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Why are my hands always red and raw?

Why are my hands always red and raw?

Dry skin: Sounds like the skin of your hands are very dry and that you may be prone to eczema. Soap can be very irritating to the skin so I would focus more on restoring the moisture with water followed by a layer of aquaphor or eucerin 2-4x/day. I often recommend getting a moisturizer that comes in a pump bottle since it is easy to use. Putting moisturizers in the refrigerator can be soothing. ...Read more

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Hands red raw from using bleach, what should I do?

Wear gloves.: Obviously you should wear gloves when using any type of cleaning agent. Bleach is very toxic to your skin and hands. I would recommend that you apply some vaseline type onitment and then put on a glove to let is work on your skin. You may have to do this for a week or so to let your hands heal. ...Read more

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Why are my hands red raw and blistering?

Why are my hands red raw and blistering?

See dermatologist: A number of things can cause this; what it sounds like is a contact dermatitis vs. A dishidrotic eczema. A dermatologist will be able to evaluate and help pinpoint likely exposures that led to this, and provide appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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About once a month my hands get dry, red, raw, and peel leaving my hands in pain. Sometimes my hands will get very warm also, is it a nickle allergy?

About once a month my hands get dry, red, raw, and peel leaving my hands in pain. Sometimes my hands will get very warm also, is it a nickle allergy?

Only if: This happens from 1-3 days after contact with nickel or whatever other agent you may have been using once monthly. Since there is no itching, it points more to an irritant reaction. ...Read more

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When I was a child the palm of my hand was red raw and sore. The skin would flake off and it was itchy. The ball of my foot also did it. Cause?

When I was a child the palm of my hand was red raw and sore. The skin would flake off and it was itchy. The ball of my foot also did it. Cause?

Possible allergy: It could have been an allergic reaction to something coming in contact with both your hands and feet. It could have been a type of eczema called dyshidrosis. It's unlikely that it was athlete's foot, which doesn't typically affect the palms, especially in children. Without seeing the rash, that's about as far as I can take it. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have hand redness?

What does it mean if I have hand redness?

Could mean 100s: Of different things. Question must be considered in context of complete history and phys exam. ...Read more

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What could cause burning inside the top of my hands off and on that leaves redness?

What could cause burning inside the top of my hands off and on that leaves redness?

Likely dermatitis: This sounds like a contact dermatitis from a substance you're coming in contact with like a hand cream or soap or a set of gloves you are using. See your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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There is a redness on the palms of my hands most of the time. What is causeing the palms of my hands to be Red most of the time?

There is a redness on the palms of my hands most of the time. What is causeing the palms of my hands to be Red most of the time?

Mutiple causes: You really need a complete physical exam and blood testing: sometimes this is involuntary vasomotor instability (similar to blushing); however it can also be related to other issues. ...Read more

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What could cause redness and burning sensation on top of my hands?

Burning hands: On the hands the most common causes of redness and burning are chemical irritation of some sort. It can come from soaps, creams, solvents at work or cleaning agents, medicines, possibly something like poison ivy, rarely from a systemic disorder like vasculitis. ...Read more

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What causes itchy and tingling with some redness in both hands at age 54?

What causes itchy and tingling with some redness in both hands at age 54?

M.any things: Red, itchy and tingling hands @ 54 most likely are the same reasons they happen at 24, 34 etc... Have you used a cleaning product without gloves? Taken a new medication? The fact that it is both hands would seem to rule out a lot of bad things. Look for what has changed last. A good place to start. Good luck! ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my hand redness?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my hand redness?

Hand redness: Hand redness can be from infections which usually require a physician visit since it would be painful with swelling. Mild skin redness can be lots of different things such as mild infections, inflammation, dryskin/eczema, reactions to meds/detergents. Try a gentle aveeno (oatmeal) cleanser, otc steroid cream with a thick emollient such as aquaphor if no change see a physician. ...Read more

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I cut my hand on a bronze statue. The wound bled but stop on its own. It has been 18 hours There is redness. Is it infected?

I cut my hand on a bronze statue. The wound bled but stop on its own. It has been 18 hours There is redness. Is it infected?

Too early: The redness you see after 18 hours is likely just inflammation. Infection, if it occurs, will be evident in 2-3 days. If it is progressing, have a Dr examine ...Read more

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Pain in rt hand small finger for month. Pains while bending the finger. No sign of redness or deformity. No history of injury.

Old injury: It is likely that this could be a consequence of an old injury that went unnoticed. Inflammation or injury to the tendons is probably the cause of ongoing pain. See a hand physiotherapist. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with two puncture holes in the top of my hand with a little redness around them. Could this be a spider bite?

Yes, quite likely: Yes, it is very likely that you have a spider bite or some type of bug bite.

I would watch it closely, and if any redness starts spreading, immediately seek medical attention, as you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is redness in palm of hands related to liver disease?

Is redness in palm of hands related to liver disease?

Actually yes: The thenar and hypothemar eminences are likely to be selectively red if the liver's going bad, or in hyperthyroidism. ...Read more