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Please help! I have red itchy bumps on wrist and feet?

Please help! I have red itchy bumps on wrist and feet?

Hard to tell: It is very difficult to determine the cause of a rash without seeing it. The bumps could be from scabies, which is a mite obtained from contact with others who have this. Other causes would be an allergic reaction to something you've been exposed to such as plants outside, or soaps. It could also be a medication reaction. There are also many skin diseases that can cause bumps. I suggest being seen ...Read more

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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more


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Red itchy bumps on my wrist it started off small and now expanded into more and the original one is swolen. I pulled weeds a week b4 symptoms?

Red itchy bumps on my wrist it started off small and now expanded into more and the original one is swolen. I pulled weeds a week b4 symptoms?

Poison ivy?: Sounds typical for poison ivy. Topical otc hydrocorticone would be helpful, but be sure to wash any clothes, bedding etc that may have come into contact. Difficult to know for sure without examining the rash and knowing more about your history. Good luck! ...Read more

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Tiny itchy bumps on ny wrist and elbow it only happens during spring/summer time.

Tiny itchy bumps on ny wrist and elbow it only happens during spring/summer time.

Contact or solar: Dermatitis of the skin can be from exposure (poison ivy/oak/sumac,) other direct allergens and sometimes the sun. Review with a dermatologist if progressive, persistent or blistering. ...Read more

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I have small, skin colored, non-itchy bumps on my wrist and hands. Can these be cancers?

I have small, skin colored, non-itchy bumps on my wrist and hands. Can these be cancers?

Not likely: These may be warts. See your doctor to have one or more removed and the material examined by a pathologist. ...Read more

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I have a big somewhat itchy bump on my wrist. What could this be?

I have a big somewhat itchy bump on my wrist. What could this be?

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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This morning i got a small itchy bump on my wrist, after scratching it, it spread around my wrist more. They are skin colored and flat. What is this?

This morning i got a small itchy bump on my wrist, after scratching it, it spread around my wrist more. They are skin colored and flat. What is this?

Itchy Bumps: It is hard for me to say without looking. In general, widesprad, aymmetrical, red and itchy bumps tend to be caused by a virus, rather than an allergy. They often hang around for a while, and go away without treatment. If yours have lasted weeks and started to spread, i would advise that you show them to a doctor, since only in that way can you get a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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There is an small, itchy bump on my inner wrist, with something like a dot in the middle. One appeared on my lip the other day. What could it be?

There is an small, itchy bump on my inner wrist, with something like a dot in the middle. One appeared on my lip the other day.  What could it be?

Perhaps bites: If they go away I wouldn't be concerned but if you continue to get new ones, see dermatologist for possible biopsy ...Read more

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Can virus cause itchy bumps in the joint area? Daughter has little bumps around her elbows and inside wrist area.

Can virus cause itchy bumps in the joint area?   Daughter has little bumps around her elbows and inside wrist area.

Possible but: Unusual to involve these areas alone. Do they itch? How long has this been present? If this has been present for at least a few weeks and itch, then eczema would be the most likely cause for a child of this age. ...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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Raised itchy bumps/hives on top of hands, and wrists itchy - leave red lines when I scratch them?? causes? doesn't seem allergy related

Raised itchy bumps/hives on top of hands, and wrists itchy - leave red lines when I scratch them?? causes? doesn't seem allergy related

Contact allergy?: If the problem is confined to the hands and wrists, then a contact allergy should be suspected (soap. lotion, latex gloves, chemicals). Topical hydrocortisone cream may help but avoidance is the only answer. May consult a dermatologist if problem persists since patch skin test may well reveal the culprit. ...Read more

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Tiny itchy white/skin coloured bumps on wrist, palm and elbow. Very very itchy. Not responded to anti fungal cream or anti histamines. lasted 6 months?

Tiny itchy white/skin coloured bumps on wrist, palm and elbow. Very very itchy. Not responded to anti fungal cream or anti histamines. lasted 6 months?

?: doesn't look like fungal or allergic, can very well be something else, you need to be examined, please see your doctor, who might refer you to a dermatologist, good luck ...Read more

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What are these small itchy bumps on the back of my hand the suddenly appear out of no where?

What are these small itchy bumps on the back of my hand the suddenly appear out of no where?

Itchy bumps: These itchy bumps may be insect bites or hives. The latter would suggest an allergic reaction. Antihistamine medications like benadryl(causes drowsiness) or claritin(nondrowsy) should relieve itching. If these bumps continue to appear, have them examined by your physician or dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have some small red itchy bumps on the back of my hand. They come and go every week or so. What is this?

I have some small red itchy bumps on the back of my hand. They come and go every week or so. What is this?

Hand eczema: The most common causes are irritant (too much hand washing) or contact allergy. Pay attention to the type of soap and hand preparation to see it changing the brand would help (no scented, anti-bacterial soap) or gel). If you wash you hands too often, consider wearing a non-latex glove on some of the chores and apply a lotion after washing whenever possible as well as reducing hand washing ...Read more

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I have itchy bumps on my hand, they look like goose bumps, they flare up whenever I itch them, and they have been itchy for like a week. What is it?

I have itchy bumps on my hand, they look like goose bumps, they flare up whenever I itch them, and they have been itchy for like a week. What is it?

Could be...: ...An allergic reaction to something you came in contact with. Could be insect bites. Could be a lot of things. Since scratching makes it worse, try not to scratch it. Try an over-the-counter Hydrocortisone cream. If that doesn't work, see a dermatologist and get a specific diagnosis. ...Read more