Hand Eczema Picture

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Get rid of/ help hand eczema?
    Ok, so here's the thing. As a kid I had eczema on my arms around my elbows. Doing the dishes was so painful and the soap would irritate it and make it itch and burn (so obviously it started at my elbows and covered lower parts of my arm too)
    The way I eventually got rid of it and soothed it was using my dads tattoo cream that he got to help it heal or whatever.
    A few days ago I woke up with itchy hands and had a few small lumps on a few of my fingers, due to the fact that my mother knows nothing about this kind of stuff I googled what it might be and after ruling out Scabies, I saw a few pictures and read symptoms and discovered it was eczema and I knnow its similar to what I had as a kid, but on my hands. I have started using gloves when I wash dishes, I wash my hands in cold water to help sooth when itchy and i put moisturizer on my hands but it is still spreading.
    So how can I get rid of this, keeping in mind that my mother doesn't care that I'm in pain and I can't go out and buy things for this.
    I need something that will work asap! I can't hold a pen and i have still got homework to finish off and I'm back to school this week so I need a quick fix!
    Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural remedies available on the Internet – some of them do work. For my eczema I use herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and then they stay clear for months on end.
      Try it: Champori doesn’t need a prescription and comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for you - it's free.
      Best,
      Max

  2. QUESTION:
    Is this eczema? (Picture)?
    http://s534.photobucket.com/albums/ee350/BesttFriendss/Julie/?action=view&current=DSCN3204.jpg

    It hurts, is itchy at times, and sometimes gets super red and swollen. It's also on my right hand in the same place. And if it is, what can I do about it? I've tried creams and lotions. Nothing.

    Thanks. :)

    • ANSWER:
      I have had hand eczema for over twenty years. My hands are the only place i get it, and that does look like what i get...The best thing to do is absolutely keep everything(water,soap,creams,lotions) off of the area, i know that's hard, but it is the only thing that works....

  3. QUESTION:
    Hand Swollen, Red/Brown. Hospital?
    About 3 days ago I woke up to my right hand being a light pink in certain areas. Myself and the Pharmacist thought it was an "Allergic Reaction", so right away I went to Benedryl and Ibprophen.
    Day 2. I still had it and it seemed as if it had gotten worse. It looked as if it was spreading. I went to the Dr. and he couldn't see any bite marks or anything that he could think of. Although, they did do blood work on me.
    Day 3. It got worse!!! I took Benedryl & Ibprophen, I bought a Medicated Anti- Itch Cream that helps out Minor skin irritations, allergic itches, rashes, insect bites, dry skin itch, hives & other skin irritations. I've been applying it as it directs me too. I'm scared that it may be something severe. It takes about 1 week or so to get my blood results back, but I can't wait that long.
    * I also did some research under " Hands itchy, swollen & red" and everything I read is about Hand Eczema or Hand Dermatitis, but the picture they illustrate looks nothing like what I have. * It's not dry, just swollen and a little bumpy from the minor scratches.

    • ANSWER:
      allergic or eczema sounds like a good guess especially with the itching.

      There's a picture of someone with hand eczema at expresschemist:co:uk look under Salcura Dermaspray If it's hand eczema then I'd recommend the salcura products to you. It worked dramatic results for our child, his skin is perfect now and it stopped the itch and healed the inflamed skin rapidly. Plus it's all natural and isn't messy, greasy or anything.

  4. QUESTION:
    red, cracking, dry skin, and itching on 3 fingers of 1 hand?
    chronic problem persisting 3 years. ive compared it to pictures of eczema and psoriasis and doesnt look the same. looks like chemical exposure like when you get alot of motor oil on your hands and it makes them crack and get dry. however even when any chemical influences are removed problem persists in the military and it only happens while over seas in korea or afghanistan... what do i do?

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  5. QUESTION:
    Please tell me what these bumps on my hand are!?
    I have these little light red bumps on my hand, that feel a lot like calluses and they are spreading. Right now there is one big cluster of them and now they are spreading all over, and when I touch them its a little painful. they are popping up out of my palms and they're not itchy but if i scratch them it hurts. please I don't want these things to spread any further on my palms and I've looked at pictures on scabies and eczema and this doesn't look as serious as those cases. please help me!

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  6. QUESTION:
    Is this eczema on my hands due to flare up on feet?
    I've always had eczema as a kid, now for the past year i had very dry skin on my left foot and i would scratch it all the time. I recently got a new bed, new mattress, sheets, frame EVERYTHING and since then my eczema seems to of flared up real bad. I think it might be coinsidence as my eczema on my foot has been there for over a year and just recently flarred up.. Anyways my hands and elbows and legs are starting to get real itchy, usually at night time (so my only reason would be my new bed?) i've washed sheets, changed them etc no difference. I went doctors yesterday and got prescribed fucibet steriod cream as my eczema on my foot is indeed infected and very painful. Anyways my hands have been itchy and are getting little spots on them, I'm moisturising them as unsure what it is and also moisturising legs & arms and putting my steriod cream on my foot as doctor said.
    Just wondering if its eczema, any suggestions?

    I can't really get a decent picture but i'm sure its eczema and as its early stages on my hands i just want to know best way to keep it at ease.

    I also had calmurid to use on my foot months ago before it got infected, it cleared up eventually but came back with revenge.
    http://tinypic.com/r/192frt/5

    here is link to picture of little patch on hand. There are other little dots on hands but this is the easiest part to take picture of.
    Note: Not taking picture of foot as i find it rather hideous to look at.

    • ANSWER:
      Dyshidrosis. I am studying this and this is why I haunt this board.
      There is a yahoo group with lots of fotos and info. dyshidrosis@yahoo.com.
      Yes, the two are related. But your foot infection may be fungal and steroid cream will cause a spread.
      You don't say how old you are. But if you are over 18, finished growing, you should quit all the other meds you are using and get a dermotolgist to put you on a 2 week oral course of Nystatin, if it helps but don't cure, repeat. If that does not work, to do a 90 day course of Toctino.
      This is a new protocol for eczema which is working wonders.
      Old dermatologists refuse to try it, which is a pity.
      In the Uk, bleach baths are given, (cut of bleach, 4% chlorine in a bathful of water) this kills off a lot of dermatophytes on the skin, and it is now believed that a lot of eczema is allergy to dermatophytes, or at least ...over-reaction of the immune system. Forget the 'auto-immune' story.

