Monica from Oakland

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#41 Mar 29, 2011
I get the exact same red dots occassionally. The first time I had it, I had acquired the Hands Foot Mouth virus from my daughter at her school (Montessori-day care). The doctor said it was very common and that towards the end of the virus you will get red dots on hands and feet. After 6 months I got it again. It started with horrible sore throat and ulcers in the mouth. Then, again, ended with red painful dots on the fingers. Now it has been a year, and our daughter 4 weeks ago, came home with a stomach virus. AFter taking care of her for 2 weeks, I had a full week of being really tired...never got officially sick. But again, now I have the painful dots on my fingers...the same when I was diagnosed with Hands Foot Mouth. I have a feeling that these red dots are related to this virus...Once you have been exposed to it, it appears that the symptoms become more mild..just the dots..not the ulcers, sore throat, flu symptoms from the initial contact. Do you feel tired, or run down when you get the dots?

Since: Mar 11

United States

#42 Mar 31, 2011
If any of u have pins an needles feeling in ur hands. U should see a nerologist. U may have a nerve disease or even a pinched nerve somewhere in ur back or lower back. I found out I have arnold chiari malformation of the brain. An it also effects the spinal an muscles around the spine as well nerves. Anyone who feels the pins an needles. In hands or feet an have skin issues. That follow the pins an needles. Should stop going to a dermatologist. Cuz they dnt understand the nervous system. Doctors lately have only specialty in what they know an study. If its dermo they only study the skin so if they guess at what it is u should stop going to them for they dnt specialize in the nervous system. My best advise. Is all should see another doctor. Than derm that specializes in ur specific needs. An if ur derm does not know an they dismiss this an it continues. This is illegal for a doctor 2 not direct u to the right specialist. That may further help in ur care. Hope I helped t.c
Deepak

Delhi, India

#43 Apr 21, 2011
Hello,
I have a problem of peeling of skin on my palms & feet.
It happens two times just after winter ends and summer sets in.first teeny red dots on my palm & also on the soles of feet.
I have been noticing this every year during the months of March.
Hope I get the cause and remedy for this problem in this forum.
Ghostnurse

United States

#46 Jun 26, 2011
I am told its from the same virus that causes fever blisters. It comes with stress and will lay dormant until stressed again. No one knows why i got these in place of my fever blisters. Hope this helps.
joe

Kenton, OH

#47 Jun 30, 2011
I have pretty much the same thing red dots swelling and occasionaly one will break open the dry skin peel. My Dr said it was dyshidrosis.
Dats

Helotes, TX

#48 Jul 4, 2011
It seems to me that you had a 3rd degree burn which blisters and peels, that will make the new skin very sensative to the open air which also if bad enough can cause an infection on the skin. In other words not good to burn and peel !!!!!!!!!!
nat

United States

#49 Jul 13, 2011
Hey i have the same problem i just caught this after being bit by a tick bite...they taught i might have caught RMSF...which is Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever which is a diesease cause by ticks...well they gave me doxycycline...prednisolone...b enedryl...and eczema cream...well after i took that they went away but a week later the red bumps on my hands fingers n a one or two on my arms came back...they are now referring me to an infectionist diesease dr and then dermatologist cuz all my lab results were negative....ill let yall know what they tell me...but it might be stress i will ask them to do a stress level test..cuz i am stressed!!
Jess

Dekalb, IL

#50 Jul 15, 2011
My bumps are only on my left thumb! And now it's peeling. What is this?
Isaac

Hamilton, MT

#51 Jul 17, 2011
Hey so u got this problem. I dont have it but my hand sweat and peel all the time. So I think what you should do is wash ur hands more and u could be allergic to something you don't know about. If the red dots itch it's because of clorine but that's usually under your legs. I'm 13 but I know these.
Good luck

Since: Jul 11

United States

#52 Jul 22, 2011
If this is your first time having this happen to you don't worry, it will go away. I thought it never would the first time it happened to me, but it finally did. After over two long months, but at least it did not stay forever!

It started last year in August/September and lasted for a couple months. It started as pins and needles in my left thumb with a red dot following after a couple days. Then the red dot rose to the surface and opened up and dried out. Then it happened on a couple more spots. Then both of my hands were covered. It looked like my hands were water logged extremely bad. Cracked and peeling, there were literally holes and craters all over my palms and undersides of my fingers. I was freaking out! It finally went away after time, and I am still not sure why.

I had narrowed it down to a intestinal yeast infection or some sort of nerve damage. It went away, but now it is back. It is almost the same time of year so that has to have something to do with it.

After reading all of the posts here I am still unsure of what could be the exact cause, but I have a much better idea than I did, and I am relieved that I am not alone.

Ok, lets try and figure this out. We know some of the possible causes, possible agitators, and some possible cures. I will list below what I have gathered from these posts and from my own experience:

Possible Causes
-sweating disorder
-lichenoid dermatitis
-chillblains disease
-dyshidrosis
-dyshidrotic or pompholyx eczema
-Hands Foot Mouth Virus (ulcers in the mouth, sore throat, tired and run down, flu symptoms, and the hands problem)
-arnold chiari malformation of the brain (neurological disorder)
-pinched nerve in the neck or back
-fever blisters of the hands (comes with stress, lay dormant until stressed again)
-intestinal yeast infection

Possible Agitators
-Water (no idea why, but it does seem to make it worse, especially hot water)
-Heat (everybody seems to get it in the hotter Spring, Summer, and early Fall months)
-Soap, Lotion, Hand Sanitizer, Oils, etc.
-Stress

Possible Cures/Treatments
-Vicks Vap-O-Rub
-Corticosteroid ointment
-Band aid liquid skin
-Chiropractor / Massage Therapist (will help if it is a pinched nerve)
-Dermatologist
-Neurologist
-Healthier diet (fresh vegetables, less carbs, nothing white, no fast food, and a lot of water)
-colon flush
-liver cleansing vitamins (milk thistle, etc.)

