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I have tiny bumps and itchy knuckles. What could it be?

I have tiny bumps and itchy knuckles. What could it be?

Ecezema: It sounds like ecezema. Only an examination would be confirmatory. A variety of conditions affecting the skin can have itchiness and bumps as symptoms. A dermatologist is an expert who can confirm what your condition is, and an recommend the proper treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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I wake up with swollen and itchy knuckles and fingers with a rash and some of the fingers have cracks that itch and hurt.

I wake up with swollen and itchy knuckles and fingers with a rash and some of the fingers have cracks that itch and hurt.

Dry skin?: Have your hands been exposed to a lot of soap, detergent, irritant, and water lately? If so it may just be from getting too dry and too irritated. Try some topical Hydrocortisone cream, avoid irritants and too much water, and apply a barrier moisturizer after hand-washing and see if they help. If not, see dematologist. ...Read more

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What could a red itchy rash on knuckles and elbows be?

What could a red itchy rash on knuckles and elbows be?

Psoriasis?: It could be psoriasis. It could be something else. I would see a dermatologist for it. ...Read more

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Small itchy bumps on my knuckle?

Small itchy bumps on my knuckle?

Itchy bumps: Small bumps can occur on the skin for a variety of reasons, but when they are "ichy" it is usually an indication that they are a "reaction" to something - an "allergy". You may be allergic to something that your skin is coming in contact with like a soap or lotion - could also be clothing. Try to find out what is causing the reaction, eliminate it, and see if it gets better. Steroid cream may help. ...Read more

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I have red itchy bumps on my knuckles and they would appear and disappear. They're also always in the same spot (my knuckles) what is it?

I have red itchy bumps on my knuckles and they would appear and disappear. They're also always in the same spot (my knuckles) what is it?

Contact dermatitis: Red itchy bumps are often caused by an allergic reaction, such as insect bites or contact with chemicals/substances as in contact dermatitis.

Another condition is dyshydrotic eczema which presents commonly with small fluid filled blisters. Cause is unknown but may be related to allergies or stress.

Rare autoimmune diseases such as granuloma annulare may also present similarly. ...Read more

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I have red itchy bumps on my knuckles and elbows. They've been there for about 2 months and don t show signs of going away. What can I do about it?

I have red itchy bumps on my knuckles and elbows. They've been there for about 2 months and don t show signs of going away. What can I do about it?

Red itchy bumps: If you haven't already, start with avoiding any hard scrubbing or washing with soap on those areas. Use a daily barrier ointment like aquaphor immediately after shower. You can also try a otc steroid ointment for a week or so to see if it improves. Rashes are notoriously difficult to diagnose and manage without a picture so make sure you see your doc if not improving. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hi I have small white spots on my knuckles. They are painless and are not itchy... I got hem around 3 weeks ago. .. Should I be worried?

Hi I have small white spots on my knuckles. They are painless and are not itchy... I got hem around 3 weeks ago. .. Should I be worried?

White spots on hands: Do you have exposure to chemicals or foliage? Could be contact dermatitis or eczema. Alternatively could be fungal, though that is less common. Would try over the counter topical steroid cream, if that does not work consider anti-fungal. Should moisturizer daily. F/u w/ doctor ...Read more

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Itchy red bump on end knuckle then a permanent knot. Then another formed on the other side of the same knuckle. No pain but a little stiff.?

Itchy red bump on end knuckle then a permanent knot. Then another formed on the other side of the same knuckle. No pain but a little stiff.?

Knuckle Pads: Knuckle pads are benign, asymptomatic, well-circumscribed, smooth, firm, skin-colored papules, nodules, or plaques, located in the skin over the dorsal aspects of the metacarpophalangeal (mcp) and interphalangeal (ip) joints. A history of repetitive trauma related to sports or occupation is often present. ...Read more

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On my right knuckle, I have a very dry, red skin and it's itchy and rough, what could it be? I also have it on my left knuckle but it is not as bad

On my right knuckle, I have a very dry, red skin and it's itchy and rough, what could it be? I also have it on my left knuckle but it is not as bad

Could be many: Things including but not limited to lichen simplex chronicus. Try covering it with a bandaid every day after putting on some aquaphor, if it gets better, then continue but if not it needs to be seen by dermatologist ...Read more

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My knuckles on both hands are swollen, itchy and painful. Why? PleaseLooks like herpes of some sort

My knuckles on both hands are swollen, itchy and painful. Why? PleaseLooks like herpes of some sort

Not Herpes: It is impossible to offer specifics without being able to visualize the rash. See you family doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My hubby has itchy forearms with no rash ect. He also gets a stabbing needle sensation in his knuckles.... Any ideas?

My hubby has itchy forearms with no rash ect. He also gets a stabbing needle sensation in his knuckles.... Any ideas?

Several ideas: Allergy. Circulatory disturbance. Carpal tunnel or cubital tunnel syndrome. Medication effect. Inflammatory states. With so many possibilities, if symptoms are bothersome or progressive, a medical evaluation is indicated. ...Read more

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My index finger & middle finger hav sudddenly become itchy & smollen, when I bend them it hurts & feels sort of blisterd on the sides where knuckles r?