  7. QUESTION:
    What is wrong with my hand?
    I have worked at McDonald's for three years now. A lot of the time, I have done dish washing, and while I am allergic to most soaps and lotions, I have never had any major problems with the dish washing soap that is provided to the company. Lately, my knuckles and the surrounding area (mainly my left hand for some odd reason, have started to, I guess I would say scale, dry out and become extremely itchy and red. We have heating lamps above the fry station and sticking my hands underneath the light is agonizing, as is washing my hands with soap and hot water, showering, attempting to do dishes, and even just moving my hand on most days. I went without coming in contact with the dish soap for about two weeks and it healed... the first time, but after one day of doing dishes again, my hand is back to being this way. Only, this time, my hands have cracked from being moved and have started to bleed. I have tried many different types of Eucerine, Lubriderm, and now have some Aveeno baby lotion for eczema that I hope will help, any other suggestions would be appreciated.

    My question is, is this an allergic reaction? They have only changed the soap once in the three years I have worked there and it didn't bother me then, why, all of a sudden, is it bothering me now? Is it something else? Like a random eczema breakout? I would take a picture, but I can't capture how horrible it looks... the camera makes it look better.

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    Not sure why the random "they" is down there, sorry.

    • ANSWER:
      If you wear latex gloves during your shift regularly , it could be an allergy . It sometimes takes a long time for latex allergies to show up . The best suggestion is to see your doctor .

  8. QUESTION:
    I have tiny clear bubble like bumps on the palm of my hand, Anyone know what they are?
    Like I said they are tiny bubble like bumps on one area of my left palm. At first I thought they might be a cluster of growing warts but under a bright light you can see the tiny inside which looks like they are filled with water. I feel like it might be a problem caused by my sweaty hands. (they sweat more than average, but I wouldn't say any where near as much as Hyperhidrosis) This causes my hands to get dried out and we don't have soft water so everytime I shower (Everyday) it makes them really dry. They have not spread anywhere else even though I touch other parts of my body to wash. It hasn't even spread to my other hand which I have to touch to rinse my hands. It's not really noticeable unless you study my hands, but I'm worried it might turn into something that is not fun to get rid of. I'm going to see a doctor soon, but any help of what it is will be greatly appreciated.

    They are not painful, but they are dense. I honestly don't know they are there until I look at my hands. They are the normal color of my hand and are hardly visible. It is probably not eczema.
    If needed I can provide a picture, however they might not show on a camera properly.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't exactly know what it's called, but a lot of people at band camp got them. It's when you stay out in the heat and sweat too much. It's nothing serious, theirs always went down after a while. So don't freak out, it's just from sweat.

  9. QUESTION:
    Could this be eczema or dermatitis on my hands?
    It started on my toe after having athletes foot and a bacterial infection but now its on my hands and its really itchy. Is it eczema or dermatitis? Is it caused from an allergic reaction? What is it??

    Here are some pictures of my hands and toes -

    http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e187/aimes1987/Photo690.jpg
    http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e187/aimes1987/Photo687.jpg
    http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e187/aimes1987/Photo689.jpg

    • ANSWER:
      Eczema and dermatitis are two names for the same condition. Your web addresses failed to work for me.

  10. QUESTION:
    What type of eczema do I have?
    I've had eczema since I was a few months old, the doctors said thats what I have, at first I had it on my elbows, the back of my knee and my fingers. On my knee and elbow it comes and goes, but my fingers have always remained the same, I have been researching all the different types of eczema and looking at pictures of all of them, but for the life of me I can't find anything that looks at all like mine, even though mine is definitely eczema because that's what the doctor diagnosed, however he never sent me to a dermatologist:/ it used to go down my whole finger, front and back, 4 fingers on my right hand, 2 on my left, however in the past two weeks it has spread to the bottom of the three remaining fingers on my left hand, but it has never occurred there before! My fingers get cracked a lot, are quite painful, dry, extremely itchy, very wrinkled and my fingers are very wide and have creased skin folds, even though Im not fat, I promise you because the normal fingers were much much slimmer than the infected ones. I have bad asthma, tracheomalacia, bad hayfever in the summer, I used to get cold sites quite often and still do. Please help as I would like to know what I can do to help it!

    • ANSWER:
      You sound like a very allergic person! Firstly go and get allergy tested at a clinic specializing in allergies. Skin prick tests are better than blood tests. Your eczema is related to allergies and aggrivated by what your hands come into contact with.
      Use a moisturiser at least twice daily esp on your hands - don't use aqueous cream - get something good which contains at least 10% urea. Also use a good quality barrier cream on your hands - ask your pharmasist for this. Don't put your hands in very hot water, baths etc - hot water draws all the moisture out of your skin. Also keep your hands away from detergents - get someone else to do the dishes!!

  11. QUESTION:
    eczema help please :) ?
    i bought georges special dry skin cream and i have eczema like red patches on my skin and im wondering if this cream is any good or not and also i work as a cook in a kitchen and im wondering what other gloves can i use other then latax thats ok for my skin

    http://www.topnews.in/health/files/eczem...

    i have red patches like this on my arms and back of hands just like the picture please help and maybe give me some tips to get rid of this i went to the doctor and got steroid cream for my feet and i got rid of it right away but i heard there bad creams to use and also i am in mixed martial arts and wear boxing gloves and sweat what can i do about that please help me thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Consult your pharmacist, there are many good creams for eczema available over the counter.By what you said it sounds to be itchy - creams with cold tar and camphor are pretty good for relieving some of the itch and lubricating the skin.If the condition worsens then a dermatologist should prescribe an ointment with cortisone. About the gloves, ask your employer to check with the gloves provider for lined rubber or other gloves for you.Most gloves suppliers have these available at a nominal extra charge and your employer should be willing to spend this extra for your health.Goodluck

  12. QUESTION:
    I have Dyshidrotic eczema more info?
    What it is:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyshidrosis
    A picture of it looks like:
    http://z.about.com/d/dermatology/1/0/D/7/dishydrotic.jpg
    & http://images.suite101.com/726363_com_pompholyx.jpg
    &i went to walgreens last night &I asked the pharmacist what I have &she was like 'no, no its like fungus on your hands...so use lamisil.' &I did &it got those wierd bumps popped out a little bit this morning, but I have a rashy hand still...Do any of you suggest anything else for Dyshidrotic eczema?
    I think I got this because I got a reaction from using this rash cream, hydrocortisone anti itch cream.

