger bites, or due to contact allergies. Rashes and itching caused by chigger bites looks and feels scabies or contact allergy and are caused by a combination of digestive enzymes secreted by mites and the immune response of the host causing an intense pruritus (jones, j.G. (1987). Is it due to contact allergy to mats or lotions used during yoga? See doctor! ...Read more

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Body very itchy sporadic bites. On my face fingers hand arms and ankles happened over night at a friends house. Slept on floor they spread when itched?

Body very itchy sporadic bites. On my face fingers hand arms and ankles happened over night at a friends house. Slept on floor they spread when itched?

Buggy floor: Insect bites can be a trigger for histamine release and so you can get hives after an exposure both at the site of being bitten and away from the bite site as well. This generally resolves within a week. Try otc 10mg cetirizine once or twice a day (longer acting and less sedating) or shorter acting Benadryl (diphenhydramine). If the rash worsens after 2 days, then contact a physician for "next-step" advice. ...Read more

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Hi fevr, sore throat, cough, 8 itchy rash w heads. Spread 2 n hand 4 on ankles. Week later all crusted but last 1 itchypain 3mm fluid filled bubble! Pox?

Unlikely chickenpox: A rash with fluid filled blisters is suggestive of chickenpox, but the distribution is atypical. Chickenpox usually starts with lesions on the abdomen and then spreads up and out and includes the entire body. Lesions that are limited to hands and ankles along with a sore mouth or throat are more consistent with a Coxsackie virus, often called hand foot mouth virus. An exam would confirm. ...Read more

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I recently developed a cluster of small itchy redish bumps on my hand. After a week or so patches appeared on my arm and week after that on my leg.

I recently developed a cluster of small itchy redish bumps on my hand. After a week or so patches appeared on my arm and week after that on my leg.

Do you know why?: Have you ever had a rash like this before? How badly does it itch? Where all is the rash located now? Do any of the people you have contact with have the rash? Where have you been lately? Your itchiness of your rash may be relieved with over-the-counter steroid cream, but seeing your Doctor will help you figure out what it is and you can get thorough treatment. ...Read more

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I have 4 bites on L arm, 1 on each leg, 1 on each hand, 1 on R arm. Do you have any idea what it could be? The bites have a red trail/line. Warm/itchy

I have 4 bites on L arm, 1 on each leg, 1 on each hand, 1 on R arm. Do you have any idea what it could be? The bites have a red trail/line. Warm/itchy

Depends on location: This sound like potential bug bites. The exact type of bug depends on your location. It can range from ticks to mosquitos to bedbugs.

It also depends on whether you are on any other medications or have any other symptoms. ...Read more

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7 yr old had small pimple like on inside of a foot sole for a couple of months not itchy now has 3 on a palm of one hand no other symptoms, what is it?

7 yr old had small pimple like on inside of a foot sole for a couple of months not itchy now has 3 on a palm of one hand no other symptoms, what is it?

Likely a wart: Warts caused by strains of the verruca vulgaris virus can pup up on many body surfaces and these sound like warts. The plantar wart often is flatter & forms deep in the skin of the bottom of the foot. The ones on his hand sound similar. ...Read more

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When I was a child the palm of my hand was red raw and sore. The skin would flake off and it was itchy. The ball of my foot also did it. Cause?

When I was a child the palm of my hand was red raw and sore. The skin would flake off and it was itchy. The ball of my foot also did it. Cause?

Possible allergy: It could have been an allergic reaction to something coming in contact with both your hands and feet. It could have been a type of eczema called dyshidrosis. It's unlikely that it was athlete's foot, which doesn't typically affect the palms, especially in children. Without seeing the rash, that's about as far as I can take it. ...Read more

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I started my first yr of college two months ago. Recently I've been getting swelling/stiffness/itchiness in my foot, hand, neck & now my arm.???

I started my first yr of college two months ago. Recently I've been getting swelling/stiffness/itchiness in my foot, hand, neck & now my arm.???

See a doctor: The causes can be many, and the right diagnosis is key to good treatment. If you have been ill recently, such as after a flu-like illness or urinary tract infection certain forms of (seronegative) arthritis is sometimes seen. I hope this helps but see a doctor. ...Read more

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My partner has non-itchy, flat, red spots on his butt, leg & hand. Did a blood test and isn't virus infection. Do you have an idea?

