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Alright I have these small skin colored bumps on 3 fingers on my right hand (middle,ring, and pinky finger to be exact). I've had them since I can remember, I assumed they were scars from either bacon grease that splattered on my hand, or poison ivy/oak that have gotten on my hands multiple times when I was a child. I've had them so long I just thought they were normal since they didn't go away from all the treatments I've used on my hands for poison ivy/oak in the past. They are normally skin colored/ slightly clear,and just slightly raised and really just look like scars, but now as I'm getting older I'm noticing they are becoming reddish, itchy, and are drying out when it gets cold outside. They are spreading just a little bit, but only on those 3 fingers. I wasn't alarmed till I noticed a couple new bumps on my middle finger that I didn't recall having before. They do not hurt, (unless of course I try to pop them, which it feels like just trying to pop normal skin), there's nothing there to really pop, they are just clear, and the only thing that happens when I do try is clear liquid and a normal scab appears, but the bump doesn't go away once its healed. They are only on top of my fingers/knuckles, no where else. I'm planning on going to a dermatologist soon just to clear it up, but I was wondering if anyone might have any ideas as to what they could be. Any help is greatly appreciated c:
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It can be due to contact dermatitis or pompholyx. The exact cause is not known and excessive sweating can be one of the reasons. But some triggers like allergic reaction to soaps, detergents, foods, latex, nickel etc may trigger the symptoms. Apply some calamine lotion on the affected area and keep the area well moisturized. Use only thin applications of moisturizer ointments as excessive amounts of ointment may restrict breathing of the skin and aggravate the condition.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
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Thank you so much! I am going to a regular doctor tomorrow to get it checked but thanks so much for some information on what it could be. I'll keep ya posted!
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