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Tiny, painful bumps on hands only

Hi,

I keep getting on and off over the past 5 months tiny, painful bumps on my hands only. Usually on palms, inside finger joints or on fingertips. They are not itchy and are either clear or tiny red bumps smaller than a zit, and are hardly noticeable and only hurt if touched or pressed. Have no idea what they are and neither does my G.P. but he ruled out warts. Any ideas? They feel like a splinter (but are not). Sometimes only 1-2 are present but sometimes 12 appear.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.
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Hello,

The commonest cause is pompholyx eczema where the smaller vesicles have joined up to form a blister. Other possibilities are erythema multiforme, blistering dactylitis or herpes simplex.  Pompholyx presents as tiny blisters (vesicles) deep in the skin of the palms. My sincere advice is to get an evaluation done from a dermatologist. If it is pompholyx(strongly suggestive), then the treatment lies in antihistaminics, topical and oral steroids and emollients.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your dermatologist. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.

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Thank you... that was more info than I have hoped for! I will go to a dermatologist for exact diagnosis. Hopefully it can be resolved (I'm 5 months pregnant so not sure if I can take anything in the meantime) soon!
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my son-in-law and i had developed the same problem at the same time. he's an IT at the health/science center, so he asked a dermatologist about it.  she asked if he had a drastic change in diet recently. he laughed because our church was in the middle of a 21 day Daniel Fast. she asked "lots of whole wheat, starch and/or sugar?"  he confirmed yes, especially the whole wheat and starches. she said he had a yeast infection in the intestinal tract and recommended eating yogurt or activia to balance out the good/bad bacterias. i started on activia 5 days ago and have already seen a huge difference. the old spots are clearing up and i've not noticed any new ones in the mornings like i had for weeks. hope this helps you too :)
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Did you get an answer to this, I have the exact same thing you describe. Tiny dots, some are clear some are red, only hurt when pressed, went to a dermatologist who said they are not warts, they from a virus but didnt say what to do about it and didn't name the virus, they've never cleared up and i've had them for years, though they come and go
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Mine hurt when they come out and they have clear liquid in them and are red around the outside.
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Mine hurt when they come out and they have clear liquid in them and are red around the outside.
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I have the exact same thing. VERY painful and itchy. Has not went away and just keeps multiplying... :(
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I have the same thing, and my wedding is in less than two months
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The rest of my comment didn't post... I don't have insurance and I hurl if I eat yogurt so is there any other way to get rid of these dang things?? Please help!
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Dear TaxasRunt. This makes the so much sense. I too started a diet and cut out a lot of garbage and between the pimples/acne in the palms of my hands. I think you're totally spot on. I have lost 52 lbs but this rash keeps coming back. and it may explain a few other issues like having the shingles that just started a few days ago. Again Thank You So So Much. Eddie11755
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