Saturday, 16 July 2011

Summer Finger Bumps

Everyone, look your fingers...do you have these, too? What are they? I get them in hot weather, just inside the fingers and thumb. Then the skin falls off and they disappear. Nice.


Update: It now has a name thanks to Soubriquet...Pompholyx

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    1. me too...its ichy and i dont know how i get that. pls let me know what is this.

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    2. I get them too but only when its been real real hot out so it makes me think its heat related. I never get them in the winter. makes me feel better im not the only one!

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    3. http://www.healthline.com/health/dyshidrotic-eczema#Overview1



      Read that article! I get the exact bumps and this is what I have.

      Also this article has photos:

      http://healthh.com/dyshidrotic-eczema/

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    4. look up dyshidrotic eczema. I've had these off and on for years.

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    5. I reckon that this one is deeply related with heat or sun I guess, I used to live in Korea and the UK, and recently relocated to Cyprus. I haven't had this sort of thing before except for short period here in Cyprus. I have this around my finger exactly same looking with above pic as well as elbow and knee. Mega itchy

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    6. Elbow and knee sounds more like impetigo. Pompholyx is hands and feet only. I get Pompholyx every June July Aug on the sides of my fingers

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    7. I think there called summer bumps they come from heat from my research but am not sure there is bumps all over my hands just hands its been over the 90's and sometimes hundreds degrees here just make sure to drink a lot of water i still have this is my second day with it hopefully it gets off. PLEASE DON"T BULLY ME IF AM WRONG I'M JUST A LITTLE KID!!

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    8. Its called dishydrotic exema

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    9. I do get them too,not a nice image,any other ways to get them to disappear?

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    10. I started getting these last year, definitely a correlation to summer. From my experience I think it is allergy related, take antihistamines everyday until they improve, use small amount of steroid cream 1-2 times a day and keep your hands well moisturised with a sensitive skin moisturiser!

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    11. i get them too and i think they are heat bumps but im not sure bc they have fluid in them.

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  2. I get them, too! No idea what they are, though.

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  3. My fiance gets them too. It seems to be a reaction to heat, or maybe summer allergies. I'm not sure what the technical term for it is or anything, but it seems normal, you won't die. :)

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  4. No one on the planet knows what they are...they could hold the cure for cancer for all we know!

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    1. me too i have that unknown ichy in my finger but sometimes only...
      now i have in my thumb...

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    2. I also get them when stressed or overheated...years ago they were on my palms and fingers...30 years later, backs of hands, fingers and occasionally the wrist. Docs did biopsies and still no clue. Scars are ugly from scratching, biting and squeezing. Hate them

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    3. I have them and it winter and I'm cold so don't think they are heat related.

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    4. These seem to be a type of viral outbreak, activated by alpha or beta radiation from any source, including the sun. After Fukushima I started seeing them in the U.S. west coast, possibly due to contamination from Japan.

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  5. I got those too but a couple of summers ago my bumps stopped visiting me.

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  6. I used to get this in the summer as a kid when we lived near a creek & woods. I was told they were called 'chiggers' and were tiny bugs under the skin. I had them between my toes too and they itched like mad.

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    1. Definitely not chiggers

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    2. Definitely not chiggers

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    3. Chiggers is just the redneck name for scabies

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    4. Chiggers is just the redneck name for scabies

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    5. Lol me too. But i knkw when exactly they are to come.
      It is caused by direct sunlight with heat. But the suns intensity has to be at a point were it starts to tan the skin. The rate of spread increases if you were to put your hands in and out of the sun for around 10 sec. Not sure why but could be giving tbe fingers time to blister. But One thing which was qite obvious was that fact that it only happend when i was dehydrated....now i didnt feel i was but i was. Maybe lack of water in figer tips compared to rest of hand. Also latley iv driven alot and have blisters on my feet but i have got these before and without feet blisters. It can 12 o'clock and hands fine.....after half hour of exposure on off fingers covered.

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    6. Lol me too. But i knkw when exactly they are to come.
      It is caused by direct sunlight with heat. But the suns intensity has to be at a point were it starts to tan the skin. The rate of spread increases if you were to put your hands in and out of the sun for around 10 sec. Not sure why but could be giving tbe fingers time to blister. But One thing which was qite obvious was that fact that it only happend when i was dehydrated....now i didnt feel i was but i was. Maybe lack of water in figer tips compared to rest of hand. Also latley iv driven alot and have blisters on my feet but i have got these before and without feet blisters. It can 12 o'clock and hands fine.....after half hour of exposure on off fingers covered.

