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Question: Tiny clusters of bumps on fingertips

 stringerbe11 - Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:29 am

Hi, I have clusters of bumps on my fingertips, mainly on the first three fingers of my left hand. They do not itch nor hurt at all. There are a few on my right hand and on the back of my fingers. I had only a few at one point about a year ago. I'm a 24 year old guy. Doing a little bit of googling led me to pompholyx but I am not sure that is it. Pompholyx is apparently seasonal though and mine aren't getting better...

What is it and do I need to see a dermatologist? Or how can I treat it myself? Picture is below.

 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:58 pm

User avatar Hello,This is interesting.Sure you do not expect pompholyx( which is known again as dyshydrotic eczema) to persist for so long.They are more transient.The photograph though not clear is more like lichen nitidus or plane viral wart.Lichen nitidus are small flesh coloured dome shaped papules with cause not known.They occur on the fingers more on the dorsal side.But there are case reports.A Case of Palmar Lichen Nitidus- Presenting as a Clinical Feature of Pompholyx, mimiking pompholyx.AnnDerm May 2010 22.2 235-237.
Perhaps a biopsy would settle the issue.Best wishes.

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