My partner has non-itchy, flat, red spots on his butt, leg & hand. Did a blood test and isn't virus infection. Do you have an idea?

See a dermatologist: Without being able to examine these it is impossible to diagnose. Have him seen and treated appropriately. One concern for lesions on the palms is syphilis. Go and get evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Used ground flax seed daily until broke out with itchy red bumps on hand, leg and arm. I did scratch and caused terrible sores. Swell now on my face?

Used ground flax seed daily until broke out with itchy red bumps on hand, leg and arm. I did scratch and caused terrible sores. Swell now on my face?

Stop flaxseed: This may be coincidental although it is possible that you may be allergic to flaxseed. If the problem continues after 10 days off of flaxseed, it is unlikely to be related to it. The sores may be from an infection or something more serious. See your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Woke up with one itchy pink tiny bump on palm. I'm 40 weeks pregnant and terrified it's hand foot and mouth. Can the baby get this? What do I do?

Woke up with one itchy pink tiny bump on palm. I'm 40 weeks pregnant and terrified it's hand foot and mouth. Can the baby get this? What do I do?

See MD: See your MD. If you only have one itchy bump on your palm and not on the soles of your feet or on your mouth unlikely to be coxsackie virus. Take some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and see your MD. ...Read more

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Itchy blisters on hands and feet that won't go away? They disappear and come back. Doctor said hand foot and mouth?

Itchy blisters on hands and feet that won't go away? They disappear and come back. Doctor said hand foot and mouth?

HAND FOOT;MOUTH DIAS: Hand foot and mouth disease causes fever, sore throat, blistering sores in mouth and rash on palms of hands and soles of feet.
But once it is gone it does not keep coming back as it is caused by a virus
if it keeps coming back after clearing you need to follow up with your doctor or consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Wake up with itchy bites on arms and a single bite on sole of foot and have tiny blisters on fingers/palm of hand its been going on for about 2-3month?

Wake up with itchy bites on arms and a single bite on sole of foot and have tiny blisters on fingers/palm of hand its been going on for about 2-3month?

May not be bites: It is possible that you have something called hand/foot ezcema or dermatitis, since it has been going on for a long time. You also describe tiny blisters which are found in this condtition. While it is treatable, it is not curable. You should see a dermatologist for treatment and to verify the diagnosis. ...Read more

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My 18 month old has hand foot and mouth disease. Body is covered in itchy blisters. Can we use calamine or anything anti itch. Something besides tylenol (acetaminophen)?

My 18 month old has hand foot and mouth disease. Body is covered in itchy blisters. Can we use calamine or anything anti itch. Something besides tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Hand/foot/mouth: Calamine lotion should be ok; oral benadryl, (diphenhydramine) however, is not for under 2 y/o. Aveeno coloidal oatmeal baths can also sooth the itching. It's otc; ask pharmacist to help you find it. ...Read more

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4 yr f healthy has rash on torso stomach legs and on top of feet itchy little bumps no pus nothing in mouth. Could it be hand mouth and foot?

4 yr f healthy has rash on torso stomach legs and on top of feet itchy little bumps no pus nothing in mouth. Could it be hand mouth and foot?

Check Palms/Soles: Rash with hfm disease usually involves small lesions w/ red base prominent in/around mouth, palms, soles. Strep can cause fine, red sandpaper-like rash on torso/legs and many viruses can cause similar rash. Allergic reaction can also manifest as itchy rash over stomach/legs. Consider allergic rxn if no fever or sore throat and the rash itches. See dr if rash doesn't blanch or increased fever. ...Read more

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What causes your ankles tobe swollen and itchy?

What causes your ankles tobe swollen and itchy?

See a doctor: These symptoms could be from many things. ...Read more

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Please help itchy wrists. What is wrong with me?

Please help itchy wrists. What is wrong with me?

15+ Diagnosis: The simple definition of itchy wrist is a feeling that make you want to scratch your wrist skin. There are at least 15 causes and some are serious. I suggest that anyone that thinks they might have "itchy wrist" should do a browser search to find which of these causes seems likely. Or visit to your family doctor especially of your daily activities or rest are being interrupted. ...Read more