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I have a swollen thumb. I just woke up with it. However it is itchy and throbbing but i have a redish line going up past my wrist now?

I have a swollen thumb. I just woke up with it. However it is itchy and throbbing but i have a redish line going up past my wrist now?

Reddish line arm: A reddish line associated with swelling in the thumb or hand or a finger can be sign of inflammation and more severely INFECTION. Infection with increased pain and red streaking the arm also know as ascending lymphangitis is s serious problem that needs treatment, minimally antibiotics very soon and at time surgical decompression if there infection in a closed space. CALL YOUR DOCTOR or GO to ER ...Read more

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Hello - my entire forearm is swollen and red and itchy week and a half after bee sting on the wrist - though I think I just pulled the stinger out.

Hello - my entire forearm is swollen and red and itchy week and a half after bee sting on the wrist - though I think I just pulled the stinger out.

See your doctor: This may still be a normal local reaction to the bee sting, especially if you just pulled the stinger out. Reactions last longer when the stingers are left in. You can try taking oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if you have not already done so. If that does not help and it remains swollen and red, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Itchy raised white spot near wrist/red around it. Iced it. White spot gone/stayed red. Swollen. Not red today/hurts a lot. Itch gone. I see no puncture. Can't rest arm/hurts to use. What happened?

Itchy raised white spot near wrist/red around it. Iced it. White spot gone/stayed red. Swollen. Not red today/hurts a lot. Itch gone.  I see no puncture. Can't rest arm/hurts to use. What happened?

Spider bite: This sounds like a possible spider or some other insect bite. The lack of persistent redness is a good sign but ongoing pain and swelling can be due to a spider bite. You should have an examination of your arm as soon as possible in view of these symptoms. ...Read more

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My hands are inflamed, itchy and swollen, and a few spots of hives have developed at my wrist. Could this be allergies?

My hands are inflamed, itchy and swollen, and a few spots of hives have developed at my wrist. Could this be allergies?

Likely. : If new hives, think food (within four hours, esp top 8 allergens), medication, insect stings. Top 8: egg, cow milk, wheat, soy, peanut, tree nut, fish, shellfish. But if hives keep coming >4-6 weeks, think immune, viral, stress, physical environment hives. Could also be contact dermatitis. Check w allergist. ...Read more

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Swollen wrist and hand and allergy type of lesions on the hands and on the other parts of body and lesions very itchy and swollen abit. What is this?

Swollen wrist and hand and allergy type of lesions on the hands and on the other parts of body and lesions very itchy and swollen abit. What is this?

Can't tell: Most skin lesions require a direct examination and often a biopsy to get a diagnosis. One also needs to get a detailed history on agents used on the body. In the case of dermatitis involving the hands, irritants (frequent hand-washing, organic solvents...) are the likely culprit but contact allergen may play a role as well. In your case, contact allergy is likely since it is not confined to hands. ...Read more

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Blistery rash, red & swollen all over hands. Starting to spread up wrists & on feet. Very itchy. Is it an allergic reaction?

Blistery rash, red & swollen all over hands. Starting to spread up wrists & on feet. Very itchy. Is it an allergic reaction?

Allergic reaction: It sounds like it. YOu may need some medicine for this asap. See a doctor or perform a virtual consult. A picture would help as well ...Read more

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I've had a poison ivy rash/blisters for 10 days now (on my outer wrist). It is still swollen, itchy, burning and sore. Is this normal? When will it fa

I've had a poison ivy rash/blisters for 10 days now (on my outer wrist). It is still swollen, itchy, burning and sore. Is this normal? When will it fa

Cortisone cream: You likely have continuing contact with poison ivy through contaminated articles of clothing , the interior of you car (steering wheel , armrest?), or even furniture. You will need to apply a cortisone cream (may need a Rx strength) to the rash and using dish or laundry detergent to clean out (wear gloves) items (especially the shoes) you might have touched on the day of the exposure ...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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Real bad itchy rash on arm by wrist. Thats spreading n I itched them so bad they r open n pus comes out. N they be burning. Itch bad. Help swell a lil?

Real bad itchy rash on arm by wrist. Thats spreading n I itched them so bad they r open n pus comes out. N they be burning. Itch bad. Help swell a lil?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & see a doc: If the rash is bad, and especially if there is pus coming out, you should be seen by a doctor as soon as possible. In the meantime, otc Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (25-50mg every 4-6hrs for an adult) can relieve itching and swelling, but may make you feel sleepy, so be careful driving, etc. ...Read more

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I have extremely itchy wrists and back of hands. Also, my wbc count is elevated. Could these symptoms be related?

I have extremely itchy wrists and back of hands. Also, my wbc count is elevated. Could these symptoms be related?

Unlikely: If the WBC is related, you would more likely have a generalized skin issue. The wrist and hand itching are more likely related to contact to a contact allergen or irritant especially in occupational setting (also frequent hand washing). See dermatologist if problem persists. ...Read more