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What are possible causes of the redness, swelling and small blisters on the fingers of my left hand? The affected area is the end of the fingers.

What are possible causes  of the redness, swelling and small blisters on the fingers of my left hand?  The affected area is the end of  the fingers.

Possibly infection: More information is needed to determine the cause. What is the color of the fluid in the blisters, clear, colored ? Is it painful ? Redness and swelling are signs of infection and infections of the hand can spread rapidly. This can be a viral or bacterial infection, or possibly a contact dermatitis (irritation of the skin). However it is not something to wait and watch. ...Read more

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Red dots turn into small blisters in palms of hands.They itch, break open and are painful. Las vegas?

Red dots turn into small blisters in palms of hands.They itch, break open and are painful. Las vegas?

Dyshidrosis: This is most likely a condition called dyshidrosis (or pompholyx), consisting of little blisters that often open up eventually (especially if picked at). The blisters are caused by blocked sweat glands, and they often itch like crazy. Your dermatologist can prescribe a cream or foam for this, or an oral medication may be necessary. ...Read more

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Small red blisters on palm of hand and bottom of feat?

Small red blisters on palm of hand and bottom of feat?

Could be coxsackie: Small red blisters on palms & soles can have several causes. Commonly a viral infection (coxsackie virus) causes hand-foot-mouth disease. Treatment is for symptoms. See your doctor since there are other causes which need antiboitics. ...Read more

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I always.Get little blisters on my hands and feet they start off red I pop it its like water then its hardens then goes away?

I always.Get little blisters  on my hands and feet they start off red I pop it its like water then its hardens then goes away?

Please see your doc: Sounds like either viral infection or allergic reaction. If it is recurring problem please see you doctor for definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What medication can I take for this desease coxsackie the small red blisters on palm of hand and bottom of feat is itchin alot?

What medication can I take for this desease coxsackie the small red blisters on palm of hand and bottom of feat is itchin alot?

Nothing: Coxsackie virus causes hand-foot and mouth disease. The most frequent locations for the blisters/ulcers are on the palms of the hand, soles of the feet, and in the mouth. It is quite contagious, so frequent hand washing is imperative. Self-limiting, so hang in there. ...Read more

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Why am I getting little red bumps on the palms of my hands that itch and burn? They almost look like little blisters.

Why am I getting little red bumps on the palms of my hands that itch and burn? They almost look like little blisters.

Hand Dermatitis: This is a type of excema that you are describing. A dermatologist can prescribe some topical prescriptions that can help alleviate your symptoms. ...Read more

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I got a rash on my hand its red and got a blister itches a little burns under water slightly wondering what it could be.

I got a rash on my hand its red and got a blister itches a little burns under water slightly wondering what it could be.

Sounds more: Like contact dermatitis . Try washing your hands under cool water rather than hot or warm to avoid the burning, stinging sensation. Moisturize your hand. Some people develop blisters when washing too often . If worst , see a dermatologist . ...Read more

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Alex has areas on the top of his hands that started warm and red. The second day they had small blisters resembling poison ivy but they do not itch. ?

Alex has areas on the top of his hands that started warm and red. The second day they had small blisters resembling poison ivy but they do not itch. ?

Contact Dermatitis?: It sounds like he may have come in contact with something that he has an allergy to. If the area continues to worsen, see a doc or open a video consult so it can be evaluated in case it's something else. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Why am I getting little red bumps on the palms of my hands that itch and burn like crazy? They are actual little blisters that have water in them.

Why am I getting little red bumps on the palms of my hands that itch and burn like crazy? They are actual little blisters that have water in them.

Dyshidrotic Eczema: Dyshidrotic eczema is a condition in which small, usually itchy blisters develop on the hands and feet. People are more likely to develop dyshidrotic eczema when they are under stress, have allergies, their hands are often in water or are moist. The cause is unknown. Treatment is usually with strong topical prescription cortisone like clobex, vanos, or ultravate. ...Read more

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yrs overseas, max sun exposure. liver/age spot on L hand for decades, no change. last week red, crusty, rough, a little raised. like red blister?

 yrs overseas, max sun exposure. liver/age spot on L hand for decades, no change. last week red, crusty, rough, a little raised. like red blister?

Need to be examined: any time there is a change in a skin lesion it needs to be examined and maybe biopsy of it to rule out cancer. It is hard to tell without examination so go and see a skin doctor or your PCP ...Read more

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I get 1-2 small red blister-like bumps on my hands when stressed, usu. In finger joints. Currently have around 30, some in clusters. What should I do?

Eczema: Dyshidrosis, also known as dyshidrotic eczema or pompholyx, is an uncommon skin condition in which very small, fluid-filled blisters appear on the palms of your hands and the sides of your fingers. The soles of your feet also can be affected. ...Read more

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What to do if I have small blisters on hands and itchy red bumps on my legs helppppp?

What to do if I have small blisters on hands and itchy red bumps on my legs helppppp?

See Dermatologist: The blisters on the hands can be a fungal infection, contact dermatitis, dyshidrosis or a viral infection. If you have a history of exposure to contactants or eczema it would help in the diagnosis. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have small red like blisters bumps that are itchy on my hand and mow I have it on my elbows and on my knee im not sure if this an allergic reaction ?

I have small red like blisters bumps that are itchy on my hand and mow I have it on my elbows and on my knee im not sure if this an allergic reaction ?

Difficult to say: As you can imagine, rashes of any type are difficult to diagnosis definitively without an examination. Recurring rashes can be due to allergies, eczema, infections or other causes. Best to see your family doctor, internist, or dermatologist to get a diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Husband has little red blisters under his tounge. They look like pimples. Is this hand foot and mouth disease?

Husband has little red blisters under his tounge. They look like pimples.
 Is this hand foot and mouth disease?

Unlikely: He is at wrong age for HFM. Also, does he have lesions on his palms and soles? You can check on Google for pictures of the rash. You might have oral herpes simplex virus infection. ...Read more

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Small red bumpy spots on hands feet very itchy then dry blisters started feet then palms now arms and legs severe itching?

Small red bumpy spots on hands feet very itchy then dry blisters  started feet then palms now arms and legs severe itching?

Red bumps on arms l: It seems like you have some kind of ongoing contact dermatitis and you need to be evaluated by you physician.If it was viral illness which can present like you describe, but that clears up without any tratment.In your case description you got spread to your arms with otching which makes me think it is some kind of contact or allergic dermatitis, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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My son has 3 mosquito bites on his arm by his elbow. Its the 3rd day & the redness, swelling has spread, has tingling in hand & blisters are started?

My son has 3 mosquito bites on his arm by his elbow. Its the 3rd day & the redness, swelling has spread, has tingling in hand & blisters are started?

May not be bites: This doesn't sound like bites. Could be some sort of contact dermatitis, like from poison oak or ivy, or something else entirely. Take him in to have it checked. It's especially concerning that he has tingling in his hand. Maybe he has shingles? It's pretty rare in a child, but could happen. ...Read more

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I've taken care of the itching from ringworm on top of my right hand with tinactin, (tolnaftate) but how can I treat the redness/inflammation under the blisters?

I've taken care of the itching from ringworm on top of my right hand with tinactin, (tolnaftate) but how can I treat the redness/inflammation under the blisters?

Ringworm infection: Ringworm infection is caused by fungus and rarely causes blisters. If you did not get seen i strongly recommend for u to see ur doctor for an accurate diagnoses. If it is fungal infection and tinactin (tolnaftate) did not help you may need to take a prescription medicine by mouth. ...Read more