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    7. Chiggers is not scabies

      Anyone who has been bitten by chiggers or scabies knows they cause intense itching and discomfort. Chiggers and scabies, however, are two distinct types of mites. They attack humans and animals differently.

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    8. Chiggers is not scabies

      Anyone who has been bitten by chiggers or scabies knows they cause intense itching and discomfort. Chiggers and scabies, however, are two distinct types of mites. They attack humans and animals differently.

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    9. I get this too and it is always triggered by heat and humidity. My body rejects the hot sun. LOL! I never get this in the winter.

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    10. Not hear or sunlight directly related. Just allergenic reaction. That’s all. I live in Alaska with no heat or sunlight, and it’s super common this time of year.

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    11. Omg I saw a minute horro show just now...DDEFINITE NOT TRIGGERS WTF one or two small like minutes blisters mean pimple on side of my finger... drawing with pencils. Same finger .. def not triggers

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    12. I got tested a while ago for allergies and i had nothinf from what they could tell, and i dont think they happened at all when it was colder?we could be experiencing two different things though.

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  7. Anon, not sure if I want them to stop visiting, they're like an old friend.

    Chiggers, huh? At least they have a name now. Also if you bite them, they pop! Ha ha :-)

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  8. If they were chiggers, you'd know it. I get that too from time to time. NOT chiggers.


    These are chigger bites:

    http://www.helptionary.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Chigger-bites.jpg

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  9. UUGH! NOT CHIGGERS, NOT CHIGGERS!

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  10. No, I don't have it. Specially because it's winter here in the South.

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  11. Doctor Soubriquet here, with your correct diagnosis:

    You have pompholyx. Dishydrotic eczema. It's usually harmless. Not chiggers, though that did make me laugh.
    I've had eczema in its various forms all my life, in my case those little blisters are itchy as hell. Sometimes on the soles of my feet too.
    In my case, exposure to some solvents can be a trigger. Other theories blame contact with nickel, or nickel in the diet, such as canned fish. Me, I'm allergic to fish anyway, so I can discount that cause.

    You and your readers might find this site interesting:-
    http://www.pompholyx.co.uk/

    No, I'm not really a doctor. But I guarantee I'm right in this case.

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    1. its exactly what it is (i've had it since i was a kid amoung other forms of eczema aswell) they tend to show up when you are around things you are exposed to heat, chemicals, or even allergens.

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    2. I am 13 and I got this yesterday. I wash my hands alot and I live in Arizona, so I think these are the reasons I have it. I have never had it before and my mom told me to put lotion on my hands because they are dry.

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    3. I get these little itchy blister type things on my fingers also, I always thought it was caused from changing dish detergent from one scent to another, because thats when they seem to break out, and it does not matter what time of year it is..

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    4. This is me right now I get these on my everywhere typically starts in the fingers/hands then migrates. I was given an antibiotic it seems I'm alergic to again that makes 5. Certain cleaning supplies also cause a flare up along with heat and add the stress from being sick and I get up to 4 weeks before it is all said and done.

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    5. I tend to get these small itchy blister things on my fingers around late fall early spring and all summer it's probably from the heat but my mom doesn't know what they are either and I went to the doctor about them and they didn't specify what they were he just said it's from heat

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  12. Isaac, I bet you feel left out, everyone else has it.

    Soubriquet - that's what it is, Yes!!! Tapioca describes it prefectly. It isn't itchy at all this time. I've been wearing gardening gloves and washing my hands a lot so this is my hands way of objecting. Thanks!

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  13. I have them right NOW! Thank you SO much for posting this because I now know what they are! I usually get just a small patch between my fingers. They itch like nobody's business and go away after a couple of days. And now I know what they are! I KNEW there was a reason I subscribed to your blog....

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  14. soubriquet - exactly that said a Doctor to me a few years ago too, when I've got them "over night". Only question in room - mine where and are never itching or containing darker spots.

    BTW: He told me he only (9x%) knows it from smoking people.

    Guy B.

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  15. @Joanne. Gardening gloves? Lots of handwashing?
    Oh my. Well, let's hope the garden looks great anyway.
    Watch out for handwash ingredients. My experience is that if it says "handwash" and isn't soap, if it claims special antibacterial properties, then avoid it. Most of those punp-action liquids are nasty stuff for your skin. Gloves. They get sweaty inside, and that's not good. You wash your hands, but then you put them in a warm, sweaty, bacterial growing environment.