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  13. QUESTION:
    How to controll my problem with eczema?
    When i was a baby somewere around then because i can't remember it my mum can i had the chicken pocks i'm 18 now and iv'e never had anything that causes an itch untill now (eczema) so it feels really, really wired to me and i tend to scratch alot ( please don't say ( STOP SCRATCHING that is really annoying like i don't know i'm not suppose to scratch ) if anyone has had no itchy feelings there whole life then 1 turns up that won't go away you will understand, the thing is it's not a 24/7 itch there is something that must be makeing it kick off and make me itch when i bath i use dove soap only, i've stopped using air freshners in my room and using body spray before i go out, i'm avoding rough clothes, i'm using creams all the time and doign what my doctor is telling me but it feels like im stuck, have not 1 clue what job people with eczema can get, embarrassed to go outside when it's hot because i cover up my body ( wear coat in the sun while people have no tops on ) and i have it on my face them two things are causing stress the most so i avoid them two as much as possible but it still comes.

    let me put a picture in your mind i'm relaxing just watching t.v with a cool temp ( works best with my eczema ) then all of a sudden i scratch my self like a giant spider has just jumped into my clothes i get an itch on my left hand, then right foot then half way up my back then my hair.

    What do you/did you, do to find out whats makein the itch start?
    Thanks willow =] i will ask my doctor about the stuff you use next visit.

    • ANSWER:
      I've had eczema all my life and I think its origin is stress (I have anxiety issues) so that maybe the cause.... I have just learnt to deal with it and I use topical corticosteroid ointment which works great (nothing else works). I have had eczema pretty much everywhere so i know how you feel

  14. QUESTION:
    Right back side of hand drys up and breaks into small cuts?
    God that title sounded worse then it is. But recently (around a year now) ONLY the backside of my right hand and wrist has been getting dried up and starts to sting, and just a week ago I found out why it's stinging theres small little cuts (slits) in the skin from it being so dry I guess.
    Now this comes and goes it's werid, it'll get to the point of stinging then in 3 days it'll be gone, then the next day it's back again.

    I have no idea what's causing it, I do use ALOT of soap (like I wash my hands 8 times a day) but I dunno if that it cause my left hand doesn't get it at all. Putting neosporin on the hand helps it alot but that's all I've done so far for it cause I didn't know what it was. I thought it might be food allergys or something but Ive no idea.

    I can't afford to go to a doctor really so I'm hoping to find some cream medication to fix this problem and try to diagnose myself, any suggestions on what it could be?

    Note: I've read about Eczema and seen alot of pictures, so I really don't think I have this, mine are more like normal slits in the dried up wrinkles of my hand and I only get a few, my skin doesn't get too red also it stays more of it's natural color but it does sting, and it does not itch at all. Also it seems to reoccur in the same spots on my hand over and over I.E the right side of the back of my hand, the lower left corner of my wrist, inbetween my index and middle finger.

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like you need to try using a product called
      Corn Huskers Lotion. I know..it is a strange name, but this stuff is the BEST thing to use on dry, chapped and cracking skin (hands and feet especially)
      It is VERY affordable too....
      Around .00 at walgreens for a 7 oz bottle. (which usually lasts me 4 months..I use it on hands, arms, legs and feet)..(may cost a little less at walmart)

      I have included a link to the reviews from people who have used this product...it is awesome!!
      Good Luck
      http://www.walgreens.com/reviews/pwr/product-reviews/Other/Corn-Huskers/p/prod7842-Lotion.html

  15. QUESTION:
    does anyone have eczema?
    I think I might have eczema. My younger cousin has it, and i have the same symtoms. It is red, itchy and very dry. At times, it looks a brownish color. It is on my hand, only on my knuckles. I saw some pictures on the internet, and mine is not that bad. I borrowed some cream from my cousin, and it went away. I stoped using it when it got better, but now it came back. Should I be worried?

    • ANSWER:
      I want to make this perfectly clear, ECZEMA IS NOT CONTAGIOUS!
      Yes, it can be an extreme pain at times, but you'll learn to deal with it.
      Try not using the creams (steriods) as the only make eczema worse in the long run.
      Try going to to walgreens and finding a natural moisturizer.
      Also, DO NOT take hot showers/baths they will make the eczema DISASTROUS! Always pat dry with a soft towel and put on moisturizer after the shower (when the skin is still damp) to lock in moisture.
      Also, always go outside with sunscreen.
      I know it's alot, but don't worry you're not alone. Many, MANY people have eczema. :]

  16. QUESTION:
    Dark rough spot on my hand in between my pinky and ring finger?
    A few weeks ago I noticed in between my pinky and ring finger, on both hands, there were slightly red spots that burned. It did not itch at all, It just simply burned a bit. I thought nothing of it up until today when I noticed that what were very light reddish spots not to long ago are now dark, almost black, really rough and dry spots. One hand is actually worst than the other. I viewed some pictures online of people who have eczema and it just doesn't look like what I have. Could it be really dry skin Or something more severe??? If so, What can I do for this or would I have to see a derm? Does anyone have or had this before??? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Could be a burn from some caustic chemical like bleach or ammonia or something from your work. Getting darker may just be scabbing or healing. If it doesn't go away you should see a dermatologist. In the meantime, try a good hand lotion like Theraseal (your pharmacist might have to order it).

  17. QUESTION:
    Is this eczema, dermatitis, something else? More painful than itchy.. -read more-?
    I can't link a picture, but everyone (no one with a medical degree or anything) who looks at my hands, when I ask them if they know what it is, says eczema. It does itch, just not as often as it does hurt. It hurts a LOT. It's red, dry, cracked, blistered, occasionally bleeds, stuff like that. It happens when I'm stressed mainly, or when I put on lotion. I AM allergic to lotion, but the rest of my body doesn't react this way. So, any ideas? I plan to see a doctor soon.

    Also, sorry for if this gives too little detail, makes no sense or has bad grammar.. I'm quite tired.

    • ANSWER:
      I would say you definatly have Eczema, Dermatitis or Psoriasis.

      Use Non Perfumed Moisturisors not any with perfume in because this effects it. If you are doing any washing up or using other substances make sure you wear gloves.

      Maybe bathe them in warm water and soft soap or baby oil. Also try using Aquius cream to wash or use as a moisturiser. You can get this in any local supermarket or chemist.

      Make sure you see a doctor as you don't want to carry on putting yourself through pain when it could be something simple that would cure or help it.

  18. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of my eczema/fingernail psoriasis.?
    Hello, I believe I've had eczema my entire life, however it's NEVER bothered me until the last few years when my finger had an all of a sudden extreme case of eczema with blisters, after taking topical creams, it destroyed my fingernail bed, and now all my nails are pitted, my finger has been messed up ever since and it's been 2 years, even been taking Flax Seed Oil every day, it got better, but never healed.

