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Why Do My Hands And Feet Itch
Itchy hextremities: Can be caused for the following reasons: 1) diabetes, 2) eczema, 3) seasonal allergies or 4) vascuar problems. If you try otc zyrtec (cetirizine) or Hydrocortisone creams without relief, then make an appointment with an immunologist or your pcp to have your blood checked for type 2 diabetes. If that is normal, then you may need to see a vascular/cardiologist to assess your bloodflow. Don't delay! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possibilities: The more common causes for blisters on the feet include: fungal infection, (dyshidrotic ) eczema and contact or allergic dermatitis. The smell may or may not be associated with any of these but usually related to bacterial overgrowth. See your dermatologist to find out which of these it might be and to make sure it is not some other less common cause. ...Read more
Any number of things: Can do this. Carpal tunnel syndrome, neuropathy, or even nerves being blocked at the spine can cause burning. Of the things that can cause neuropathy, diabetes is the most common. Vitamin deficencies can do this also. Best to speak with a health care provider for further advice! ...Read more
Not random: There is always a reason for swelling. It seems random to you most likely because you have not discovered what is responsible yet. The usual suspects are diet, salt intake, positional, exercise related, arthritic, vascular disease, cardiac problems.....If you have ruled out the obvious ones then i would suggest seeing your primary care physician. ...Read more
Hyperhydrosis : Hyperhydrosis ( excessive sweat) can affect the hands and feet. There are many many causes for this too many to list or get worried about but you should see your family doctor and voice your concerns. Treatment may involve topical agents, medications taken by mouth, injection of a drug such as Botox or even surgery. If you go beyond topical application then a specialist will likely be needed. ...Read more
Hello. : Hello. I will address one aspect of this question. You may have a condition called restless leg syndrome. This can occur during sleep and may be a cause for awakenings or can occur during the day time. It may cause you to fidget, bounce your feet or legs, cross and uncross your legs and to squirm in your chair. Although the cause is often not determined, it can be a side effect of some medications. ...Read more
Early peripheral neu: You could have a condition known as peripheral neuropathy, meaning problem with nerves. It could be caused ny diabetes, heavy alcolhol consumption, exposure to chemotherapy agents, low back disc problems or what we call 'idiopathic-we do not know. If it persists, it is a good idea to get worked up by a podiatrist or internist. ...Read more
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