    Now it seems these outbreaks are not an affliction to you, which is good, but you could reduce the outbreaks, perhaps, by using an aqueous cream instead of soaps as a handwash. Ask your doctor or pharmacy about "Dermol 500".
    It costs about £10.00 per 500 ml, in a pump bottle.
    Use it instead of soap, shower gel etc. It will, I guarantee, outperform any of those fancy name moisturisers, anti-wrinkle creams etc. Try it. Your skin will thank you. And: go to an industrial safety store, or a farm supplies store, and buy a pack of cotton glove-liners. Wash 'em or chuck 'em.
    I have no financial interest in Dermol or any of the similar products, by the way, just quite a bit of gratitude for the way it's helped me.


    @GuyB:- I've never smoked. Mine don't get darker spots either, jut little blisters or bubbles under the skin.

    @

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  16. If I could recommend a lotion ....give Corn Huskers lotion a try...
    I need to "fix " my hands on occasion from the abuse of living in the desert and common household chemistry.....works wonders for me.

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  17. Cutting off your fingers works well, too.

    :oP

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  18. I thought it was just me and my weird body! I am not alone!!!

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  19. I used to get them years ago between my fingers. Worked out that it was the powdered rubber gloves I was using in work. When I stopped wearing them they disappeared.

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    1. really? I'm using powdered gloves too. and I have this very2x small circles circles on my pinky finger :(

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    2. Be wary of a latex reaction too. Maybe switch to nitrile gloves?

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  20. Jsahawkwiz, glad I was of some benefit...well the diagnosis was thanks to Doctor Soubriquet :-)

    TSTWOTI, you are getting these rubbed on your face next time I see you.

    Guy B, really, is there a smoking link? I get the odd wee dark spot amongst it. Mmm tapioca.

    Soubriquet, it was a block of handmade soap with natural ingredients (so it said). There's definitely a link to me wearing gloves and these bumps, I agree with the sweaty hands thing? I'll be on the lookout for dermol (if it's not tested on animals, I'm a righteous freak :-))

    Mutil8or, Corn Huskers, ya say? Wonder if I can get that here? I have a mental picture of you now, rugged hard-working guy in an apron and marigold gloves.

    Erinyes, you are so feckin helpful, it's unreal :-)

    Miss Lyd, we should start a group for this - The Bubble Fingered Freaks Helpline.

    Mark, yes there's defo a connection there but how do I pull the nettles and thistles out without them? Also, why are feet so easily hurt? I reckon we stop wearing shoes and grow dog pads.

    Senorglory, yes but only on my hands. This time.

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  21. 'you are getting these rubbed on your face next time I see you'

    And your hands?

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  22. WTF? I would never rub those on you in front of Smout.

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  23. there now arent you glad its not leprosy lol

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  24. forgetful, and the lepers are glad I'm not joining their colony.

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  25. Rugged hard-working guy in an apron and marigold gloves?

    Here's a slightly different mental picture for ya.....

    http://i532.photobucket.com/albums/ee321/Mutil8or/5aff1889.jpg

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  26. Mutil8or, holy shit, come down from there, you'll rip your apron!;-)

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  27. Huh, learned something new. Mine just cleared up a few days ago. I always get them every year but never paid attention to heat being a factor. Then again I live in TX so heat is always a factor except for Nov-March.

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  28. Nihilady, next time you have them, you can call them by their rightful name :-)

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  29. @soubriquet - just an opinion & experience of on Doctor at our world. %-) As I mentioned - mine are only blisters too and no other eczema symptom matches.

    @Joanne Casey - my Doc said so, majority of his cases.

    @Nihilady - as you mention it; usually summertime, yes, mine too. Must be a connection too! :-O

    IIRC I've met once a person reacting that way on paperdust & colordust in his office. A more customized skin hand care - and it got normal again!

    As long as mine isn't really regulary - I'll ignore it. So I'll just leave them alone and sometimes popping/scratching them unknowingly. Heals off without a trace.

    The Bubble Fingered Freaks Helpline. - like it! ]%->
    Guy "Where to join?" B.

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  30. Guy, I still like to think they're highly mysterious, the secrets of the universe are held in their centres.

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  31. I get them, but it's because I'm allergic to chrome and nickle, 2 main ingredients in guitar strings

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  32. You can get stainless steel strings, it seems.

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  33. i get them and treat them with Apricot Scrub... store brands will work,

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  34. *uses apricot scrub and a blowtorch*

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  35. hello. I have eczema on my hands as well. Mine looks like tapioca under the skin and mine is much worse than what you are desscribing. Mine sticks around all year long and it turns my fingers red, they itch like crazy and when I itch them they pop and it hurts. My skin is constantly peeling off layers from it and it hurts. It's especially embarassing :( I feel like I have to wear bandaids all the time cuz it grosses people out. Any suggestions for me? I used to go a doctor for it but then I lost my insurance and can't afford all the steroid cremes and shots to keep it under control :( Could really use some advice on this.

