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Old 03-21-2001, 10:12 AM   #1
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Reoccuring itchy,bumps on fingers and a toe?

OK, does anyone know what this might be? Several red,itchy,burning bumps on my fingers and one on my toe.They appear and over the course of a few days start to dry up and peel,then go away. Several weeks later they appear in the same spot. This has happened 4 or 5 times over the past few months. Any idea what it is? They look and feel like a bug bite but they occur in the same spot.

 
Old 05-14-2002, 08:26 AM   #2
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Re: Reoccuring itchy,bumps on fingers and a toe?

hey,

I know this post was about a year ago, but i just read it in hopes that it is related to what i have. and your description sounds similar to mine. I get the bumps mostly on my forearm including my hands, and sometimes on my feet. they feel itchy like bug bites, and to an extreme, would be red, swollen, and feel hot. i went to a dermatologist about it. i got a biopsy done, and the test only showed that it's some sort of allergic reaction. but to what????? i have been getting these bumps now for the past 3 or 4 months, and it's really bugging me. i would get a new bump a week or so, or after one heals, i would get another. sometimes it would occur in the same spot, sometimes, it would pop up in a new spot. i am stressed over this. has anyone else had any experience with this?

thanks.

 
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Old 05-14-2002, 08:58 AM   #3
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Re: Reoccuring itchy,bumps on fingers and a toe?

Check out the link below on eczema which can flare up intermittently and can be brought on by stress [including lack of sleep], heat/sweating, allergies [esp. inks and paper - books, newspaper, photocopiers, fax, printers, money], or the loss of protective coating/moisture on the skin [i.e. by handling paper or certain moisture-robbing fabrics].
<A HREF="http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/eczema.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/eczema.html</A>

The standard treatment for eczema is a topical corticosteroid or an anti-histamine [anti-itch] ointment available over the counter [OTC]. If the eczema is very painful with much blistering, you may need a prescription strength. Keep in mind that blisters, whatever the cause, should always be kept clean and not be broken. Intact skin is the body's major defense against infection. Caution: steroid ointments thin the skin. This means that prolonged use will actually cause damage to your skin and may increase your chance of infections.

 
Old 05-14-2002, 09:16 AM   #4
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Re: Reoccuring itchy,bumps on fingers and a toe?

thanks, but i'm not sure if it is eczema...wouldn't my dermatologist have known that without having to do a biopsy? even the biopsy didn't say that i HAVE eczema.

 
Old 05-14-2002, 02:02 PM   #5
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Re: Reoccuring itchy,bumps on fingers and a toe?

omg I get the exact same thing on my fingers! I think I know how I get it. Everytime I start exercising.. they start to appear. I'm not sure what to do. Am I suppose to not exercise? It's a win/lose situation for me.

 
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Re: Reoccuring itchy,bumps on fingers and a toe?

Hey you guys??? Tell me about these bumps! My friend gets little patches of what look like tiny little clear blisters on the insides of his fingers from time to time. Doc can't seem to figure out what it is. Is this what yours look like?

 
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Re: Reoccuring itchy,bumps on fingers and a toe?

that doesn't sound like what i have.

i was at my derm today and she said it looks like some sort of bug bite with an allergic reaction. it starts with a dot (i guess where i was bitten), and it gets red all around it and swells up, sometimes, it streaks a red line, and it is terribly itchy and hot to touch.

now i'm wondering what could have bitten me. and from where???

 
Old 05-17-2002, 02:29 PM   #8
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Re: Reoccuring itchy,bumps on fingers and a toe?

Your condition may not be eczema; however, after several years of derm consults, my condition - clear fluid-filled recurrent bumps on hands and feet - was finally diagnosed as eczema. Eczema on other parts of the body looks quite different from eczema on the feet [soles] and hands [palms] incl. between digits.

The symptoms are extreme itchiness/burning which increase as the spots proliferate. The individual spots are usually circular or oblong and quite small -about 5-6mm radius for the largest.

In my case eczema has been triggered by exercise [esp. when the sweat does not have a chance to evaporate properly/quickly enough], chemically treated paper [the old fax rolls and NCR paper are worst], most printer inks, some fabric pre-treatments* as well as by extreme fatigue [being generally run-down, lack of sleep, etc.]. *Synthetic and cotton clothing sometimes has a special chemical "finish" that can cause allergic reactions. If possible, try to keep a record of what you wear as well as what you eat - this may help uncover a possible sensitivity/allergy.

Some of the MedLinePlus articles include illustrations if you want to narrow down the possibilities.

 
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Thanks for that info, Jay! Going to check out MedLinePlus now! <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">

 
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