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02 Aug 2006

Small "blisters" on hands
Not sure if this is going to make sense. Lately I've been getting little blisters/spots on my palms. Especially my right hand (I'm left handed). It starts with a slight red bump and develops into something that looks almost like a little blister but it sits more like under the skin i.e. it's like there is a blister under the skin and a red bump on top. The bump is itchy/sore and one that I scratched became -|- and now I have this dry patch. If I push down on the bumps it's quite a sharplike pain. Where there are clusters of these things on the joints of my fingers it' hurts a little to bend my finger/close my hand. They are very small, pinhead size.
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skindoc

01 Jan 0001

Most likely you are suffering from eczema of the hands. Eczema may be caused by something coming into contact with the hands. Persons suffering from asthma/hay fever may develop eczema of the hands. Sometimes no cause can be established. A fungal infection of the feet should be excluded. Patch tests to diagnose contact dermatitis may help. These tests are carried out by most dermatologists.
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