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Red spots, hands, tingle, skin peeling

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  • Posted By: JGROSS
  • January 22, 2007
  • 05:43 PM

Hi there,

For a few years now, I've been getting this very strange skin condition. It starts with all of these small red dots (only on palms and finger tips) under the skin, they feel like pins and needles when I touch anything. After a few days it seems as if they work their way to the skin surface and then the skin peels in the shape of a circle where the red dots were.

It is not painful, but I've noticed the frequency and intensity of the dots are increasing. I'm going to a doctor next week, but was just seeing if anyone had heard of this?

Thanks

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  • That is ME ME ME!!!!!!!!!!! Only I have itch associated with it. They say it is eczema, have prescribed every crean under the sun. They only thing that has helped is sterod tape pplied to affected area
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 24, 2007
    • 09:56 PM
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  • I had this happen to me in August 2005. One day at work, I noticed that my right ear seemed to have extremely dry skin on it - and a lot of it. I was vaguely horrified that I'd missed something so basic that morning in the shower and spent a few minutes in the restroom taking care of it. Ick, right? About an hour or so later, I noticed some small raised welts on my right hand. They itched, but I didn't make a connection. That night when I got home and was brushing my teeth, it seemed like the very top layer of my tongue came off. No pain at all, just general weirdness. The next day, I noticed some itchy pin ****k red spots under my skin on my hands and feet. I showed my husband (and told him about the ear and tongue thing) and we put two and two together and figured I was crazy :rolleyes: . Just some generic minor allergic reaction to something. Once the red dots were gone, the skin on my palms, fingers, soles of my feet and toes peeled entirely off. It was incredibly weird and oddly fascinating. I actually enjoyed freaking my husband out once when he was on the phone by peeling off the outer layer of my entire thumb. It didn't hurt even a tiny amount - the top layer of skin was entirely detached from the layer below. Large patches of skin would come off all at once. Underneath was nice, new and non-painful skin. I finally went to the doctor after the major amount of peeling was done. My hands were still a mess with small rough patches that hadn't come off yet. He was impressed and a little annoyed I hadn't come in sooner. He said it was probably some sort of virus, but he couldn't be sure what it was this far after the fact. Everything I found later online pointed to hand, foot and mouth disease (not hoof and mouth, thank you very much) - and my niece was 5 at the time, so that's entirely possible, I guess. Gross, but possible. She didn't have it, though.... About a week after the major peeling ended, I noticed deep grooves across each of my finger and toe nails. It took a long time for them to grow out. So far it I haven't had a relapse. I have seen some red spots come and go, but never like that was. It was a ***l of a thing to have happen. Heh, I kept my hands in my pockets for a month, I swear.
    bugdog 14 Replies
    • January 27, 2007
    • 01:01 PM
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  • I had the same thing as well. I found out it was Erethema Multiforma. It often happened to me after I had a cold or when I was run down. It's harmless, but painful. However, it could have been a couple of other things as well, before I saw a doctor to confirm what it was, so, definitely go get it looked at, to make sure what it is.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 11, 2007
    • 03:51 PM
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  • I have the same too... any update from the doctor for your case?
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  • Hey this same thing is happenening to me right now. Did you ever find out what it is?Hi there,For a few years now, I've been getting this very strange skin condition. It starts with all of these small red dots (only on palms and finger tips) under the skin, they feel like pins and needles when I touch anything. After a few days it seems as if they work their way to the skin surface and then the skin peels in the shape of a circle where the red dots were.It is not painful, but I've noticed the frequency and intensity of the dots are increasing. I'm going to a doctor next week, but was just seeing if anyone had heard of this?Thanks
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  • I have had the same thing with my fingers for the past few years, primarily in the winter months however it is April now, and my fingertips are in bad shape. I just looked up Erethema Multiforma as suggested in a previous posting but the pictures of the hands on the site I found are not consistent with what my fingers look like. Though it varies from day to day, my fingertips are very sensitive to the cold as well as to certain textures. They also look like I just got out of a long bath though they are not as soft! they have been peeling a lot as well. It is scary to research "peeling fingers" on the web as there are a surprising amount of potential diagnoses'.Does anyone have new information???Thank you!
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  • I get these as well. In fact, I have about five of them right now; a couple peeled already. I was told once that they were caused by a virus, but I don't know what they are. I've gotten them ever since I was a kid...they hurt like ***l. thought i had a papercut in between my finger, but it was one of those dots. i'd love to know what they are, too...
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  • I'm with ya'll here.Kinda like warts, under the skin. Itchy, pin ****k like and tiny circular dry skin peeling patches on the skin. If you soak your hands in water a few, the red spots become very visable. I've experienced this once or twice, and this time for about 3 weeks now. It's seems like one specific spot will only be painful/itcht for a day and then a different spot, and often following the lines in my palm, or fingertips.
