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Doctor insights on: Red Skin Patches On Fingers

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Child has peeling fingers and red skin. What is it?

Child has peeling fingers and red skin. What is it?

Reply: Can be post streptococcal throat infection peeling of skin, can be post viral infection, local contact allergy to something that child plays with. Try to figure out by looking at his last few days. If no fever, is active and playful then observe with moisturizing. Also it could be related to swimming. Avoid the trigger. If no improvement over next few days see his doctor. ...Read more

Red Skin (Definition)

Red skin is a symptom in which part or all of a person's skin is redder than normal. Redness is usually caused by increased blood (red colored) in the reddened area. Increased blood flow can be due to allergies, inflammation, infection, hormonal changes, nerve problems, ...Read more


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Fingers are really dry and cracked. Sometimes they get so bad they bleed and there looks like they're some fluid bubbles underneath my skin. Red skin.

Fingers are really dry and cracked. Sometimes they get so bad they bleed and there looks like they're some fluid bubbles underneath my skin. Red skin.

Consult Dermatology: Most common cause of this is an irritant or allergic contact dermatitis. Underlying irritant dermatitis is often a loss of the barrier protection function of the skin, which in turn is often caused by prolonged water contact. Common irritants are soap,detergents and household chemicals. Dyshidrotic eczema is similar but with the presence of puritic small vesicles on the palms or fingers. ...Read more

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I have some very tiny red/skin color bumps on the side of my middle finger for the past 3 weeks. They are not itchy and they hurt very little?

I have some very tiny red/skin color bumps on the side of my middle finger for the past 3 weeks. They are not itchy and they hurt very little?

Get a diagnosis: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What might a patch of painful red skin be due to?

What might a patch of painful red skin be due to?

Inflammation: Inflammation of some type. If it doesn't heal, you should visit your doctor. ...Read more

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Dry red skin patches spreading in different regions of the body? Could this be a vitamin defficiency?

Dry red skin patches spreading in different regions of the body?  Could this be a vitamin defficiency?

Possibly but also...: It is difficult to know without more information; this sounds like eczema, which can have many causes, including deficiencies in zinc, selenium & magnesium, vit d & b vitamins, esp. Vitamin b6. Even more common is deficiencies in omega 3 or 6 fatty acids. Food allergies, esp. To dairy, eggs & gluten are also common causes. See http://www.Softress.Com/eczema_information.Php for more information. ...Read more

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I have a small circular patch of dry red skin on my arm. I thought it was ringworm but my medication from the past doesn't work. Help?

I have a small circular patch of dry red skin on my arm. I thought it was ringworm but my medication from the past doesn't work. Help?

Rash: A number of conditions can cause a circular rash including eczema (nummular type) , ringworm, etc. . Eczema often responds to moisturizers and a corticosteroid cream after a few days. See a dermatologist for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a patch of itchy, bumpy, red skin on the back of my hand. I have noticed it before when i work a lot (i work in a restaurant) what could it be?

Hand eczema: There is every possibility this is a small site of hand eczema. We see this very often and people in your occupation because recurrent contact with water and soaps and detergents and so forth. I believe you should see a dermatologist to get the right advice on treatment to dry skin and treatment of hand eczema and you will get a cream that should help and be given and care instructions. ...Read more