My index finger & middle finger hav sudddenly become itchy & smollen, when I bend them it hurts & feels sort of blisterd on the sides where knuckles r?

Insect bite?: Sounds like you've either been bitten by something or contacted something irritated on your skin. Alternatively, you may have a skin infection starting such as a cellulitis of some sort. I think you should have this looked at in short order by a doctor. They want to start treatment of some sort...at least something symptomatic for the discomfort. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a very itchy slightly inflamed toe, none of my other toes are affected. From the knuckle upbut not entire toe. Just on top and sort of on the side?

I have a very itchy slightly inflamed toe, none of my other toes are affected. From the knuckle upbut not entire toe. Just on top and sort of on the side?

Try and See.: It sounds as though the nail margin might be involved. Could be something as simple as contact dermatitis, fungal infection or possible an beginnings of an ingrown toenail. Try washing the area off with soap and water. Apply a combination of cortisone cream and antifungal cream. If things do not improve have it examined. ...Read more

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Itchy bump on side of big toe knuckle and on top of knuckle. Isn't painful, but very itchy and irritated when wear close-toed shoes.

Itchy bump on side of big toe knuckle and on top of knuckle. Isn't painful, but very itchy and irritated when wear close-toed shoes.

Try simple first.: I am not clear as to which knuckle you are describing. It is either the joint in the big toe itself or the joint where the big toe meets the main body of the foot. If the bump becomes worse while wearing a certain shoe style, then change the shoes. This may be the easiest solution. Possibly there is an underlying fungal infection. Try using a topical anti fungal. Have it examined by a doctor. ...Read more

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Is it wedding ring rash if the dry scaly red rash is only on knuckle and on top of the finger not around? Not itchy. Cleaned rings & still came back.

Is it wedding ring rash if the dry scaly red rash is only on knuckle and on top of the finger not around? Not itchy. Cleaned rings & still came back.

Maybe an allergy: Your doc can test for such allergies. If so, you can get a jeweler to coat the inside of your ring w/clear solution or you can use clear nail polish. Peace and good heath. ...Read more

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I got stung by an Asian hornet in my finger 2 days ago and it is still swollen between my lower knuckle and my hand and is extremely painful and itchy?

I got stung by an Asian hornet in my finger 2 days ago and it is still swollen between my lower knuckle and my hand and is extremely painful and itchy?

Give it time: It is healing and may take a week to fully settle down. Leave it alone.
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I have a swollen, red, itchy raised area between my knuckle and lower joint of index finger. It is warm and swelling is same after 1 day. What is it?

I have a swollen, red, itchy raised area between my knuckle and lower joint of index finger. It is warm and swelling is same after 1 day. What is it?

Sounds like: Your finger may be getting infected. But it could also just be a reaction to some bug bites or contact dermatitis. You may try taking Motrin and anti- histamine to see if this improves your finger. You can also apply neosporin antibiotic ointment if you are developing localized infection. Otherwise, you need to see your doctor about it especially if with fever, in pain, feeling numb or worst. ...Read more

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I have non itchy, red bumps on my elbows, knuckles, knees, and thighs. Not allergy or psoriasis. Had a fever last week don't know if it's related. What could it be?

I have non itchy, red bumps on my elbows, knuckles, knees, and thighs. Not allergy or psoriasis. Had a fever last week don't know if it's related. What could it be?

Viral rash: Many viruses can cause a rash in addition to other symptoms such as fever and cough. Many of these rashes are not specific or characteristic enough to identify the virus. The viral rash itself is not usually serious. But it is very important to make sure the rash is not part of a serious infection such a meningococcal infection. If you have any concerns then contact your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Itchy face (especially nose), fatigue, headaches, achy joints (elbows knuckles, wrists)and left heel, nausea. Flow cytometry good mri good any ideas?

Itchy face (especially nose), fatigue, headaches, achy joints (elbows knuckles, wrists)and left heel, nausea. Flow cytometry good mri good any ideas?

Itchy face: Why flowcytometery test and MRI were performed? May be you have something more than what you mentioned such as swollen lymph nodes or mass somewhere in the body etc. Probably MRI was ordered due to headache.Need more information. ...Read more

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Someone touched my hand now its itchy?

Someone touched my hand now its itchy?

Itch: It could be anxiety. It could be scabies to just allergic reaction to a perfume or a hand cream they were using. If it persists may use OTC Hydrocortisone cream 2 x a day for 1 week ...Read more

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Itchy cracked hands and nuckles?

Itchy cracked hands and nuckles?

As above: Need to see a physician for, evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning and my hand is bumpy dry and itchy. What coule be wrong with it?

I woke up this morning and my hand is bumpy dry and itchy. What coule be wrong with it?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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I have an itchy rash in my hand?

I have an itchy rash in my hand?

Itchy rash: An itchy rash can be from a contact allergy or dryness, or eczema and multiple other reasons, you need to see a doctor to take a good history from you for a proper diagnosis and then medications can be prescribed accordingly and avoidance measures can be discussed. A dermatologist can help too. ...Read more

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What can cause itchy spots on my hand?

What can cause itchy spots on my hand?

It could be: Eczema, fungal infection, pustulosis. Please consult a physician for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more