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  • Ya i had the same thing as well (skin falling off and all) no pain either but it was aggravated by stress i figured out. I went to the doc and he said its probably eczema (probably lol) and gave me some cream that was better used as a personal lube...but neways it came and went until one day i just stopped caring about it and it just went away. left minor scars for about 1 1/2 yrs but its gone now
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  • JGross:You've perfectly described the same symptoms:Small, sensitive, mildly-painful reddish spots.Slightly raised at first, but not blisters.Not itchy.No pus. No water. Nothing ever drains from these.They eventually go away leaving small circular 'holes' in surface layer of skin.These only appear on the palms and fingers of my hands, and only on the surfaces where there are finger/hand-prints.Never on the backs of my hands or anywhere else.Doesn't follow lines in my hands or fingers at all.Up until this past week I only got them in the winter -- after wearing gloves for the first time of the season. Last week (October) I got them after wearing leather gardening gloves.I don't think it's an allergy, because it only appears on the palms of my hands.I once spent a small fortune to have all of my gloves dry-cleaned, but that didn't help. The tiny red bumps still persisted.I may try to see if synthetic materials or maybe stricly cotton gloves help.It's not Erethema Multiforma. I saw the pictures, and that's not it.Again, not "painful" per se. Just annoying. And for me, lasts the whole winter (that's a long time in Chicago).Similarly, anyone who has experienced this and treated for it, please let me know. Thanks!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 22, 2007
    • 09:59 PM
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  • Tell me if this is it: Keratolysis Exfoliativa? Hi there, For a few years now, I've been getting this very strange skin condition. It starts with all of these small red dots (only on palms and finger tips) under the skin, they feel like pins and needles when I touch anything. After a few days it seems as if they work their way to the skin surface and then the skin peels in the shape of a circle where the red dots were. It is not painful, but I've noticed the frequency and intensity of the dots are increasing. I'm going to a doctor next week, but was just seeing if anyone had heard of this? Thanks
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 22, 2007
    • 10:55 PM
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  • hi, I think the disorder you mentioned is of psoriasis, With psoriasis, the body produces skin cells at a much-accelerated rate, and sends them to the surface in about three to five days instead of thirty. Since the external skin cells are not yet totally died off, the new skin piles up on the surface with former skin. This forms thick scaley skin patches on the body, which have silvery white flakes, which are known as psoriasis plaques. Several doctors, researchers and medical specialists prove the body's self immune system is just over reacting. The first step in treating psoriasis is to use natural psoriasis medications. natural medications are creams, salves and ointments which have ingredients in them designed to soften the psoriasis plaques, thin them out, and in some cases slow down the skin growth response.for more details on treatment go to.... Fast Psoriasis Relief
    beatyneils 3 Replies
    • October 29, 2007
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  • DaveW: I have same exact symptoms. Comes on every year late fall. Any update as to how to treat it?Thanks
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 14, 2007
    • 09:57 PM
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  • I've been getting the same thing for quite some time. Besides the red spots and the pins and needles feeling, I don't believe there is anything to worry about. However, I have not seen a doctor, so if you are worried make an appointment. Through a little research on google I found that it is called Dyshidrotic Eczema. If the itching becomes too much, I've found that frequent hand washing and moisturizers help.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 10, 2007
    • 03:12 AM
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  • I think that I get this condition due to taking Benadryl. Anyone else have this reaction to Benadryl?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 10, 2007
    • 10:44 PM
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  • ok, so ive been experiencing the same skin symptoms as everyone has mentioned here and I have been able to trace it to a milk allergy. More specifically, a milk protein allergy (not lactose intolerance). Oddly the tingling, red spots, and the skin peeling are only confined to the palms of the hands, but with the cutting out of all dairy from the diet (cheese, butter, etc.), the symptoms go away.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 28, 2007
    • 06:41 PM
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  • I been having those since I was young from time to time but it does go away.I get those whenever: I eat shellfish, exposed to dusts, season is changing like too much cold (winter), the soap I use is too strong or harsh, and when I am stress out about something. Sometimes I get it on my foot too and skin peels off. I uses alot of moisturizer and aloe.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 1, 2008
    • 09:16 PM
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  • you describe what has started happening to me exactly, did you get checked out? any word on what it is?
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  • I think DaveW is right! I have had this stuff since I was a kid and get it quite often on my hands and feet!keratolysis exfoliativa or focal palmar peelingNot sure why it happens or what causes it, but quite annoying.
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  • I have been having these odd spots as some of you describe for several weeks now and they are already getting annoying.My symptoms are:teeny round wart type things on my palms and side of fingersThese then turn itchy, at first when pressed then just itchysome go down to a red spot (like a broken veign type colour)Only had a couple of circles of skin come off so far.I think what I have is probably quite minor but dread to think if it gets much worse.I have made a gp appointment but to be honest after reading another site (pointing to Dyshidrotic Eczema) The GP's seem to be pretty useless.I have developed some dry skin patches also, anyone got any cream recommendations?
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