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Tiny itchy white/skin coloured bumps on wrist, palm and elbow. Very very itchy. Not responded to anti fungal cream or anti histamines. Lasted 6 months?

Tiny itchy white/skin coloured bumps on wrist, palm and elbow. Very very itchy. Not responded to anti fungal cream or anti histamines. Lasted 6 months?

?: Doesn't look like fungal or allergic, can very well be something else, you need to be examined, please see your doctor, who might refer you to a dermatologist, good luck ...Read more

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I have a big somewhat itchy bump on my wrist. What could this be?

I have a big somewhat itchy bump on my wrist. What could this be?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I tried the salt & ice cube under my wrist & it burned, but a day or 2 later bumps appeared & now their itchy. What happend & why is it itchy?

I tried the salt & ice cube under my wrist & it burned, but a day or 2 later bumps appeared & now their itchy. What happend & why is it itchy?

IRRITATION: Why do you have to put salt and ice under your wrist? The itchy bumps can be the result of irritation from ice and salt. Try putting steroid cream at least 2x/ day to the affected area. ...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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This morning I got a small itchy bump on my wrist, after scratching it, it spread around my wrist more. They are skin colored and flat. What is this?

This morning I got a small itchy bump on my wrist, after scratching it, it spread around my wrist more. They are skin colored and flat. What is this?

Itchy Bumps: It is hard for me to say without looking. In general, widesprad, aymmetrical, red and itchy bumps tend to be caused by a virus, rather than an allergy. They often hang around for a while, and go away without treatment. If yours have lasted weeks and started to spread, I would advise that you show them to a doctor, since only in that way can you get a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a rash on left wrist not itchy and no bumps. Any suggetions?

I have a rash on left wrist not itchy and no bumps. Any suggetions?

Culture: If the rash is scaly, it could be fungal, i.e. Ringworm. As such a scrapping for KOH or culture for fungus would be confirmatory. However, your rash could be a result of some other cause. ...Read more

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Please help! I have red itchy bumps on wrist and feet?

Please help! I have red itchy bumps on wrist and feet?

Hard to tell: It is very difficult to determine the cause of a rash without seeing it. The bumps could be from scabies, which is a mite obtained from contact with others who have this. Other causes would be an allergic reaction to something you've been exposed to such as plants outside, or soaps. It could also be a medication reaction. There are also many skin diseases that can cause bumps. I suggest being seen ...Read more

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What are these red itchy bumps on the back of my knees, elbows and wrists?

What are these red itchy bumps on the back of my knees, elbows and wrists?

Skin Bumps: It is difficult to provide recommendations without an image of your skin lesions. Can you upload a picture? ...Read more

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Tiny itchy bumps on ny wrist and elbow it only happens during spring/summer time.

Tiny itchy bumps on ny wrist and elbow it only happens during spring/summer time.

Contact or solar: Dermatitis of the skin can be from exposure (poison ivy/oak/sumac,) other direct allergens and sometimes the sun. Review with a dermatologist if progressive, persistent or blistering. ...Read more

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For the last few days I'd get itchy. Wrists, feet ect. Once I itch a bunch of bump welts appear. What could it be?

For the last few days I'd get itchy. Wrists, feet ect. Once I itch a bunch of bump welts appear. What could it be?

Insect bites: Could be insect bites, allergic reaction to anything - especially if walking through weedys places, etc. If OTC doesn't help, see your provider or a pharmacist for suggestions. Best! ...Read more

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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?

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

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There is an small, itchy bump on my inner wrist, with something like a dot in the middle. One appeared on my lip the other day. What could it be?

There is an small, itchy bump on my inner wrist, with something like a dot in the middle. One appeared on my lip the other day. What could it be?

Perhaps bites: If they go away I wouldn't be concerned but if you continue to get new ones, see dermatologist for possible biopsy ...Read more

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Skin coloured bumps (rarely itchy) over area near elbow, knee and wrist. Disappears and reappear after 1-2 hours. Worsen after having food?

Skin coloured bumps (rarely itchy) over area near elbow, knee and wrist. Disappears and reappear after 1-2 hours. Worsen after having food?

Uncertain: How long after eating would you note this reaction since food allergic reaction usually occurs within 2 hours after eating and usually associated with itching. I suspect also that you may have a dry skin issue and suggest that you apply a moisturizer on your skin <3 minutes after bathing and see if this helps. Does exercise or after a hot shower induce the same reaction? Let's hear from others. ...Read more

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I have small, skin colored, non-itchy bumps on my wrist and hands. Can these be cancers?

