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Very itchy skin on feet under feet, palms of hands, fingers of feet & hands swollen, spread to the arms & legs & now to upper thighs. Red bumps first?

Very itchy skin on feet under feet, palms of hands, fingers of feet & hands swollen, spread to the arms & legs & now to upper thighs. Red bumps first?

Itchy hands/feet: Thank you for your question. Itchy hands & feet that spreads to the arms & legs could be caused by a number of things. There are different types of inflammatory conditions of the skin that could cause a rash as well as responses to external/internal sources. Having an examination & evaluation performed by a qualified medical practitioner would be helpful in diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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Peeling (top skin layer), VERY itchy skin on palms & fingers of both hands. Have used OTC creams with salicylic acid, benedryl, etc...did not work.

Peeling (top skin layer), VERY itchy skin on palms & fingers of both hands. Have used OTC creams with salicylic acid, benedryl, etc...did not work.

Contact /irritant: Both contact allergy (from a contact allergen) and an irritant (solvent, excessive hand washing) can cause itchy hand dermatitis. The answer is avoidance of the offending agent (may need to see allergist or dermatologist to help you identify the agent). Salicylic acid will cause peeling on anyone and Benadryl will do nothing for the rash. No improvement until after avoidance. ...Read more

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29 year old male with sudden onset widespread joint pain. Symptoms concentrated on left side of body, swollen hands and itchy skin no rash no bug bite?

29 year old male with sudden onset widespread joint pain. Symptoms concentrated on left side of body, swollen hands and itchy skin no rash no bug bite?

Needs evaluation: The onset of these symptoms can have many sources. These symptoms can be related to connective tissue disorders, viral infections, medication reactions, among others. Some of these can be serious and should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Please suggest topical steroid creams for my cracked itchy skin on my right hand thumb finger. Why did it happen specifically only to one finger?

Please suggest topical steroid creams for my cracked itchy skin on my right hand thumb finger. Why did it happen specifically only to one finger?

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). Treatment is avoidance of allergens and topical steroids like vanos and emollients like cerave cream. ...Read more

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Sore throat, swollen painful glands, itchy skin on face and neck and a tooth abcess what should I do?! been going on for a week or so!

Sore throat, swollen painful glands, itchy skin on face and neck and a tooth abcess what should I do?! been going on for a week or so!

Infection: Go to a dentist and resolve the cause of the infection by removing the offending tooth or root canal therapy along with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Had itchy red swollen end of little finger, swelling gone now and left lots of red dots under skin that don't fade when pressed down on. Thank you?

Had itchy red swollen end of little finger, swelling gone now and left lots of red dots under skin that don't fade when pressed down on. Thank you?

Capillary: These red spots are most likely due to burst capillaries which leak blood into the skin and take days to weeks to fade. What caused the swelling and discoloration initially? ? infected bite? allergic reaction? trauma ...Read more

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I have a skin allergy only on my index finger, gets dry really fast and forms cracks and swollen up. It gets scaly and peels off too. Itchy at times

I have a skin allergy only on my index finger, gets dry really fast and forms cracks and swollen up. It gets scaly and peels off too. Itchy at times

Dermatologists: Unless this is an allergic reaction to jewelry (a, ring), I wonder if it's not a typical contact dermatitis but rather an eczematoid eruption or area of neurodermatitis. For this reason I recommend that you consult a dermatologist for diagno is and treatment. ...Read more

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What are common causes of itchy skin on your arms and hands only?

What are common causes of itchy skin on your arms and hands only?

Itchy Arms and Hands: As one of the most exposed areas of the body, the arms are a frequent site of skin rashes. Infections, allergic skin reactions and contact with environmental irritants commonly cause skin rashes on one or both arms. Although most rashes do not pose a serious health threat, infectious skin rashes often require treatment to prevent potentially serious complications. ...Read more

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Can clobetasol or ketoconazole cause tingling in your hands and feet or make your skin itchy?

Can clobetasol or ketoconazole cause tingling in your hands and feet or make your skin itchy?

Tingle w/ ketoconazo: Would not take any more till discuss it with doctor/urgent care. You may be allergic especially if itching. F/u today doc /urgent care ...Read more

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Itchy skin but no rash, and spot on my hands?

Itchy skin but no rash, and spot on my hands?

Itching: Can be from an allergy, spychological or rarely from a systemic disorder. If persists see your physician. ...Read more

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I have bumps that come up on my hand and when squeezed they give out a white clear liquid, also I have severely itchy skin that is constant?

I have bumps that come up on my hand and when squeezed they give out a white clear liquid, also I have severely itchy skin that is constant?