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    1. This is herpes not eczema. Also new studies found correlation between eczema, psoriasis and HHSV 6,7,8 which are related herpes viruses. Again CDC doesn't recommend testing unless specifically indicated so you will have to fight to get tested but when you know for sure herpes antivirals will be available and can reduce your related eczema outbreak. Look up this correlation in the journal of immunology 2016.

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  36. Anon, I know mine is related to handwashing, gloves and heat, but not as extreme as yours and only appears 2 or 3 times a year. There were a few lotions mentioned in the comments.

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  37. OMG!
    People...this is HERPES! You can get herpes on your fingers and it's really contagious. It's called Herpes Whitlow.
    Don't itch, don't touch, hide it from everything and everyone. You can get genital herpes by just touching yourself downstairs!
    Get som Aciklovir from your doctor to get rid of it faster!
    But other than that, it's just time that can cure it!

    / Swedish girl

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    1. Don't be daft. The mystery was solved a million posts ago by soubriquet.

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    2. haha, I'm afraid I would be covered from head to toe in herpes if this was the case - I don't wash my hands much.

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    3. Actually anon is right this is herpes whitlow. HSV2 is common on hands and feet in comparison to HSV1. People also can be infected by many different strains of hsv2 in each cell where as only one hsv1 strain can exist per cell. The whitlow is from the first contraction of herpes by tiny breaks in the skin barrier on the hands, they will lesson over time if valtrex is started promptly. Get a blood test if you don't believe. Btw you will have to specifically request since hsv is not a standard std the CDC says that doctors should test for.

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  38. I don't think that's what it was...thanks anyway :)

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  39. Hi,
    So I have these bumps on my finger too. Definately related to gardening for me, as it is only on the fingers and hand I use to pull weeds. I wear gloves usually on BOTH hands, but there are a few times that I've not had on any gloves.
    Because it is just on the couple of fingers, I assume its not from the gloves or washing of hands frequently, because it would be on all of my fingers then, right?

    My guess is that it's a reaction from a plant.

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  40. P.s.
    Also, thank you so much for this blog, i thought that my hand had something terrible that would spread to the rest of my body and I'd end up looking like a bean bag chair, and with no insurance I was worried.

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    1. Haha, glad to have put your mind at rest :)

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  41. It could be a form of herepes check this site out. If you get cold sores its the same thing but on your hands.... http://dermatology.about.com/od/dermphotos/ig/Herpes-Gallery/herpes_finger2.htm

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  42. Never had a cold sore in my life, thankfully

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  43. Sorry to say it is a form of herpes

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  44. I had mine checked out

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  45. Dr said 80% of the population has it and never no

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  46. ...Whatever it was, the rest of me stayed scab-free, ha ha! Good luck with the herpes :S

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  47. Haha wtf anonymous? It is most definitely eczema and could be due to an allergic reaction.

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    1. Anon didn't state WHERE their herpes was, though, Jess :)

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  48. I get visitors on my blog still, via this post, so I thought I'd catch up on the commentary. 7
    Anon: No matter how much you want to tell the world about herpes, this is NOT herpes. It's Pompholyx.

    How would I know? Well, I've had both. Any person who's ever had chicken pox carries the herpes zoster virus, and usually it's dormant. When it wakes up, well, you might get a red rash, followed by blisters that ooze and suppurate. Nice. And it comes with a heap of burning pain and "kill it now!" thoughts.
    The other commenters who have had these summer finger bumps seem to have missed out on the red rash, suppuration and pain of herpes zoster.
    Many years ago, I had an outbreak of herpes zoster on the soles of my feet, it was remarkably unamusing. My ex-wife was detailed, by the doc, to paint on some mystery fluid twice a day. That was not a big success, as first time she did it, I reacted as if she was using a blowtorch. Which is what it felt like. After that, she refused, saying the treatment was worse than what it was trying to cure. I agreed.
    Then she ran off with her best friend's husband....

    Not that there was necessarily any connection.

    Oh. And my other reason for saying my diagnosis is right? Well, I'm inclined to think the head of Dermatology at europe's biggest teaching hospital might just be a trustworthy source.

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    1. ...is there any chance it could be Herpes? Just kidding ;)

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  49. Hermes, on the other hand... (See w.i.d.t?) was the messenger of the gods. Winged sandals. Bad physics there, as he'd have flown upside-down, if at all. I mean, hey, in all the pictures I've seen, they're hardly any bigger than budgie-wings.
    Nah.

