| | Extreme Itching and Needle-like Pain in Hands
This question is for my dad. My dad has been experiencing extreme pain and itchiness on his hands and feet. He also has sores that are scabbing and peeling on his hands and feet as well. Underneath the skin you can see little bubbles of fluid mostly on his finger tips. This has been going on for a year it seems. He describes the pain in his hands as a feeling of sharp needles. He also describes extreme itchiness on his hands and feet. With the itchiness we have found that him holding cold ice packs helps relieve the itchiness.
This constant pain keeps him from going out and doing the things he used to do.
My dad has gone to at least two doctors and has seen a allergist. They have taken tons of blood samples and everything always comes back normal. He did recently get a CT-scan and found that he had a kidney stone. While he was passing the stone he said he hands temporary seemed to clear up. Not sure what to make of that. But the symptoms have returned regardless.
We are at a loss and feel helpless. It is just a mystery and no one has any answers for us.
He is 49 years old and we have two cats and a dog if that matters.
Has anyone experienced anything like this? Not even sure what category this falls under.