Contact dermatitis?: Your symptoms resemble contact dermatitis. Have you been recently handling irritating objects, chemicals or cleaning agents? Perhaps it is something related to work, household chores or hobbies. You should see a clinician to identify the cause so that you can remedy it. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Is severely itchy skin, especially hands and feet during the night with no rash a normal sign in late pregnancy?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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I hv allerg. Rxn to pcn that tk 6 days ago, went 2 er. Still vry itchy -skin is down from rash to hives-why am I seeing rash spread to hands and feet?

I hv allerg. Rxn to pcn that tk 6 days ago, went 2 er. Still vry itchy -skin is down from rash to hives-why am I seeing rash spread to hands and feet?

Cutaneous drug rxn.: Cutaneous drug reactions can last 2-6 weeks. Oral steroids can help, but do have significant risks. Avoid all penicillin antibiotics and use caution with cephalosporins due to 10% cross reactivity. ...Read more

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Hi, so I developed some an itchy skin rash. It's on my arms and its slowely spreading to my hands. It gets worse after I workout. Any treatment?

Hi, so I developed some an itchy skin rash. It's on my arms and its slowely spreading to my hands. It gets worse after I workout. Any treatment?

Consider hydrocort: Hydrocortisone is a possible treatment for symptoms until you can complete a full medical evaluation. A good MD history and physical examination would be appropriate to further determine the actual diagnosis. Do you have eczema or allergies that you know of. Additional history you can provide as well as a picture would be recommended. ...Read more

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I had this irritant feeling in the face specially in an early cold morning, very dry skin, itchy hands and feet sometimes, dandruff, and joint pain?

Needs exam: Rashes, dry skin on hands could be eczema, drug reaction, psoriasis. As it turns out the best answers will come from somebody that can examine these rashes. Good luck ...Read more

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Had unprotected oral sex with man and woman. Now white tongue with red spots. Itchy skin all over. Hard bumps on face. Clear bumps on hands. This Hiv?

Had unprotected oral sex with man and woman. Now white tongue with red spots. Itchy skin all over. Hard bumps on face. Clear bumps on hands. This Hiv?

HIV: The development of HIV takes longer that three months to develop. You're best option is to be seen by your provider and be evaluated. Any number of disease processes can be manifested as you described. ...Read more

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White blotches on my palms of hands. Very itchy skin with rash. What could cause this? Std? Hepatitis? Hiv? Had unprotected oral sex and need help!!

White blotches on my palms of hands. Very itchy skin with rash. What could cause this? Std? Hepatitis? Hiv? Had unprotected oral sex and need help!!

See doctor: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor and get tested for various STDs. ...Read more

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I have had itchy skin with no rash for weeks now. Comes in waves. Generally, scalp, neck, arms and legs. Rarely torso and never feet/ hands.?

I have had itchy skin with no rash for weeks now. Comes in waves. Generally, scalp, neck, arms and legs. Rarely torso and never feet/ hands.?

? dry skin: As it is affecting the more exposed areas, however, if symptoms are really bothersome you may want to see a dermatologist, meanwhile, try some skin care techniques: as bathing with cream soap, moisturize your skin right after, hydrate you body well, and avoid prolonged sun exposure, occasional antihistamine might help too, good luck ...Read more

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Withdrawal from sertraline itchy skin, headaches, pain in between breasts, dizziness, ringing in ears, tingling in hands & feet. Is this normal?

Withdrawal from sertraline itchy skin, headaches, pain in between breasts, dizziness, ringing in ears, tingling in hands & feet. Is this normal?

Zoloft (sertraline): Yes, depending on the dose, how long u have been on the medication, and how rapidly u were tapered off of it. If symptoms not releaved within a week, talk to the prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Very itchy skin feels like stings and they look like tiny pimples red and turn brown after itched all over my body everywhere chest stomach hands legs?

Very itchy skin feels like stings and they look like tiny pimples red and turn brown after itched all over my body everywhere chest stomach hands legs?

Need eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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I have very itchy skin all over; have had this for years now. Ihave no allergies. I scratch and my skin becomes red. I have itchy arms, legs, feet, hands, scalp and breasts. Help!

I have very itchy skin all over; have had this for years now. Ihave no allergies. I scratch and my skin becomes red. I have itchy arms, legs, feet, hands, scalp and breasts. Help!

Need evaluation: Diffuse itching of the body is called pruritis, and can be due to impairments of the liver and ducts draining the liver. A primary care doctor would be the best place to start, if you have yellowing of the skin, or of the whites of the eyes or pain under the right side of rib cage then see a gastroenterologist. If liver is fine, then see allergist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Have balance issues, joint pain-hands, feet, collarb, shoulder, some pink, itchy skin. Brain MRI neg, lupus neg, rf (8), pre-diabetic. Worth pursuing?

