Little bumps on hands, what could this be?
- 21 Aug 2015 by NoahsMama
- 22 August 2015
- skin, finger
I recently noticed these tiny bumps under my skin on my fingers and the palms of my hands, just two on one hand but seven on the other. They don't necessarily hurt but they're irritating. They're not easily visible but are very small bumps that are reddish and some seem to have a darker center (hard to tell since they're so small). They bother me most when I try to open a bottle or something, pick something up using my whole hand, anything putting pressure on them. I'm not on any medication and haven't done anything differently that could be an obvious cause.
Could this be something to be concerned about? I have a two year old and am worried whatever it is may be contagious.
I have a general feeling of illness, including dizziness and headaches and a cold/cough, but I can't see it being related. Figured I should state that just in case it might be.
I've had something that sounds identical to the problem you're dealing with! I only notice the little bumps in the summertime though, I'm not sure if this is the first time you've had this issue but I usually deal with it every summer. They never really caused any pain or real discomfort for me either, but I definitely agree with you in that they are extremely annoying. Happily, I went to my doctor a couple years ago to see what these stupid little bumps could possibly be, and (I can't recall what the specific term was) was told that these are basically just a reaction that the skin on our hands goes through when they sweat or are constantly warm/hot- thus the reason I only have these in the summer months. So although irritating, at least if you're experiencing the same thing I am, which I believe you are, there is nothing to worry about. It's not contagious, or dangerous, and if it gets really annoying, I believe my doctor gave me a cream to use in place of lotion on my hands to make it go away (again, I can't really remember because this all took place three summers ago..).
Hope this helps!
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