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My daughter has small itchy red bumps with a kind of scaly or blister like center. She recently had a fever, swollen glands, and sore throat.

My daughter has small itchy red bumps with a kind of scaly or blister like center. She recently had a fever, swollen glands, and sore throat.

Post sore throat ras: This is likely guttate psoriasis that occurs after some strep infections. Generally this resolves on its own. If the skin lesions continue to spread, become more painful or develop red streaks, take her to her pediatrician. ...Read more

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Hi I woke up three days ago with my swollen and pain around my thumb.With burning and itchy.?

Hi  I woke up three days ago with my  swollen and pain around my thumb.With burning and itchy.?

If this gets worse .: I would see your physician. Although likely positional or work related there are other more serious causes such as gout or a septic joint which would require more agressive treatment. ...Read more

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My thumb is swollen and itchy, what could be wrong? My thumb is swollen and extremely itchy and in pain, i don't know what could have happened.

My thumb is swollen and itchy, what could be wrong? My thumb is swollen and extremely itchy and in pain, i don't know what could have happened.

Thumb itching: Your thumb being swollen and itching sounds like a contact dermatitis to something you got on it. Try 1% Hydrocortisone but this may not be strong enought. If this begins to spread then you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I need help in diagnosing this little blister on my thumb. It's been a few weeks, is getting better though not healed, itchy, oozes clear white drops?

I need help in diagnosing this little blister on my thumb.  It's been a few weeks, is getting better though not healed, itchy, oozes clear white drops?

Thumb blister: Diagnosing blisters and rashes/lesions over the computer, even if seen in a grainy picture is almost impossible. Best for you to get the area physically looked at and examined by a dr. to get the real and definitive answer if it does not go way completely. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a swollen thumb. I just woke up with it. However it is itchy and throbbing but i have a redish line going up past my wrist now?

I have a swollen thumb. I just woke up with it. However it is itchy and throbbing but i have a redish line going up past my wrist now?

Reddish line arm: A reddish line associated with swelling in the thumb or hand or a finger can be sign of inflammation and more severely INFECTION. Infection with increased pain and red streaking the arm also know as ascending lymphangitis is s serious problem that needs treatment, minimally antibiotics very soon and at time surgical decompression if there infection in a closed space. CALL YOUR DOCTOR or GO to ER ...Read more

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Can one suddenly develop eczema at age 63? Dishydrosis in past. This "eczema" appeared as a tiny crop of itchy shiny wet looking blisters on thumb.

Can one suddenly develop eczema at age 63? Dishydrosis in past. This "eczema" appeared as a tiny crop of itchy shiny wet looking blisters on thumb.

It is possible: However, you should see a dermatologist to examine you. There are other conditions that can resemble eczema. One often cause of an eczema-like problem at your age is simple dry skin that can become easily irritated. Your dermatologist can help you determine what is going on and the best treatment options. ...Read more

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I have a swollen itchy thumb the area is painful now because I irritated the area. I am having the same problem on left foot. It feels hard both areas?

I have a swollen itchy thumb the area is painful now because I irritated the area. I am having the same problem on left foot. It feels hard both areas?

? Dactylitis: swollen finger and toes could indicate dactylitis is especially if it looks like a sausage. It would be nice if you send a picture. Other considerations include serious infections and inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid and reactive arthritis. These conditions can sometimes cause rapid joint destruction and need to be evaluated urgently. ...Read more

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I have a swollen thumb and tiny bumps on my right hand. Both are itchy and painful. Please tell me the cure for it. Thx.

I have a swollen thumb and tiny bumps on my right hand. Both are itchy and painful. Please tell me the cure for it. Thx.

See Hand Specialist: Impossible to tell with limited history but first thing that comes to mind is infectious process from either a bite (insects) or cut. The timing matters, is this a chronic problem or did it happen recently? Painful lesions on the hand usually indicate a herpetic (viral) whitlow. So to really tell you how to fix it, you need to have an expert get a good history and physical exam. ...Read more

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Yesterday left hand between thumb and pointer started inching profusely left side of neck under jaw bone sore. Today hand and neck swollen and itchy?

Yesterday left hand between thumb and pointer started inching profusely left side of neck under  jaw bone sore. Today hand and neck swollen and itchy?

Possible infection: It is possible this represents infection in hand or a skin reaction & contact dermatitis affecting the hand, possibly an insect bite. The jaw pain may represent an inflammed and activated Lymph node. Would see UR primary care doctor, otherwise could become serious if not treated appropriately. ...Read more