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Q: Bumps under skin they itch, on scalp and feet too

blister like, itchy. when gone it seems as my skin is peeling. on fingers (NOT SCABIES) they go away and come back. clear liquid in center, could it be a fungus infection? YUCK I get them on my scalp as well?

Much like "bd575" I have odd itchy bumps under the skin, they do raise and there is a clear liquid that can be forced out. I have had them on the side of my feet (large bumps) and I get them on my scalp as well they hurt a bit when touched, but release as well in a few days. I have no insurance, I live in America ya know!! I get them a lot when it is hot out or I wash my hands often, ANY HELP?

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cope63623, Community Member
10/18/09 10:08am

I have the same problem. I have confronted my doctor about this, and the answer I received did not satisfy me, so I am still looking for answers. I am a nurse as well, and I went through school trying to relate lessons to my problem. None of my studies produced an answer, but I do recall an incident that occurred earlier in life. I recall when I worked at a place that required me to shower before leaving work. Although the showers were cleaned daily, I recall a couple of the guys I worked with complaining of what they called Plantars Warts. I have asked several doctors, and they say no, so I am back to the questioning part. My question is have you ever shared a shower with others that could be lacking in the cleanliness category? The last answer I received was that your nerve endings produce a chemical that can collect under the skin. I think I am getting closer to an answer, but as you know it is very annoying to have to live with this. I scratch my feet until they bleed, and this actually gives me a few days relief after they heal from the scratching.

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Mary, Community Member
11/21/09 4:56pm

I have exactly the same thing in small bumps on my toes. I believe it is a form of tinea. I have found the most effective help is a combination of two things: applying tea tree oil frequently throughout the day but it is most important to ensure you thoroughly wash and dry the affected area before applying the tea tree oil. Put as much tea tree oil on as you can afford to. I think even soaking the area in tea tree oil would be good. Then leave the tea tree oil to dry. This alone may get rid of the problem. You may need to do it for about a week and then if it appears to be gone I would recommend you continue to apply tea tree oil at least morning and nights for another 2-3 weeks to the whole of the area around where the bumps were. This might stop it from recurring. You can order tea tree oil here http://www.teatreeoiluses.com/. Another medication that seems to help me is a herbal treatment called Gartech http://www.emed.com.au/product.php?Doo=ContentView&id=381. I'm not sure if you need to do both or just the tea tree oil. A combination of both seems to have helped me most. Note I still get these bumps from time to time and I think it is because I haven't continued to apply the tea tree oil and take the Gartech for a few weeks after the bumps go, therefore they come back. I really believe if you do continue that combination of medications there is an excellent chance you may get rid of it altogether. I keep meaning to but then I run out of medication and there is a break and after awhile it returns. So good luck with it.  BTW both these medications are safe and natural and good for your health generally so you can't go wrong.

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Dunya, Community Member
7/22/11 11:23pm

What you guys have is a form of atopic dermatits, formerly known as ezcema of the hands and feet. It is caLLED POMPHOLYX and I have given you information.  Read the attached information and please show this to your doctor.  I have been a sufferer since childhood and it's only been during the last ten years that the ezcema has switched to my hands.  Please contact me through my website www.superdunya.org.  If I can be of any more help, please let me know.  Best, Dunya

I. Definition:

 

Dyshidrotic dermatitis (pompholyx) is a form of hand eczema more common in women which starts on the sides of the fingers as itchy little bumps and then develops into a rash. The condition can also affect only the feet. Some patients have involvement of both the hands and feet.

 

 

 

II. Causes:

 

  • People who have dyshidrotic dermatitis are genetically predisposed to it.
  • Dyshidrotic dermatitis often appears during times of stress.

 

 

 

III. Treatment

 

  • One of the most effective natural treatments is a product called ClearSkin-E Cream which can eliminate flare-ups.
  • Skin protection is an important part of treatment.
  • Protect your hands from direct contact with soaps, detergents, scouring powders, and similar irritating chemicals by wearing waterproof, cotton lined, gloves.
  • Wear waterproof gloves while peeling and squeezing lemons, oranges, or grapefruit, peeling potatoes, and handling tomatoes.
  • Wear heavy duty gloves when doing heavy work and gardening. Also wear cotton gloves when doing dry housework.
  • If you have a dishwasher, use it regularly. If not, let a member of the family do the dishes. Do your laundry by machine, not by hand.
  • Avoid direct contact with turpentine, paint thinner and paints. Also polishes for furniture, metal, floors, and shoes. When using them, wear heavy duty gloves because they contain irritating solvents.
  • When washing your hands, use lukewarm water and a small amount of mild soap such as Dove or Basis. Rinse the soap off carefully and dry gently. All soaps are irritating. No soap is "gentle to your skin."  Soap free cleansers are less irritating than soap and are recommended for this condition.
  • Rings often worsen dermatitis by trapping irritating materials beneath them. Remove your rings when doing housework and before washing your hands.
  • When outdoors, in cold or windy weather, wear unlined leather gloves to protect your hands from drying and chapping.
  • Use only the prescribed medicines (usually cortisone ointments) and lubricants such as Cutemol Emollient Cream.  Do not use other lotions, creams, or medications--they may irritate your skin.
  • Protect your hands for at least four months after your dermatitis has healed. It takes a long time for skin to recover, and unless you're careful, the dermatitis will recur.
  • If you have a tendency to develop dyshidrotic dermatitis of the feet, you should wear socks which are at least 60% cotton. You should change your shoes everyday. Alternate 2-3 pairs of shoes, so the shoes will dry out completely before you use them again.

 

 

 

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