The Fingers Suddenly Become Hard, Swollen And Itchy?
hello, I want to ask, why do my fingers suddenly “get a bit hard and swollen for a long time accompanied by a lot of small white spots, accompanied by pain and itching and now the color of my fingers is also a bit blue, and doesn’t happen at all fingers, only on my thumb, index finger and middle finger on my left hand, why do you think I keep it, how do I keep it?
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Fingers that look hard, swollen, painful, itchy, accompanied by the appearance of small whitish spots can indicate the following conditions:
Allergic contact dermatitis (inflammation of the skin due to an allergy to a substance in contact with the skin)
Warts (Human Papillomavirus virus infection)
Neurodermatitis (chronic skin inflammation triggered or exacerbated by psychological stress)
Tinea manum (fungal infection of the hands)
Impetigo (a bacterial infection that causes small, pus-filled blisters to form)
Erysipelas (Streptococcus bacterial infection of the upper skin)
Irritant contact dermatitis (inflammation of the skin due to contact with an irritating substance)
Buerger's disease (thromboangiitis obliterans, blockage of blood vessels in the feet and hands, often occurs in smokers)
Benign or malignant tumors
Insect bites, and so on
The bluish skin tone you observe may indicate a hyperpigmentation due to inflammation in the skin. Or, perhaps, this condition occurs due to inadequate oxygen intake to the hand area.
You should see a doctor or a dermatologist directly. Usually, it is enough with a direct clinical inspection, that the doctor can determine the trigger as well as the best treatment for your complaint. You may also be directed to undergo further tests, such as a skin biopsy, allergy tests, laboratory tests, and so on.
As an initial treatment, you should first do these tips:
Be diligent in washing your hands thoroughly, use antiseptic soap
Do not peel or force the spots that appear on the fingers
Avoid using excessive jewelry around the fingers
Also avoid contact between fingers with substances that might trigger allergies or irritation, for example detergents, latex
If swelling appears, raise your hands while sleeping, for example by propping up a pillow
Not giving drugs or other substances carelessly on the affected hand
Hope it helps ..