Consult with MD: It is worth pursuing the workup. Lupus and RA are not the only diagnoses to consider. There are other collagen vascular disorders which could cause your symptoms. ...Read more

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What may cause itchy skin around finger joints occasionally?

What may cause itchy skin around finger joints occasionally?

Hand dermatitis...: ...Is common, and there are many causes - from psoriasis to allergies to fungal infection to too much exposure to soap & water or harsh chemicals. Treatment depends on the cause. It's important to find out what's causing it, in order to have a better shot at controlling it. See your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a itchy skin next to my ball and inner tight, when I put anti-itchy cream its better but come back, what is it? Has rash when I scrach it.

Tinea Cruris: Probably "jock itch" a fungal infection also known as ringworm, although it isn't cause by worms. You can treat it with Lamisil (terbinafine) twice daily for 2-4 weeks or clotrimazole cream twice daily for 4-8 weeks. Clotrimazole is cheaper, but both are affordable for OTC products. ...Read more

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Food intolerances have given me swollen, red itchy skin under my eyes for a week. The swelling has gone down, how can I improve the discolouration?

Food intolerances have given me swollen, red itchy skin under my eyes for a week. The swelling has gone down, how can I improve the discolouration?

Discoloration: The discoloration can be improved by using virgin coconut oil. It may take 3-4 weeks to notice improvement ...Read more

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Allergic to Effexor (venlafaxine) xr. Been taking it for half a yr drs didn't know why I had rashes/itchy skin swollen etc. :- (been taking for half a year?

Allergic to Effexor (venlafaxine) xr. Been taking it for half a yr drs didn't know why I had rashes/itchy skin swollen etc. :- (been taking for half a year?

Acquired allergies: Most reactions to medications including hives and dermal hypersensitivity reactions are acquired and occur after you have taken the medication for a while. Once you are allergic, if you stop and then take the medication again, the allergic reaction can happen more quickly. ...Read more

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Can gilbert syndrome cause swollen lymph nodes? How about itchy skin?

No: Gilbert syndrome refers to a genetic syndrome where you can have mild yellowing of the whites of your eyes, especially with fasting. It does not have any other physical findings, or cause any long term health problems. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Swollen left side of scrotum. Testicles are normal only the scrotal skin. Itchy. Could it be angeoedema? Could it be life threatening?

Swollen left side of scrotum. Testicles are normal only the scrotal skin. Itchy. Could it be angeoedema? Could it be life threatening?

Need more info: It is hard to give you an exact diagnosis. Angioedema would cause the marked marked swelling, itching can be allergic response or infection. It is important to see your family physician very soon to make the diagnosis and get you better before things get worse. ...Read more

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I have two swollen lymph nodes that I've had for years. Recently I've had unbearably itchy skin. Also anemic. Could this be due to lymphoma?

I have two swollen lymph nodes that I've had for years. Recently I've had unbearably itchy skin. Also anemic. Could this be due to lymphoma?

It's possible.: Lymphoma can cause lymph node swelling, itching, and anemia. But so can many other things. Anemia is common in women who are menstruating. Itchy skin is common and can be due to dry skin, allergies, kidney problems or liver problems. And swollen lymph nodes that have not changed for years are not likely to be lymphoma. So you're probably fine, but see a doc to be sure! And try not to worry. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have an itchy skin rash and swollen neck after chicken pox?

Is it normal to have an itchy skin rash and swollen neck after chicken pox?

Yes: When you have chicken pox, you will have three types of rash: you will have red bumps, little bubbles called vessicles filled with clear or slightly yellow fluid, and scabs. The rash itches terribly, and can be soothed with oatmeal baths, topical lotions, tylenol (acetaminophen) and benadryl. Swollen lumps in the neck and other places are called "lymph nodes, " and are a sign that the immune system is working. ...Read more

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There's a lack of blood flow to feet and fingers, itchy skin, and bottoms of my feet are sore. Please help, what are these symptoms of?

There's a lack of blood flow to feet and fingers, itchy skin, and bottoms of my feet are sore. Please help, what are these symptoms of?

Several things: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I have a very itchy skin sore between the anus and the scrotum. It is almost like a sore swollen raised line between the 2. Had for months. Infection?

I have a very itchy skin sore between the anus and the scrotum. It is almost like a sore swollen raised line between the 2. Had for months. Infection?

Unlikely: Infection, unless with a very benign slowly progressive pathogen would have declared itself and forced you to a doctor by now. But without seeing this and getting a full history, would just be guessing at possible diagnoses. See a doctor. ...Read more

Itchy Skin (Definition)

Often pertains to skin that is dry and ...Read more