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For the last few months I've been getting sores on my knuckles and elbows. They don't hurt, and they last for weeks. What is it and is it dangerous?

For the last few months I've been getting sores on my knuckles and elbows. They don't hurt, and they last for weeks. What is it and is it dangerous?

Hard to say: Its difficult so say without being able to see the lesions in person! Psoriasis is notorious for causing red or silvery scales on the elbows. Dermatomyositis is a skin condition that can present with "gottrons papules" on the knuckles. Best of luck to you :) ...Read more

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I have red, swollen, and painful hands and fingertips. I also have red , raised, round sores on some knuckles. In various places on the hand I have sor?

I have red, swollen, and painful hands and fingertips. I also have red , raised, round sores on some knuckles. In various places on the hand I have sor?

Hand Eczema: Hand eczema (also known as hand dermatitis) is a common condition affecting up to 10% of the population. It results from a combination of factors, both internal (e.g. Your genetic make-up), and external (e.g. Contact with irritants and allergens such as chemicals). ...Read more

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I have red, swollen, and painful hands and fingertips. I also have red , raised, round sores on some knuckles. In various places on the hand I have sor?

I have red, swollen, and painful hands and fingertips. I also have red , raised, round sores on some knuckles. In various places on the hand I have sor?

Hand Eczema: Hand eczema (also known as hand dermatitis) is a common condition affecting up to 10% of the population. It results from a combination of factors, both internal (e.g. Your genetic make-up), and external (e.g. Contact with irritants and allergens such as chemicals). ...Read more

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I have open sores on finger spreading to other finger and other hand?

I have open sores on finger spreading  to other finger and other hand?

Infection?: It is possibly an infection and you should get seen by your doctor to see if this is something that would respond to antibiotics. ...Read more

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I get cold sores, what is the likely hood of spreading that to the gentitles of someone just through hand contact?

I get cold sores, what is the likely hood of spreading that to the gentitles of someone just through hand contact?

Cold sores: Two options:
1: Go to your local pharmacist who will help you select the best remedy.
2: Don't have hand contact till your cold sores are gone. ...Read more

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If I get cold sores, what is the likely hood that I would spread it to someone's gentitles from hand contact with their gentitles?

If I get cold sores, what is the likely hood that I would spread it to someone's gentitles from hand contact with their gentitles?

No risk, no worries: Modified reply: I first thought you worried about infecting your own genitals. Your partner is not at risk; HSV is rarely if ever transmitted by hand-genital contact. The only way to transmit your oral herpes to someone is to kiss or perform oral sex on them when the virus is present. To be maximally safe with hand-genital contact, wash hands first -- but really no worries even if you don't. ...Read more

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What if you pour alcohol on your hand and it doesn't burn? Does that mean you don't have any cuts or open sores?

What if you pour alcohol on your hand and it doesn't burn? Does that mean you don't have any cuts or open sores?

Water in whiskey?: NO. Not everyone feels pain from alcohol on wounds (most do, not all). If you are looking for some kind of "test," then you should be wearing gloves or taking some other precautions. If just asking, cannot say with certainty. Good luck. ...Read more

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Open Sores spreading. Started on wrist then one on leg and but now two more on hand. Started three days ago and wasn't spreading fast until today.

Open Sores spreading. Started on wrist then one on leg and but now two more on hand. Started three days ago and wasn't spreading fast until today.

Chicken pox?: Have you have chicken pox? Could be that, versus another viral infection. If pussy discharge see a pediatrician for help. ...Read more

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Can you get HIV from sperm touching your hand if there is no cuts or sores on your hands?

Can you get HIV from sperm touching your hand if there is no cuts or sores on your hands?

Highly unlikely: It would be highly unlikely if not impossible through such contact, especially if you had washed your hands with soap and water after. ...Read more

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What is considered a break in the skin? What if I poured alcohol on my hand and it didn't burn does that mean I don't have open sores or cuts?.

What is considered a break in the skin? What if I poured alcohol on my hand and it didn't burn does that mean I don't have open sores or cuts?.

