my girlfriend was digging in the closet, when she was done she found there was this weird white paint like stuff on her finger it spread a little bit like an acid burn and stung, there was nothing in the closet unsafe that could of donr this to hur, is it a weird rash or a food allergy, what should we do, her 2 fingertips look like they got dipped in white out, is it dry skin?
Hi, I'm not a doctor but sounds like she came in contact with something that left a residue on her fingers like that! I've had that happen before but just cannot recall as of this writing what did this to me. Of course, a wart remover type product will leave a white mark as you describe, but you mention she didn't come in contact with anything.
Hi, I was trying to google this same question because that same thing JUST happened to me but I have NO idea what it is from or where it could have come from. I am just wondering if perhaps, you or your girlfriend were able to figure out what it was? If I find anything out that may be an answer then I will definitely get back to you.
This happened to me as well. I watch it spread on the back of one finger (above the first joint on one hand) and on the index fingertip. It spread right before my eyes and was accompanied by a slight burning sensation...seemed like a chemical burn. Definitely some type of reaction to something. My question is to what?? Tried to wash/scrub it off with soap, water, and acetic acid (vinegar)...to no avail from what I could tell. One went away within 35 minutes. On the other, its been there for at least an hours. I just took some pictures, and looked at my skin under a USB microscope. I could clearly see that the white spots on my fingertip were BELOW the surface of the skin (which i why I could not scrub them off), and appear to be small clusters of CRYSTALLIZED material in the skin (which probably is what caused the pain/burning sensation). Perhaps this is uric acid crystallized?? which would make this a symptom of hyperuricemia or minor gout?? I did have a hangover this weekend after watching the Niners game. Don't know. Crazy.
I just had this exact thing happen to me too. It happened fast- two times now in the last four days- both times while trying on clothes-
happened FAST- and started to spread- looks like white paint- couldn't wash it off- and it BURNS. Only goes away on it's own. NOthing I could do helped.
I'm thinking it is from my white plastic hangers!
Maybe the plastic was not cured- I did recently buy a new pack of them. BUT who knows which ones they were- they're all mixed up in there now -- has there been any recall on hangers? I can't find it on the web.
Anyone figure it out yet?
I had this happen to me just minutes ago. I was cleaning the stove and suddenly my fingers on left hand started burning. Immediately after the burning sensation, white paint like substance appeared on the same fingers. I tried washing it off, but it only made it spread. I freaked out and immediately got on the internet to see if this was related to fiberglass exposure. I didn't know what else it could be. It seems to be going away on its own and no longer burning as much.
Same thing just happened to me. This is the second time. Both times it goes away on its own. I feel a tingling or pricking sensation just before I notice it. It's under the skin an followes the pattern of the fingerprint . Looks like paint but comes from out of nowhere and does not wash off. I took some pictures. It's weird. It just goes away on its own . A friend had the same thing happen to her. Maybe it's part of this DNA upgrade we are supposed to be getting ;)
This just happened to me and I found out that it was Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide I had in my freezer! It had tipped over and it was on some of the bags of food in my freezer. I had no idea where this was coming from because I didn't notice it right away the other times. so thankful my mom had mentioned that had happened to her and sure enough when I went to touch it in freezer my hands started to burn and turn white!
I had the same thing happen after moving and cleaning an office. Based on the pattern of your reports, it seems it's something that occurs when in contact with cleaning products. My guess is that you each were using the cleaning wipes (not the kind for face and hand) from maybe Lysol or something. Thats happened to me twice including today but still cant find an answer as to what it is. Weirdly though, I panicked and taped all my fingers so I dont touch my face and within 30mins, vapor somehow built up under the tape and when I removed them, my fingers looked good as new, like it NEVER happened. I quickly washed my hands n now am paranoid but the look super clean again. Anyone find out what it is and if its benign or not, please post here. Thank you.
Three of us had this this morning and after reading your post I see that it was the food grade hydrogen peroxide I had in the fridge which spilled near our cheese and everyone who reached for cheese got this white stuff on them I noticed mine was really itchy. It did disappear fairly quickly in a few hours.
This is happening to me right now, what really flipped me out is that I was just cooking with flour and thought it was that...but it wouldn't wash off.
After I saw it was spreading really fast I jumped on here and after realising that it was a chemical thing. I remembered I had also cleaned my hot tub with some chemicals and they would of easily spilt on my fingers.
I just hope this stuff goes away, it's really gross.
I found a cure!
I live in Australia, and here we have a soap called "solvol"
It's made from a tough grit and it's basically like a stone, it's made for working men with really rough hands that get beaten up during the day.
Anyway, it works!
The rash went away in less than 15 minutes.
That just happened to me today! My sister and I made sandwiches and suddenly both our hands broke out with white paint splotches that burned and felt like they were putting out heat. We tried washing them, scrapping at the skin- nothing worked. Then we realized the more we touched the bread, the more it burned. We didn't touch any chemicals, glues or anything unusual, just the bread. Started looking up allergic reactions to bleached flour (this type of bread had it sprinkled even on the outside of the crust) and we saw a lot of posts like this. It went away after about an hour or two, but it was really freaky! My husband didn't touch the bread or eat it and he didn't have any reaction. Never had allergies like this before, but I won't be buying bread with bleaches if I can avoid it. Yikes.
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