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What does it mean medically when my left palm itches?

What does it mean medically when my left palm itches?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. 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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My sister is as and her palms and feet itches seriously. What could be the problem?

My sister is as and her palms and feet itches seriously. What could be the problem?

Many possibilities: It could be any of a variety of possible things including infection, drug reaction, and allergy. Have it looked at and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your right palm itches to where you scratch a temporary bump on it?

What does it mean when your right palm itches to where you scratch a temporary bump on it?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. 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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Rash that is all over my body. My palms too. Itches sometimes and gets really red after shower? Barely see it most of time.

Rash that is all over my body. My palms too. Itches sometimes and gets really red after shower? Barely see it most of time.

Small bumps present?: If you have noted small red and itchy bumps after showering, it may be from a condition known as cholinergic urticaria which occurs when the body temperature rises and starts to cool down. If this is what you have, this is not a serious condition and can usually be helped by taking an antihistamine before any activity causing a rise in body temperature. (exercise, stress, hot shower etc). ...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 all over my body and it still itches me even in my palms and fingers.

I have rashes all over my body and it still itches me even in my palms and fingers.

Rash: This rash would likely need to be examined and more history obtained to be able to provide you with useful input about the diagnosis or possible treatment. ...Read more

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Hi, I have had the swelling on the back of hand not palm for 3 days now, and it itches occasionally?

Hi, I have had the swelling on the back of hand not palm for 3 days now, and it itches occasionally?

Hand swelling: Hand swelling not due to injury or an insect bite and with associated itching suggests angioedema which is an allergic reaction. However this type of swelling generally subsides after 24 hours or so. For this reason I feel an insect bite is more likely in your case. If the hand swelling persists, becomes painful or develops redness, have a physician examine you for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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The palm of both my hands have been pealing little by little and small bumps that hurt when I pick at it for a week now and now it itches what is it?

The palm of both my hands have been pealing little by little and small bumps that hurt when I pick at it for a week now and now it itches what is it?

Dermatitis: Skin rashes are difficult to diagnose when seen, and almost impossible to diagnose over the computer. You have some skin eruption and non-specific dermatitis. See the Dr. For an evaluation, so the most definitive diagnosis can be made, and the best treatment will follow, Best wishes. ...Read more

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Having small on & off burning sensation on my palms & sometimes below my foot causing me to scratch since itches a lil 4 a wk. What can this be?

Having small on & off burning sensation on my palms & sometimes below my foot causing me to scratch since itches a lil 4 a wk. What can this be?

Itching in pregnancy: Thre are several causes for itching during pregnancy - and it sommonly affects the palms and soles. It's normal, but annoying. Try moisturizing lotion, and oatmeal baths. Avoid heat and hot baths. ...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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Help what is wrong with my b-girl my girl was bitten this past weekend. Not a mosquito. The bite was as big as her palm. It was hurting her, now it itches the bite was on her r.Outer thigh. She said that her inner r thigh is itching a lot. She has been with di

Help what is wrong with my b-girl my girl was bitten this past weekend. Not a mosquito. The bite was as big as her palm. It was hurting her, now it itches the bite was on her r.Outer thigh. She said that her inner r thigh is itching a lot. She has been with di

The: The skin lesion you are describing might be an allergic reation to an insect bite and she might be having an allergic reaction to it. Unfortunately skin lesions you describe can also represent a MRSA (methicillin resistant staph) infection. The symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea and chills make me more worried of the serious skin infection. Please realize that this can be quite serious. I hope she is still well at this time. She really should be seen by her pediatrician, or family physician as soon as possible to make sure this more serious infection is not a problem. ...Read more

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Can you get a blood clot in your palm she has a purple spot and she says it burns and itches?

Can you get a blood clot in your palm she has a purple spot and she says it burns and itches?

Broken blood vessel?: This sounds like a broken blood vessel, which can be quite painful when it occurs under skin that is tightly attached to the tissues below. It can happen from minor injury that just happens to hit the vessel in a certain way; even clapping can do it. If that's what this is, the pain will be pretty much gone within a few hours, although it will take a few days for the bruise to fade. ...Read more

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I developed a red itchy patch on my palm of my right hand, that has now developed small cluster-ish type bumps. The area itches but not intensely.?

