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Question: slightly painful, red bumps on my hands


 jc26 - Fri Dec 08, 2006 1:33 pm

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to read this.
Over the past month, I have been getting more and more red bumps on my hands. They are slightly painful, similar to ingrown hairs in their appearance and pain, and only stay last for about 2 days.
Now they are not only on the tops of my hands, but on my palms and fingertips as well. The bumps on my fingertips are almost like Planter's warts in appearance (raised 'pimples' with clear heads).
At first, it was one or 2 at a time, but now I have 18 between both hands.
I would appreciate any advice or clarification you could give and I will be happy to describe my symptoms further. Thank you so much.
JC26
 Dr. Safaa Mahmoud - Fri Dec 08, 2006 3:45 pm

User avatar Hello,

These lesions could be
- HIVES, a skin reaction due to body exposure to an allergen, medicine or infection (systemic allergen). They can also appear in some people who are very nervous with no exposure to any allergen.
Atrial of antihistamine and cool compresses may help them to resolve.

- Another possible cause is allergic contact dermatitis due to direct exposure to certain substances for which you are allergic. Such lesions can be resolved by oral antihistamines and also cold compresses.

Direct clinical examination is essential.

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