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Rash? Allergies?

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  • Posted By: secretsquirrel956
  • January 26, 2010
  • 10:55 AM

First off let me say that i have allergies. I used to take medication for it but it has gone into remission. I no longer need the medication. Im also in Iraq right now and medical opinions are limited to army doctors. Since i could remember about 10 years ago, i get these little air bubble like spots on my palms. The only way to put it is that layers of my skin seem to seperate from eachother and form these white blister like bubbles that arent filled with anything. My hands are frequently sweaty even when its cold out. They mildly itch and it makes me want to scratch at them, scratching at them only causes them to peel open. Sometimes it gets bad enough that it takes several layers off my fingers and causes them to be extremely tender. Sumbmerging them in water for a even a few minutes causes my hands, and only my hands to blow up with these white pockets. Ive looked at just about every type of rash and dont think its a rash at all. I also everyonce in a while get these red blotches that range from almost unnoticable to almost cherry red on my palms, i assume that this is just an allergic reaction since im allergic to dust. They tend to go away within about 3 to 5 days and are mildly tender. They dont ever puss or raise to the surface. Maybe these are closesly related? im in iraq and visiting a dermatologist about this is HIGHLY unlikely
Thanks...
Christopher

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  • Could you take a picture of it? It sounds like a real problem and being in Iraq I'd say you need to get it fixed asap.
    Shinkster 1 Replies
    • January 26, 2010
    • 07:29 PM
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  • Could you take a picture of it? It sounds like a real problem and being in Iraq I'd say you need to get it fixed asap.I wish i could upload some photos, kinda hard to do in iraq. The red sores don't bother me, i know its an allergy. Ill have it checked out next time it happens. Its the peeling finger tips and seperated pockets of skin that bothers me. It looks ugly. It rarely gets bad enough to where it gets sore. It doesn't happen on my toes or my feet, every bit of research i have done states association with peeling toes.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 27, 2010
    • 05:23 AM
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  • Could you take a picture of it? It sounds like a real problem and being in Iraq I'd say you need to get it fixed asap.Turns out its Keratolysis exfoliativa. Due to my constant sweaty palms. It eventually heals itself.. Nothing serious/life threatening. Lol its 32* degrees and my hands are sweaty. Good to know its nothing curable....
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 27, 2010
    • 05:42 AM
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  • If you are or have been sexually active, you might want to get a blood test for syphillis.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • January 27, 2010
    • 06:10 AM
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  • is it anything like this//http://dermatology.about.com/od/glossaryi/g/id_reaction.htm
    charmaine petzer 176 Replies
    • January 27, 2010
    • 01:54 PM
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