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Question: small painful red raised bumps on palm of hand


 leshelley - Mon Jul 09, 2007 9:52 am

Hi, I'm a 26 year old healthy female. Occasionally I get these red bumps about the size of a pimple on the palm of either or both of my hands. I also get them on my fingers on front or back. Sometimes they itch after the first day, but the first day they are sensitive to the touch. They usually go away after a few days..but I wonder what they are and why they keep coming back.
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Wed Jul 18, 2007 5:27 pm

User avatar There are a few possibilities. There are several viruses that can cause these lumps. If it keeps coming back it is less likely to be a virus, though.

Another possibility is a form of eczema called dyshydrotic eczema. This commonly will effect the fingers/hands and toes/feet. Flares can be treated with a topical steroid.

I would recommend that you see your doctor when you have the spots so a proper diagnosis can be made. This way you can get the right treatment.

Best wishes.

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