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Itchy Veins In Hands
Since about 2-3 months all my veins have started to get thicker all over my body. Esp. The ones on my fingers/back of hands are sometimes itchy. Cause?
Thick veins: Many people have prominent veins. If very concerned talk it over with your dr please. ...Read more
I have a few red, itchy, and small dots on my hands. But it's on top of on of my veins (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)?
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!!
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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 :/?
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
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
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
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
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
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
Manymany things: See dermatologist to discuss treatment options.Get a more detailed answer ›
Various: Best to see your pcp.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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