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Blisters Always on Index Finger

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 2, 2010
  • 11:43 AM

I'm posting here as a last resort. I'm a 16 year old girl and otherwise healthy. Ever since I was about 2 yrs. old, my index fingers {usually my left hand} swells up quite a bit.

It looks like blisters that normally cover the tip of my finger. Either finger swells up two or three times a year and I can't write when or do anything else when it's that swollen. It looks clear underneath and lasts for several days before it becomes somewhat "soft" and then hardens into a scab that I can pick off. {Gross, I know!}

I've seen my GP several times and even went to another GP for a second opinion but none of them know what it could be.

I don't get blisters or rashes anywhere else on my body --only on my index fingers. Once I got the blisters on my 2nd toe which would be the "index toe" (?).

I asked my GP to refer me to someone who would be able to make a diagnosis but he said that he wouldn't even know which specialist to refer me to.

I'm hoping that someone online would be able to tell just what the problem is as I will be starting college next year and I can't afford to have my finger swelling up as I can't write when that happens.

No one else in my family or even extended relatives have this problem or anything similar. Like I mentioned above, I don't have any other medical conditions and I'm not sexually active. I see my GP regularly for physicals and see my dentist often as well.

Please let me know if you have ANY ideas or suggestions! Thanks so much in advance!

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