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Itchy bumps on hands and hive like areas.

For about five months now I have had these tiny clear bumps on my hands and wrist. Sometimes they itch so bad they feel like they are on fire. Recently I have been getting these splotches on my thighs, hips and lower abdomen that look like hives. So now I have the itchy bumps and the hive like raised areas. What's going on?
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i often have those clear bumps on the inside of my left ring finger and recently the palms of my hands and the bottoms of my feet since it's spring and i've been walking around in sandals.  it sounds like contact dermatitis, which is just an allergic reaction to something you've touched.  the fact that you said you're getting hives on your stomach and thighs leads me to believe that you touched or ate something you were allergic to.  places like these are not uncommon for hives to appear, as they are some of the warmest spots on your body (the waist of your pants causing heat, etc.).

i would suggest putting a hydrocortisone cream from the drug store on your hand and taking an antihistamine like over the counter claritin or benadryl and seeing if that clears up the hives.  if not, definitely talk to your doctor.

hope this helps!

LS
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i have they bumps all over my left hand. Where the redness is is were the bumps are. Im not quite sure what it is but i would really like to find out.It has not spread to my wrist yet, but it is working its way. It starts itching so bad that i feel like i will neverstop scratching it. Afterwards the pain will come and shoot all through my hand. I rub alcohol on it all the time and put aveeno itch cream on it. Please do you have an advise for me.
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Hi,
You are experiencing an allergic response to some allergen in your environment. Both the bumps and the hives may be  differing manifestations of a common allergen.

Hives are red, itchy welts or swellings on the skin that often come in clusters.Hives can appear anywhere on the body, cropping up either in one small area or covering large patches of skin. They most often occur as part of an allergic reaction. No one lesion lasts more than 24 hours, but new ones may continue to appear until the condition resolves.
When an irritant comes into contact with your body, your immune system sends chemicals, including histamine, to fight it. The sudden spike in histamine levels can cause an outbreak of hives in the upper layers of the skin. Hives are often caused by a hypersensitivity to:
•Foods (commonly eggs, shellfish, nuts, berries, dyes, or other additives)
•Drugs (any drug can touch off an allergic reaction, although allergies to penicillin, sulfa, and aspirin are especially common)
•Pollens and plants (nettles, poison ivy, poison oak, and so on)
•Animal fur
•Insect bites or stings
•Exposure to heat, cold, or sunshine .
Other potential triggers include physical exertion or exercise, stress, illness, chemicals, cosmetics, textiles, and pressure from materials rubbing against the skin.

To soothe itchy skin, try cold compresses, calamine lotion, a cool shower, or a tepid bath with a few tablespoons of cornstarch (the kind sold in drugstores) thrown in.
Try an over-the-counter antihistamine to reduce your body's response to the irritant and to relieve pain.
Hives will usally disappear on their own in about 4-6 weeks' time. But they may recur again.
ref:http://www.myonlinewellness.com/topic/hivestreatment
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For several years now(this started on feet)I have had LARGE hive-like...whelps on feet and hands. They start to itch and burn...then swell so bad I can hardly walk or use my hands...At first my podiatrist(I had been limping on one foot because of heel spur)thought I'd torn something loose and fluid built up in arch of my foot...so he put a soft cast on it for 5-6 weeks...WELL, it now happens to both feet and hands too...The pain gets so bad I can't take it!...have went to one more doctor since...she ran test could't find anything wrong...but actually saw it and was shocked...HELP ME PLEASE...Donna
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I am having the same issue on hands and feet it is horrible - I was looking on the internet and found this link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyshidrosis

Take a look maybe it will help :-)
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okay I am a 13 year old girl and 3 days ago i noticed tht i was getting bumps on my hand. It was night and the place where i was staying had a kitty tht was jumping all over me. I thought it was dirty so I just washed it and took some benedryl. I have 3 cats and they have never bothered me before. I still have had them and is wondering what they are. If you think you know what they are please tell me i am scared!! :( Thanks
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