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Itchy White Bumps On Knuckles
I have white itchy bumps on my knuckles and a cluster of itchy bumps around my elbow that appear out of no where?
Perhaps Psoriasis: The location of the skin condition you are describing reminds me of Psoriasis. This is a chronic medical skin condition that can come and go. Some feel that it is genetically linked. Did a parent have this condition? In any respect it usually is treated with topical steroids, more severe cases need oral meds. Check with your PCP, send a photo, or see a dermatologist for work up. ...Read more
Ecezema: It sounds like ecezema. Only an examination would be confirmatory. A variety of conditions affecting the skin can have itchiness and bumps as symptoms. A dermatologist is an expert who can confirm what your condition is, and an recommend the proper treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
Itchy bumps: Small bumps can occur on the skin for a variety of reasons, but when they are "ichy" it is usually an indication that they are a "reaction" to something - an "allergy". You may be allergic to something that your skin is coming in contact with like a soap or lotion - could also be clothing. Try to find out what is causing the reaction, eliminate it, and see if it gets better. Steroid cream may help. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
I keep getting itchy red bumps on both middle knuckles of my index fingers and on my elbows. Very random not always at same times, for 3yrs now.?
See dermatologist: The first thing I do with nearly all itchy condition is to advise patients to apply a moisturizer on the skin ...Read more
Itchy whitish bumps/streaks btwn knuckles back of pinky finger for months, noticed a new similar streak on ring finger. Wart stuff does nil. What's up?
They aren't warts.: See a dermatologist for evaluation and recommendations for care. ...Read more
Itchy bump on side of big toe knuckle and on top of knuckle. Isn't painful, but very itchy and irritated when wear close-toed shoes.
Try simple first.: I am not clear as to which knuckle you are describing. It is either the joint in the big toe itself or the joint where the big toe meets the main body of the foot. If the bump becomes worse while wearing a certain shoe style, then change the shoes. This may be the easiest solution. Possibly there is an underlying fungal infection. Try using a topical anti fungal. Have it examined by a doctor. ...Read more
I have tiny itchy bumps on my knuckle. But I am also experiencing dizziness, headaches, nausea, painful stomach and flu over 6 times in 4 months?
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
I have had these bumps on the back of my hand. They spread to my other hand and I don't know what it is. They are sometimes itchy. What could it be?
I have one itchy little bump on my hand, whenever I scratch it until it bleeds, it goes away and re-appears about 2-3 millimeters away within 12 hrs?
Bumps on Hands: Human skin is susceptible to damage from any number of elements, irritants, bites from insects and other issues. If you have bumps that appear on the palms of your hands, there can be many explanations. However, the safest thing to do is to talk to your doctor, who can diagnose your bumps and suggest a treatment. ...Read more
I have a small bump on my hand it isn't itchy and it does not hurt. It has been there for a while. It just appeared one day. Should I get it looked at?
Hand bump: If there is no pain or change in the functioning or your hand, monitor the situation. ...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 toddler has small tiny bumps on her hand. But she says it's not itchy. It's been a few days since she had it.
Not specific: This is likely related to a chance exposure to some agent. The skin can produce such changes 18-24 hours after random contact with chemicals, lotions, plants, etc. It could also be something entirely unrelated. Your description is too vague be more specific. ...Read more
What to do for itchy small tiny bumps on hand with each of the bumps looking like there is a black dot in the center?
One little itchy bump. Turned into a big patch of itchy bumps on my hand, after scratching it excessively...What could they be anything serious?
Probably: You probably have hand eczema. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. You can get the exact answer this way. ...Read more
I have some small red itchy bumps on the back of my hand. They come and go every week or so. What is this?
Hand eczema: The most common causes are irritant (too much hand washing) or contact allergy. Pay attention to the type of soap and hand preparation to see it changing the brand would help (no scented, anti-bacterial soap) or gel). If you wash you hands too often, consider wearing a non-latex glove on some of the chores and apply a lotion after washing whenever possible as well as reducing hand washing ...Read more
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?
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
I have itchy bumps on my hand, they look like goose bumps, they flare up whenever I itch them, and they have been itchy for like a week. What is it?
Could be...: ...An allergic reaction to something you came in contact with. Could be insect bites. Could be a lot of things. Since scratching makes it worse, try not to scratch it. Try an over-the-counter Hydrocortisone cream. If that doesn't work, see a dermatologist and get a specific diagnosis. ...Read more
I have small itchy bumps, that first appeared on my hand, then inner ankles, severly itchy, seems as when I scratch, more develop, have areas all over?
See your doctor: Your doctor needs to examine these in person to he/she can see them live. ...Read more
I have small itchy bumps on the back of my hand. They are skin colored. They come and go. This started about 2 weeks ago maybe.
Recently, I have just noticed a bump/lump on the back of my hand/wrist. It's been itchy since last night. Is this anything to worry about?
Ganglion--no problem: Most likely, this is a ganglion, which is a fluid filled cyst. It is very common and usually is left alone. If it continues to cause pain or symptoms it can be aspirated (fluid sucked out), ruptured (usually injected with numbing medication and steroid to cause it to rupture), or removed surgically. These have approximate long term success rates of 60%, 85%, and 95%, respectively. ...Read more
Started hot yoga, don't know if connected, got tiny raised bumps on hand, itchy! Then on inner ankles, now kinda all over. What could it be, toxins?
Scabies or allergy?: The rash could be due to scabies or chigger bites, or due to contact allergies. Rashes and itching caused by chigger bites looks and feels scabies or contact allergy and are caused by a combination of digestive enzymes secreted by mites and the immune response of the host causing an intense pruritus (jones, j.G. (1987). Is it due to contact allergy to mats or lotions used during yoga? See doctor! ...Read more
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