Maybe: The top layer of skin (epidermis) does not have nerve endings. Cuts deep enough to bleed go into the 2nd layer, or the demis. If you experienced no stinging from alcohol, the dermis is likely intact; however this would not be 100% proof. ...Read more

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Go 3 little like pin dot sores 1 on top of each hand and one on top of my right pointer finger they look like pimples but they all have yuk greenheads?

Go 3 little like pin dot sores 1 on top of each hand and one on top of my right pointer finger they look like pimples but they all have yuk greenheads?

Sore on fingers: Could be folliculitis inflammation of the hair site. Could try wiping with alcohol swab, and topical bacitracin. rarely can get herpetic lesions on the fingers for which you need either acyclovir a prescription 200 mg 3-tabs 3 x a day x 5 or lysine 500 mg 3 tabs for 5 days . F/u with doc urgent care as you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have hand herpes. No open sores (went from burning-2 days, tingling/itchy-2 days, nothing-2 days, to barely visible sores which feel like pins/needles and burning sensation. Today is day 9 and already feeling better, and sores are less visible with le

I have hand herpes.  No open sores (went from burning-2 days, tingling/itchy-2 days, nothing-2 days, to barely visible sores which feel like pins/needles and burning sensation.  Today is day 9 and already feeling better, and sores are less visible with le

Herpetic sore on han: Verify the diagnosis and that not foot mouth/ dermatitis herpetiformis, chronic vesicular hand dermatitis,pompholyx, prophyria, pemphygoid .if herpes do not touch eyes,leads to eye infection. If recurrent herpes, consider lysine 500 mg a day for prevention or Valtrex/ Acyclovir x 1 year.Consider underlying conditions that cause recurrence( like autoimmune dx). Follow with dermatologist ...Read more

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My son was diagnosed with hand foot and mouth disease on Monday, his sores are dry .is he still contagious?

My son was diagnosed with hand foot and mouth disease on Monday, his sores are dry .is he still contagious?

No: He is no longer contagious. The incubation period is 5-7 days which is usually of course in the beginning of his illness, when he is still contagious, so now he is not. Best wishes. ...Read more

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If a baby has hand, foot & mouth disease, how likely is it to return once the sores have cleared up?

If a baby has hand, foot & mouth disease, how likely is it to return once the sores have cleared up?

Hand,Foot & Mouth: Hand foot mouth disease (hfmd) is a viral infection of children caused by coxsackie virus a-16, a type of enterovirus. Individual cases and outbreaks of hfmd occur worldwide. Recurrence of hfmd is very rare. ...Read more

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How long does the hand foot and mouth disease usually last ? And will all the cold sores go away at once or little over time ?

How long does the hand foot and mouth disease usually last ? And will  all the cold sores go away at once or little over time ?

About a week: HFM is a viral infection that causes blisters on palms, soles and in the mouth. Can be associated with moderate fever. The ulcers in the mouth will fade at different rates. Drink cool liquids, soft foods like pudding, yogurt, ice cream. Avoid acids like Orange Juice. Annoying but usually a self limiting condition. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can also help with the pain. ...Read more

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Fingered vagina, didn't wash hand, masturbated 1 hour later with same hand. 2 weeks after, No sores, but itching tingling the last week. HSV2 or no?

Fingered vagina, didn't wash hand, masturbated 1 hour later with same hand. 2 weeks after, No sores, but itching tingling the last week. HSV2 or no?

Definitely not HSV: You can't catch herpes in this way. It is rarely if ever transmitted by hand-genital contact or fingering, and certainly not an hour after contact. Herpes sores may itch or tingle, but herpes does not cause itching or tingling without visible sores. This isn't herpes or any other STD. Maybe jock itch, unrelated to the fingering event. Try an OTC jock itch treatment; or see a doctor. ...Read more

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Hand foot and mouth on two year old. A week in and still spreading. Looks terrible, a lot like a burn on his face where sores used to be. What to do?

Hand foot and mouth on two year old. A week in and still spreading. Looks terrible, a lot like a burn on his face where sores used to be. What to do?

