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Why do my feet turn red burn and swell my hand do it to and they get itchy it's not all the time it just happens sometimes.

Why do my feet turn red burn and swell my hand do it to and they get itchy it's not all the time it just happens sometimes.

Timing is everything: There are many possibilities as to why your feet and hands are doing this. Because they do not react like this all the time, I would recommend that you make a journal describing the particulars. Time, place, environmental temperature and the like to be included. A photograph of the condition would be great to have. This would make solving your condition easier. Reaction to cold may be involved. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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My skin can become very itchy throughout the day and when i scratch my skin will turn red and welt up this happens every day?

My skin can become very itchy throughout the day and when i scratch my skin will turn red and welt up this happens every day?

Welts after scratch: Dermatographism is a condition in which welts (hives) appear after one scratches the skin. There are cells in the skin called mast cells. These cells release histamine when one has an allergic reaction. This is why one takes anti-histamines for allergies. When one has dermatographism, these cells release histamine when they are irritated (by scratching the skin). ...Read more

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Tiny red bumps appeared on my hand they were a little itchy but then the next day, where the bumps were, small black lines appeared, what could it be?

Tiny red bumps appeared on my hand they were a little itchy but then the next day, where the bumps were, small black lines appeared, what could it be?

Skin inflammation : Dyshydrotic eczema has similar features you describe. Send us some pics or get examined by your PCP for definite diagnosis. Try moisturizers/ olive oil and OTC cortisone cream in the meantime, You may need a higher strength by prescription if needed. ...Read more

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Tiny red bumps on my hand. Not really itchy, but then the next day, where the bumps were, small black lines appeared, what could it be?

Tiny red bumps on my hand. Not really itchy, but then the next day, where the bumps were, small black lines appeared, what could it be?

That's a new one: black lines? the only thing i can think of is that you are scratching and those lines are actually blood under the skin where you scratched. Really need to see dermatologist ...Read more

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When i wear powdered latex gloves, some parts of my skin turn red, become dried and itchy. I have to work with gloves. So what is the solution?

Gloves: You might be allergic to the latex in the gloves. They make very good gloves out of nitrile. They are inexpensive and are almost like latex and are disposable. Otherwise you could use vinyl gloves but they are not as stretchy. ...Read more

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Why is it that my hands turn red & itchy when I do spring cleaning?

Why is it that my hands turn red & itchy when I do spring cleaning?

Contact dermatitis: You may be using some cleaning materials to which your skin is quite sensitive and you are developing reactions to these. Try wearing protective gloves, and treat your hands afterwards with a topical aloe-containing lotion or a low dose topical steroid. ...Read more

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The area around my lips have been red, dry and itchy, also sometimes my lips will turn red and swell up, what could this be?

The area around my lips have been red, dry and itchy, also sometimes my lips will turn red and swell up, what could this be?

Contact rash: This could be from a minor allergic reaction to something you are eating/drinking or to a makeup/cream you are applying.More commonly,this is from lip-licking,which often becomes a habit and is irritating to the lips and surrounding area.You may want to keep a written log of when this is happening and what foods/creams you are using and when this flares up.See your doctor for possible treatment. ...Read more