    My question is, is there something that can be done for this?
    Here's a picture: http://i.imgur.com/vyVZYl.jpg (View at your own risk lol even though it's not that bad.)

    I'd do almost anything to make my finger look (and most importantly FEEL) normal again, I can't do anything with my hands or in the heat anymore :(

    Thanks for any input!

    • ANSWER:
      salcura dermaspray gentle

  19. QUESTION:
    is this eczema or a rash?
    omg omg i just got this crap on my hand saturday morning and it has become worse!!!! idk what it is i just want it to heal omg plz god lol it looks pretty nasty cuz like inside my skin has like a piles of white bumps and when i pop them it has a clear fluid that comes out ....i m gonna check the doctor tmr but i really want it to heal if anyone has this plz tell me how to cure...and mine is spreading i dont want it to spread all over my hand ....i already have KerotosisPilaris why does more skin conditions have to affect me !!! goooddd i feel to X(

    http://img16.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture46.jpg

    the picture...u cant see the bumps below the skin but u can see the redness and a little bit of bumps...only my right palm has it and i hope it doesnt spread and it itches but i dont scratch it

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      Yes stress is the root cause of eczema in many cases.

      I have been helping a friend get rid of his psoriasis’ on his skin, it covers about 2 square feet of his arms and hands.

      He has been spraying on 2.5 PH water for about a month now, and it is working. He is also drinking 9.5 PH water. His wife has MS, and is also drinking the 9.5 PH alkaline water, and is doing much better.

      You can get free alkaline water - place a wanted add on http://craigslist.com Place a add to ask for 8.5 PH drinking water, and hope that the person can also make 2.5 PH water. Drinking the alkaline water will help, even if you can not spray the 2.5 PH water on your skin – as shown in the video below.

      Here is a demo video to watch for the eczema cure as seen in Japan. Sorry but the hospitals in the United States and Europe are not this advanced at this time.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxLW-HKgQzU&feature=PlayList&p=262C30FDF046ADAB&playnext=1&index=4

      Allergies to food include shellfish, garlic, and others. Stop eating things like cheese, then milk products, then anything brewed (beer, yogurt, breads made with yeast). When it goes away, then you have some idea of what you should stop eating.

      Or use the process developed in Japan, and eat what you want to.

      Exposure to UV light can also help many who have eczema. Yes walking out in the sunshine, without UV protecting sunblock on will expose your skin condition to UV light.

      Good Luck !

  20. QUESTION:
    how do you know if you have a skin cancer?
    because i have this thing in my hand. And all dermatoligists dont know wat it is. they told me its eczema. i tried taking off some skin and after that it grows on the same spot.so i'm just wondering wat it is. can i show you a picture? so you'll see it?

    • ANSWER:
      NO offense but you said "all" dermatologists. How many is " all"?

      If you aren't certain then go get more opinions.

      They usually take a skin (cell) culture and put it under a microscope and will test it to see if there are cancerous cells or not.

      Either there is or is not cancer in the tissue.

      IF they told you eczema then that is just what you have and YES it does keep coming back and NO i really do not care to see it but the doctor should have prescribed you something to help treat it because it is treatable although not curable.

  21. QUESTION:
    What are these pus filled blisters on my hand?
    http://i52.tinypic.com/9705mt.jpg since I took the picture the surrounding area has become redder.

    I've had something similar when I was younger, on my thumb. The area is incredibly sore and the pain extends up to my finger and down through my arm, as if inside the bone. I've recently been ill. Any help? If it's relevant I've previously suffered eczema but it probably has no connection. I've had this about a week and on Tuesday I'm going for a flu jab and will as the doctor then. Thank you :)
    Could it have any connection to nail biting/hang nails that have probably been infected?

    • ANSWER:
      Pus is a combination of dead leukocytes (white blood cells) and the remains of the now ineffective bacteria/virus that the white blood cells were attacking. It means you had an infection of some kind, clearly localized. But if you're having other symptoms like "bone pain" it could involve your nerves to some extent. In which case you need to see a physician as soon as possible. Hopefully you can get a referral to either a dermatologist and/or a neurologist.

  22. QUESTION:
    I hate my eczema..Cant get over my jealousy!!!?
    Im an 18 year old girl and ive had eczema my whole life..i hate it!! its bad enough that it has to leave scars all over my body, but when it comes back it comes with vengeance! I can spend hours going from girl to girl's facebook looking at their pictures in complete jealousy. Since its summer everyone feels the need to put up bikini pictures of themselves..Myself being a person that has never put on a real bathing suit.

    Right now the eczema came back on my face, my hands and all over my legs! I have to wear long pants IN THE SUMMER...AT HOME! i dont go out much b/c i just hate getting dressed based on how ugly my skin is. To top it off i have a million diff problems, like a nasty scar on my arm, uncalled for discharge, and some acne...plus much more!

    I hate my skin soo soo much..i have never worn short sleeves or shorts..and everytime i go outside all the girls are wearing short shorts and skimpy tank tops..they prob feel so comfortable in the weather while im about to die of a heat stroke in full jeans and 3/4 sleeves. I hate it so much...Im always so jealous..like why would God give those skanks on facebook perfect skin when all they do with it is go out to clubs wearing barely anything and looking like cheap prostitutes. Why cant i have perfect skinnnnnnnnnn!!!!! between my eczema and the scar on my arm i am covered up even in my sleep just in case someone walks into the room while im sleeping..i hate it..

    How can i stop being jealous...my jealousy completely dehabilitates me and all i can do is sit there and think "look at her with her perfect skin..she can wear that outfit..she can do this..she can do that..she can be confident." etc etc.

    Get ready for this...all the way down to my butt cheeks i have severe darkening from steroidal creams from when i was younger and had eczema there so i know even when im older i wont be able to ever wear a normal bathing suit -_-

    on top of that im hairy and i just hate my skin/health..what do i do?!?!? can anyone relate?? am i overreacting? ughhh

    ALSO, i hate how ppl take advantage of perfect skin...like they are so lucky to be able to wake up and have the only thing intervening with what they are going to wear that day be the weather and what their taste is...They just have a perfect body that they can drape whatever clothing on..meanwhile i have to sit there and craft an outfit to cover every scar..i hate this!

