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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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8 yr old daughter. Both hands and fingers on top up to wrist. Very red, dry and burns at times. Same thing happened this time last year. Eczema?

8 yr old daughter. Both hands and fingers on top up to wrist. Very red, dry and burns at times. Same thing happened this time last year. Eczema?

FACT: YOU MENTIIONED: Frequent hand washing and not using hand lotion afterwards results in dry, red, cracked skin on the dorsum with some burning; this happens more in winter. Cold, dry air of winter causes quick evaporation of water from skin. If someone has tendency of atopy/eczema, they are more symptomatic. Make sure your daughter uses moisturising lotion more frequently. ...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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Every month I get a red rash on the insides of both arms -wrists, and inside and top of thighs. Take the pill and have pcos. Are they connected?

Every month I get a red rash on the insides of both arms -wrists, and inside and top of thighs. Take the pill and have pcos. Are they connected?

PCOS does not cause: Rashes. The pill is more likely, but still a long shot. There are much more common reasons for rash; suggest you let a doctor examine you for more help. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with two puncture holes in the top of my hand with a little redness around them. Could this be a spider bite?

I woke up this morning with two puncture holes in the top of my hand with a little redness around them. Could this be a spider bite?

Yes, quite likely: Yes, it is very likely that you have a spider bite or some type of bug bite.

I would watch it closely, and if any redness starts spreading, immediately seek medical attention, as you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Would applying Drysol to palms of hands help if you suffer from the TOP of the hand being red (due to hyperhidrosis)? If not, how to lessen redness?

Would applying Drysol to palms of hands help if you suffer from the TOP of the hand being red (due to hyperhidrosis)? If not, how to lessen redness?

HUH???: Hyperhidrosis does not cause redness of the dorsum [top] of the hand. Exactly which topical antibiotic? Why? Topical antibiotic and latex allergy certainly can make hands red. Why Benadryl? Used mostly as a sleep aid, should not be used except at bedtime. Echinacea is a waste of money. ...Read more

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My dad woke with a redness in the arm. It looks as though it is redness along a vein in the arm that starts from the top of his hand all the way to t.

My dad woke with a redness in the arm. It looks as though it is redness along a vein in the arm that starts from the top of his hand all the way to t.

? phlebitis or lymph: Redness along the arm in a long streak pattern can be related to phlebitis-inflammation of the vein and/or lymphangitis-inflammation of the lymph vessels due to bacterial infection. This needs physician review. Can be a big problem with need for antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

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For 2 weeks I get stinging pain on the top of my hand. Effects both hands. Not the palm side. No rash no redness it stings for a few hours.?

For 2 weeks I get stinging pain on the top of my hand. Effects both hands. Not the palm side. No rash no redness it stings for a few hours.?

Neuropathy: The description if your pain sounds like neuropathic pain. Get yourself checked for diabetes, thyroid disorders, kidney disease, other metabolic disorders and adverse effects of some medicines. ...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

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I was spinning a karate staff when I slammed it into my wrist. Discoloration, redness, huge bump, swelling, hurts to bend and put pressure?

I was spinning a karate staff when I slammed it into my wrist. Discoloration, redness, huge bump, swelling, hurts to bend and put pressure?

Ki-Eye. Yi. Yi. Yikes: A perfect description of a wrist fracture. Use the RICE method of treatment until you can have it examined and x-rayed. ...Read more

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I got a small tattoo on my wrist one week ago. Has slight redness around and few little spots of infection. What can I apply to this?

I got a small tattoo on my wrist one week ago. Has slight redness around and few little spots of infection. What can I apply to this?

Infected tattoo: You should speak with the person who did your tattoo. Polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) can help but make sure this is expected behavior. ...Read more

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The veins in my wrists and arms hurt I get shooting pains in them. There's no redness or bulging they look normal but very painful?

The veins in my wrists and arms hurt I get shooting pains in them. There's no redness or bulging they look normal but very painful?

Probably normal: It is unusual for arm veins to to hurt unless they are inflamed or have a clot in them. What you describe does not go along with either one. I do not think that your veins are the cause of the problem. Something else is causing your pain. ...Read more

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Tiny 1-2mm very painful blister on inside of forearm near wrist. Feels like a burn. 1 cm of Redness around it. What could this be?

Tiny 1-2mm very painful blister on inside of forearm near wrist. Feels like a burn. 1 cm of Redness around it. What could this be?

