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Dry white cracking scaly rash around knuckles finger front of hand pretty much in joints of fingers. For 5 years. Lessens and worsens all the time.

Dry white cracking scaly rash around knuckles finger front of hand pretty much in joints of fingers. For 5 years.  Lessens and worsens all the time.

Contact dermatitis?: This could some form of contact dermatitis or hand eczema. Fungal infections of the hand could also cause what you describe. You probably should see a dermatologist to help you clarify what may be going on. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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I have 4 circular rashes on my feet, knee and knuckles. They don't itch or hurt but are growing. As a side note, my knuckles are swollen. Any ideas?

I have 4 circular rashes on my feet, knee and knuckles. They don't itch or hurt but are growing. As a side note, my knuckles are swollen. Any ideas?

Many possibilities : Rashes that are circular could be due to a number of possible conditions including psoriasis, eczema, lichen planus, and some granulomatous conditions. Psoriasis can be associated within arthritis. Consult a dermatologist to check the rash and for a potential biopsy and lab work for your symptoms. ...Read more

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What could a red itchy rash on knuckles and elbows be?

What could a red itchy rash on knuckles and elbows be?

Psoriasis?: It could be psoriasis. It could be something else. I would see a dermatologist for it. ...Read more

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My hubby has itchy forearms with no rash ect. He also gets a stabbing needle sensation in his knuckles.... Any ideas?

My hubby has itchy forearms with no rash ect. He also gets a stabbing needle sensation in his knuckles.... Any ideas?

Several ideas: Allergy. Circulatory disturbance. Carpal tunnel or cubital tunnel syndrome. Medication effect. Inflammatory states. With so many possibilities, if symptoms are bothersome or progressive, a medical evaluation is indicated. ...Read more

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I wake up with swollen and itchy knuckles and fingers with a rash and some of the fingers have cracks that itch and hurt.

I wake up with swollen and itchy knuckles and fingers with a rash and some of the fingers have cracks that itch and hurt.

Dry skin?: Have your hands been exposed to a lot of soap, detergent, irritant, and water lately? If so it may just be from getting too dry and too irritated. Try some topical Hydrocortisone cream, avoid irritants and too much water, and apply a barrier moisturizer after hand-washing and see if they help. If not, see dematologist. ...Read more

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As the past two nights i have been having severe swollen fingers and a rash that spreads from my knuckles to my arm. Help please?

As the past two nights i have been having severe swollen fingers and a rash that spreads from my knuckles to my arm. Help please?

You need evaluation: Schedule an appointment with your PCP this week or go to an urgent care facility if you are unable to be seen to have this evaluated. These symptoms could represent a number of things including an infection, an allergic reaction, an inflammatory or auto-immune reaction to name a few. Please have this evaluated ASAP to avoid any serious complications. ...Read more

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I have a red rash on my hand and knuckles its dry and burns. I think it's a allergic reaction. How long should I wait to see if it goes away. ?

I have a red rash on my hand and knuckles its dry and burns. I think it's a allergic reaction. How long should I wait to see if it goes away. ?

7-10 days?: but it is hard to say since it depends much on how severe the reaction has been. Most hand dermatitis are from irritant (soap, detergent, machine oil, frequent washing, frequent hand sanitizer usage etc) Try some topical hydrocortisone cream for a few days and use only unscented soap. Apply hand lotion often especially after washing hands. See dermatologist if not helpful. ...Read more

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Is it wedding ring rash if the dry scaly red rash is only on knuckle and on top of the finger not around? Not itchy. Cleaned rings & still came back.

Is it wedding ring rash if the dry scaly red rash is only on knuckle and on top of the finger not around? Not itchy. Cleaned rings & still came back.

Maybe an allergy: Your doc can test for such allergies. If so, you can get a jeweler to coat the inside of your ring w/clear solution or you can use clear nail polish. Peace and good heath. ...Read more

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D dimer results of 270 after a rash appeared on both hands first through third fingers knuckle to tip doctor said it was a not a rash.

D dimer results of 270 after a rash appeared on both hands first through third fingers knuckle to tip doctor said it was a not a rash.

It appears to be: elevated. It becomes positive when there is a thrombus. You may need blood thinner and also to rule out blood clot in the lungs. I suspect you have already discussed this with your doctor. I hope this helps. If you still have any concern about this contact me on my Virtual Practice at www.healthtap.com/dryetimyan ...Read more

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Hi had sex and after 7 days i rashes on my hand?

Sex leading to rash: I do not see any correlation between sexual activity and the rash you describe. But, I do not know your gender, age, or what sexual activity you participated in. I also do not know if you used any lubricant or latex or other product that you could have reacted to. ...Read more

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Are rashes on hand caused by liver disease?

Are rashes on hand caused by liver disease?

Liver disease : What type of liver disease? And how does the rash look like? Try to attach a picture of the rash. ...Read more

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I had rashes on my hand on the second day i had pep after sex .Is that possible?

I had rashes on my hand on the second day i had pep after sex .Is that possible?

PEP: HIV prevention?: Am i reading this question correctly? You are on pep after a sexual exposure for HIV and you now have a rash on your hand? A rash in response to HIV medications is not unheard of, but it seems very early in the process if you have only had one or two doses of the medication. I want to know more. If this is allergy make sure you are able to swallow and breathe well. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more