    Not herpes.
    Dyshydrotic eczema.
    Amazing how many people have it, isn't it...

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    1. Hermes, the upside down messenger of the Gods. Always had a red face (Herpes?)

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  50. I get this too!! Relieved to know I'm not the only one and that it can be treated.

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  51. @Joanne Casey. Very obnoxious and not funny at all. Meanwhile I'm glad to have found this site. I learned allot about whats been going on with my hands every summer for the last 10 years. Thanks!

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    1. I love how you keep coming back to my unfunny obnoxious site ;)

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  52. I got them between fingers its eczema went to doctor thought scabies lol but its not soak in vinegar it works!!!!! Or salt water

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  53. What I had doesn't look exactly the same buy mine turned out to be parasites from eating sushi. This happened to me twice and I used Oil of Oregano to get rid of them quickly. Compare to the pictures on http://fingerbumps.com that I took of my hand over a 6 day period.

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    1. I did look at your site. It seems you're involved in marketing oil of oregano.
      Now you say you had bumps on your fingers, and the girl in the health-food store told you it was parasites from eating sushi.
      And of course, Oil of Oregano cured them. Twice.

      If someone told me I'd got parasites from sushi, the first thing I'd want to know is what exactly. I'd be freaked out. I'd probably want to see a sushi-parasite specialist. And I'd want rid of them. I'd want to see the literature on oregano vs cthulhu.

      But most of all, I would NEVER, NEVER eat sushi again.

      You did, and were parasited again.

      Please explain.

      (Disclaimer. I'm allergic to fish, so I never have eaten sushi. And I've watched parasitic worms wriggle out of fish on the fish-docks, so even without the allergy, I'd steer clear of raw fish.)

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  54. Sushi/Sashimi parasites ach! nothing about fingers, but mention of erythema....http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/41/9/1297.full

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    1. I had them pretty bad this year, and on the palms of my hands!I blame this on swallowing a filling, some kind of mercury poisoning. Aliens, possibly to blame.

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  55. Through just my reading of the site here. I have a question is it a condition more common in women? I have it to every summer since I was younger. Mine stays through out the summer but is exactly like the picture above. I had attributed it to heat rash but have yet to see a matching case of heat rash.

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  56. Just had to add my comments to your post . I was diagnosed with Dyshydrotic eczema . I still have not figured out what triggers it, but I do gardening and woodworking as well as sewing - so it could be anything from dust to whatever. I get the "tapioca " blisters between all my fingers and the itch has the capacity to drive you crazy. Steroid cream helps for a while - sometimes I wake up scratching fanatically which causes some of the blisters to break WHAT A MESS !!! I am able to get some temporary relief from soaking in vinegar ( which stings like crazy at first) , as well as ice packs. I have invested in white cotton gloves which I use all the time to try to protect and moisturize with unscented natural cream . Try using rubber or nitrile gloves over the cotton ones when you are working especially in hot water....I have found that I need to keep my hands dry and cool in order to help the itch. It usually takes a week or so for the itch to be totally gone then my skin gets these dry patches that eventually peel .....hang in there , I fell your pain !

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    1. Googled that, same as pompholyx...some of the images are extreme!

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    2. Hhsv 6,7,8 2016 journal of immunology found correlation with the scabs when PCR tested for these viruses with 95% correlation. Antivirals used for herpes had been shown to reduce the number of outbreaks eczema and plaque psoriasis, fuck the immune modulators cause they mask the real problem. Herpesviridae isn't always a blister, what's left is the immune's response trying to clear a threat it will never catch. Fight to get your skin biopsy and blood tested for these.

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  57. So I have them too.... It started very lightly when I was about 20 I think, so about 8 years now and its getting worse! Nothing extreme like some of the pictures I have seen! Thank goodness! But it is irritating and like at the moment even typing makes me want to scratch! I have seen a dermatologist who told me it was stress!!! Whatever!!!! And then my GP said I should try using only Dove hand soap, which seamed to do the trick but it is now summer and hello!!! Back in full force and also a few bumps on my feat!!! Scratching makes it worse!!!! I use gloves when washing dishes, it definitely helps! So I think soap has a connection... But after reading this blog http://www.cholinergicurticaria.net/small-itchy-bumps-on-hands-fingers-and-elbow-itchy-eczema/ I think I might have to start to check my diet as well. Which is a very big problem because I have no self-control when it comes to my diet!!! I have been trying to figure out what I have consumed the last few days, especially yesterday, as the bumps on my feet appeared this morning! I had my normal muesli and milk breakfast, provitas with peanut butter and plain yogurt snack, I had cake and milk tart for lunch :) It was my husbands birthday :) A cabanossi snack (which is like dried sausage) and pizza with chicken, spring onion, pineapple and sweet chilli sauce and popcorn, ice tea, jelly tots, smarties and biscuits. O my word, it sounds terrible when I have to list it like this!!! I have been wondering about sugar? Which is one of the main things I consume to much of and I suppose wheat as well... And also seen as it is always in summer, could it maybe have to do with chemicals? We live in a farming area, so could it be pesticides or something they spray? I also seam to have a reaction to nickle the last few years, only where my pants button touches my stomach. When I manage not to scratch it, it goes away within a few days. Amazing how many people have this problem and that there is no cure! So wish me luck with 'dieting' ;)