I am going to go to the chiropractor today and I will be using the Vicks tonight. If that does not help I will start the Band Aid liquid skin tomorrow and make an appointment for the dermatologist next week. The neurologist will be my next stop if the dermatologist cannot figure it out with the information we have gathered. It does seem dermatological given the fact that stress and heat do in fact seem to make it worse. I will also be eating little to no carbs, do a colon flush every few days, and take liver cleansing vitamins for the duration until this is cured. It couldn't hurt and it might help.

I will let you know how it goes.

Good Luck Everybody!

-mt
Steve

Cambridge, MA

#53 Aug 3, 2011
I'm 45 and have had this happen every summer for the past 30+ years. Small red dots, pins and needles feeling (sometimes more painful), eventually peeling blisters, just on the palm side of my hands and fingers. My hands sweat much more than usual during this period.

I've seen many primary care doctors, dermatologists, allergists about this. The anti-perspirants are helpful, but obviously very drying. Steroids can help, but not crazy about them. I always assumed it was a combination of factors that might include, summer heat, sweating, maybe an allergin (pollen?) etc.

20 years ago I saw a Dr. at a walk in clinic, and he said "looks like a fungal infection". Prescribed a cream that immediately cleared it up. I may have actually skipped a few summers after that and then it came back.

Naturally, I could not remember the exact treatment and all other doctors since have discounted that as a coincidence. Over the counter anti-fungals have not done anything to help, but perhaps there was something else in the "mystery" prescription that helped. Sure wish I had saved the tube.

So, I'm as confused as everyone else. My yearly bout started last week and seems to be milder than usual. Time will tell. Maybe I'll hang some drywall and let the chalk dust dry my skin out...

Steve
kim

Basildon, UK

#54 Aug 10, 2011
pins and needles in my finger tips
dylan desousa

Kingston, Canada

#55 Aug 19, 2011
ive been getting red spots and my hands have been very tingly and i am very worried, i have no idea what it is. I recently stopped smoking weed and have been working with cardboard, if anyone has had the same thing plz reply i am very worried
Joanne

Wolverhampton, UK

#56 Aug 22, 2011
hi everyone,
i have what everyones taking about, ive been to a few doctors, and most say diffrent things or havnt heard of it, but my mums has been to the hospital about it, and they know what it is, its a skin contiona nd its genetic. so if you have it and and are wondering were it comes from, cheack wih your faily, it could be grandparent, or even great grandparents. it is also made worse by stress, water and sweat/heat. the hospital will tell you its either ezma or pseriasis, because they are both so familiar, the only bad news i can tell you is that its not curable, but it is controlable, o have a good cream and keep i mositurised, keeping your stress levels low and not icthing it will keep it under control. it can also affect your nails, if you think you have that funus infection on you nails, dnt by the product for it, its a waste of money nd wont d any thing, you nail have just been affected aswell, and just keeping it under control will help provent it :) hope ive helped people out.
Lisa

Salem, NH

#57 Sep 3, 2011
Kris Georgia wrote:
I have just started experiencing these same conditions. I have little red bumps on palms and fingertips. The bumps on my palms do not hurt, but the ones on my fingertips do. Has anyone figured out what this is?
OMG I have the same exact problem on my fingertips. The skin so dry itchy and cracking somewhat painful. I ware latex gloves at work, wonder if that's what I'm allergic to.
Lisa

Salem, NH

#58 Sep 3, 2011
Joanne wrote:
hi everyone,
i have what everyones taking about, ive been to a few doctors, and most say diffrent things or havnt heard of it, but my mums has been to the hospital about it, and they know what it is, its a skin contiona nd its genetic. so if you have it and and are wondering were it comes from, cheack wih your faily, it could be grandparent, or even great grandparents. it is also made worse by stress, water and sweat/heat. the hospital will tell you its either ezma or pseriasis, because they are both so familiar, the only bad news i can tell you is that its not curable, but it is controlable, o have a good cream and keep i mositurised, keeping your stress levels low and not icthing it will keep it under control. it can also affect your nails, if you think you have that funus infection on you nails, dnt by the product for it, its a waste of money nd wont d any thing, you nail have just been affected aswell, and just keeping it under control will help provent it :) hope ive helped people out.
Thank You, you are right, I have the same problem and my mom has it too.
Lisa

Salem, NH

#59 Sep 3, 2011
dylan desousa wrote:
ive been getting red spots and my hands have been very tingly and i am very worried, i have no idea what it is. I recently stopped smoking weed and have been working with cardboard, if anyone has had the same thing plz reply i am very worried
I have the same problem and I don't know why either. small red dots on my fingertips. They itch so bad and I afraid to scratch. The also gets very dry and peelly.
jeni

Los Angeles, CA

#60 Sep 9, 2011
My boyfriend has the same thing I think it started red went purple and now brown with peeling on hands and feet he finally went to urgent care and they gave him a scrip for steroids
Rachel

Melbourne, Australia

#61 Sep 17, 2011
I have had the blisters and dried skin on my palms and fingers since my son was born 2 years ago I have been to the doctors and dermatologist tried so many creams that don't work I went to a iridologist because I had nothing to loose he said my adrenal gland was low functioning I'm now temporarily on a gluten dairy and sugar free diet and taking some vitamins it cleared up immediately I feel so much better all over decidedly worth a try if you don't want to use steroid cream constantly
Rachel

Melbourne, Australia

#62 Sep 17, 2011
Sarsaparilla
Pau D'Arco
Intre Fem (women only)
Flaxseed
They are the vitamins I'm taking also no chilli or capsicum

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