It started off as a small red bump. It itched and burned and started growing. Then another appeared, same thing happened. Then they grew so much that they connected then kept growing and now it's covering my entire hand. It still itches a lot and burns and keeps spreading. It's now spreading to my fingers. It seems like little tiny bumps all over my hands. It's been more than 6 months, I've tried everything and it won't go away, please help. I'm so desperate to get rid of this and be normal again. I can't have people look at my hand, it looks disgusting.
Hi Bekka, for the life of me it sounds like scabies (little mites that tunnel their way through the upper layers of your skin, continuously laying eggs). It is incredibly easy to pass on to other people and that it is growing is a symptom of you scratching your hand and spreading scabies mites and eggs. You may be able to see small red tracks on your skin, which is trails left by the mites as they burrow through your skin
It is easily cured with a topical ointment or anti scabies mites wash (topical= spread on your skin). Due to it's easily transferable nature, everyone you have had close contact with also needs to be treated at the same time. Bedding and carpet should be treated (your bed needs to be stripped down and a bug and mites bomb should be set in the closed room) NO NAKED FLAMES until the house has been properly aired afterwards (read the instructions; must do mites of all kinds) and the curtains you touch should be washed thoroughly. By a pair of $1 cotton gloves and wear one over your itchy hand to slow down it's spread and potential to infect others. All that stuff for lice may not be strong enough. See your Doctor soon and you can be free of it sooner.
Good luck, Steve
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