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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. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...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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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