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  58. Thank you this is helpful. I noticed a bump or two years ago on my palm or finger tip, but just one. Then it went away. It was always in a dry climate. (I travel a lot) Now I have a big cluster on my finger next to my nail. TONS of little "tapioca" dots. It swelled up for days and was painful to the touch. Now the food is seeping out and it doesn't hurt anymore.

    This nickel allergy may be correct. Chocolate is high in nickel and I've been eating chocolate everyday. Total chocoholic. My body has just begun to do different things. I'm 35. Just discovered in lactose-intolerant. Now this eczema/nickel thing. I will say times have been a little stressful lately. In any case I'm going to cut down on all foods high in nickel and see what happens.

    I'm a massage therapist and I NEED my hands!! Eczema?? AIN'T NOBODY GOT TIME FAH DAT!!

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  59. Thank you for the photo. I had this all my life and its so weird. This is the first time I am seeing a word polyphony. I am going to research this. 8have them now again after a day of sunshine. Ice doesn't help. It is not herpes or edema.

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  60. I have this right now. I do not just get it in the summer though. I have been getting it on & off for about a year now. Mine does itch & I recently started to wear a ring. My father & my uncle both have this and both have special made belt buckles & rings that are made without nickel.

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  61. I know doctors always say that this and eczema is caused by an allergic reaction or sensitivity but if this is true why did I not have this reaction all my life and why has my twin brother not got it when we are identical twins and have exactly the same type of skin? I believe it is contracted, a virus which is aggravated by heat. Stress and a poor diet might also trigger it because it lowers the immune system.

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  62. Hmm... I have a patch of weird little bumps about an inch in diameter right between my index finger and thumb on the back of my hand. It just "popped up" during the night. I washed it with soap and now its fading away... Different kind of eczema? Not eczema? Am I some kind of freak-of-nature?

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  63. Hi. I have had this too as described above. It began shortly after the birth of my first child in summer 2011. This coincided with lots of handwashing. Drs were no help that year or in summer 2012. This summer (2014) I diagnosed Pompholx and the Dr agreed and last Friday prescribed me Fucibet ointment. The Fucibet combined with replacing soap with a tub of aqueous cream, staying away from soap, and using hand moisturizer often has practically cleared this up and given me immense relief.The burning itching has stopped and also the cracked skin from the bursting of the small blister is not happening. I have definite relief and feel another week of the cream and it will be cleared up.

    This page was very helpful to me, knowing this was a common ailment and the embarrassment of a big rash was not just me alone. I hope the Fucibet cream can help you all.

    GG

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  64. I get these, but I know my triggers... nuts (nickel) and citrus fruits - mainly from the skins, as drinking orange juice & lemonade typically don't bother me. However, lately I have been indulging in both and have been ok, with just slight peeling. Mine have never itched, but they do sometimes burn after the peeling has begun.

    So I do try to avoid nickel. I read somewhere that it can be caused by eating too much processed food, as tin cans and manufacturing equipment typically contain nickel. I have been eating more natural foods the past year, so perhaps that helped.

    Lastly, I had a breast biopsy last year. The Dr wanted to leave a metal marker in my breast, but I did research & discovered that it is common for these markers to contain nickel or be contaminated by nickel during production. Because of my sensitivity and a baby on the way, I opted to not have the marker inserted. The Dr was not happy, but I have to live with my choices. I did not have cancer, so no potentially harmful markers were *unnecessarily* left in my boob!!!

