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This morning I got a small itchy bump on my wrist, after scratching it, it spread around my wrist more. They are skin colored and flat. What is this?

This morning I got a small itchy bump on my wrist, after scratching it, it spread around my wrist more. They are skin colored and flat. What is this?

Itchy Bumps: It is hard for me to say without looking. In general, widesprad, aymmetrical, red and itchy bumps tend to be caused by a virus, rather than an allergy. They often hang around for a while, and go away without treatment. If yours have lasted weeks and started to spread, I would advise that you show them to a doctor, since only in that way can you get a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more


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I have small, skin colored, non-itchy bumps on my wrist and hands. Can these be cancers?

I have small, skin colored, non-itchy bumps on my wrist and hands. Can these be cancers?

Not likely: These may be warts. See your doctor to have one or more removed and the material examined by a pathologist. ...Read more

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There is an small, itchy bump on my inner wrist, with something like a dot in the middle. One appeared on my lip the other day. What could it be?

There is an small, itchy bump on my inner wrist, with something like a dot in the middle. One appeared on my lip the other day. What could it be?

Perhaps bites: If they go away I wouldn't be concerned but if you continue to get new ones, see dermatologist for possible biopsy ...Read more

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Red itchy bumps on my wrist it started off small and now expanded into more and the original one is swolen. I pulled weeds a week b4 symptoms?

Red itchy bumps on my wrist it started off small and now expanded into more and the original one is swolen. I pulled weeds a week b4 symptoms?

Poison ivy?: Sounds typical for poison ivy. Topical otc hydrocorticone would be helpful, but be sure to wash any clothes, bedding etc that may have come into contact. Difficult to know for sure without examining the rash and knowing more about your history. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are these small itchy bumps on the back of my hand the suddenly appear out of no where?

What are these small itchy bumps on the back of my hand the suddenly appear out of no where?

Itchy bumps: These itchy bumps may be insect bites or hives. The latter would suggest an allergic reaction. Antihistamine medications like benadryl (causes drowsiness) or claritin (nondrowsy) should relieve itching. If these bumps continue to appear, have them examined by your physician or dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have small itchy bumps on the back of my hand. They are skin colored. They come and go. This started about 2 weeks ago maybe.

I have small itchy bumps on the back of my hand. They are skin colored. They come and go. This started about 2 weeks ago maybe.

? allergic reaction: Would consider if there are any new soaps, detergents, products that hand has been exposed to since it is in a localized area. You could try some hydrocortisone cream. If it continues please see your primary care physician. ...Read more

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I have some small red itchy bumps on the back of my hand. They come and go every week or so. What is this?

I have some small red itchy bumps on the back of my hand. They come and go every week or so. What is this?

Hand eczema: The most common causes are irritant (too much hand washing) or contact allergy. Pay attention to the type of soap and hand preparation to see it changing the brand would help (no scented, anti-bacterial soap) or gel). If you wash you hands too often, consider wearing a non-latex glove on some of the chores and apply a lotion after washing whenever possible as well as reducing hand washing ...Read more

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I have small raised itchy bumps, that first appeared on my hand, then inner ankles, severly itchy, seems as when I scratch more come, kinda all over?

ALLERGY: Sounds like an allergic dermatitis- see nyour pcp or dermatologist for further evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Just developed a rash on the outside if my elbows and top of one hand. Small itchy bumps. I'm in nicaragua for vacation. What could it be?

Can be anything: This may be from a contact allergy to something like poison ivy or something else. If this problem persists, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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3 days after sex I got small itchy bumps and few blisters on my arms, thighs, legs, hand and feet (not on my genitals or mouth), could this be herpes?

3 days after sex I got small itchy bumps and few blisters on my arms, thighs, legs, hand and feet (not on my genitals or mouth), could this be herpes?

Herpes simplex: That is certainly possible, but without seeing the rash it would be foolish to try and diagnose it. It may not have had anything to do with the sex and you may have chicken pox or some other illness, or this may be a contact dermatitis. ...Read more

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Dry lips, sore throat, diarrhea and lost of appetite. Also small itchy bumps (two blisters) on my arms, thighs, legs, hand and feet. Is this herpes?

Dry lips, sore throat, diarrhea and lost of appetite. Also small itchy bumps (two blisters) on my arms, thighs, legs, hand and feet. Is this herpes?

No: This sounds more like a viral infection, other than herpes. It should go away on its own. Just be sure to stay hydrated, given your loss of appetite. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Tiny itchy bumps on ny wrist and elbow it only happens during spring/summer time.

Tiny itchy bumps on ny wrist and elbow it only happens during spring/summer time.

