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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