    Be healthy & be informed. ��

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  65. You people could have herpes. That is what herpes! Can look like Its called herpetic whitlow or herpes digitalis that's herpes of the fingers. Some doctors will miss diagnos that visually as at type of eczema or contact dermatosis. A visual inspection is not conformation you need to have a culture test performed as soon as the littlevblisters form on the skin.the doctor will swab it with a q-tip might scrape for some skin or draw some fluid out of the blisters ask for all three of these so the testing is most accurate the culture will also be typed to tell you if its hsv 1 or hsv 2. Most likely hsv 1 . Yes 80% - an estimated 95% of a country's population tests positive for hsv antibodies in thier blood this means you were exposed to this virus meaning you carry herpes most people have no signs or symptoms of herpes and think they dont have it because they have nit had any blistering or sores from it. Hsv is not routinely tested for in a complete or full STI/STD screening not here in canada nor the united states some states in the USA do have hsv testing mandatory in thier screening most will not it is not free you will have ti pay for blood testing also not routinly tested for in a cervical pap test. Testing can be done for free if sores are persent as confirmation of the virus. When getting tested for STI/STD's at your doctor's or free clinic request and pay for hsv test. Ask your doctor or clinician for a HSV TYPE SPECIFIC IGG BLOOD TEST this test is one of the most accurate tests for hsv it will determin if you have it and what type it is but not where it is on your body only site swab culture tests will determine that. Two other highly accurate but can be slightly more expensive tests are WESTERN BLOT and PCR ( Polymerase chain reaction) tests. The WB and PCR tests have almost the same accuracy ratings around 95-99% so these test are definitive.

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  66. I get these as well they have just started. In my research it is some kind of dermatitis. I have found I start getting them as I start working outside. 1 reason is I wash my hands a lot!!!! I do not use any antibacterial soap. I was working in the garden this weekend and noticed my hands are starting to breakout, I am using plastic gloves and your hands sweat in them so this could also be the cause. Mine usually lasts about 2 months. Spreading from finger to finger, first itching than peeling of the skin. I take an allergy pill and this seems to help the itching.

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  67. hello friends am Shanny
    Here I leave a video to combat and eliminate herpes: > http://tinyurl.com/cureherpes7
    look at him is very interesting. talk about how to combat outbreak of herpes and eliminate the disease in the bud.

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  68. Dyshidrotic eczema, or dyshidrosis, is a skin condition in which blisters develop on the soles of your feet and/or the palms of your hands. The blisters are usually itchy and may be filled with fluid. Blisters normally last for about three weeks and may be related to seasonal allergies or stress.

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  69. The cause of dyshidrotic eczema is unknown. Experts believe that the condition may be related to seasonal allergies, such as hay fever, so blisters may erupt more frequently during the spring allergy season.

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  70. I get these too, they occur when it's really hot out for me. Glad I'm not alone, it started on my index finger and is now on my elbows and knees. :(

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  71. I have them around my finger nails and on the sides of my fingers and the most bumps are on my right hand index finger

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  72. My doctor said I have this eczema. I get them on all my fingers only on the sides. I get them when i wear sweaty gloves, or wear latex or nitrile gloves too long in the heat at work. Logically this eczema may just be heat rash on your hands since its usually accociated with gloves, heat, and damaging tissue in in your fingers from working. Could also be a mild autoimmune disease seeing as how it tends to just flare up out of nowhere sometimes. Dont wear gloves too long or wash your hands to much with crappy soaps.

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  73. Mine have started early this year. I have been getting these every summer for 25+ years. Gp back then said these are caused by sweat worsened on sensitive skin, strange since i suffer from Raynauds too. I found that keeping the fingers slightly open, washing hands often to keep hands cool, quick soaks in acv and using finger bandages on very hot days keeps them right down. No medicated creams work for me, but Fexofenadine is effective in lessening outbreaks. I wish there was a cure, the itchy drives me nuts.

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  74. I thought I was a virgin with herpes. Been had that probably since I could remember. Still have them now.

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  75. I thought I was a virgin with herpes. Been had that probably since I could remember. Still have them now.

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  76. Lol me too. But i knkw when exactly they are to come.
    It is caused by direct sunlight with heat. But the suns intensity has to be at a point were it starts to tan the skin. The rate of spread increases if you were to put your hands in and out of the sun for around 10 sec. Not sure why but could be giving tbe fingers time to blister. But One thing which was qite obvious was that fact that it only happend when i was dehydrated....now i didnt feel i was but i was. Maybe lack of water in figer tips compared to rest of hand. Also latley iv driven alot and have blisters on my feet but i have got these before and without feet blisters. It can 12 o'clock and hands fine.....after half hour of exposure on off fingers covered.

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  77. It's called dyshidrotic eczema and it's a chronic desease it doesn't have a cure.

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  78. I recently got these too. It is extremely hot outside and they seemed to coincide with the heat. Gonna eventually go to the doctor if it doesn't clear in another couple of weeks. I have seen them in the past but it seems worse this year than ever before. Or maybe I just worry more now. IDK!!!!!