    • ANSWER:
      i strongly recommend you try aveeno skin relief lotion. if thats isn't effective, try their creams ect. some people say aveeno dosent agree with their skin and burns it , but for the majority its fantastic. If they dont try st Ives oatmeal and shea butter instead. as for the fb thing, i did the exact same only for me it was because i felt too skinny my weight was low and i had no boobs, so i would (like you) torture myself by looking at all the pics of the 'perfect' girls. and yes i did do something about it by going to the gym to build muscle and considering implants. but most importantly what i learned is you have to love yourself before you can expect another to. nobodies perfect, we all have imperfections, and a guy will love you for who you are , they hate all those skanks in those pics , all they would do is have a one night with them but for anything long term its not what most want. im not saying give up on trying to make your skin better as i have had the same skin trouble in the recent past. where there is a will, there is a way, so you will find something that will clear your skin up. you just have to research and research, make adjustments and try as many things as you can, and convince yourself your skin will clear.

  23. QUESTION:
    Could someone tell me if this is eczema?
    here's pictures of each of my hands :

    http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu74/lovestosmilexo/035-1.jpg

    http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu74/lovestosmilexo/035-1.jpg

    also my hands are ALWAYS red, if anyone could tell me about that that'd be great

    • ANSWER:
      Its a form of dermatitis (skin infection) or inflammation of the epidermis . It causes the skin to look reddish. It has a medication as well.

  24. QUESTION:
    Does my son have eczema?
    My 4 month old son has had cradle cap since he was about 7 weeks old. One day I noticed him scratching at it and from then on it has been red and inflamed. It will get better for about a week if we put mittens on his hands but as soon as we take them off and he starts to scratch itll become red again. it is the same exact areas where he scratches every time. if he reaches out my face he scratches at my face aswell or my hands so im not exactly sure whether he's scratching or just feeling and grabbing it. it is located on the sides of his head and his eyelids. When it is good its yellowy flakes like cradle cap. I have asked my health nurses and 3 doctors and they have all said tht its just cradle cap but im starting to think different.
    Their reasoning is because it heals so quickly and its nowhere else on his body, no dry or red patches anywhere else.
    But when its bad it weeps. I have been using Mustela Cradle cap cream for it and it does seem to help but again, if he touches, rubs or scratches it just turns red and raised. The areas on his eyelids or head havnt grown in size.
    His father has severe eczema all over his body, and i mean ALL over. His skin is extremely thick and hard. When he bends his feet or uses his hands its splits, sometimes needing stitches. He goes on oral steroids and gets pressure wrapped every 6 weeks. I knew our son could inherit one of his many allergies, skin condition or his asthma and this is my main reason for suspecting eczema.
    My mother in law had a look at the bub and got pictures of my partner out and said it looks nothing like what his dad had at that age.
    Does anyone else out there have this problem with cradle cap or do you guys think this is just flat out eczema? should it be getting worse?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like fairly servere cradel cap, you need to get some treatment for it cus its not fair on a baby so young to be itchy an hurting, get some cradel cap treatment some baby capol an make a appointment to see if he has a skin condition, most skin condtions babys grow out of but I was told I would grow out of my eczema up til the age of 18, im 23 an still waiting lol

  25. QUESTION:
    Repeatedly dipped hands in hot water? Wrinkled skin?
    Basically what happened is I have eczema on my hands. And one way to stop the itching is to put hot water on it because not only does it stop the itch but it feels SO SO SO good. Like, orgasmically good, because it releases all the histamine or something. And I know it was bad for my hands, but it felt so good so I did it anyway. Anyway, what would happen is it would make my eczema worse then it would start to clear up then I'd do it again.

    And now, I think I burnt it particulalry bad maybe because the skin on the back of my hand looks kind of wrinkled. I think it's getting better but I'm not too sure.

    My question is...will the skin on the back of my hand be wrinkled this way forever? I know it's my fault, but I'm just wondering.

    Here is a picture of it, it's not very clear though. And no, I don't have a deformed hand, I'm just bending my hand a certain way so the light will shine onto the back of my palm.

    http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2qw2bti&s=6

    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      I agree, Super hot water helped me keep my sanity when had poison ivy from my elbows to my wrists when nothing else worked! As far as the condition of your skin, Yes it will get better. My skin looks like nothing happened. My son also suffers from eczema. one time, he had spots from his neck down to his ankles. It is completely cleared up without any sign of skin damage.

      BTW, sugar is really bad for eczema. Also drink tons of water to help flush toxins from your body. My son is allergic to corn. Since he cut out sugar and is drinking lots of water, he hasn't had a breakout at all even when he eats corn.

  26. QUESTION:
    Itchy, red, rough hands?! (pic included)?
    Hey loves, i have really gross hands. The pictures are below, but you cant see in the pics that theyre very itchy, have severe eczema, red painful bumps on the insides of my fingers and its awful! Does ANYBODY have a home remedy (most prefered) or a reccomended product to improve them or cure them all together?? Like possibly for tomoro afternoon?? =]

    Heres my right hand:
    http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb101/MiraclesHappenGR/Thanksgiving07093.jpg

    Heres the left hand;
    http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb101/MiraclesHappenGR/Thanksgiving07091.jpg

    please help!! <3
    They are NOT warts, i have already gotten my hands checked out by a doctor.
    and they have been like this for about about 2 years.

    • ANSWER:
      Itching can be caused by insect bites like mosquito bites, heat rashes or allergic reactions.Aloe vera gel , apple cider vinegar or vitamin E oil can be effectively used on the affected skin. More cheap and natural remedies for itching at http://www.wellnesstalk.org/itching.html

  27. QUESTION:
    Skin Rash Or Just Dry Skin?
    So about 2-3 weeks ago I started having this rash on my right hand. At first I thought it was eczema but no pictures online look like what I have. I've been using hand lotion religiously and it hasn't gone away and I think it's getting worse.

    To describe it it's kind of blotchy pink and dry, scaly and rough.
    If anyone has any suggestions on things to try or what it actually is let me know! :)

    • ANSWER:
      Try a hydro-cortisone containing product. Discontinue use of the hand lotion you currently use. Use Cetaphil or Lubriderm for sensitive skin. If irritation persists after a week you should probably visit a physician.

  28. QUESTION:
    Can someone read my palms for me???(pic)?
    I'd like to know what somebody could make of my hands. They are extremely liney and Is possibly due to the fact I get very dry skin and eczema.

    I have pictures of both hands. Could someone read them for me? Since there are loads of lines , Im sure there would be lots to read!

    and please don't message me saying my hands look horrible :( I've had problems where I haven't been able to touch people/vice versa because of people like that...

