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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more


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I have a few red, itchy, and small dots on my hands. But it's on top of on of my veins (right hand).

I have a few red, itchy, and small dots on my hands. But it's on top of on of my veins (right hand).

Rash: It is impossible to tell what kind of rash this is I would try and over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream and see if that helps ...Read more

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Hi, I have these itchy, small, red dots on one of my veins. There's just three dots but really itchy. (On my right hand)?

Hi, I have these itchy, small, red dots on one of my veins. There's just three dots but really itchy. (On my right hand)?

Hard to tell: Try topical hydrocortisone cream. If the problem keeps on returning, then will need to consider the presence of a contact dermatitis. It is impossible at this time to make a diagnosis however based on the brief description. ...Read more

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How are you? I'm having pain in the veins on my left hand and hands are very itchy. What could this be coming from? Any ideas at all will be helpful!!

How are you? I'm having pain in the veins on my left hand and hands are very itchy. What could this be coming from? Any ideas at all will be helpful!!

Age?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. Knowing your country or state helps, too. Age, location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, and we expect it of you! ...Read more

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I have a small spot on my thumb where the thumb and the hand connect where a green vein is under the skin & it's itchy :/?

I have a small spot on my thumb where the thumb and the hand connect where a green vein is under the skin & it's itchy :/?

Broken Capillary: It sounds like you have an inflamed vein or broken capillary - with resolving ecchymosis giving it a greenish color. Itching is caused by inflammation. try cool compresses and/or 1% Hydrocortisone cream. Your symptoms should resolve with time. Take care! ...Read more

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Had itp. Now itchy red puffed skin on face, neck, hands. Scalp aslo itches. Tried steroid cream, it didn't help. Now also have purple veins on legs?

Had itp. Now itchy red puffed skin on face, neck, hands. Scalp aslo itches. Tried steroid cream, it didn't help. Now also have purple veins on legs?

See doctor: Although itchy skin per se is not alarming, when it is associated with purple veins on legs, the problem is likely serious. See your doctor asap. ...Read more

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The veins in my wrist are extremely itchy. Why; some sort of allergy?

The veins in my wrist are extremely itchy. Why; some sort of allergy?

Dry skin: My guess - pure guess - is that the skin overlying your veins itch - likely due to dry skin. "allergic" involvement of veins - actually immunologic involvement of veins is called vasculitis. The symptoms are bruising, burning & possibly pain. But this is another question that is hard to answer on healthnet. You are going to have to see your physician for this one. ...Read more

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Why are my hands red and itchy?

Why are my hands red and itchy?

Not much to go on...: Without more information even a clairvoyant may be stumped, but I've seen this at times in an allergic reaction - hives. If it stays localized, it's not too serious but it can suddenly spread. If it spreads to internal places and includes swelling it can be, quite rapidly, very dangerous. If you can take benadryl, (diphenhydramine) take a dose now. It may go away. If not, go to urgent care or er. They'll handle it. ...Read more

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My hands get really itchy, what is it?

Pompholyx: You most likely have pompholyx, a common type of eczema affecting hands, fingers, and sometimes feet, also known as dyshidrotic eczema. The cause is not known, but may be related to problems with sweating. It can get infected by bacteria and get aggravated by contact with irritants such as water, soaps and detergents. You need to be evaluated by a physician with a good history and exam. ...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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My feet and hands a continuously itchy?

My feet and hands a continuously itchy?

Many things: Many things can cause this feeling. "Pruritis" or itchiness can normal reaction to dry skin or air or a manifestation of allergies. In more serious situations it can signify a blood or liver disorder. See your doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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What does itchy hands and rash indicate?

What does itchy hands and rash indicate?

Dermatitis: Itching (pruritis) accompanied with a rash is usually the sign of contact dermatitis. If you have recently changed laundry detergents or come in contact with an irritant such as poison ivy that could be the cause. ...Read more

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Why are my feet and hands so itchy all the time?

Why are my feet and hands so itchy all the time?

Lots of reasons: The list of things that can cause chronic itch are many. Start with properly moisturizing feet and hands, and not over-washing them. Soaps should be mild, no perfumes or dyes. You can try Hydrocortisone Cream 0.5 - 1% 1-2 times a day if available at drug stores in Australia. If the symptoms continue or worsen, see a doctor - SOMETIMES can be due to more worrisome conditions. ...Read more

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What does swollen itchy painful hands and feet come from?

What does swollen itchy painful hands and feet come from?

Possible fungus: Yeast, dermatitis, many things can cause these symptoms. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Itchy flat red spots on hands that come and go randomly.?

Itchy flat red spots on hands that come and go randomly.?

HIVES (urticaria): Hives 'can come and go randomly' and if chronic may not have a discrete cause in >50% of cases. Allegra (fexofenadine) (or generic fexofenidine) 180mg a day may help. ...Read more

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What is the itchy rash type thing on the tops of my hands?

What is the itchy rash type thing on the tops of my hands?

Uncertain: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have red itchy dots on your hands and feet?

What does it mean if you have red itchy dots on your hands and feet?

Scabies: Look up scabies and see if it sounds like what you have. If so there are over the counter meds that might clear it up. If not see a healthcare provider for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Citalopram and itchy hands after stopping the pills for 15 days. Normal?

Citalopram and itchy hands after stopping the pills for 15 days. Normal?

No: The citalopram withdrawal should be over and the citalopram itself (if it was causing your itchy palms) is out of your system. Perhaps you have dyshidrotic eczema or you should have your liver and gall bladder checked. ...Read more

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I'm having bad problems with big red itchy patches on the palms of my hands?

I'm having bad problems with big red itchy patches on the palms of my hands?

Urticaria: Is it related to vibration - ex anything with work, or with biking or other activities? There is vibrational urticaria. Any other symptoms? Do they resolve and come back?
Try an allergy medicine to see if it is an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Tiny blisters all over hands. Spreading fast. Itchy and painful. What could they be?

Tiny blisters all over hands. Spreading fast. Itchy and painful. What could they be?

General thoughts: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health,

Dermatologic conditions are hard to evaluate without seeing them in person.

Conditions that are localized often are due to a particular exposure (contact with something causing an allergy).
This is particularly true of hands.
These are often itchy.
Anti-immune medicines (antihistmine/steroids). .. ...Read more

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My son is 9 and he's got a itchy spots on his hand and body, he is a histamine intolerant?

Have it checked out: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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My son is 9 and he's got a itchy spots on his hand and body, he is a histamine intolerant?

My son is 9 and he's got a itchy spots on his hand and body, he is a histamine intolerant?

See a doctor: Their isn't a condition of histamine intolerance. There are multiple reasons why your son may have itchy spots, and the rash needs to be seen to identify the cause. It could be infection, and a reaction to an allergen. ...Read more

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What are these small itchy bumps on the back of my hand the suddenly appear out of no where?

Itchy bumps: These itchy bumps may be insect bites or hives. The latter would suggest an allergic reaction. Antihistamine medications like benadryl (causes drowsiness) or claritin (nondrowsy) should relieve itching. If these bumps continue to appear, have them examined by your physician or dermatologist. ...Read more

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My hands suffer from allergies because of the sun it's red and itchy what is the solution please?

PMLE: Polymorphic light eruption is a common problem in which the hands and other parts of the body may break out in a rash after the first significant sun exposure of the season. It goes away in about a week, but a steroid cream from your doctor will help it go away more quickly. Fortunately, it doesn't necessarily come back every year. ...Read more