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  79. In my unlearned opinion it appears to be chilblains. Some get it during hot months, and some like me (on my fingers and toes) get it during very cold winters.

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  80. I don t know if we are all talking about the same thing. Mine's appeared about 5 summers before while cutting a tomato. It appeared almost only when it's hot and especially while touching tomato or lemon juices or etc even if not the area that gets red.. Only the outer side of my hands (fingers) and maybe a little bit between, becomes red with small..bumps?, and itchy. The doctor have my a treatment for some days which solved the problem for 2 years. This summer it happened again.

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  81. I don t know if we are all talking about the same thing. Mine's appeared about 5 summers before while cutting a tomato. It appeared almost only when it's hot and especially while touching tomato or lemon juices or etc even if not the area that gets red.. Only the outer side of my hands (fingers) and maybe a little bit between, becomes red with small..bumps?, and itchy. The doctor have my a treatment for some days which solved the problem for 2 years. This summer it happened again.

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  82. This post have been around for a while now. Have anyone found some meds or ointment that work for it. or just take the itch away?

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    1. I've had this condition for a few years now and I've tried everything and nothing seems to work. But I've recently come along a cream called "enummi intensive body lotion" from a company called 4life. And it has helped me so much. I applied it every time after I washed my hands to make sure it would work and within a few days it cleared up and went away completely. Highly recommended because I know how uncomfortable it is, especially because it's your hands. Please share the inform with others and spread the word.

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    2. I've been dealing with the same condition for a few years now. And I know how uncomfortable it is and how itchy they can get, sometimes it's unbearable. But I have come across a cream called "enummi intensive body lotion" from a company called 4life. Within a week it cleared up completely and it was gone. I made sure it put it on a few times throughout the day and every time I washed my hands. I highly recommend and spread the word.

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    3. Someone else on here recommended vinegar, so I just rubbed some into my hands. Itching stopped instantly.

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  83. Possible allergic reaction tied to celiac disease.

    https://theceliacscene.com/sister-celiac-disease-dermatitis-herpetiformis/

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    1. I’ve been battling this condition on my fingers, palms, feet, elbows, and knees for over a year now. A Doctor diagnosed me with chronic excema, for 6 months i used steroid creams. Then I went to an allergist. I was patch tested and told I had contact dermatitis from fragrance for another 6 months I had zero improvement. Then I went to a new doctor and she ran Celiacs tests. I tested very high on 4 different tests. Negative for numerous other autoimmune disorders. She diagnosed me with DH.

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    2. What is the exact thing the doc prescribed you? I have them all over my feel and everything. They hurt so bad.

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  84. Attention everyone!! Ketozconazole works my doctor prescribed it for me and after about a week they were gone! I'm sharing because I know how difficult it is to have this they're super itchy and annoying I was embarrassed of my hands because my skin would peel after they popped.. i would wake up scratching 🙈 please try it out also dry your hands properly avoid wear gloves humid temps help fungus grow this only appear on palms of hand and feet/in between toes..stress and nervousness can also cause them.. ketozconazole try it out!!

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  85. Go and check out this video:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEv_7x_tPsU

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  86. What u have is called Dyshidrotic Eczema

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  87. Looks like haptic whitlow. Herpes of the hands. This is very commonly misdiagnosed as other things but very easy to test for if your doctor won't believe it's this.

    Ketozconazole has activity against the herpes virus so would make sense it works.

    Acyclovir would probably also work pretty well.

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  88. Here is a summary of all the comparison reading I've done. Herpes Whitlow has a red base at the bump and usually turns into a sore. The eczema/dermatitis they are talking about generally doesn't. And I read herpes whitlow usually doesn't appear on all the fingers at the same time like the eczema does. I'd say rule out herpes if you just have small clear pinpoint bumps that go away peacefully and only itch. If your finger sores become large, red, painful, and blister/bust in a very nasty way then consider it only MIGHT be herpes. Just talk to your doctor.

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  89. It's not pompholyx/dyshidrotic eczema (these are the same thing) or any of the other suggestions. I've been trying to figure what this is for 3 years now and have come to the conclusion that it is just unknown to medical science. I know it's not pompholyx because, I get pompholyx on my feet and it is different than this. Blisters actually form with dyshidrotic eczema. This is actually the only picture I've found of this specific thing that is identical to what I get on the sides of my fingers. It only happens on the sides of my fingers during spring / summer and looks identical to this picture.They aren't full blown blisters though. Just weird tiny itchy bumps that are more like tiny planters warts where they seem to penetrate into the skin with dead skin in the center but, they aren't that either.

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