Tiny painful bumps on fingers - no itching or liquid
Ok, I have seen similar versions of this problem all over the web, but no answers that match my problem. For several years now, I've been getting tiny (zit-sized or smaller) slightly raised bumps on my fingers and palms. The do not hurt if left alone, but are painful if pressed or touched at all. They do not itch at all. I have tried to pick them out, thinking it was some sort of splinter, but I never find anything (no liquid/pus at all, and no object or thicker mass). Even when I have dug deep down and assumed I must have fixed it, it came back in the same spot a few days later. These spots last anywhere from a couple of weeks to months. When they go, there is no scabbing or peeling or anything like that - they just disappear. They don't tend to cluster. The spot itself if slightly red, but it starts out skin colored and only gets red when irritated.
These things are not a major problem, but because they hurt they make writing, cooking, etc. quite literally a pain. Any advice would be appreciated.
I get the exact same things. I call them stress bumps, because they seem to come in cycles, and usually when I'm under more stress than usual. When they go, I sometimes notice a small patch of skin that is slightly shiny and wrinkled, or puckered. Then that goes away as well. Right now I have them on my left hand, which is new, and one on the top of my palm, where they used to be mainly of my fingertips.
I don't have any advice, but I feel better knowing I'm not alone, so hopefully it helps you too. Good luck!
From the symptoms that you have mentioned,it can be due to dyshidrotic eczema.
Wash the areas several times with fresh water. Do not use any cosmetic products at the sites. You can apply some calamine lotion at the rash as it will help in soothing the skin. You can take some OTC oral antihistamine medications like Benadryl or Claritin and see if it helps.
For mild-moderate eczema a weak steroid may be used (e.g. hydrocortisone as dermacort), whilst more severe cases require a higher-potency steroid (e.g. clobetasol propionate, fluocinonide).
Eczema can be exacerbated by dryness of the skin. Use good quality moisturizers to prevent moisture loss from the skin.
If still the symptoms do not improve then pls get a clinical examination done by a dermatologist.
Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep us posted on how you are doing or if you have any additional queries.Kind regards.
I got rid of my painful bumps by putting athlete's foot medicine on my FEET, NOT MY HANDS. Wash your feet twice a day at first, using CLOTRIMAZOLE CREAM between the toes, or probably any anifungal cream. If your painful bumps are the same as mine, they will start to disappear in a day or 2. I continue to use the cream EVERY DAY after showering, with no more bumps on my fingers at all.
Rite Aid pharmacies have a pretty good price on their own brand of generic cream in the foot section.
My father, who is a doctor, says the bumps on the fingers are called an ID REACTION, whatever that means.
I get them too - tiny little lumps - the size of a pin head or smaller, mainly towards the finger tips. They are only ever singular, not forming clusters, but i may have several on each finger.
There are painful to touch, and often 'zing' when touched similar to when you have a small slither of glass or a splinter in your finger.
Mine are only slightly darker than the surrounding skin, and they never itch. Piercing them with a pin never reveals any fluids or foreign objects. After a few days the painful bump goes away of its own accord, and the skin tends to peel around the site.
I think it may be a form of stress-induced dermatitis, but cant find anything definitive.
I have one now and its killing me! Weird thing is, I used some lotion that I've been using for awhile now by Smith&Nephew (works great by the way) and it just popped up! The comments before me have helped some but my OCD wont let this thing stay on my finger much longer so I either have to take a chunk off my finger or see a doctor but I cant wait that long so someone please help!
Why put the lotion on your feet. I feel stupid that i am willing to do that but the sores on my fingers are sooo irritating. They hurt when doing stuff and i am always doing dishes, homework, cleaning. So I really am up to try anything, did you do this and it worked.
I know your post was three years ago, but I'm responding to you anyway. I have the exact same symptoms. Small, red, painful blisters that feel like glass when you touch them. The weird thing with me is that I only wake up with them. I never get them during the day. My doctor thinks it's dishydrotic eczema. I'd get a few here and there on one/a few fingers, and it would callus and peel in a few days. It was tolerable. I've had them for 10-15 years. Two months ago, I had my first BREAKOUT. 35-40 blisters all over my fingers (not on my palms, mostly knuckles and joints). They clustered, which they had never done before. My hands were swollen and painful, and I couldn't even hold a toothbrush. My doctor gave me Halobetasol, but it didn't work. I went on 80mg of Prednisone, and it knocked it out within HOURS! I was on the Pred for about two weeks. Eleven days after being off of it, the blisters came back. So I went back on the Pred again for three weeks. A week after being off of it, they came back again. My doctor didn't want me to continue taking the Pred because of it's side effects. He instructed me to use EpiCerum (prescription) as a hand moisturizer, and put the Halobetasol on any blisters and cover them with a BandAid 2-3 times a day. It helps the superficial blisters, but I tend to get many deep blisters on the joint/bend of my finger. They're beyond painful and almost feel like they're down to the bone. I wish there was a cause and a cure for this, because it's really starting to effect my life. Once one starts to go away, I get three more... You don't realize how much you use your hands until you can't!
hello ma'm actually i'm facing some situation like this since three days i see some bumps on the tips of my fingers and why touch it they are painful and when i scratch them they are itching and more there are present at very little depth from the skin not at very top surface to squeese or pinch them, mention me a very good medicine available in INDIA and which is fast curable.
