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What Causes Severe Itching Of Hands And Feet
See a dermatologist: These symptoms are too serious to ignore. Consult a dermatologist as soon as possible. ...Read more
A few times a year, a rash appears all over my body, and I get severe itching at my extremities such as hands and feet, the top of my head. ?
Hives?: This sounds like an allergic reaction. You could try an over the counter antihistamine the next time this appears and see if you get relief within an hour or so. It would be helpful to get in to your doctor the next time it shows up. Identifying the trigger is key to avoiding it in the future. ...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 more
Does Vitamin D deficiency cause severe itching and eczema in hands and legs? Or could it signify an issue with the liver?
No: Vit D deficiency isn't a cause for eczema/itching or a cause for liver disease, can it be seen in people having those conditions? Yes, but not a cause. Vit D deficiency is usually related to insufficient vitamin D intake or insufficient sun exposure, a very common condition can lead to osteopenia or osteoporosis, (weak bones) if long standing, treatment is easy, good luck ...Read more
Itching wrists feet: Nothing in particular. Consider things you are touching or coming in contact with. If no answers present themselves, them it's off to the dermatologist you go. ...Read more
May be nerve...: Without a visible rash and/or break in the skin, the sensation of "itching" is nerve related. Keep track of what may be related to its onset - such as 1) did you eat something that triggered it?, 2) did you wear something that irritated the area?, 3) did you move a certain way that may have aggravated it? DISCUSS with your PCP too - sometimes may be related disease - like diabetes, thyroid, etc. ...Read more
I have had severe itching on the palmar side of my right index finger for years now. A painful "blister" pops up every so often. Any ideas to cause?
Itchy fingers: Several conditions can cause this. Eczema is a common cause of itchy rash on fingers. If a painful blister appears at intervals, it could also be a bacterial infection or a viral infection such as herpes, called herpetic whitlow when on the fingers. Please see your dermatologist when you have the blister. It can be opened, cultured for viruses and bacteria. Stains can also be done for diagnosis. ...Read more
Common: This is a common problem. You could be coming in contact with something you're allergic to, or a medication you are taking could be causing the itching. Or (more rarely) it could be a sign of an internal problem. If it just started, try one of the non-sedating antihistamines such as Allegra or claritin (loratadine). If that doesn't work, or you've had it for awhile, see a doctor to rule out internal causes. ...Read more
Itchy rash: Your son's rash needs to be examined, it may be eczema or something else. Contact your pedistrician. ...Read more
Redness and crusting on the back of my hands and legs. They have some small bubbles and often get severe itching. Any treatment for this?
Iam 29 yr old female since 2 yr 6mnth iam suffering frm pale patch on foot with severe itching around it and on it it is dry intial it smal?
Athlete's foot: The symptoms described may be tinea pedis (also known as athlete's foot). Typical treatment for athlete's foot is using a topical anti-fungal and control the itching. A online consult is advised as you can upload a picture and appropriate recommendations can be made for your specific condition. Decrease recurrence by treating shoes with antifungal powder and change out of sweaty socks. ...Read more
There is crusting on my feet and on the back it has some small bubbles and often severe itching. Any treatment for this?
Yes: It sounds like athlete's foot, a common fungal infection of the skin on the feet. Try using an over-the-counter medication like Lamisil (terbinafine) or lotrimin. Use the medications as directed, and if it doesn't improve or worsens, see your doctor. It might be another problem, requiring a different course of treatment. ...Read more
Hi Dr iam 29 yr old house wife residing in saudi arabia ,since past 2 yr and 6 mnth iam suffering from a pale patch on foot with severe itching dry
Let a doc look at it: People of a number of differen ethnic groups are at greater risk for certain types of skin cancer that tend to occur on the hands and/or feet. Color change can also be due to an issue with the immune system affecting pigment cells. If possible, have a physician take a look. Though simple explanations like a fungal infection can also explain your skin change, better to be clear about what it is. ...Read more
I suffer from severe itching in my whole body (my feet in specific) every now and then .. Sometimes after doing body waxing , and sometimes after bathing, what would be a possible reason
Possible allergy: You may be allergic to something in the waxing or to something in the bath water. ...Read more
My body itches a lot especially hands and my feet, but I have failed to know the cause. Pls a advise . Thx?
Eczema ??: Do your hands and feet get bumps, sometimes blister and peel or crack? And do you get rough itchy spots on your body? The answer for that would be eczema but really can't tell without seeing it. The problem could be as simple as dry skin that could respond to amlactin 12% moisturizer that you should be able to get on almost any pharmacy .See you dr for right diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I have a rash that is forming up all over my body, some areas itch some areas don't. My feet and hands are what itches the most. What is the cause?
Skin rashes can occur from a variety of factors, including infections, heat, allergens, immune system disorders and medications.
A diagnosis can be made with a skin biopsy. ...Read more
Many possible causes: 18 y/o Female says My hands and feet itch on the inside? There are many possible causes like Contact Dermatitis from touching something or applying lotions/ creams that one is Allergic to. Could also be Systemic causes like Diabetes, Hepatitis, Skin Disorders like Psoriasis, Smoking, Food allergies or even Nerves (Neuropathies) and life Stress. Best to see Dermatologist if Symptoms persist. ...Read more
My Brother is has a rash and blisters on his mouth hand feet
it itches and is painful what could it be ?
I have a rash on my legs back of hands tops of feet it is little prickly white bumps that itch what is it? It really itches
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
My wife suffers from liver disease and itches real bad on her hands, feet and lower legs. what remedies do you recommend ?
I have a very painful rash on both my hands & feet. Real bad on me toes and finger tips. It itches but hurts to itch. I need answers!
Need to see a Doctor: Skin rashes are a sign of serious medical problem. So you should go see a doctor first thing tomorrow.If you do not have a doctor go to an emergency room where you can see a dermatologist who can find the cause and give you the right treatment. ...Read more
Skin itch (no redness) started 2 yrs ago, feet & hands, then scrotum. It comes & goes. Now it itches more, puffy eyes and redness on neck. What is it?
My feet are itchy and burning after itching....and knees arms hands feet itches in night more...help me..i got red rashes after 2 days of itching..tq?
Clean, don't scratch: Clean the bedding well. Gently clean your body well too and wipe w/ diluted vinegar or witch hazel, etc. Use a hypoallergic lotion too. Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as directed. If you still suffer, see a Dr. You might need a lb test and/or a Rx anti-inflammatory. Try hard to not scratch! Avoid infection. ...Read more
My brother has suffered from very severe itching all over his body for about 8 years now. He itches right after bathing or when he sweats. ?
Cholinergic ?: If he has itchy bumps also, then it is called cholinergic urticaria which flares up after the body gets heated up then cools off. This can often be prevented by taking an antihistamine such as zyrtec (cetirizine). It may go away by itself with time but is not a serious health issue. ...Read more
Dry Skin, Fungus: The most common causes of itchy skin on the soles of your feet are dry skin and athlete's foot which is caused by fungus or yeast. Even if you do not see or smell anything odd, i'd suggest trying a simple over the counter anti fungal cream applied every day and see if the problem resolves. If not, see a doctor. Terbinafine and Clotrimazole are commonly available otc antifungals. ...Read more
I have rashes on feet and my palm, it itches and bring out liquid, it's been on for 18yrs now.Pls help?
Dermatologist: 18 years is a long time, i hope you were able to see a dermatologist for it, this needs to be examined to determine the problem. If you have not seen one, you should. ...Read more