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I obsessivly pick sores on my hands and scalp, why can't I stop even though it hurts? Is it anxiety or something else?

I obsessivly pick sores on my hands and scalp, why can't I stop even though it hurts? Is it anxiety or something else?

Something else: If it 's not irritation (itching) then you probably have dermatillomania, which is just a fancy way of saying you obsessively pick at yourself. This is thought to be related to obsessive-compulsive disorder & may improve on an ssri antidepressant. Cognitive-behavioral therapy might also help. You could also try wearing a hat & gloves (kidding). Anxiety makes it worse. ...Read more

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I have some rashes or sores in my hands and feet. : (its been 4days today. I'm afraid. What are these : (?

I have some rashes or sores in my hands and feet. : (its been 4days today. I'm afraid. What are these : (?

Syphilis?: One of the few conditions that causes rashes in palms and soles is Syphilis. Tinea is a fungal infection that can also do this. Palmo-pustular psoriasis is another. I suggest you go and see a dermatologist. Get a TPA (alteplase) test and RPR to make sure it isn't syphilis. ...Read more

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If I have open sores on my hands! Can glove removal transmitt infection if patient has hep c or HIV or any disease?

If I have open sores on my hands! Can glove removal transmitt infection if patient has hep c or HIV or any disease?

YES: When working with patients infected or otherwise, you need to follow universal precautions.
If you have open sores on hands all the more reason to be careful.
You could obtain infection and you could transmit infections too.
And answering your question - yes with open sores the risk of infection is high and even higher with hep b, hep c and hiv. ...Read more

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I have had sores on my hands that come and go since I was 9 years old. They don't burn, don't blister and they aren't itchy. They're sore to touch.

I have had sores on my hands that come and go since I was 9 years old. They don't burn, don't blister and they aren't itchy. They're sore to touch.

Sores: When the sores are present, see your dr or a dermatologist and a simple scraping or biopsy can diagnose what they are finally, so any treatment if necessary can be undertaken. Best wishes. ...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.?

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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Why do I have these sores on my ankles and hands what are they?

Why do I have these sores on my ankles and hands what are they?

Sores: Open sores on both ankles and hands can be related to circulation called purpura. If there's itching involved it can be tinea, a type of fungus. Fissures or cracks can occur if there is excessive dryness. Psoriasis can present with sores also. An allergic reaction that's very itchy and often scratched can become sores. See a family dr., dermatologist, or podiatrist to get the right medicine. ...Read more

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My husband takes oxycotin 60 mg snd when he takes it it makes him have sores on hid hands and mskes him scratch all over is that normal.

My husband takes oxycotin 60 mg snd when he takes it it makes him have sores on hid hands and mskes him scratch all over is that normal.

See below: My best guess would be either an allergy to the medication or simply the release of histamine due to the medication.

First, he needs to stop scratching, the sores will get infected. Get some otc Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or zyrtec (less sedating). Second, call his doctor to discuss this. He may need to try a different pain medication. ...Read more

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What are little pus filled sores on hands?

What are little pus filled sores on hands?

Pustular Dermatitis: Could be either psoriasis or another form of dermatitis. The treatment is usually higher dose topical steroids but you should visit with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your palms feet and hands have sores on them?

What does it mean when your palms feet and hands have sores on them?

See a doctor: Please see your doctor as soon as possible. There are several conditions that cause sores on the hands and feet. Some of them are uncomfortable, like eczema or psoriasis, but others can be more serious, like syphilis. Please see your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...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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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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My son's nanny gets cold sores... How likely is it that she could pass it to my son when she changes his diaper if she forgets to wash her hands?

My son's nanny gets cold sores... How likely is it that she could pass it to my son when she changes his diaper if she forgets to wash her hands?

None: You son will not get col sores in the areas the genital area and butt even if the area is touch without hands being washed. Cold sores are very specific in the area where the form. Cold sores as we know them form on the wet dry line of the lip. ...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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Had shingles 6yrs ago. Now am having sores show up on both hands am using triamcinolone cream 0.1%. Keeps coming back.

Had shingles 6yrs ago. Now am having sores show up on both hands am using triamcinolone cream 0.1%. Keeps coming back.

I: I would wonder whether this is related to that. Perhaps it is eczema or psoriasis or dermatitis or another common dermatologic condition. Read more about eczema and psoriasis at the link below. I hope that helps. ...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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Have red sores under the skin all over the palm of my hands what could they be?

Have red sores under the skin all over the palm of my hands what could they be?

Hand-dermatitis?: Red sores all over the palm of hands are more often caused by a contact allergy, hand-dermatitis (eczema), or infections such as scabies. The diagnosis is needed as the treatment will differ based on the cause. A certain virus can cause sores on the hands as a part of hand-foot-mouth disease. Please make an appointment to see your doctor, as early as possible. ...Read more

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Has hep c and has developed sores on his hands. Top of hands and fingers. Open wounds.

Has hep c and has developed sores on his hands. Top of hands and fingers. Open wounds.

Go to the Doctor: This is not in any way a symptom of Hep C. Open wounds need examination and treatment. Please get this man to the doctor. ...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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I have blisters on my hands that pop and make very bad sores that give me a lot of pain. Does anybody know what this is I have had for mouths?

I have blisters on my hands that pop and make very bad sores that give me a lot of pain. Does anybody know what this is I have had for mouths?

Blisters on skin: See your dermatologist for evaluation of a blistering rash. There are many causes, some serious. Common causes can be contact dermatitis, dyshydrotic eczema but these are usually itchy. ...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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What does it mean when you have irritated sores on palm of hands and feet with small liquid bumps over top of hands?

What does it mean when you have irritated sores on palm of hands and feet with small liquid bumps over top of hands?

See a doctor: A doctor would have to examine your hands and feet in order to try to diagnose the problem. A picture is worth a thousand words, . ...Read more

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Mom has cold sores and touches everything without washing her hands after, like clean clothes, objects etc, can I get herpes from this? Sorry

Mom has cold sores and touches everything without washing her hands after, like clean clothes, objects etc, can I get herpes from this? Sorry

Yes.: Usually it takes somewhat intimate contact such as kissing however if her hand was contaminated and she touched the glass and you drank from it it is possible to catch the infection. Talk to her about this and have her wash her hands frequently. ...Read more