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Small, red, itchy bumps on hands and fingers..

Okay, about one month ago a small red, itchy, sore bump came up on the lower part of the inside part of my thumb. At first I thought it was a wart, but now its skin colored and really rough. Around one week ago, another bump came up on the lower inside part of my finger. This one is very sore, and because it is right in the bend of my finger it is always hurting. It's pink, slick, very itchy and very annoying.
I would really appreciate it if you could help me figure out what this is before my next appt. with my dermatoligist, which isn't for another year.
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Hi,

This could be a fungal infection, eczema, dermatitis, or due to sweat dermatitis or bacterial infection. This could also be an allergic reaction to some substance.

You should keep your hands clean, wash them frequently, apply calamine lotion to help soothe the lesions, and take oral antihistamine medications for the itching.

Are you exposed to any chemicals at work?

You would have to consult your doctor for a confirmed diagnosis - eczema would need steroid local application creams, a bacterial infection would need an antibacterial and a fungal infection would need an antifungal.

Let us know if you need any other information and post us about how you are doing.

Post us about what your doctor advises.

Regards.
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I have this too.  I used to only get them in the summer on my fingers when it was hot, but this year I got them on my finger pads and around my knuckles.  I thought this was strange as it wasn't hot this year and I've been working in chillers so it's not like my hands have been very warm.
Also, normally they go away after a couple of weeks, but this time they've spread so I've got huge red bumpy bits mostly concentrated around my knuckles and trailing up my left index finger.  They've stopped hurting now, but they seem to have lost a lot of sensation and go purple even in mild cold.  I'm not sure if this is something to be particularly concerned with?
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OMG I really thought i was the only one!!! I have had these small itchy and they even hurt at times bumps on my fingers and palms on and off for about 15 years now and it would usually happen in warmer weather but now i get them year round!! i have also now just this week got lilttle red dots on my elbows and some seemed to be on my knees last night!!! I really hope it is not eczema.. thats what derm told me it was on my hands but then why does it come and go??? to weird!!
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this small bumps that you have on your fingers are probably coming from and allergic reaction to something your eating or touching or it could be a heat rash because at this moment i have the same red little bumps on my fingers and its irratating and the best thing to do is not scratch it and expecially try to not go in the sun alot and keep the temperatures around you at a moderate tempewrature because like i said it could be a heat rash I also have the bumps and i go to the doctors on the 31 of may and right now its spreading onto my other hand and everytime i get in the heat it gets redder and more swollen and when im out of the heat the bumps just look like l,ittle white specks on my fingers so just to be save dont scratch and stay out of the heat
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I have had these same bumps on only 3 fingers and 2 knuckles on my right hand that come and go and itch like crazy they also leave dry patches of skin that crack and hurt. I have had this for a year now. My dermatologist said atopic eczema. I know a lot of you are saying no sun however my Dr. said ubv photothreapy (chance of skin cancer) and it seems to work and I notice that when I go tanning (tanning bed...live in Alaska no real warm sun here) on a daily or every other day basis it goes completely away and when I stop tanning for a week or longer, it comes back.

I also use Cetaphil several times a day only on the affected areas. I will mention that I also get this, minus the small bumps in my ears and is horribly annoying....that has not gone away ever as the tanning bed light doesn't reach in my ear canal.

My Dr. gave me a perscription Clobex (lotion) and Hydroxyz (oral) for the itching and warned me to only use the Clobex 1-3 times a week.

These are things I have tried that didn't work.....

Coconut oil
Bag balm
Fish oil 2400 mg 2 times a day
5000 ui vitamin D-3 one time a day
over the counter lotions
Changing my diet as I eat a lot of food cooked in curry.
Yeast infection medicine

I have tried countless other things not mentioned to no avail. As I stated the only thing that seems to work is the tanning, which I may add is expensive here...30.00 for 5 tans. What ever you do don't itch it and dont pull the dry skin off as it becomes very painful and takes a long time to heal if you do. Let me also mention my age....I am 46 and the Dr. said the as you age your skin starts to break down and then bad things happen...LOL
I wish you all the best of luck with yours and if there is something that worked for you please post it.

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Oh and I forgot to mention....keep your hands out of water as much as possible. Water irritates mine and makes it worse. I use kitchen gloves to do my dishes and clean the bathroom. My Doc also advised to glove my hand while showering. And Tar soap doesn't really help either.
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I have gotten these on maily my index finger and occasionally my middle finger for mor than 15 years. I'm 32 now and haven't been able to figure out a pattern. Sometimes I'll go a whole year without a flare up and at other times maybe it will continue for a few months in a row. I did notice last week before I had any bumps appear that my joints in my index finger were very sore and stiff and within a few days they showed up!

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