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My hands after cold exposure were very itchy and red, what completely gone but since 3 weeks lower half of pointing finger my left hand is swollen.

My hands after cold exposure were very itchy and red, what completely gone but since 3 weeks lower half of pointing finger my left hand is swollen.

Sounds like Raynauds: It sounds like you may have a reaction to cold called Raynauds phenomenon. It describe it to people as an "allergy" to cold. Your body is put into that environment and does not react to it the way it should. It is like a broken thermostat. My advise to you is seek a warm climate and stay out of the cold; and that includes the freezer section in the store. ...Read more

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I have swollen painful/itchy lumps under my armpits, mainly left hand side, following 3 weeks of long and exhausting travelling. Is it just due to fatigue?

I have swollen painful/itchy lumps under my armpits, mainly left hand side, following 3 weeks of  long and exhausting travelling. Is it just due to fatigue?

Hydroadenitis: You should make sure that you do not have a condition known as hydroadenitis which can be provoked by using deoderants that contain aluminum. If you switch to a non aluminum formula and the problem persists you should check with your primary care provider. ...Read more

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Yesterday left hand between thumb and pointer started inching profusely left side of neck under jaw bone sore. Today hand and neck swollen and itchy?

Possible infection: It is possible this represents infection in hand or a skin reaction & contact dermatitis affecting the hand, possibly an insect bite. The jaw pain may represent an inflammed and activated Lymph node. Would see UR primary care doctor, otherwise could become serious if not treated appropriately. ...Read more

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My right hand had suddenly swollen and woke up with left one beginning to swell. Both can be itchy at times. And I feel pain in both. What could it be?

My right hand had suddenly swollen and woke up with left one beginning to swell. Both can be itchy at times. And I feel pain in both. What could it be?

Swollen hand: That is unusual would be seen by ER /doc today. May be carpal tunnel, allergy to some product, bites, or autoimmune disease, rarely clot ,reflex sympathetic dystrophy ( but you need an injury for this) Could try benedryl ( no driving afterward x 6 hour) / but hands are important Go to urgent care ER this AM may need prednisone. ...Read more

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Hello, I have these small bumps on the top of my left hand and they are a bit itchy and appeared overnight. Any idea what this is?

Hello, I have these small bumps on the top of my left hand and they are a bit itchy and appeared overnight. Any idea what this is?

Skin issues: There could be a number of reasons this is happening, from an allergic reaction to something that you were exposed to, to bites from insects etc. If there are other people at home who have similar issues, it could be some insect bite. Have your physician take a look at the actual bumps as it helps us figure out what they are. Hope this helps ...Read more

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What kind of skin issue do I have? My left hand is extremely chap and becomes itchy at night including my palm and parts of my fingers. It has spread to my palms and into parts of my finger. At times, sometimes at night, it becomes itchy, and then i scra

What kind of skin issue do I have? My left hand is extremely chap and becomes itchy at night including my palm and parts of my fingers.  It has spread to my palms and into parts of my finger. At times, sometimes at night, it becomes itchy, and then i scra

The : The most likely answer to your problem is that you have a type of eczema of the hands called dyshydrotic eczema or palmoplantar eczema. It is easy to treat but you will most likely need a prescription strength cortisone cream that only your doctor can prescribe. I recommend seeing your doctor to confirm the diagnosis (because sometimes other conditions can mimic this) and to get the best treatment. Once you get the right medicine, you'll feel better quickly.Good luck. ...Read more

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Yestarday I saw itchy type bump on my left hand as well as stomach and swelling left hand please help?

Yestarday I saw itchy type bump on my left hand as well as stomach and swelling left hand please help?

Possibly hives?: Hives are raised, itchy bumps caused by histamine (chemical released during an allergic reaction). Blocking histamine by taking an oral anti-histamine can help prevent new hives from forming, and help current hives fade away. For people over 2 yr old, oral zyrtec or Claritin (loratadine) can also be used. Sometimes Hydrocortisone 1% cream can decrease hives. If worried, one should see a doctor to be diagnosed. ...Read more