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Itchy bumps on both palms

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I awoke last night with my hands itchy, it was dark and i didn't think anything about it so I went back to sleep. After I woke up in the morning and took my shower I noticed red bumps on both my palms. It almost looks like hives, or maybe a fungus? I was literally fine going to sleep, can a fungus manifest itself in a matter of a few hours?
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replied March 9th, 2010
Hi,

Welcome to the ehealthforum. Without examination I cannot confirm a diagnosis but it can be contact dermatitis, dyshidrotic eczema or hives. Apply calamine lotion and take some antihistaminic for the itching. Conventional antihistaminics may cause drowsiness also, If the symptoms persist then please get an examination done from a dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.



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replied March 15th, 2010
Try getting some tea tree oil and rubbing into the hands for about 5 days. If this is fungus it should go away.
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