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I have a pink spot on my thumb that Occasionally becomes raised for a few days and sometimes itches but never goes away, what is it?

I have a pink spot on my thumb that Occasionally becomes raised for a few days and sometimes itches but never goes away, what is it?

Fixed drug eruption: Wonder about this as a discoloration after some medication reaction- it may flare up if the same medicine is taken. Avoid the med if this is the case.
Could be eczema and topical low potency steroids may be of help. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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My husband has a large tiny tiny bliserty rash on both hands on the skin near his thumbs. Doesn't hurt just itches?? Need ideas on what it is

My husband has a large tiny tiny bliserty rash on both hands on the skin near his thumbs. Doesn't hurt just itches?? Need ideas on what it is

Eczema: The symptoms suggest eczema. This can be treated with topical steroids. A symptom diary can help determine the cause. Sometimes the rash can become secondarily infected. If there is increased redness, swelling or pain, he should see his doctor. ...Read more

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Bitten by insect on lower leg in 4 sites. Swells red (thumb size) with brown center and itches. Treatments thus far contain but don't cure. Advice?

Bitten by insect on lower leg in 4 sites. Swells red (thumb size) with brown center and itches. Treatments thus far contain but don't cure. Advice?

I don't know: What you mean by "CURE"....Local antibiotic/antiitch creams may help but "TINCTURE OF TIME" is the only "CURE"!
If there is INFECTION however a systemic antibiotic may be needed.
Call your Primary Care Provider as soon as practicable!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I have 2 lumps on my back one which is sore and itches alot, then I have lumps on both my thumbs and index finger?

I have 2 lumps on my back one which is sore and itches alot, then I have lumps on both my thumbs and index finger?

These may or may: Not be associated. But this is the type of thing which will require a medical history and a physical examination to diagnose. ...Read more

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17 years old still suck thumb. Have a big lump on the palm of my sucking thumb, hurts but doesn't itch. Recently, new small bumps grew and it itches.

17 years old still suck thumb. Have a big lump on the palm of my sucking thumb, hurts but doesn't itch. Recently, new small bumps grew and it itches.

Find substitute: Seems like you've been going through a lot being only 17
your use of your thumb as a coping mechanism stems from child hood habit of using it to comfort you. You need to find a substitute or see a psychologist who uses hypnosis to leave the thumb behind because your an adult and can have a normal looking thumb again so it will look like the other one. ...Read more

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On my thumb around my fingernail it hurts and in the palm of my hand it itches sometimes even burn what can it be doc?

On my thumb around my fingernail it hurts and in the palm of my hand it itches sometimes even burn what can it be doc?

Thumb pain: If there is associated redness around the thumb nail an infection called paranychia appears likely. Treat with warm soaks but if redness worsens some pus may have to be drained by a surgeon. The itchy or burning sensation in the palm is probably unrelated and if there is no associated rash, irritable superficial nerve endings, possibly from some activities, may be the cause. ...Read more

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Help my itching hands recently, (in past wk.) I have developed severly itchy hands. The area that itches is between the thumb and first finger, in the web area, and in the meat of the thumb on the palm side. I have tried soaking them in epsom salt, hydro.

Help my itching hands recently, (in past wk.) I have developed severly itchy hands. The area that itches is between the thumb and first finger, in the web area, and in the meat of the thumb on the palm side. I have tried soaking them in epsom salt, hydro.

You: You may be dealing with a fungal infection. Try an over the counter anti-fungal cream like clotrimazole; you can apply the cream twice a day for a week. If you do not notice an improvement then it may just be a dermatitis and you may need a stronger steroid cream. At this point you would need to be evaluated by your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Below my thumb is swollen on palm with just a little tightness feeling inside and itching.?

Below my thumb is swollen on palm with just a little tightness feeling inside and itching.?

Tenosynovitis: How mobileis the finger? There is concerned about infection or tendinitis. Based on the mobility of the finger and if there's any deficits of motion, we would consider getting an MRI. If the area is tender or red and painful then there is concern about infection, if there's any history of trauma we would be concerned about tendon tears or avulsions. ...Read more

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I have a rash that has appeared on my torso it. Started off the size of my thumb and has got bigger I've have no itching or soreness?

I have a rash that has appeared on my torso it. Started off the size of my thumb and has got bigger I've have no itching or soreness?

Need more info: Dermatology is pretty visual, so it's hard to know what is going on without seeing it. Eczema, psoriasis, and pityriasis rosea could all fit this description, though eczema and hives tend to be itchy. I'd recommend seeing a dermatologist to help solve this one. ...Read more

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I tried to scratch my itching inner ear with my thumb, then pinky. I scratched in as far as I could for relief, then felt pain. Can this harm my ear?

I tried to scratch my itching inner ear with my thumb, then pinky. I scratched in as far as I could for relief, then felt pain. Can this harm my ear?

Otitis externa: scratching your external ear canal with your fingers may cause an infection.
Placing vinegard and diluted peroxide with a bulb syringe may help you to relieve your symptoms.
May need a Dr if symptoms do not improve ...Read more

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I've had this absolutely HORRIBLE dry, rashing, itching pain on my right palm of my hand and the inner side between my index finger and thumb (all over?

I've had this absolutely HORRIBLE dry, rashing, itching pain on my right palm of my hand and the inner side between my index finger and thumb (all over?

See doctor: Itchy painful rashes can be due to various reasons like infected contact dermatitis, skin infection, insect bite, infected scabies etc, need to see to confirm diagnosis. I would recommend to see doctor immediately ...Read more

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Sir, My left hand thumb and index finger are itching and I get a sharp pain suddenly when touched. Pls guide?

Sir, My left hand thumb and index finger are itching and I get a sharp pain suddenly when touched. Pls guide?

Get an evaluation it: Might be a nerve injury or pinching. An EMG might be of value in helping diagnose and treat this annoying problem ...Read more