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Itchy bumps on hands

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 26, 2010
  • 01:39 PM

I went to the doctor for these (just a family doctor not a dermatologist) last year and they gave me cortisone cream/tested me for Lupis - which I don't have. They didn't know what the bumps were and the cream really doesn't help much.

I get the bumps about once every three-five months. They are only on my hands and only itch in the mornings or late at night. They don't bother me at all during the day, other than that they are unsightly. They are pink and some of them are filled with a clear fluid. Most of the bumps are on joints - like between where bones meet on my fingers. I've never figured out if they spread and they go away in a couple of weeks. They are incredibly annoying and unsightly when they are here and the itch is unbearable in the mornings!

I don't have insurance now and can't afford to see a dermatologist. What's wrong with me?!?

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  • Dyshidrosis (aka dyshidrotic e., pompholyx, vesicular palmoplantar dermatitis, housewife’s eczema) only occurs on palms, soles, and sides of fingers and toes. Tiny opaque bumps called vesicles, thickening, and cracks are accompanied by itching, which gets worse at night. A common type of hand eczema, it worsens in warm weather. (L30.1)
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