Secondary Impetigo?: Poor baby! It can certainly cause severe pain and mouth/throat sores. But a week in he should have some improvement, not worsening. The spreading on his face late in the course makes me think he may have a secondary impetigo infection. I would try neosporin topically on it today, if the face rash worsens by tomorrow, he needs to be seen for a visit. If he has fever, visit today. ...Read more

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What is a condition that is like hand, foot, and mouth disease like spots, but without mouth sores of fever?

A virus: You don"t have to have mouth sores to have hand foot and mouth. Many similar viruses during the summer can cause symptoms like him but the treatment is the same. Fluids rest and time. ...Read more

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My boyfriend had cold sores on his lips, while having sex he sometimes would spit in his hand touching his lips and rub it on my vagina, can I get it?

My boyfriend had cold sores on his lips, while having sex he sometimes would spit in his hand touching his lips and rub it on my vagina, can I get it?

Yes you can: That is a sure way to give a girlfriend genital herpes. Such a couple should together go to the girlfriend's Primary or Ob-Gyn doctor for her STD screening, and discussion on STD's, how they affect women, their sex lives, and their future babies. If lucky so far, she has not caught it yet. Also, if she already has the same strain of herpes as he has, then she would not catch the same strain again. ...Read more

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Used ground flax seed daily until broke out with itchy red bumps on hand, leg and arm..I did scratch and caused terrible sores.. Swell now on my face?

Used ground flax seed daily until broke out with itchy red bumps on hand, leg and arm..I did scratch and caused terrible sores..  Swell now on my face?

Stop flaxseed: This may be coincidental although it is possible that you may be allergic to flaxseed. If the problem continues after 10 days off of flaxseed, it is unlikely to be related to it. The sores may be from an infection or something more serious. See your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Bulima . I'm completely hooked on bulimia , I've got pain in my muscles , dry skin around my mouth , sores on my hand and constant headaches . ?

Bulima .
I'm completely hooked on bulimia  , I've got pain in my muscles , dry skin around my mouth , sores on my hand and constant headaches . 


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Yes - that sounds: like issues related to Bulimia. Treatment of symptoms when serious - is best by a multidisciplinary team. This often includes nutritionist, primary care provider, psychiatrist or psychologist (or both) as well as an addition specialist. Please let your doctor know about your eating behaviors. ...Read more

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My infant was kissed on her hand by someone with a history of cold sores (no active sore). She put her hand in her mouth; could she contracted hsv-1?

My infant was kissed on her hand by someone with a history of cold sores (no active sore). She put her hand in her mouth; could she contracted hsv-1?

An older infant?: Actually, the majority of the population has had hsv-1 oral herpes already. We try not to spread obvious germs, so people with cold sores shouldn't kiss until the sores are gone. With young babies, it's best to avoid getting infections from other people. After a baby is older and stronger, such as at the toddler age, getting an hsv-1 infection causes mouth and gum sores, but the toddlers recover. ...Read more

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Can I give my 2 year old daughter malox and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) mixed for mouth sores cause of hand foot and mouth? She weighs 29 pounds.

Can I give my 2 year old daughter malox and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) mixed for mouth sores cause of hand foot and mouth? She weighs 29 pounds.

See below: This is a virus and the combination of these medications will only sedate your child. This condition simply requires time to run it's course and it will go away. ...Read more

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Can I give my 2 year old daughter malox and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) mixed for mouth sores cause of hand foot and mouth? She weighs 29 pounds.

Can I give my 2 year old daughter malox and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) mixed for mouth sores cause of hand foot and mouth? She weighs 29 pounds.

I would not: To get the exact answer, check with your local pharmacist and he can calculate what dosage would be correct, if any, for your daughter as per her age and weight. ...Read more

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My 4 month old son was exposed to Hand foot and mouth last week at daycare. No sores in his mouth, He had one blister on his finger and one on his pin?

My 4 month old son was exposed to Hand foot and mouth last week at daycare. No sores in his mouth, He had one blister on his finger and one on his pin?

Hand foot and mouth: Hand foot and mouth disease is infection caused by virus which presents as runny nose, fever followed by blister like rash on hands, feet and in mouth. Highly contagious but doesn't require any specific treatment besides paracetamol and keeping hydration up. Rarely there can be complications. See doctor to confirm diagnosis
http://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/hand-foot-and-mouth-disease/ ...Read more