I developed a red itchy patch on my palm of my right hand, that has now developed small cluster-ish type bumps. The area itches but not intensely.?

Dermatitis or eczema: It could either one of them, eczema ooze little bet. Try to see your family he will help with it. ...Read more

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My left hand in the palm has been sore for a couple days especially when I stretch it. Today a small bump appeared. It's not a bug bite but it itches?

My left hand in the palm has been sore for a couple days especially when I stretch it. Today a small bump appeared. It's not a bug bite but it itches?

Bump on palm: Hard to say for sure without an exam, but ganglion cysts feel like little bumps underneath the skin and sometimes they can be sore. If it's on the surface of the skin (you can see it with your eyes), it could be an inflammatory reaction to something - a bug bite, trauma, or something else entirely. Hydrocortisone cream can work well for itchy spots, and if not improving, get it checked out! ...Read more

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Hairline/hair is thining. Scalp itches and has dandruff. Palms of hands sweat, itch, and peel. Is it related? What is this?

Hairline/hair is thining. Scalp itches and has dandruff. Palms of hands sweat, itch, and peel. Is it related? What is this?

Hair thinning: Hair thinning and abnormal sweating is seen in cases of hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid). Your physician or an endocrinologist can evaluate you for this. Scalp itch may also be related but your beautician can also advise you about dandruff treatment and your hair care. ...Read more

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17 years old still suck thumb. Have a big lump on the palm of my sucking thumb, hurts but doesn't itch. Recently, new small bumps grew and it itches.

17 years old still suck thumb. Have a big lump on the palm of my sucking thumb, hurts but doesn't itch. Recently, new small bumps grew and it itches.

Find substitute: Seems like you've been going through a lot being only 17
your use of your thumb as a coping mechanism stems from child hood habit of using it to comfort you. You need to find a substitute or see a psychologist who uses hypnosis to leave the thumb behind because your an adult and can have a normal looking thumb again so it will look like the other one. ...Read more

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I took diflucan (fluconazole) pill 200mg on monday and now I have red itchy heated painful spot in the palm of my right hand and it itches and burn so bad?

I took diflucan (fluconazole) pill 200mg on monday and now I have red itchy heated painful spot in the palm of my right hand and it itches and burn so bad?

Fluconazole: It is unlikely that the palmar lesion is in any way related to the fluconazole, but the bes thing to do is to have this seen by a dermatologist or your psp and diagnosed after an exam. Good luck. ...Read more

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On my thumb around my fingernail it hurts and in the palm of my hand it itches sometimes even burn what can it be doc?

On my thumb around my fingernail it hurts and in the palm of my hand it itches sometimes even burn what can it be doc?

Thumb pain: If there is associated redness around the thumb nail an infection called paranychia appears likely. Treat with warm soaks but if redness worsens some pus may have to be drained by a surgeon. The itchy or burning sensation in the palm is probably unrelated and if there is no associated rash, irritable superficial nerve endings, possibly from some activities, may be the cause. ...Read more

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Left hand from pinky&side of palm up to center forearm twitches, numbs, itches and lose ability to grasp things for awhile. Twitching comes&go. Tingly?

Left hand from pinky&side of palm up to center forearm twitches, numbs, itches and lose ability to grasp things for awhile. Twitching comes&go. Tingly?

Ulnar neuropathy: Injury of the ulnar nerve can cause grip weakness and tingling/ itching/ sensory changes of pinkie finger ; palmar side of hand, and possibly referred pain/ sensory loss up to forearm. Deficits ; pain of nerve injury characteristically comes and goes. Have your neurologist check you out and make recommendations. Good luck! ...Read more

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Help my itching hands recently, (in past wk.) I have developed severly itchy hands. The area that itches is between the thumb and first finger, in the web area, and in the meat of the thumb on the palm side. I have tried soaking them in epsom salt, hydro.

Help my itching hands recently, (in past wk.) I have developed severly itchy hands. The area that itches is between the thumb and first finger, in the web area, and in the meat of the thumb on the palm side. I have tried soaking them in epsom salt, hydro.

