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My hands and feet have severe itching it just started when i went to bed

My hands and feet have severe itching it just started when i went to bed

Itchy feet: Take a look at you feet to see if you have any scaling or redness in the areas. This could be a fungus (tinea pedis) /athletes foot. ...Read more

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What to do if I have severe itching, throbbing, inflamation with bumps on hands and feet?

What to do if I have severe itching, throbbing, inflamation with bumps on hands and feet?

See a dermatologist: These symptoms are too serious to ignore. Consult a dermatologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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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. ?

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

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Small red bumpy spots on hands feet very itchy then dry blisters started feet then palms now arms and legs severe itching?

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

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Does Vitamin D deficiency cause severe itching and eczema in hands and legs? Or could it signify an issue with the liver?

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

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What causes severe itching on the wrists and feet?

What causes severe itching on the wrists and feet?

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

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What could cause severe itching on the sole of the foot and underarms? No visible rash

What could cause severe itching on the sole of the foot and underarms? No visible rash

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

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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?

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

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I have severe itching on the hands but no rash , why?

I have severe itching on the hands but no rash , why?

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

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Hi. Rash or rash on son two years old. The legs and hands. This severe itching?

Itchy rash: Your son's rash needs to be examined, it may be eczema or something else. Contact your pedistrician. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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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

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

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Severe itching to legs and feet and red lumps, what is this?

Severe itching to legs and feet and red lumps, what is this?

Contact Dermatitis?: You may have an allergic condition like contact dermatitis or it could be something else.Meanwhile you can take some over the counter med like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to stop the itching till you see your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My body itches a lot especially hands and my feet, but I have failed to know the cause. Pls a advise . Thx?

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

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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?

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 Rash: 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

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My hands and feet itches on the inside?

My hands and feet itches on the inside?

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

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My Brother is has a rash and blisters on his mouth hand feet it itches and is painful what could it be ?

My Brother is has a rash and blisters on his mouth hand feet
it itches and is painful what could it be ?

Allergic reaction...: 20 y/o says, my brother has a rash and blisters on his mouth hand and feet and is painful what could it be? Sounds like some Allergic reaction to food/ medicine/ Drink Could also be Contact, though Contact is less likely. Take him to ER as as as you can. ...Read more

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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

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

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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!

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

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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?

Rash: Might be hives which look like a mosquito bite which are red, raised and intensely itchy. They can pop up on any part of the body. But i don't like the rash spreading to the scrotum. Maybe it should be seen just to be safe. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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Why does my palm of feet itches ?

Why does my palm of feet itches ?

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

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I have rashes on feet and my palm, it itches and bring out liquid, it's been on for 18yrs now.Pls help?

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

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The inner side of my pinky toe on my right foot is swollen and white. It hurts and itches but no sign of pus. Thoughts?

The inner side of my pinky toe on my right foot is swollen and white. It hurts and itches but no sign of pus. Thoughts?

It could be fungus: Tinea pedis (athlete's foot) is commonly encountered between the toes. The white discoloration might be moist skin, which is conducive to infection. Try a topical antifungal and use it as directed. If it is not better consult with a podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more

Severe Itching (Definition)

Intense uncomfortable sensation causing an ...Read more