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My 21 month old has itchy palms at night. What may be the cause and how do I treat it. She seems miserable at night. Thank YOU!

My 21 month old has itchy palms at night. What may be the cause and how do I treat it. She seems miserable at night. Thank YOU!

In addition to the: oral antihistamines (Benadryl) at night and topical 1% hydrocortisone cream, you can also try Aquaphor (more of an ointment) and if she'll keep them on, cotton gloves over that. Please talk to her pediatrician so that you can show him/her what the palms look like, if these treatments aren't helping. ...Read more

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14 year old very active boy woke up thursday morning with red blotches palms and some on feet. What could this be? It is not itchy or painful.

14 year old very active boy woke up thursday morning with red blotches palms and some on feet. What could this be? It is not itchy or painful.

Skin infection : When there are red and raised areas on the palms and soles it could be a fungal infection that started with the feet that spread to the hands from touching the feet. Warts can be asymptotic and can be on both the palms or the soles. Hyperhidrosis or really sweaty palms and soles can be another cause. At 14, alot of changes going on, hormonal effects can play a roll as well. Take him to see his dr. ...Read more

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2 year old has red slightly swollen itchy palms, no other symptoms nothing on her feet. Only her palms ?

2 year old has red slightly swollen itchy palms, no other symptoms nothing on her feet. Only her palms ?

Red palms: could be contact dermatitis
check to see what her hands touch or the toys she plays with check if there is peeling if so she definatly needs to be checked ...Read more

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My 8 year old daughter has tiny red itchy spots on the backs of her hands & on her palms.?

My 8 year old daughter has tiny red itchy spots on the backs of her hands & on her palms.?

Many possibilities: Pediatric rashes can be from many possible causes, including viral infections, bacterial infections, allergic reactions, and many others. Unfortunately, dermatology is a specialty that relies heavily on actually seeing and feeling the rash. Thus, providing you with a diagnosis based on a written description is impossible. Best to see your pediatrician or dermatologist to provide you a diagnosis. ...Read more

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My 2.5 year old daughter has itchy inflamed red blotchy palms with a raised tiny bump rash across them. ?

My 2.5 year old daughter has itchy inflamed red blotchy palms  with a raised tiny bump rash across them. ?

Maybe viral: Could be the start of a viral illness
The enteroviruses, including the coxsackieviruses cause
s rash that includes tender blisters in the mouth and tongue as well as on the palms and soles of the hands and the feet. Occasionally the rash will also occur on the buttocks or the genital area. Young children have a general feeling of being ill (malaise) and are often cranky with a depressed appetite ...Read more

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My 9 year old daughter has itchy palms and sore, red, bumpy finger tips. Please can you advise on what this may be?

My 9 year old daughter has itchy palms and sore, red, bumpy finger tips.  Please can you advise on what this may be?

Needs to be checked: It is very hard to say what is causing itchy palms;red bumpy finger tips.It may be due to a viral infection, contact dermatitis or some other cause.
I suggest you get her checked by your family doctor or pediatrician.
Does she have bumps on her feet, bumps/sores in mouth.Those parts also needs to be checked and rest of the body as well including temperature. ...Read more

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My 3yr old has an itchy rash on palms of hands and soles of her feet. Maiy itchy at night. What could it be? Thanks

My 3yr old has an itchy rash on palms of hands and soles of her feet. Maiy itchy at night. What could it be? Thanks

Multiple causes: The most common rash in her age group on the palms and soles is eczema but other possibilities include fungal infections and variations of psoriasis or a few rare conditions. Use only unscented soaps for handwashing and see a physician to see if a topical steroid cream is needed to treat the rash. ...Read more

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7 yr old had small pimple like on inside of a foot sole for a couple of months not itchy now has 3 on a palm of one hand no other symptoms, what is it?

7 yr old had small pimple like on inside of a foot sole for a couple of months not itchy now has 3 on a palm of one hand no other symptoms, what is it?

Likely a wart: Warts caused by strains of the verruca vulgaris virus can pup up on many body surfaces and these sound like warts.The plantar wart often is flatter & forms deep in the skin of the bottom of the foot. The ones on his hand sound similar. ...Read more

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My 3 year old daughter has had a itchy rash on the bottoms of her feet for over a week. Now it's on the palms of her hands. It's flat red spots.

My 3 year old daughter has had a itchy rash on the bottoms of her feet for over a week. Now it's on the palms of her hands. It's flat red spots.

Many Diagnoses: It is hard to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to actually see it. I recommend taking her to see a dermatologist so that they can help your daughter get rid of it. Hope this helped :]. ...Read more

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What to do if 2 year old has itchy hand and feet!?

What to do if 2 year old has itchy hand and feet!?

Call your doctor.: You should call your doctor to discuss the causes of this and have your child seen. Sometimes an oral antihistamine or topical hydrocortisone cream can help, but at your child's age, you should discuss with his/her doctor first. ...Read more

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Im 22 years old I do have allergies. I got them last summer when they started. I have little itchy pumps on my hand what could that possibly be?

Im 22 years old I do have allergies. I got them last summer when they started. I have little itchy pumps on my hand what could that possibly be?

See below: Rashes are hard to diagnose without observation. There are a number of possibilities but i would get the rash seen by your doctor to pin down the cause. ...Read more

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My 3 year old has itchy red bumps on her hand, fingers, & toes. No fever, has an appetite still, happy and playing as usual. Coughing for 2 weeks.?

My 3 year old has itchy red bumps on her hand, fingers, & toes. No fever, has an appetite still, happy and playing as usual. Coughing for 2 weeks.?

Dyshidrotic Eczema: Dyshidrotic eczema is a condition in which small, usually itchy blisters develop on the hands and feet.
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
this blistering type of eczema is twice as common in women than men.
People are more likely to develop dyshidrotic eczema when:
they are under stress
they have allergies, such as hayfever
their hands are often in water or moist. ...Read more

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My 18 month old has hand foot and mouth disease.Body is covered in itchy blisters. Can we use calamine or anything anti itch.Something besides tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Hand/foot/mouth: Calamine lotion should be ok; oral benadryl, (diphenhydramine) however, is not for under 2 y/o. Aveeno coloidal oatmeal baths can also sooth the itching. It's otc; ask pharmacist to help you find it. ...Read more

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I been waking up with itchy palms and soles both with flat pink blotches its been on and off for 6 months and lasts about an hour.

I been waking up with itchy palms and soles both with flat pink blotches its been on and off for 6 months and lasts about an hour.

Need evaluation: You definitely needs to see your gp for more eval. Try to go there when you have the pink blotches. Do you have them in any other location besides palms and soles? Certain things like allergy/urticaria; exposure to something affecting your palms/soles, etc- including secondary syphillis should be considered. The rash in syphillis usually stays there and not only for 1 hour.Go to see gp get checked. ...Read more

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Why are my palms so red and itchy?

Why are my palms so red and itchy?

Inflammation: Hard to say what the problem is, but you may have a fungal infection of the hands, you may have a medication reaction and you may have other problems. Allergic reactions present this way. I would recommend you to be seen by your pcp and get appropriately evaluated. ...Read more

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What can cause toddler with itchy palms?

Itchy palms: Itchy palms can result from hand, foot and moth disease and from peeling hands following a strep infection. ...Read more

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