You: You may be dealing with a fungal infection. Try an over the counter anti-fungal cream like clotrimazole; you can apply the cream twice a day for a week. If you do not notice an improvement then it may just be a dermatitis and you may need a stronger steroid cream. At this point you would need to be evaluated by your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my hand that itches?

I have a rash on my hand that itches?

Dermatitis: Also consider an elimination of any gloves, rubber/latex products, lotions, nail polishes, which are new or if you changed something recently. ...Read more

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If your hand itches and throbs what does it mean?

If your hand itches and throbs what does it mean?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. 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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What does it mean when your right hand itches all day?

What does it mean when your right hand itches all day?

See details: If there is not rash and the itching is limited to one hand, it probably means nothing. It could be related to stress. ...Read more

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Why does my hand where the bug bite is, hurt, is swollen, gets bigger, and itches?

Why does my hand where the bug bite is, hurt, is swollen, gets bigger, and itches?

Bugbite: You are having a reaction to the bite. This will often get worse for 2-3 days before getting better. If you continue to have pain and it is still swelling after 2-3 days be seen for a possible infection. All the best. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your hand itches after a blood test?

What does it mean when your hand itches after a blood test?

Granulocytes: It is part of CBC and would include neutrophils, basophils and eosinophils.
Other cells lymphocytes and monocytes are not granulocytes. ...Read more

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Side of my hand randomly itches like a little muscle has gone wild. How long to wait for it to stop?

Side of my hand randomly itches like a little muscle has gone wild. How long to wait for it to stop?

Varies: The symptoms will vary for different individuals. There can be inflammation without visible changes. Try cold for relief. If it develops rash you may need prescription strength cream to help resolve problem, . ...Read more

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So my moms hand has this one dark spot on it where there was a hole in her glove and she says it itches really bad?

Need more details: But given what you have said, I suspect she was working outside with gloves on, and now has a spot where there was a hole in the glove and the spot itches.

With those assumptions, I would suspect contact dermatitis, perhaps something like poison ivy or poison oak. ...Read more

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I have a bug bite but do not know what kind of bug and it itches and burns help and its on my finger and hand.

I have a bug bite but do not know what kind of bug and it itches and burns help and its on my finger and hand.

If red: And warm to touch you worry about infection and may be safer to have a course of antibiotics by mouth. Best to have a doctor look at it to determine what action to take. ...Read more

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My six year old is crying his hand itches/ burns what could this be what should I do it doesn't appear to have anything wrong what could this be?

My six year old is crying his hand itches/ burns what could this be what should I do it doesn't appear to have anything wrong what could this be?

Viral?: If he hasn't handled anything that is irritating, has not touched anything hot and has no findings when you look at his hand, it could be the start of a viral illness. Try a cool compress and just observe for now. ...Read more

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Today I got a bug bite thing that itched then turned into a little blister, I also got one on the side of my hand and itches alot. What kind of bite?

Today I got a bug bite thing that itched then turned into a little blister, I also got one on the side of my hand and itches alot. What kind of bite?

Hard to say: Often blistering is related to a spider bite, but can be caused by another insect. Tick bites usually cause a hard centre. Keep them clean, use a medication for itching, and follow up for any unusual symptoms. All the best. ...Read more

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Hi I have a big bump on my hand and it itches really bad and when I itch. It clear stuff comes out. And it stings when I touch or itch it. What is it?

Hi I have a big bump on my hand and it itches really bad and when I itch. It clear stuff comes out. And it stings when I touch or itch it. What is it?

Could be..: A couple of things, but without a picture of it or seeing it myself it's hard to say for sure. It could be an allergic reaction to something you came in contact with or a reaction to a bug bite. It could also possibly be a skin infection. I would recommend having your doc take a look at it to determine the best course of treatment. ...Read more

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My hands started tingling a week ago in my little finger. This has now spread to my whole hand and it itches. What could this be?

See a neurologist: Signs like this are usually from nerve root compression in your thoracic spine or elsewhere, but needs an evaluation to rule out other causes. Make sure you go to an urgent care center or ER after you make a plan with your GP on next steps, but don't wait! ...Read more