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Severely itchy wrists. What makes people have itchy wrists?

Severely itchy wrists. What makes people have itchy wrists?

15+ Diagnosis: The simple definition of itchy wrist is a feeling that make you want to scratch your wrist skin. There are at least 15 causes and some are serious. I suggest that anyone that thinks they might have "itchy wrist" should do a browser search to find which of these causes seems likely. Or visit to your family doctor especially of your daily activities or rest are being interrupted. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Itchy Wrist (Definition)

The wrist is the joint that connects the hand with the arm. When it itches it can cause an irritating sensation that leads to a desire ...Read more


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What could cause itchy ankles. Really itchy ankles that are more itchy when scratched?

What could cause itchy ankles. Really itchy ankles that are more itchy when scratched?

Derm or pod: You might want to see your local podiatrist or dermatologist and have it biopsied. It could be numerous etiologies such as contact dermatitis to eczema. As a result, treatment differs. ...Read more

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I'm concerned because I have swollen hands and knees and red itchy rash!?

I'm concerned because I have swollen hands and knees and red itchy rash!?

Arthritis rash can b: Inflammatory, and psoriais can be associated with a condition know as dactylitis and can affect the knees as psoriatic arthritis . Other causes are infection, gout, lyme disease, . ...Read more

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Hello Doctor. I have very itchy white lumps growing on my hands feet elbows and legs they are really painful to touch. What are they?

Hello Doctor. I have very itchy white lumps growing on my hands feet elbows and legs they are really painful to touch. What are they?

Best way to: diagnose is to take a few high quality pictures of the rash and upload to Helathtap doctor on call via video. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Any advice about how to treat dry Skin? My arms, elbows, knees, legs, and hands are severely dry. Itchy and red. Advice?

Any advice about how to treat dry Skin? My arms, elbows, knees, legs, and hands are severely dry. Itchy and red. Advice?

Try a: combination of Aloe vera, Vaseline and moisturizer. Aloe Vesta is a popular brand. Apply 3-4 x a day. If not better, please see a dermatologist or video conference with one at Healthtap ...Read more

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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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Legs, ankles swelling but ankles have a red rash and itches badly. ?

Legs, ankles swelling but ankles have a red rash and itches badly.   ?

Stasis dermatitis : Some people who have chronic swelling of their legs and feet due to edema may eventually developed a type of rash called stasis dermatitis. This is associated with redness and sometimes there can even be clear fluid seeping from the area. Sometimes compression stockings can help but consider a visit with your doctor to clarify why you're having so much swelling and what therapy can be used to reduce it ...Read more

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I have itchy rashes on my thighs, legs, elbows , arms and hands from taking codiene, what can I use to stop the intense itching ?

I have itchy rashes on my thighs, legs, elbows , arms and hands from taking codiene, what can I use to stop the intense itching ?

See below: If it is truly related to the codeine, stop the codeine. Then Benadryl (diphenhydramine) - likely 25 - 50 mg every 6 hours as needed. Hydrocortisone .1% to especially inflamed areas may help. If any respiratory distress, swollen, face, eyes, lips, tongue, feeling of throat closing, or even nausea or vomiting and diarrhea, go to er asap of call ambulance if severe! ...Read more

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Hi doc. I have these blistered spots appearing all over my body.. arms, fingers, legs mainly, ankle and toes. they're really itchy. What are these?

Hi doc.  I have these blistered spots appearing all over my body.. arms, fingers, legs mainly, ankle and toes. they're really itchy. What are these?

Blisters?: If you truly have blisters (containing fluid which drains out when opened) then you need to consult you doctor ASAP because this may be a sign of a serious illness. If they are just small raised bumps which subside < a day, then they are likely hives(viral infection is a frequent cause)., then try antihistamine up to 4 x/day. If problem gets worse or >6 wks. see allergist. ? drug reaction. ...Read more

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My ankles, knees and wrists always crack ! why is that ?

My ankles, knees and wrists always crack ! why is that ?

May be normal!: Lots of people have joints that pop or crack when they move them, and most of the time if it's not painful, it's not a problem. If there is pain when they make noise, see a podiatrist or an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Why are my forearms, elbows and wrists hurt so much after having neck surgery?

Why are my forearms, elbows and wrists hurt so much after having neck surgery?

Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes and if it does not get better, you should be checked. Some simple causes can include complaints related.To how you were positioned for your surgery , fluid retention with your surgery, medication reactions or even related to neurologic complaint from swelling around your cervical spine cord postoperatively. An exam can usually determine the cause. Thank you. ...Read more

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Dry soles of feet not itchy, red and swollen, I feel they always look a bit swollen? Why? Have used athletes foot.. still feel puffy hard. Flat feet

Dry soles of feet not itchy, red and swollen, I feel they always look a bit swollen? Why? Have used athletes foot.. still feel puffy hard. Flat feet

I think you are on: the right track thinking that this could be Athlete's Foot. Making sure, probably by seeing a Podiatrist or Foot Specialist, might be your best first step. I can't tell from your question if your soles are also red and swollen or NOT red and swollen. If yes, a rare condition called erythromelalgia might be considered. Consider a Dermatology consult, too. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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I have extremely itchy skin all over, it's worse at night and i'm sure it's scabies. Also have an itchy scalp eyes and ears. Too intense! please help?

I have extremely itchy skin all over, it's worse at night and i'm sure it's scabies. Also have an itchy scalp eyes and ears. Too intense! please help?

Please see your Dr.: Please see a dermatologist as soon as possible. Many different reasons for itchy skin all over. Scabies is just one of them. If this is scabies, a simple treatment with Permethrin cream applied today and in one week and following some instructions on what to do with clothing and bedding will help you get rid of this itch. If it is not scabies, this itch needs to be evaluated further. ...Read more

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When I stand up my feet and palms become extremely itchy and tingly if I lay or sit they both quit it is very annoying and frustrating i'm worried ?

When I stand up my feet and palms become extremely itchy and tingly if I lay or sit they both quit it is very annoying and frustrating i'm worried ?

Find out: It could be due to several factors. It .Could be vascular or neurological.. Best to see your family doc and get a good history and physical exam.. ...Read more

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I have very itchy skin all over my body. Mainly legs and stomach areas. There are no bumps or rashes anywhere. Mainly happens when showering/sleeping ?

I have very itchy skin all over my body. Mainly legs and stomach areas. There are no bumps or rashes anywhere. Mainly happens when showering/sleeping ?

Itching: Generalized itching without associated rash is often due to very dry skin. After showering, rub in a moisturizing substance like keri lotion to restore oils to your skin. Other causes could be diabetes,prickly heat, thyroid disorder or certain malignancies like lymphoma. A dermatologist could advise you and order any appropriate tests. ...Read more