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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?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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Dry knuckles with very small cuts with scaleyness plus red blotches. What causes this. Its never happened to me before?

Dry knuckles with very small cuts with scaleyness plus red blotches. What causes this. Its never happened to me before?

Excessive dry skin: This could simply be excessive dry skin. Moisturizer adequately and see if it improves. If it does not see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Painful cracked & dry knuckles, red, burning on one hand only. Happens every fall & winter but only on right hand. What would cause this?

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

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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?

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

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What causes my baby to have scaly red rashes during the winter?

What causes my baby to have scaly red rashes during the winter?

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

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What coud cause my penis to be all red and scaly and dry?

What coud cause my penis to be all red and scaly and dry?

Balanitis: A yeast infection may be the cause of it, but you should see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes redness and swelling, tingling, burning, and itching in my hand?

What causes redness and swelling, tingling, burning, and itching in my hand?

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

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What is this red round itchy scaly patch on the neck and nape. Tried clotrimazole. It subsides but then goes back. What causes it? How to cure it?

Steroid cream?: The only way of diagnosing a skin lesion is to have a doctor look at it. But an itchy scaly patch sounds like it could be eczema or psoriasis. Using a steroid cream would help if it was. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Will a dark spot remover OTC for under the eyes work to remove redness on my hand caused by psoriasis?

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

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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.

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

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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

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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

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

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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?

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

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There is pain in the knuckle of index finger with swelling and redness. What should I do?

There is pain in the knuckle of index finger with swelling and redness. What should I do?

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

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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?

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

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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

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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.

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.

Bumps aren't normal: There on your pinky. Do you mean nodule? Circulation may be an issue during the cold weather. Discuss this with your PCP so s/he can evaluate you further and see what can be done for treatment options. ...Read more