    Left: http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m132/beckyboo900600/SDC14329.jpg

    Right: http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m132/beckyboo900600/SDC14330.jpg

    Just give me as much information as you can!! So fun thankkks :D XXXXXXXX

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, I think you are in the wrong category. This is dream interpretation, not palm reading.

      However, you have a very dry skin I can tell. Normally, people have dry skins, they tend to show their lines.

      Just rub more lotions to it... you will be fine.

  29. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever had Dishydrotic (Pompholyx) Eczema?
    It's a rash of tiny fluid-filled bubbles that forms on the palms of the hands and fingers...it's extremely itchy and uncomfortable. I've had this for a long time, and have been looking for ages on the net for help, but apparently the cause is STILL unknown, and there is STILL no known cure. We've landed on the moon, and have ventured into space, but we can't cure a simple skin condition?!?!

    Has anyone ever had this? If so, were you able to get rid of it somehow? If you got rid of it, how did you do it?!

    Check below for a few pictures of it, if you're unsure of what it is.

    http://dermnetnz.org/dermatitis/pompholyx.html

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I have had this form of eczema on and off for the last 10 years. I did not know what it was until I started researching on the internet.

      My last attack was just a week ago. They started appearing on the palm of my right hand, and then on my fingers, and then my left hand. They look disgusting, and then later turn itchy.

      My husband thought I had flat warts, and we bought a nitrogen spray - it did not work. Still thinking that it was warts, i looked around the internet, and someone suggested using tea tree oil. I tried it and it works. I know it works because I only used the tea tree oil on my right hand. I applied the tea tree oil yesterday, put a band aid over it(you have to change the band aid quite often because the oil causes the band aid to lose its stickiness), and today the bumps are almost gone. You can buy tea tree oil from your local drug store. I hope this works for you because the bumps can look quite embarrassing and infectious to those who don't know what they are.

  30. QUESTION:
    My hands are itchy,red and super dry. They hurt so much. Help?
    4 of my fingers on my hand are cracking,peeling skin,red,very itchy and some parts bleed on and off throughout the day. They hurt a lot and feel like they are burning. If they touch water it gets worse.

    **do not open if you don't want to see a picture.
    -It looks like this, but way worse: http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3273/2703074210_2234e14f13_z.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.flickr.com/photos/75491103%40N00/2703074210/&usg=__xGlkMeScZwexvw2nRA1ArQO-dbg=&h=512&w=640&sz=107&hl=en&start=74&zoom=1&tbnid=GYjj7i-WBqPSUM:&tbnh=150&tbnw=188&prev=/images%3Fq%3Deczema%2Bfingers%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26biw%3D1366%26bih%3D633%26tbs%3Disch:10,2143&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=569&vpy=51&dur=401&hovh=156&hovw=195&tx=135&ty=151&ei=TE-FTMmjH4WBlAeIxuDhDw&oei=O0-FTOnLEMH98Abev51M&esq=5&page=5&ndsp=18&ved=1t:429,r:2,s:74&biw=1366&bih=633

    I put special hand cream on it and it started to sting REALLY bad !!
    I am going to the doctors soon but need help, it hurts alot.

    PS: I am 15 and the doctors told me I had eczema 3 years back when i had dry skin on my pinky finger. They gave me cream and it help - The same cream is not helping this!

    • ANSWER:
      I am glad you are going to the doctor again soon, because that really is what you need to do as soon as possible. Make sure that you apply any lotion when your skin is damp. It will work better. Over-the-counter products -- such as hydrocortisone -- or prescription creams and ointments containing stronger corticosteroids are often prescribed to reduce inflammation. For severe cases, your doctor may prescribe short courses of oral corticosteroids. In addition, if the affected area becomes infected, your doctor may prescribe antibiotics to kill the infection-causing bacteria.

      Other eczema treatments include antihistamines to reduce severe itching, tar treatments (chemicals designed to reduce itching), phototherapy (therapy using ultraviolet light applied to the skin), and the drug cyclosporine for people whose condition doesn't respond to other treatments.

      Check these sites for more information.

      http://www.medicinenet.com/eczema/article.htm
      http://www.webmd.com/allergies/guide/eczema

  31. QUESTION:
    Do I have social anxiety disorder?
    I'm 14, and I was thinking I might have social anxiety, but I wanna make sure before I ask a professional unless I'm just really shy and I'll end up looking really stupid and embarrassed. I always worry about what people think of me, even my closest friends. When I speak, I repeat the sentence I just spoke in my head to make sure it didn't make me sound stupid, and whenever I speak to people, I look for any sign of anger towards me, or annoyance etc. I constantly worry about annoying people, so I tend to refrain myself from talking as much as possible. I have facebook, but I never ever ever start a conversation with anyone incase they don't want to talk to me. I don't have a profile picture in case people don't like it, or think I'm ugly, because I hate my looks/weight anyway. I refuse to go to any parties or social gathering for fear of embarrassing myself, looking stupid, saying the wrong thing or what people think of me or the way I look. When I meet new people (much to my annoyance) and I am forced to talk to them, I get really nervous and say really weird things that I haven't thought through, and then go bright red. I'm not particularly good at maths, and most of the time I don't understand it in lessons, but I don't ask the teacher because everyone else understands and I don't want to look stupid, so I always try and work it out for myself. My dad likes to have a glass of wine once every couple of months, and whenever he opens any type of wine, I will drink it because I just feel like I have to, in order to have a little bit of confidence during the day. I'll either drink it from the bottle or if my parents are home, I'll slip it into my tea or lemonade or something. When I'm at home I never talk to my family, unless they talk to me. Consequently, I feel very lonely. I binge eat a lot when I'm upset or angry, which is most of the time. I can't even explain my hatred for buses and public transport, but I have to use it. I have really bad eczema on my hands, so I hate holding onto the poles, I've gotten stares before. I also hate getting on a bus because I'm afraid of people thinking I'm ugly, or I'm scared that there's something wrong with my clothes, so I'm constantly smoothing down my clothes and making sure they feel right, which makes people look at me, which then makes me nervous. I'll wait for about an hour after school even in the winter just so I can minimize the amount of people I encounter on the bus, because when I finish school all the schools do too. I have no social life and I never have, except for the people I hang out with in school, and it takes me a very long time to become friends with people.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it seems like you do.

