Tiny fingers blister-like thread.
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Symptoms - tiny pinhead sized bumps that itch like crazy, off and on. When poped or broken a clear fluid will leak out for several minutes, they remain an open sore for several hours and then scab over. They appear along the sides of my fingers, and on top of my fingers. As they heal my skin becomes scaly and there is a white patch of dead skin.
I have these exact same symptoms.
I want you people to try and prove me wrong. My thesis is that because of a MAJOR yeast infection I once had, when I touch myself i spread this rash to my hands. I think now that I have had a yeast infection my immune system is weak to fungus and while my penis can kinda protect itself from a yeast infection but not completely remove it from the equation, when I touch myself it gets in my hands and starts this rash thing up. Greasy food, Humidity, Stress, and Heat seem to make it worse but I dont think they are the cause.
okay okay, i know what your all thinking.... just stop masturbating.... I CANT!!!! its so freaking hard an I have low self control, very impulsive person...
I thought maybe masturbation was the problem (perhaps because of a reaction to semen) and that might be the case for you, but I thin in my case it might just be contact with the area in general and the sweat. I'm going to be VERY careful about where I touch for the next month or two and see what happens.
As for the masturbation theory, can you limit contact in that area to just one hand for a period of time, then switch to the other to see if the condition follows with the hand you're using?
I'll post my results (or lack thereof) in the future.
My best guess at a diagnosis is contact dermatitis from something I may be mildly allergic to or something that is irritating my skin. I also wouldn't be surprised if they were just stress blisters, although that wouldn't explain why they only occur on my fingers.
On a similar note: I am extremely allergic to poison oak/ivy and often times when I get an ivy rash it is a very similar outbreak - except that it itches (and the bumps maybe larger and redder).
Here is a picture of a poison oak rash i found on the internet, hard to see the individual blisters, but they are there: poisonivy.aesir.com/uploads/289/848/poison_oak_blisters_on_my_hand_004.jpg
I just want to say that if you have a poison ivy rash - which many who find this forum might - DO NOT SCRATCH. Scratching ivy blisters not only irritates the skin, it re-releases the trapped ivy oil onto your skin causing additional outbreak. Because people have varying vulnerability to the allergy, such a rash should be treated medically or you risk permanent scarring to your skin.
Mine started on the sides of my hands along the line where the skin type changes from top to palm. They would show up mostly around midterms and finals periods and then go away. I never found a connection with weather at all honestly, but I have very bad temperature induced asthma and I tend to not venture out into temperature extremes.
They came and went for years. Red around a white center with tough, almost numb skin and a hole in the middle filled with clear fluid that will ooz for upwards to an hour if it pops (but they're difficult to pop). They itch like crazy until popped and then they scab over. The only big issue is that mine take months to heal and they scar. It's clearly visable even when I'm not having an outbreak. Also, sometimes I will have a secondary outbreak ontop of a healing one, which just makes it take even longer and the scar gets bigger.
Since then, it's spread to the bottoms of my feet, but nowhere else. Unfortunately, they hurt so much on my feet that I haven't been able to wear socks for more than 1-2 days a month for years now. I'm stuck in sandals even in the middle of the winter.
I've asked several medical professionals about it over the years. Most of them have said they were "stress hives", but upon talking to my Psychiatrist (who manages my medications) about it earlier in the day, he told me a few things that might be helpful to people here.
1. The tissue that makes up your skin was created from the same kind of stem cell as your brain in the womb. Many medications that effect the brain also effect the skin (such as some antidepressants causing acne for example). This also works in reverse. So stress as a hormone can impact the condition of your skin the same as it can have your brain make your hands twitch and cause panic attacks. With so many people in western countries on anti-depressants, or medication for ADD/ADHD, there could be a connection.
2. If you're noticing a stress related interaction, chances are the stress is actually making an underlying condition worse. Auto-Immune Diseases are usually the cause. Some of them lurk in the background and opportunistically attack when you get stressed out. Think like cold soars. Dyshidrosis could be just finding a moment to sneak through while you're distracted by the craziness of life.
3. If you form cysts (such as cystic Acne, or Poly Cystic Ovarian Disease), these little blister things can be sunk further into your skin than people who don't have these conditions. The body sucks what it thinks as an infection further in to try and envelope it instead of shoving it to the surface to air for some reason. It can't go very deep in fingers, but in hand plams and the soles of your feet they can get very very deep and sometimes it can be better to pop them in those cases if you're confident you can keep infection out.
4. Inhibited healing can be caused by blood sugar issues (someone mentioned this in in the old thread). So if these hurt more than usual, or they take forever to go away, it could be caused by high blood sugar.
5. Inhibited healing can also be caused by not getting enough zone 3 and 4 sleep (which as we get older we get less of). If you're not getting enough sleep, or good enough quality sleep, these bumps can take longer to go away and be more painful.