Contact or solar: Dermatitis of the skin can be from exposure (poison ivy/oak/sumac,) other direct allergens and sometimes the sun. Review with a dermatologist if progressive, persistent or blistering. ...Read more

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Please help! I have red itchy bumps on wrist and feet?

Please help! I have red itchy bumps on wrist and feet?

Hard to tell: It is very difficult to determine the cause of a rash without seeing it. The bumps could be from scabies, which is a mite obtained from contact with others who have this. Other causes would be an allergic reaction to something you've been exposed to such as plants outside, or soaps. It could also be a medication reaction. There are also many skin diseases that can cause bumps. I suggest being seen ...Read more

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What are these red itchy bumps on the back of my knees, elbows and wrists?

What are these red itchy bumps on the back of my knees, elbows and wrists?

Skin Bumps: It is difficult to provide recommendations without an image of your skin lesions. Can you upload a picture? ...Read more

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Can virus cause itchy bumps in the joint area? Daughter has little bumps around her elbows and inside wrist area.

Can virus cause itchy bumps in the joint area? Daughter has little bumps around her elbows and inside wrist area.

Possible but: Unusual to involve these areas alone. Do they itch? How long has this been present? If this has been present for at least a few weeks and itch, then eczema would be the most likely cause for a child of this age. ...Read more

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I have some colourless itchy bumps on my skin. Primarily on my wrists, feet, ankles, tops of the arm and shoulder. It's itching like crazy?

I have some colourless itchy bumps on my skin. Primarily on my wrists, feet, ankles, tops of the arm and shoulder. It's itching like crazy?

See doctor: It is hard to tell what may be causing it without a direct exam. Nonetheless you may try taking antihistamines to see if they help. A dermatology consult may be required if antihistamine does not help or the problem is getting worse. Any new drug or supplement introduced within the month prior to the onset of the rash may be a suspect also. ...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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One little itchy bump. Turned into a big patch of itchy bumps on my hand, after scratching it excessively...What could they be anything serious?

One little itchy bump. Turned into a big patch of itchy bumps on my hand, after scratching it excessively...What could they be anything serious?

Probably: You probably have hand eczema. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. You can get the exact answer this way. ...Read more

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I have itchy bumps on my hand, they look like goose bumps, they flare up whenever I itch them, and they have been itchy for like a week. What is it?

I have itchy bumps on my hand, they look like goose bumps, they flare up whenever I itch them, and they have been itchy for like a week. What is it?

Could be...: ...An allergic reaction to something you came in contact with. Could be insect bites. Could be a lot of things. Since scratching makes it worse, try not to scratch it. Try an over-the-counter Hydrocortisone cream. If that doesn't work, see a dermatologist and get a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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Itchy rash on top of hand, white bumps, it's been a couple months now, what is it?

Itchy rash on top of hand, white bumps, it's been a couple months now, what is it?

? allergy: Since the rash is itchy, it may be an allergic reaction to something that comes in contact with the hand such as creams, detergents, gloves, etc. Apply cortisone type cream and if the rash persists, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Help, what to do with clear itchy bumps on my right hand on the thumb and pointer finger?

SEE A DOCTOR: Hard to tell what to do until you have a diagnosis. Dermatitis- many types. ...Read more

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Please tell me what to do with clear itchy bumps on my right hand on the thumb and pointer finger?

Please tell me what to do with clear itchy bumps on my right hand on the thumb and pointer finger?

Scabies: Look up scabies and see if it sounds like what you have. If so there are over the counter meds that might clear it up. If not see a healthcare provider for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a 1st degree burn on my hand and arm, treated with aloe but now I have red itchy bumps on top of my hand around the burn?

I have a 1st degree burn on my hand and arm, treated with aloe but now I have red itchy bumps on top of my hand around the burn?

Reaction to aloe: Sounds like good possibility. Try topical Hydrocortisone 1% cream otc. If that doesn't work, time to see the dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have had a very itchy rash on the back of my right hand for the past several days. Its a cluster of raised red bumps. Any ideas for relief?

I have had a very itchy rash on the back of my right hand for the past several days. Its a cluster of raised red bumps. Any ideas for relief?

Try hydrocortisone: Try over the counter Hydrocortisone cream. Contact allergy, insect bites and the like will generally respond. If the rash looks infected however, the cream will not help. ...Read more

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Hand sanitizer dried out hands & skin cut & bled & have tiny itchy bumps that won't go away with creams or hydrocortisone. Fungal? Allergy? Bacterial?

Hand sanitizer dried out hands & skin cut & bled & have tiny itchy bumps that won't go away with creams or hydrocortisone. Fungal? Allergy? Bacterial?

Irritant: This is from an irritant reaction because of the alcohol. You may try a hand sanitizer (with a moisturizer)without alcohol or the regular one with a moisturizer and see whether you can tolerate either. ...Read more