  32. QUESTION:
    Do I have social anxiety disorder? Please help:(?
    I'm 14, and I was thinking I might have social anxiety, but I wanna make sure before I ask a professional unless I'm just really shy and I'll end up looking really stupid and embarrassed. I always worry about what people think of me, even my closest friends. When I speak, I repeat the sentence I just spoke in my head to make sure it didn't make me sound stupid, and whenever I speak to people, I look for any sign of anger towards me, or annoyance etc. I constantly worry about annoying people, so I tend to refrain myself from talking as much as possible. I have facebook, but I never ever ever start a conversation with anyone incase they don't want to talk to me. I don't have a profile picture in case people don't like it, or think I'm ugly, because I hate my looks/weight anyway. I refuse to go to any parties or social gathering for fear of embarrassing myself, looking stupid, saying the wrong thing or what people think of me or the way I look. When I meet new people (much to my annoyance) and I am forced to talk to them, I get really nervous and say really weird things that I haven't thought through, and then go bright red. I'm not particularly good at maths, and most of the time I don't understand it in lessons, but I don't ask the teacher because everyone else understands and I don't want to look stupid, so I always try and work it out for myself. My dad likes to have a glass of wine once every couple of months, and whenever he opens any type of wine, I will drink it because I just feel like I have to, in order to have a little bit of confidence during the day. I'll either drink it from the bottle or if my parents are home, I'll slip it into my tea or lemonade or something. When I'm at home I never talk to my family, unless they talk to me. Consequently, I feel very lonely. I binge eat a lot when I'm upset or angry, which is most of the time. I can't even explain my hatred for buses and public transport, but I have to use it. I have really bad eczema on my hands, so

    • ANSWER:
      From what you wrote yes, including social anxity. And do with depression as well talking to a consoler or doc could help some benzos or buspar could help a lot

  33. QUESTION:
    What are some remedies for wrinkly hands?
    I'm 13 years old and my skin has always been wrinkly. I've been told it's eczema but I don't know which kind. I've tried creams and oils but none of them seem to work. The worst part is my hands.

    Here's a picture of them.
    http://photobucket.com/albums/p614/aishabdella/b324fea6.jpg

    They may not look that bad, but I have a low quality camera.
    So do you know any natural remedies, or maybe even products that could get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:

  34. QUESTION:
    georges special cream??????????
    i bought georges special dry skin cream and i have eczema like red patches on my skin and im wondering if this cream is any good or not and also i work as a cook in a kitchen and im wondering what other gloves can i use other then latax thats ok for my skin

    http://www.topnews.in/health/files/eczema1.jpg

    i have red patches like this on my arms and back of hands just like the picture please help and maybe give me some tips to get rid of this i went to the doctor and got steroid cream for my feet and i got rid of it right away but i heard there bad creams to use and also i am in mixed martial arts and wear boxing gloves and sweat what can i do about that please help me thanks

    • ANSWER:
      sorbeline cream works for me or just soap

  35. QUESTION:
    What is this rash on my fingers?
    I don't have picture, but it's located on the two middle fingers of my right hand, sometimes spreading to the index finger and pinky finger as well. I think I might have contact dermatitis, or eczema. Growing up as a child, I've always had itching problems over my entire body. On my thighs, my arms (especially), my buttocks, by calves, everywhere! But that's dulled down a bit since I've become a teen. I work at Panera bread and we use this sanitizer and we also use powdered and unpowdered latex gloves. We had this sanitizer bottle that would leak when you sprayed it. I was like, "Okay, whatever, this bottle is retarded, but it's the only one we have...?" So I used it and the sanitizer would drip over the fingers that I sprayed with on my right hand. Sometime later, a few weeks, maybe, I started developing this rash on my fingers. It would itch really badly... but it dulled down a bit for the next few months. Well, a few months ago I started itching in the same place. We had long since gotten a new bottle, but I still had contact with what I thought caused the rash. Well, I don't use the sanitizer that much anymore (because of my position) and now use the gloves excessively. It seems the more I use any type of glove, the worse it itches (because of the warm, sweaty state the gloves put my hands in.) When I get out of the shower it itches, when I'm just sitting there it itches. Now it's coming up in little patches on my fingers and also a little on my hand. Around where it itches there are these... bubbles... under the skin and, if I scratch these bubbles open, they have a clear substance that drains from it. I'm constantly aware of my fingers, be it because they are hurting, itching, or swelling. When I wake up in the morning I have finger joint stiffness and what feels like numbness... what should I do?

    • ANSWER:
      It could be the sani water or the powder in the gloves, although the gloves i believe are not latex. Because you think its happening at work, go to your GM and he/she will send you to the clinic, they will check it out. What position do you usually work? Line, dish, cash? I assume line if you are using the gloves a lot. If you are dish it could also be the chemical that the dishes soak in. (the blue stuff)

      Just make sure to discuss with your GM and get approval to go to the clinic.

  36. QUESTION:
    Excessive itching and bumps on my skin, what could be the cause?
    So for the past few weeks I've been itchy. At first my hands, then it moved to other parts of my body. I left home for about a week, no more itching. I came back, itchy again. At one point I started having bumps and red spots after itching in a certain area(or having them before starting itching, can't really be sure). I've never had this before (I'm 20). This is a picture of the bumps. They're not many, they go away quick, but I'm worried about them. After a bit of google, i came up with 3 possibilities:
    -bedbugs
    -spiders
    -some weird winter eczema or skin condition.

    Extra info: my roommate doesn't have any bites or itches(we share a bed). I had a friend over for a few days and she had a few bumps though. We don't sleep too much and spend most time indoors, so I think we would have seen a bug until now, right?
    I've never had any sort of dry-skin condition, my skin being the exact opposite and very fat in nature. I do get tiny bumps from itching in general(and i get them quick), but that doesn't explain the itching in the first place. . My apartment is extremely humid, so humid that the walls rot due to the extra humiity.
    I have a cat, have had this cat for >1 year, and another one for a year before that, so I doubt that it's a cat allergy. Never had any sort of allergies until now. My mother, on the other hand, has horrible allergies that lead to continuous infections on her hands due to the excessive scratching(she's allergic to pretty much anything from dust to her glasses). It's why i'm particularly worried about this.

    picture: http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/9459/img0131qr.jpg

    • ANSWER:
      Bumps and itch all over the body are signs of allergy and are rarely caused by insects (very rare). The reason is the each insect tends to effect a specific location (s) on the body. When the reaction is generalized, meaning everywhere, it is usually some type of allergy.

      Allergy also explains why you would have a skin reaction and the person sleeping next to you would not.

