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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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I have bumps all over my for arms. My it itches and my hands itch.

I have bumps all over my for arms.  My it itches and my hands itch.

Rash: Rashes are hard to diagnose--sometimes when you are looking at them. Impossible to diagnose without even seeing them. You need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Hives on both hands, small bumps and itches for no reason, what can cause this?

Hives on both hands, small bumps and itches for no reason, what can cause this?

Palm or dorsal: If on palmer side r/o drug reaction. Or hyperhydrosis i. E block sweatglands , you can take claritine, wash hand often , 1% h-c cream or pure aloe can help. ...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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Got a blister like bump on my hand. I popped it and clear liquid came out but now it looks like blood n there. It hurts and itches wut could it b?

Got a blister like bump on my hand. I popped it and clear liquid came out but now it looks like blood n there. It hurts and itches wut could it b?

Ganglion: This is probably a ganglion, a fluid-filled cyst. Popping it can cause it to bleed inside, and is rarely helpful. Sometimes popping it can introduce infection. If it starts getting red, you need to have professional look at it. ...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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Should I see a rheumatologist? I have really swelling in my hands that comes and goes. Recently I have a bump on my one knuckle that burns and itches.

Should I see a rheumatologist? I have really swelling in my hands that comes and goes. Recently I have a bump on my one knuckle that burns and itches.

Angioedema: Description sounds like angioedema that typically occurs in association with hives (in some cases). Let your primary care physician know about this, or see an Allergist or Dermatologist. This is sometimes caused by an environmental trigger. Treatment starts with a long-acting antihistamine. ...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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I have a rash on top of my right hand, itches, feels really rough and dry.There are also little white bumps, n my veins when I scratch it. What is it?

I have a rash on top of my right hand, itches, feels really rough and dry.There are also little white bumps, n my veins when I scratch it. What is it?

Dyshidrotic Eczema: This is a condition that can be chronic in nature. It usually starts with small white bumps under the skin which can progress to scaling of the skin. The palms, soles, and sides of the fingers are often involved. It can be extremely itchy. Prescription strength cortisone will help alleviate the symptoms. ...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 had this irritation on my hand for a few weeks. Its first started as little itchy red bumps now it's a big red blotch that itches when I wash my?

I have had this irritation on my hand for a few weeks. Its first started as little itchy red bumps now it's a big red blotch that itches when I wash my?

Hard to say: Difficult question without a picture, but hand eczema can look like this and is common. Usually pretty itchy but can get painful if there are cracks or open skin. Treatment is topical mid potency steroids and avoidance of irritants. ...Read more

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Constant itchiness from red bumps for over a month, on hands/arms/thighs/legs (is not getting better, itches every day), what could it be?

Constant itchiness from red bumps for over a month, on hands/arms/thighs/legs (is not getting better, itches every day), what could it be?

Many possibilities: The only way to find out is to have a doctor look at the rash. If you tried over the counter itch cream and it hasn't cleared this up, it's getting worse and a month has gone by, call to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Bump on the knuckle that's white and itches, what could this be?

Bump on the knuckle that's white and itches, what could this be?

Many possibilities: Bumps under the skin could be as a result of different reasons of which could include an ingrown hair, acne, infection, abscess, or an allergic reaction to various things like detergents or soaps or to medications. Have it evaluated by your physician to 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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I have small red bumps on my wrist. I've had them there for about 10 days but it only seems to be spreading throughout my wrist. It itches a little.

I have small red bumps on my wrist. I've had them there for about 10 days but it only seems to be spreading throughout my wrist. It itches a little.

Your age?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. Knowing your country or state helps, too. Age, location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, and we expect it of you! ...Read more

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Small bump in between fingers at the bend of my ring finger. It doesn't hurt but itches sometimes & is red. What could it be? Should I call a doctor?

Small bump in between fingers at the bend of my ring finger. It doesn't hurt but itches sometimes & is red. What could it be? Should I call a doctor?

If it bothers you : Then yes go see your doctor. Could be a bug bite. Could be a dry area that splits. You can try over the counter antibiotic ointment or colloidal silver or calendula cream and see if that helps. If it does not, then be seen. It will give you piece of mind. ...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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What does a brown recluse spider bite look like I have a bite on index finger and the skin is coming off. It burns and itches, has little ant bite type bumps

What does a brown recluse spider bite look like I have a bite on index finger and the skin is coming off. It burns and itches, has little ant bite type bumps

A : A brown recluse bite can have different appearances. There can be almost no signs of the bite or there can be a dark escar (scab) with surrounding white tissue (that is dead). In some cases the brown recluse's bite can be necrotoxic and cause very severe damage. It can large amounts of skin to die and can eat into the muscle as well. This type of reaction is usually associated with fever, muscle and joint pain and feeling very ill. I can not diagnose the cause of your symptoms. Brown recluses are actually very little and non-descript looking. If your skin is sloughing off your finger — do recommend that this be medically evaluated. ...Read more

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A small recurring red raised bump on inside of my wrist. It itches. Hydrocortisone cream helps. Bump lasts a couple of wks. It returns in same spot?

A small recurring red raised bump on inside of my wrist. It itches.  Hydrocortisone cream helps.  Bump lasts a couple of wks.  It returns in same spot?

Contact allergy: This suggest that the area is still exposed to a contact allergen such as the metal in the watch band or bracelet. The only treatment is avoidance. Another possibility is what we called nummular eczema which may be treated with a cortisone shot injected into the site. See dermatologist to find out. ...Read more

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Bumps on my feet n hands itching my feet raw?

Bumps on my feet n hands itching my feet raw?

Dermatologist: This could be a condition called dyshidrosis. A dermatologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you for this symptom. ...Read more

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I have these itchy fluid filled bumps all over my body. It first started on my hands and has now spread all over. The itching is horrible.

I have these itchy fluid filled bumps all over my body. It first started on my hands and has now spread all over. The itching is horrible.

See doctor ASAP: It sounds like you're having some sort of fairly severe allergic reaction or other skin disease. Are you on any medications, especially a new one recently? This should be professionally evaluated ASAP. In the meantime, don't pick at them; try to keep the blister-like bumps intact as best you can. ...Read more

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I have a weird itch on my hand, but no bumps, rash or any other visible mark. What could the itching be?

I have a weird itch on my hand, but no bumps, rash or any other visible mark. What could the itching be?

Contact: A contact allergy could result in itching initially without any visible rash. Diagnostic testing would includ a patch test to determine an etiology. This requires 2 visits 48-72 hours apart without wetting the back. The symptoms can be controlled with topical and oral antihistamines. You can temporarily suppress symptoms with a non sedating antihistamine — zyrtecor allegra (fexofenadine). ...Read more