I have small, skin colored, non-itchy bumps on my wrist and hands. Can these be cancers?

Not likely: These may be warts. See your doctor to have one or more removed and the material examined by a pathologist. ...Read more

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Can virus cause itchy bumps in the joint area? Daughter has little bumps around her elbows and inside wrist area.

Can virus cause itchy bumps in the joint area? Daughter has little bumps around her elbows and inside wrist area.

Possible but: Unusual to involve these areas alone. Do they itch? How long has this been present? If this has been present for at least a few weeks and itch, then eczema would be the most likely cause for a child of this age. ...Read more

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I have some colourless itchy bumps on my skin. Primarily on my wrists, feet, ankles, tops of the arm and shoulder. It's itching like crazy?

I have some colourless itchy bumps on my skin. Primarily on my wrists, feet, ankles, tops of the arm and shoulder. It's itching like crazy?

See doctor: It is hard to tell what may be causing it without a direct exam. Nonetheless you may try taking antihistamines to see if they help. A dermatology consult may be required if antihistamine does not help or the problem is getting worse. Any new drug or supplement introduced within the month prior to the onset of the rash may be a suspect also. ...Read more

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I have red bumps on my both handas nd wrist and now it is spreading my other hand. They are not itchy, different sizes. Don't think allergic reaction?

I have red bumps on my both handas nd wrist and now it is spreading my other hand. They are not itchy, different sizes. Don't think allergic reaction?

Hand rash: Diagnosing a rash without a picture is very difficult, and what you're describing can be many things. We think in broad categories - like an allergic reaction to something you might have come in contact with (sometimes hard to remember exact thing), a mild eczematous reaction (even if it doesn't itch), a fungal infection, bug bites. Let your doc know if it's getting worse! ...Read more

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Raised itchy bumps/hives on top of hands, and wrists itchy - leave red lines when I scratch them?? causes? Doesn't seem allergy related

Raised itchy bumps/hives on top of hands, and wrists itchy - leave red lines when I scratch them?? causes? Doesn't seem allergy related

Contact allergy?: If the problem is confined to the hands and wrists, then a contact allergy should be suspected (soap. Lotion, latex gloves, chemicals). Topical hydrocortisone cream may help but avoidance is the only answer. May consult a dermatologist if problem persists since patch skin test may well reveal the culprit. ...Read more

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Hi I have itchy red bumps which are small all over my hand till a lil below my wrist, can it be scabies?

Hi I have itchy red bumps which are small all over my hand till a lil below my wrist, can it be scabies?

Could be: And can be something else, need to be examined, cannot be diagnosed with limited information and without visual inspection, you can see your doctor or ask for a virtual consult on HealthTap at the least, good luck ...Read more

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I have had small clusters of red bumps forming on my wrists, inside arms, torso, and groin. They are not itchy. I also have Crohn's disease?

I have had small clusters of red bumps forming on my wrists, inside arms, torso, and groin. They are not itchy. I also have Crohn's disease?

Red Bumps on Wrist: Even without doing anything different, it could still be an allergic reaction. Allergies can develop to things you've never been allergic to before...Basically your system gets overloaded. There's also the chance it could be some sort of bug bites...Maybe mites or something hiding in your home. There are also some skin conditions that cause itching and bumps...Like eczema. ...Read more

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When I take showers I get itchy red bumps on the tops of my hands, wrists, neck and underside of my forearms. I've switched products countless times. Nothing helps, could it be the hot water? Help!

Hot water eczema.: This type of eczema resembles an allergy. But the skin irritation, which i, is not an allergic reaction.
The current thinking is that eczema is caused by a combination of factors that include:
genetics
abnormal function of the immune system
exposure to water
being too hot or too cold
sweating and then becoming chilled
taking baths or showers that are too hot or last too long. ...Read more

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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?

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

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

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 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.

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

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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?

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?

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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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

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What should I do for itchy red bumps and swollen hand?

What should I do for itchy red bumps and swollen hand?

Infection: This sounds like a possible infection - you really should see a physician for further evaluation and possible antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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I have some small red itchy bumps on the back of my hand. They come and go every week or so. What is this?

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

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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?

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