      There are many causes of allergy including things in your environment and what you eat. Look closely at new foods, or any new places that you might be eating. Pay particular attention to dairy products and wheat products. One simple solution would be to simplify your diet for two weeks to a simple protein and carb. For example, for dinner have chicken and rice. Lunch turkey slices and a drink etc.

      Review any new blankets, detergents etc as these can all be a cause. To your point on dry skin, this can also cause it given the amount of time spent indoors.

      If these simple steps can't solve the problem, then see a dermatologist or allergist for testing.

  37. QUESTION:
    I cant stop itching my hands; Please Read!?
    Okay to make a long story short I’ve had these water type blisters on my hands mostly but I itch throughout my body. When I scratch my hands or stomach these bumps come up, and the ones on my hands have like puss in them or clear liquid. What could this be? I’ve had this for about 8 months now. Its driving me crazy. I’ve been to my doctors but he’s a retarded he tells me it’s a allergic reaction to soap, colognes, ect. I know its not because I’ve had it for so long and it wont go away. I’ve looked into all types of eczema types, and none seem to match me! Mine is not that bad. Below are links to pictures of my hands so you all can see. Please let me know if you know what this is called so I can get treatment? Thank you.

    http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c84/leonardos36/DSC01909.jpg

    http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c84/leonardos36/DSC01910.jpg

    http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c84/leonardos36/DSC01911.jpg

    http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c84/leonardos36/DSC01912.jpg

    • ANSWER:
      I'm willing to bet that it's pompholyx (also called vascular or dyshidrotic) eczema. It's also sometimes called vascular psoriasis.
      http://dermnetnz.org/dermatitis/pompholyx.html

      It's a maddening disorder, and often doesn't have a clear cause. I've had it for years on and off, right now I'm having a nasty bout with it that I think is tied to stress. A couple years ago I had it so severely on my feet that I could barely walk, after going on prednisone to treat allergies it went away for a while. Allergies, especially contact ones, can worsen it. So can stress, heat, tight clothing, sun exposure, hormones, and in other cases there isn't any obvious trigger. Some sources say it only lasts a few weeks, but I've had spots that lingered on for a year or more.

      Pompholyx means "bubble" in Greek, which is pretty apt since they look like bubbles. They can crop up anywhere, but are most common on the fingers, toes, soles and palms. Hydrocortizone can help relieve the itching sometimes, but not always. Prednisone also works, but isn't something you want to be on long term, and Lidex (sp?) is a great topical cream for it.

  38. QUESTION:
    My husbands hands are peeling away? Serious problem pls advise? x?
    My husband is a self employed roofer, and for the past year his hands have been peeling away after the slightest dip in water. His skin is literally peeling away in layers and when it dries it goes hard and his hands are really rough. The doctor has given him some cream, didn't work, then steroid cream that didn't work, and now she has given him a week of strong steroid tablets which have had no effect. His skin is down to the painful part of his skin deep in his finger tips. He's clean, healthy, takes no medication at all, he eats well and has a physical job which keeps him in good shape. He's worried if it carries on he won't be able to work. It's definately not eczema, it's not itchy and he has to avoid getting his hands wrt. After his shower every day you can wipe your hand gently across his and the skin just falls off.

    Pls help. I do have pictures but I have no idea how to add them to this post.

    If anyone has any advice pls do let me know, pls don't suggest doctor again as he is going again next week and insisting on seeing a specialist but we are both really worried in the meantime. Ps he wears waterproof gloves at work x

    • ANSWER:
      You have to assume that his skin is coming into contact with something that is causing this. The waterproof gloves are are likely culprit. The problem might clear up if he switches to a breathable fabric or leather glove. At least there's not much harm in trying a different type of glove.

  39. QUESTION:
    Skin Rash!!Please Help!!Worried!!Pictures!!!?
    What is this? its everywhere except my hands, feet & face/neck! please Help im worried. i'm going to the doctors Monday.(1st picture:back, 2nd picture:stomach, 3rd picture:leg/thigh) I've had this before but not this bad. but it went away in a few days.
    idk if its eczema.....please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/just_be_yourself_13/6958552468/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/just_be_yourself_13/7104620109/in/photostream/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/just_be_yourself_13/7104618121/in/photostream/

    • ANSWER:
      That looks for me like some bug bites or even the beginning of chicken pox. You should contact an doctor for sure, it could be as well an allergic reaction to something, so good luck on monday..

  40. QUESTION:
    What Could These Bumps Be (On Wrists/Hands)?
    So, about 2 weeks ago, I woke up with 3 little bumps. 2 on my left forearm and 1 on the right. They looked almost like pimples. The tops of them seemed to have pus inside (the top was yellowish). At first, I thought they may have been a spider bite, but it didn't seem likely with 3 different spots and no pain, etc. I left them alone since I didn't know what they were.They gradually started to heal over a few days and turned into scabs. Now the scabs are gone and there are circular scar-like marks where these pimple-like bumps were.

    Now, since about a week ago, I have had some small bumps around wrist and on my hand/fingers. They aren't skin colored, but a little pink. They do NOT itch at all. They are mostly on the left wrist/hand, but I have seen a few on the right as well. Right now, there is probably close to 20 of them. They don't seem to be going away at all, but some days there are 1 or 2 more. They don't seem to be filled with anything, however, if you look VERY closely, some of them have a TINY black dot in the center.

    Also, on my left wrist there is now a red bump that is bigger than the rest and it sometimes itches. I noticed it a few days ago. When I first noticed it, it was a flat red dot with a little pink around it. It is no longer flat and the red in the center is gone. All of it it is now a raised bump. I'm not sure if it is related to the other bumps or not.

    Nothing in my diet has changed and my clothes are washed with the same detergent, so I don't think it's an allergy.

    What could these be? These don't sound like psoriasis, eczema, or any other skin condition that I have read about. None of the info I've seen online seems to fit these bumps.

    I can try to get pictures if they would help.

    • ANSWER:
      Wow, That rite there is a tuff one. Almost sounds like the same thing with my younger brother, but his bumps are kinda flesh colored, the are located at the crease of his fore arm & bi-cep on his left arm, they do not itch, ain't sore at all nor painfull. He's had them for several years now. He's even went to his doctor to have tests done on them! The dr's cant figure it out as to what they are or as to what started them to begin with. Just like ya say of yerself, he's not alergic to anything nor does he have any skin conditions at all. He's not taken any type of medicine for them. They don't seem to bother him at all. He just continues on with his daily life as if nuthin has happened. Best of luck to ya! Hope ya can be healed from them lil critters!

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