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I have tiny bumps that are spreading only around my middle finger from my knuckle to my back end of my finger. Clear fluid inside and not red bumps.

I have tiny bumps that are spreading only around my middle finger from my knuckle to my back end of my finger. Clear fluid inside and not red bumps.

Hand dermatitis: This sounds like a special form of ezcema / dermatitis called dyshidrotic dermatitis. It comes as intensely itchy water filled bumps usually on the margins of the fingers. See your dermatologist for prescription strength topical steroids to treat the condition. Read more

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Tiny red bumps appeared on my hand they were a little itchy but then the next day, where the bumps were, small black lines appeared, what could it be?

Tiny red bumps appeared on my hand they were a little itchy but then the next day, where the bumps were, small black lines appeared, what could it be?

Skin inflammation: Dyshydrotic eczema has similar features you describe. Send us some pics or get examined by your PCP for definite diagnosis. Try moisturizers/ olive oil and OTC cortisone cream in the meantime, You may need a higher strength by prescription if needed. Read more

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Tiny red bumps on my hand. Not really itchy, but then the next day, where the bumps were, small black lines appeared, what could it be?

Tiny red bumps on my hand. Not really itchy, but then the next day, where the bumps were, small black lines appeared, what could it be?

That's a new one: Black lines? The only thing I can think of is that you are scratching and those lines are actually blood under the skin where you scratched. Really need to see dermatologist Read more

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Small red bumps each winter mainly onright hand a little but on left hand (backside) becomes itchy and inflamed goes away in the spring. What can I do?

Small red bumps each winter mainly onright hand a little but on left hand (backside) becomes itchy and inflamed goes away in the spring. What can I do?

Eczema: Treat the bumps with moisturizers like cerave cream. You also need a prescription cortisone like clobetadol cream and use it twice a day for two weeks, rest one week, then repeat if necessary. Read more

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Small cluster itchy but sore red bumps on palm of hand?

Small cluster itchy but sore red bumps on palm of hand?

Contact dermatitis: From your brief description, it is likely you have allergic (vesicular) contact dermatitis. Have you had contact with any new lotions or metals (eg. Nickel) on your palms? Read more

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Hi I have itchy red bumps which are small all over my hand till a lil below my wrist, can it be scabies?

Hi I have itchy red bumps which are small all over my hand till a lil below my wrist, can it be scabies?

Could be: And can be something else, need to be examined, cannot be diagnosed with limited information and without visual inspection, you can see your doctor or ask for a virtual consult on HealthTap at the least, good luck Read more

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Burned hand by spilled hot tea. Put mustard imed. No blisters, but raised tiny very red bumps. Will I be ok? Help? Healing time? Type of burn likely?

Burned hand by spilled hot tea. Put mustard imed. No blisters, but raised tiny very red bumps. Will I be ok? Help? Healing time? Type of burn likely?

You will be ok.: Depending on how long ago you had burnt, you will need to apply some things to prevent from getting infected. If mere redness it is very superficial we cal it first degree burn. If you develop" blister"; do not poke it or remove it for it is protective. Read more

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Painful red bumps on knuckles. Happening on &off for years. What could this be? It doesn't itch, its not dry skin, nor is it hard in nature.

Possibly eczema: Dermatology relies on visual clues more than any other field. Several diagnoses come to mind, but small details in the presentation will define the lesion. Read more

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Red bumps on my elbows and knuckles, what are they?

Red bumps on my elbows and knuckles, what are they?

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 have uveitis. Lately I've been noticing the red bumps on my knuckles and I'm wondering what they are and if they are related. They do not hurt/itch.

I have uveitis. Lately I've been noticing the red bumps on my knuckles and I'm wondering what they are and if they are related. They do not hurt/itch.

Maybe: Uveitis is often part of a systemic disease. Autoimmune diseases, sarcoid, infections such as TB can all be related to uveitis and can have skin or joint manifestations. You should see a doctor familiar with these problems. Read more

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I have non itchy, red bumps on my elbows, knuckles, knees, and thighs. Not allergy or psoriasis. Had a fever last week don't know if it's related. What could it be?

I have non itchy, red bumps on my elbows, knuckles, knees, and thighs. Not allergy or psoriasis. Had a fever last week don't know if it's related. What could it be?

Viral rash: Many viruses can cause a rash in addition to other symptoms such as fever and cough. Many of these rashes are not specific or characteristic enough to identify the virus. The viral rash itself is not usually serious. But it is very important to make sure the rash is not part of a serious infection such a meningococcal infection. If you have any concerns then contact your doctor immediately. Read more

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What is it? I have red bumps over finger and toe joints, finger/toe tenderness to touch and cold hands. Sometimes knuckles turn purple

What is it? I have red bumps over finger and toe joints, finger/toe tenderness to touch and cold hands. Sometimes knuckles turn purple

Many things to consi: Many things to consider including a variation of arthritis, myositis muscle things, and a variety of rashes. Would ask your physician to evaluate or send you to a rheumatologist and/or a dermatologist. This may be very simple or it might be a complex issue. Read more

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What could cause red bumps on the back of the hand?

What could cause red bumps on the back of the hand?

Dermatitis: It may be some forms of dermatitis when you are in contact with in your environment. It is not possible to tell you at this time. You need to see doctor for better evaluartion on your question. Read more

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What should I do for itchy red bumps and swollen hand?

What should I do for itchy red bumps and swollen hand?

Infection: This sounds like a possible infection - you really should see a physician for further evaluation and possible antibiotic treatment. Read more

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I have red bumps on my arm. They itch and have spread to my hand.

I have red bumps on my arm. They itch and have spread to my hand.

See doctor: For evaluation and diagnosis in order to treat it. Could be dermatitis, shingles,,,,,,,,,,, Read more

Red Bumps (Definition)

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