ok, so I have (hopefully had) something similiar and looking around thought initially it may be pomholyx but have decided that is not the case. Middle Finger hurt at the center of the finger tip ( raised center of your fingerprint if you will,) hard underneith and painfull as if there was a tiny sliver or shard of glass embedded in my finger and the skin had grown over it in a bit of a raised calous. Last night in an attempt to dig out what i knew must be a sliver of glass, I saw what appeared to be a white spot in the center after I cut off the caloused layer that had built up. Using pressure with my thumb to stop any bleeding, I worked at the white center dot (know thinking it was possibly the core of a wort??) and a small amount of pus like you would see in a zit started coming out. I asked my wife to then squeeze it and more came out (not infection type material, but again more zit like.) I put Neosporin over it, a bandaid and called it a night. This morning I could still see a small white spot in the center and the finger still hurt so I asked the wife to squeeze again and low and behold a hard white sac pushed out that was filled with zit like matter (sac was size and shape of a very, very large sesame seed.) There was now a hole in my finger tip and it started bleeding pretty good, but the pain and irritation has started to sunside. WHAT THE HECK WAS THAT?!?!
I have something along these lines. It only happens on my finger tips. They way I describe them is deep, painful blister-like lumps/bumps in my finger tips. I get them all around my finger tips on both hands, but they are not clustered, they're skin-colored always, but if I rub on my finger where they are it feels like a burn does after a while, only on a much smaller scale. They're about the size of a normal small blister, or a freckle.
I do have dry skin, but I try to wash my hands several times a day and use proper moisturizers. Not many I've found actually help my skin, so any recommendations would be great! I'd love to know what this is, and how to treat it. It feels like I imagine getting callas's when learning to play guitar feels. (Pardon any misspelled words)
I have been getting these as well. The majority of mine are around my nail bed, where the cuticles are, but on my skin. They feel like blisters and like a burn. I thought for a bit that maybe I had been too rough on when I filled my nails but this was proven wrong when I got more of these bumps all along various fingers. Also, for about a week now, I have had a lot of pain on the inside of one of my fingers right at the first joint. I can feel a bump but it is definitely MUCH deeper then the rest of them. I truly think that whatever is affecting my fingers (both hands, although worse on my writing hand) is something I am allergic to and this is the response I am getting.
I'm so sorry to hear what you're going through. My boyfriend unfortunately, is going through the same exact symptoms. It started on one hand and now it's both. Have you found an actual diagnosis? And if so what are you taking to get rid of the bumps?
I got one of these soon after my gut nearly went toxic from a round of antibiotics. It appeared while I was trying to get my gut bacteria back to normal levels.
I did two things right after one of these painful little white dots appeared:
1) I took some concentrated acidophilus.
2) I put vinegar on the spot, waited 20 seconds, and then rinsed the vinegar off with water.
Within 15 minutes, the spot went away without any trace of it left.
So my theory at this point is that it's likely a graham-negative bacteria of some sort. It's likely floating around in the bloodstream and probably kept in check by good gut flora. maybe try monitoring your gut health and see if there's a correlation.
i wish people like you wouldn't post in medical forums. some of us actually need help.
ive got a small, deep, clear bump at the tip of my index finger. it hurts when i press on it. no wart remover, cutting or exfoliants have helped. I may end up going to the derm, because its very painful to the touch, and i use my index finger for everything!
I know it's been almost a year since you posted JDalton110, but I understand what you're going through, because I've recently been knocked out of work by it myself. As you said, "You don't realize how much you use your hands until you can't." If you haven't had any long-term success with a cure, I may be able to help some.
The first time I had a full-blown episode, the dermatologist told me to remove all chemicals from our house. That took the outbreak down to half. The rest of it did not clear up until I went to a natural health doctor, and he put me on an anti-candida diet. He wasn't necessarily saying I had candida overgrowth, just that that specific diet would help with gut issues which are often connected to skin problems.
It worked. The dermatitis left. It did not reappear with similar intensity for seven years! Usually, when I did have a small patch of it, I could connect it to "cheating" on foods I don't normally eat anymore - refined flours, refined sugar, and other processed foods or excessive intake of sweets.
I haven't quite figured out what happened this time yet, but there are several areas we are looking at. We do know that stress exacerbated the breakout, but the initial problem may have been a reaction to tinea unguium, a parasite, possible Lyme's disease, or contact with chemicals in horse manure in the garden . . . We don't know yet. These are just the ones we are trying to narrow down at this point. I've been on a nearly Paleo diet for over a month now, and that didn't have an impact, so I don't think it's food this time.
For those of you with broken open skin or cuts from rubbing the itchy parts of your skin, ALOE VERA and OLIVE OIL have proven to be wonder cures for me. One night, when the rash had spread to my face and was burning painfully, so I couldn't sleep I went and got a large piece of aloe vera and applied it all over my face, concentrating on the "burning" parts. I felt like my skin was greedy for more and more. When I had harvested most of the gel, I laid the moist inner leaf on the worst parts and fell asleep that way.
My face was much better in the morning. After that, I tried it on my hands and arms with the same great results. One night, when my hands were extra broken open, I actually bandaged a leaf to each palm and slept like that all night. It was one of the best nights of sleep I had in a long while. Within one to two days, all of the open cracks and sore spots where I had applied the aloe were healing over.
During the day, I found that the aloe vera would dry and feel too "crunchy," so I would follow its application with olive oil. Of course, this made me unable to do much with my hands, because they were greasy, but I wasn't able to use them for pain before that, so it didn't matter much. My skin is almost all the way healed up now. I did end up using steroid cream sometimes if the bumps began to return and itch again, but I found the aloe and olive oil so soothing that I was MUCH less tempted to rub or scratch my fingers and hands than before. I hope this helps some of you.
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