Could be: Related to a herpes virus. I would encourage you to see your doctor for a more formal diagnosis. If it's the case, there are treatments available but they work better the sooner they are started. ...Read more

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Morning stiffness and swelling both wrists for several hours. Redness, pain, warmth in several joints, worse with activity. Blood work negative. Ra?

Morning stiffness and swelling both wrists for several hours. Redness, pain, warmth in several joints, worse with activity. Blood work negative. Ra?

Arthritis. 3 options: Osteoarthritis: blood work negative, possible family members with similar findings

Autoimmune arthritis: Rheumatoid, psoriatic or other. Blood work frequently negative.

Infectious/crystal-induced arthritis: Lyme disease, viral infection, syphilis, gout, pseudogout.

See a rheumatologist who will sort these options out for you. ...Read more

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Injured right thumb while playing basketball. Swollen, redness around and there is a mild bruise. Wrist hurts slightly. What should be done?

Injured right thumb while playing basketball. Swollen, redness around and there is a mild bruise. Wrist hurts slightly. What should be done?

See doc: You need to get it evaluated and I would recommend an X-ray. A bruised thumb shouldn't cause pain in the wrist. In the meantime ice the thumb and wrist for 20 minutes 3-4 times per day. ...Read more

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I have chronic pain in both my forearm, wrist, and hands for the last year after playing piano. No amount of rest has helped. No redness or swelling.

I have chronic pain in both my forearm, wrist, and hands for the last year after playing piano. No amount of rest has helped. No redness or swelling.

See a rheumatologist: See a rheumatologist and have the problem evaluated. It is likely to be tendinitis but an evaluation should be able to determine the exact cause and provide treatment options. ...Read more

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I am experiencing rash on my wrists/hands. (quality: itchiness, bumpy). The following also describe me: Burning sensation and Skin redness or irritation. What should I do?

I am experiencing rash on my wrists/hands. (quality: itchiness, bumpy). The following also describe me: Burning sensation and Skin redness or irritation. What should I do?

Irritant?: It appears that you have an irritant reaction on your hands and wrists. This may be from excessive hand-washing, exposure to irritants (esp chemical solvents), and possible contact allergens as well. Try wearing non-latex gloves to reduce hand-washing and irritant exposure. A few days of topical cortisone may help calm down the irritation. Apply hand lotion often. See derm doc if persistent. ...Read more

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How to sleep with a broken wrist? Constant throbbing and the splint gives my thumb redness and blisters. Are there any good positions?

How to sleep with a broken wrist? Constant throbbing and the splint gives my thumb redness and blisters. Are there any good positions?

Let me explain: I do agree with answer, I have another tip to add:
rapp thin pillow around your forearm, secure with safety pins to keep it around, when you go to sleep, the arm will stay up your level all night. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have english ivy poisoning and my wrists are swelled and I had bumps and redness all up my arms and on my legs and chest when should I see a doctor?

I have english ivy poisoning and my wrists are swelled and I had bumps and redness all up my arms and on my legs and chest when should I see a doctor?

When you want: The symptoms will eventually go away on their own, but if you want it over more quickly, see your doctor now. He/she can give you some medication to help. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Chrondolamacia getting worse, pinched nerve in back, symmetrical joint pain, esp in hands & wrists. Morning stiffness. Fatigue. A little redness. RA?

Chrondolamacia getting worse, pinched nerve in back, symmetrical joint pain, esp in hands & wrists. Morning stiffness. Fatigue. A little redness. RA?

Needs work up: Diagnosis of autoimmune arthritis (such as RA) includes blood work, clinical exam, and if nec. A variety of imaging. See your Dr.
From a radiology viewpoint, there are many tools. First and foremost are plain films. Quantitative dynamic MRI may actually be good for RA prognosis as well as early response to treatment.
There are now good biologic drugs for RA, so it is not as scary as it once was ...Read more

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L had a gangelon on top of my hand and l smacked it hard now very swollen and red and black but now l cannot stop banging it will it be alright.

L had a gangelon on top of my hand and l smacked it hard now very swollen and red and black but now l cannot stop banging it will it be alright.

Ganglion cyst: The issue is did you hurt the bones of your hand? Would ice it elevate, make sure you can move your fingers and make a fist f/u wiht doctor /urgetn care today ...Read more