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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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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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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