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What Causes Red Scaly Knuckles
The back of my hand especially around my knuckles and lower fingers is red and the skin is scaly. Could this be caused by wearing vinyl gloves?
Knuckle Pads: Knuckle pads are benign, asymptomatic, well-circumscribed, smooth, firm, skin-colored papules, nodules, or plaques, located in the skin over the dorsal aspects of the metacarpophalangeal (mcp) and interphalangeal (ip) joints. A history of repetitive trauma related to sports or occupation is often present. ...Read more
Is it wedding ring rash if the dry scaly red rash is only on knuckle and on top of the finger not around? Not itchy. Cleaned rings & still came back.
Maybe an allergy: Your doc can test for such allergies. If so, you can get a jeweler to coat the inside of your ring w/clear solution or you can use clear nail polish. Peace and good heath. ...Read more
Back of my left hand but not fingers is red and scaly and has a few little raised red lumps not itchy but like hot pain what could it be and treatment?
Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause a skin rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
New mole? Have a small scaly brown bump appear on hand. Itched for a few days and is now sore to touch and red around it. History of atypical moles.
Have it biopsied.: Anyone with a history of atypical moles who develops new moles with scaliness and itching should have it biopsied. The redness around the mole may represent inflammation from scratching it or more remote possibility of an infection. See your pcp or your plastic surgeon. ...Read more
What could be the cause of knuckle pain in the index finger without redness or swelling. I have bulging disk that I am being treated for...
Dry knuckles with very small cuts with scaleyness plus red blotches. What causes this. Its never happened to me before?
Knuckles got some red swelling, she used candle wax to decrease swelling and it helps. Is it ok? What are the causes? Should it be a concern?
Causes of swelling?: There are many possible causes of swelling, pain and/or redness of the knuckles. These include overuse, sprains, arthritis (wear & tear and rheumatoid are the most common), infection and injury. Candle wax may provide temporary relief by warming the joints, but, due to the high risk of burns, in my mind, it's not OK. If your arthritic joints are bothering you, by all means, consult a doctor. ...Read more
I don't know what caused it but my index finger hurts around the nailnthe cuticle to the first knuckle is red and swollen what do I do to make it bette?
Paronychia is the: Term for an infection that develops along the edge of the fingernail or toenail. Try warm soaks for 15 minutes in a 50% solution of antibacterial soap in water. Do this three or four times a day. Paronychia is usually caused by common skin bacteria entering the skin around the nail that has been damaged by dishwashing, other irritants, or finger sucking. If it does not improve, see your doctor. ...Read more
Painful cracked & dry knuckles, red, burning on one hand only. Happens every fall & winter but only on right hand. What would cause this?
Eczema will get you: At a very young age, and it continues throughout your life. Sometimes a certain lotion or chemical in the lotion will make it worse. Try to use different unscented moisturizers, even prescription ones, to see if it would help alleviate the problem. I would put the moisturizer on several times a day. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
What causes skin to turn red and if forms like red spots and it burns a lot but it mainly stays around my left hand around the knuckles?
Eczema: Usually a rash like this is eczema. Frequently limited to the hands and sometimes associated with exposure to solvents / detergent or metals. ...Read more
Atopic Dermatitis: What you are describing is probably atopic dematitis or "eczema". This is a dry sensitive skin type that can be affected by dry winter air. Simple measures include no soap, bathe every 2-3 days only, daily moisturizer like curel. In some cases, medications are necessary/helpful. Consult your pedi. ...Read more
HAND ITCH: Only one hand? How long had it been. It could be something you are in contact with. New soap? Work materials? Gloves? Hobbies? Be a detective. Do you take any oral medications? ...Read more
I have a red scaly odd oval shaped rash on my leg, just below the knee. This occurred after I fell on a concrete step last November which caused a hem?
Rash: It is almost impossible for us here on health tap to tell what the rash is because we can't see it. Your best bet is to go to the doctor and get specific treatment for this rash. ...Read more
Will a dark spot remover OTC for under the eyes work to remove redness on my hand caused by psoriasis?
Hand spot remover.: This depends on the contents of the spot remover. However, it is my opinion that it will not help. ...Read more
Fungus: A type of athletes foot.Get a more detailed answer ›
What are possible causes of the redness, swelling and small blisters on the fingers of my left hand? The affected area is the end of the fingers.
Possibly infection: More information is needed to determine the cause. What is the color of the fluid in the blisters, clear, colored? Is it painful? Redness and swelling are signs of infection and infections of the hand can spread rapidly. This can be a viral or bacterial infection, or possibly a contact dermatitis (irritation of the skin). However it is not something to wait and watch. ...Read more
What causes non itchy red scaly circular patches on arms, legs and back, but is not psoriasis? Skin on circular patches usually hardens and falls off
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. It's not possible to tell because there are many diseases that look the same. ...Read more
My ankle is super swollen. I have a rash. Its itchy, red, and scaly in some parts, small blisters also. I think its eczema. Could this cause inflammation?
What causes the bottom of your stomach to become a itchy, peeling, red scaly, rash to appear? No change in soap, detergent, etc. I'm using clobetasol NT wrk
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation. You probably need a biopsy but the area needs to be re-examined at least to see what test needs to be done. ...Read more
I had strep throat took abt and now I have red bumps on my left palm that do not itch but causes skin breaks that get scaly?
Scarletina...: Some strains of strep that cause strep throat also secrete a toxin that can cause skin things to go on. One of these is exactly what you are describing - the cracking palms. You can also develop a fine red rash on the body - that's what your great-grandma used to call scarlet fever. As long as you have taken your antibiotics as directed, this will pass and you will be fine. ...Read more
Which other STD can cause itchy, scaly red patches on neck & Peripheral neuropathy? Neg for hiv, hep b/c, herpes, vdrl upto 6 months after exposure.
No STD: No STD causes these symptoms. You have no infection from any sexual exposure. ...Read more
HIV?: Nope. Not in any way.Get a more detailed answer ›
Many possible causes: There are many causes for pain at that location. It is important to undergo evaluation with a specialist with experience evaluating and treating these issues. Infection, inflammatory diseases, and trauma are some of the causes of swelling and redness at this location. ...Read more
The knuckle of my index finger hurts when I bend it (burning/pulling feeling). Comes and goes. No redness or swelling. What is it/how to heal?
Varies: There are multiple potential causes and I would not hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis. Among the more common causes is a synovitis of the lining of the joint capsule if that joint. If not contraindicated, trying an NSAIDs when it is symptomatic may be of some benefit. ...Read more
Awoke with raised red welt and surrounding redness on thumb knuckle with partial numbness. Does not itch or hurt.
Just a guess:
SOAK and cover with Baking Soda Paste
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more
I have sharp pain in the side of my index finger, below knuckle. Pain comes and goes in waves. No redness or swelling. I did not injure it.
Could be arthritis: Arthritis pain is not uncommon for getting in the 40s… Especially if you have been used to hard work… This may also indicate a nerve irritation which may be in directly caused by arthritis fo arthritis pain is not uncommon for getting in the 40s… Especially if you have been used to hard work… This may also indicate a nerve irritation which may be in directly caused by arthritis spur. ...Read more
I have aching pain in my pinky finger. No swelling/redness. Worse in the cold. Slight bump and I get a sharp, stabbing pain down tip into knuckle.
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