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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 :)

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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).

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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: Spread of HSV to a new body area is called auto-inoculation and happens sometimes during someone's very first infection with HSV. However, it's very rare in recurrent herpes; the immune system prevents it. (This is why couples both infected with genital HSV2 never pass it back and forth.) Use common sense hygiene, but don't worry if you touch your genital area during an oral herpes outbreak.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Athlete foot would go on ur hand also I have the red sores in my foot and fingers?

Athlete foot would go on ur hand also I have the red sores in my foot and fingers?

Wash your hands: After treating your feet...You may be contaminating yourself.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.