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Very Red Hands
Gentle skin care: Hands often become dry and irritated in the winter and may become red as a result. Now that spring is here, your problem may improve. Regardless, you should practice gentle skin care, as in minimize hand washing, use gentle soap (like cetaphil), and moisturize frequently. For very dry hands, use something thick enough that it needs to be scooped out of tub or squeezed out of a bottle. ...Read more
Small red bumpy spots on hands feet very itchy then dry blisters started feet then palms now arms and legs severe itching?
Red bumps on arms l: It seems like you have some kind of ongoing contact dermatitis and you need to be evaluated by you physician.If it was viral illness which can present like you describe, but that clears up without any tratment.In your case description you got spread to your arms with otching which makes me think it is some kind of contact or allergic dermatitis, you need to see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Skin on hands and arms cracks severely especially on palms fingers and nails skin on arms turns red and splotchy. Painful and itchy.
PPlease see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Dry skin: Sounds like the skin of your hands are very dry and that you may be prone to eczema. Soap can be very irritating to the skin so i would focus more on restoring the moisture with water followed by a layer of aquaphor or eucerin 2-4x/day. I often recommend getting a moisturizer that comes in a pump bottle since it is easy to use. Putting moisturizers in the refrigerator can be soothing. ...Read more
Not much to go on...: Without more information even a clairvoyant may be stumped, but i've seen this at times in an allergic reaction - hives. If it stays localized, it's not too serious but it can suddenly spread. If it spreads to internal places and includes swelling it can be, quite rapidly, very dangerous. If you can take benadryl, (diphenhydramine) take a dose now. It may go away. If not, go to urgent care or er. They'll handle it. ...Read more
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). The irritant nature of some chemicals means that hand eczema is particularly common in people with jobs involving cleaning, catering, . ...Read more
With the cold weather lately, my skin is very sensitive. Welt looking bumps on my back and elbows & skin turns red easily when itched. Normal?
Cold urticaria-hives: Urticaria is an allergy-like condition that occurs when your body reacts as if to stop a foreign infection. When exposed to cold you break out. Other get it from sunlight, citrus, or a viral infection. It's a histamine problem, so OTCs like cetirazine or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can block the effect. The spontaneous marks are hives, the marks from scratching is called dermatographism. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Toes are swollen and purply, red colour. rest of feet normal colour but swollen. Spots inbetween/under toes. Sometimes gets hot and itchy. Help?
Athlete's foot: From the sounds of your symptoms, especially the itching may indicate a fungal infection which refers to "Athlete's foot" When there is an inflammation of the skin it can discolor and usually becomes itchy. This can and does cause the toes to swell as well of the rest of the foot to swell. There are topicals that work rather well for this. The generic name is Terbinafine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining the lesions. ...Read more
My hands (mostly fingers) will suddenly turn bright red. Random fingers will be ice cold and others burning hot. My legs and feet get red patches too?
Raynaud's Phenom?: What you're describing sounds a little like Raynaud's Phenomenon - a blood vessel disorder that causes your fingers and toes to become red, then often pale, and sometimes blue as the blood flow becomes interrupted. It is common for this to follow exposure to cold conditions. If this is the case, it will likely require eval by a doc. Good luck! Hope this helps! ...Read more
Dermatitis: There's a good chance that your skin is reacting to the paint thinner. Avoid chemical contact and see if skin gets better. If this is related to your job then have employer provide you with gloves and see your doctor to document this occupational illness/injury. ...Read more
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