6. Some viruses can trick the immune system into attacking tissue that is healthy because the virus disguises itself. This can keep reoccurring even after the virus is expelled or gone dormant because your antibodies remain programmed to fight that particular pathogen. There is evidence that OCD and a form of heart damage are caused by Type A Strep, as well as the research now that some viruses can cause cancer to appear years after the illness first presents. Is is possible a seemingly mundane virus that was contracted even years and years ago left this remnant. (this is just a theory, but it's been proven with several diseases now so it's entirely possible that a virus could have programmed our antibodies to attack our hands and feet).
I haven't found anything in America that's helped much, but for a year I lived in Asia and I found that the bumps healed faster and didn't scar when I was using a Japanese Ofuro (traditional bath) that had the water infused with Barley Tea (I know that sounds odd). I haven't been able to find anywhere in America to buy Barley Tea from in big enough bags to use in a bath since I came back, but I wish I could because it helped a lot.
Other things I've noticed: I work nights, so I almost never get out in the sun, so I haven't seen any light interactions with outbreaks before. I eat pretty well despite my sleeping hours, avoiding sugary foods, foods high in bad fats, and I exercise (although foot outbreaks keep me from the gym sometimes). Also, shower salt scrubs that have shaye butter in them seem to pull moisture out of the blisters without having to pop them. It cuts the healing time down some since it never has to scab that way, but it can't prevent them for forming.
Has anyone else noticed that these form very quickly? I go from a red dot with no raised area to a full blister in under 3 hours usually. Sometimes up to 6. (sorry that was really long >.<;-)
I can't believe nobody has suggested the below yet...
Hopefully I can shed light on one of them.
I have had the following symptoms (both on fingers and on toes).
Blisters (deep) that sometimes itch, however they can feel like they are burning (warm, hot) they swell up(inflammation) and are extremely painful - especially if there are many of them. Sometimes only a few pop up sometimes many. They last about a week to 10 days and then go away. The pain and symptoms intensified when moving to warm room or temperature (from cold). They can crack once they dry up.
I have a poor circulation in my hands and feet. I noticed I was getting them with weather changes (large changes), I got them in Florida and in Colorado.
I got them when I held on the a cold steering wheel without gloves (just as an example). I don't smoke, and I exercise a lot (I even got them when I was using dumbbells at the gym which were cold metal). I also got them after holding on the a golf club playing golf in Florida - pressure and temperature.
I went to a few dermatologist and they all said something or another that made no sense, until finally one great dermatologist immediately said I had chilblains (or pernio as it is called). It made perfect sense.
It is apparently abnormal reaction of the small blood vessels to cold.
The doc said I could take a vasodilator to increase blood flow to the extremities, but he said it may or may not work. So I said no thanks.
(Try not to scratch)
I haven't had them for several years now. What do I do? I keep my fingers and toes as "even temperature" as possible. I wear gloves and socks. I keep them warm (not hot, warm). It is more common in women than men.
Hopefully this was helpful.
This is what I was told, don't know how true it all is but it is working for me and quickly. Originally I was told it would take a couple weeks, so if it doesn't work right away don't lose hope. Also, after you have taken these your burps will remind you of spaghetti sauce.
Typically, minor cases involve the small bumps on fingers, toes, feet, or hands. They may itch, but sometimes never itch if left alone. The bumps are skin colored. Skin around the affected area is typically dry. Causes are unknown, though stress or allergens are suspected.
Usually these aren't a big deal and go away in a couple weeks at most. There are some ointments/lotions that some sites recommend, but who knows if they work. Severe cases are possible according to this site, read up on it. I don't think it is a big deal but if you develop larger blisters or it seems to spread rapidly to other parts of your body you need to get it checked out. Here is one site where I found a decent amount of info:
I could be wrong, but the talk about whether sex is a cause seems wrong.
After reading almost all the post I went searching the many pictures to go with the different diagnosis options. This is the one that fits me. I hope the link helps anyone with the type I have. Good luck to everyone and I hope you all find relief!
mine have appeared on my inside index finger!!
they are itchy and so annoying.. I am wondering if my yeast is totally out of whack after taking thrush medication?
I get tiny pin sized blisters on my finger tips. usually the same two fingers on each hand but rarely my index finger or thumb.
They're definitely blisters. They're not red or yellowish at all they are clear water blisters, when popped the clear watery liquid is the same that comes out of usual blisters you get on your feet from bad shoes. They do not itch once popped they either refill or sometimes dry up soon after by dry up eventually. I find they don't go away for a long long time unless popped, it's hard to pop them though cause they're quite deep set in the skin.
They don't spread, as far as i can tell, if I pop one i don't get more after it just goes away. They don't get bigger either unless i fail to pop one and just end up pushing the liquid into another near by blister.
There's never millions of them, I probably don't get more than maybe 5 on one finger, and although i don't think they spread more will appear at random.
Now, i don't personally think it's an allergic reaction, cause i've been getting these for a year or so now and i have yet to find any relation to them appearing. It seems to happen at complete random times. It's not just at my house either, i lived somewhere else for 6 months and still got them. I don't know if it's stress related or not. I don't think i've been more stressed since i started getting them and i don't think i get overly stressed anyway.
If anyone has the same symptoms as what i just described quote this so maybe we can seperate this from the eczema problem