Hi, I know it sounds trival but for the last two days my hands,fingers and wrist have been itching so bad I wake up scratching the crap out of them. I havent got into anything with thm or started new medicine, I did end a blood thinner after my knee replacement surgery 2 wks ago. I havent went anywhere to get into anything. My skin isnt dry. I tried some benedryl but it didnt help much--either did the cream. Any ideas? I dontknow what to do but its driving me crazy besides itching,hurting,swelling and some blistering especially where I have scratched. Help!
Doesn't sound trivial to me as have had that myself. I developed eczema on my hands from something I ate. It was so itchy and raw and it took me a long time to figure out that it was a spice in a powdered sauce mix. Did you eat somewhere different or something different from normal? It can be a long process of trial and error until you figure out what caused the reaction.
I had to get a special cream to get rid of it and I get eczema on my fingers very easily now whereas before that happened I had never had it on my hands before.
Hope that helps.
I'm not home yet, but I did think of something a nurse told me. She said to use ice where you itch. You scratch with it, but it doesn't spread to other parts of your body and you get the scratching action you desire. It numbs the area, too.
I'm still going to find the meds when I get home. You may have to go to your doc. I'll get back with you asap. Anna
One of the meds I have for itching is triamcinole and the other is hydroxyz. Their used for other problems, also. I think you need to see a doc. Itching is horrible. I waited way to long to see a doc, which was a mistake. I had deep open sores and I did what your doing. I scratched. I wish I could help you.
Please take care of yourself. Remember that I'm not a doc. He/she will have more info. Holler if ya need me.
I also have severe itching of just my palms and my fingers and it's on the inside. I also noticed a few months back that I cannot feel my toes at night when I ve been up all day with no problems other than some days I feel I am walking on pads of water right where my feet have no feeling at night, sometimes during the day. Could stick them with a pin n not feel it. I have heart issues but not a reputable cardiologist at this time. I take awater retention pill each day due to kidney disease so it's not that. Anyone have any ideas??? Please?
I noticed a couple weeks back my hands started itching and arm pits also. However recently more itching in my hands and between fingers. I woke up this day
out of a dead sleep 2:30am my left hand itching so bad it started swelling and between fingers small hives (on one finger) if I clenched my hand it was so tight as it swelled and burned and itched. I came online and read this and grabbed some ice it helped. I'm at a loss no medicine change when this began . It's started about six weeks ago lightly. Thought I ate something but it kept coming on lightly. But this was the worst attack! Very worried . I noticed last evening I had the beginning of the itch android I was sucking on a sugarless halls cough drop. Well I immediately removed it and thought perhaps this was the cause of my itching. So was please I had possibly found what had been causing this.
So that was about 6 pm . Didn't finishing it. Then woke up middle of night with this attack. Any answers please help! I feel it comes from within.
So many years going to allergists etc. I have an allergy to Sodium Laureth Sulfate, which is in MANY drug items including liquid soaps, dish detergents, shampoos, sunscreens, toothpaste etc. It is a contact allergy but will first show itself as red dots under my skin on the palms of my hands during the night that itch like crazy! This started 15 years ago and now has gotten much worse to include all sulfates (I can't drink a glass of high sulfate wine either)
Try eliminating sodium laureth sulfate and see if your itchy hands go away, likely you are washing with a liquid soap that contains it.
I just saw your post and even tho' it's several years old, I'm hoping that you have found the cause of you itching. I have exactly the same problems - just started this past year. I'm 73 and haven't had this problem in the past. It seems that it happens when I have been working outside- I have noticed also that sometimes when working outside I break out in small red bumps but they go away pretty fast. I think this may be a new reaction to the sun. I have cats and dogs as well - hope in my old age I haven't developed allergies. Did you find the source of your itching? Thank you...
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