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TINY BLISTERS ON HANDS AND FEET

Posted by Jill on March 29, 2001 at 13:07:32:

Can anyone tell me why I (and my husband) have tiny fluid filled blisters on our hands and feet? Sometimes they come up in "crops", and start out as very itchy. Other times, they just pop up as white "rings", with no blister or itch. They don't hurt, are only on our hands and feet, and come and go without warning. I've seen doctors, dermatologists, etc, and no one can give me an answer. They've been around for over 2 years, so I don't think it's coxsakie. Please let me know if you know what this is!



Re: TINY BLISTERS ON HANDS AND FEET

Posted by Barbara on March 29, 2001 at 14:57:25:

In Reply to: TINY BLISTERS ON HANDS AND FEET posted by Jill on March 29, 2001 at 13:07:32:

I was told by a nutrition coach at a lab that does delayed food allergy testing (Elisa) that blisters on the hands can be a sign of a mold allergy.



Re: TINY BLISTERS ON HANDS AND FEET

Posted by Jill on March 29, 2001 at 18:27:34:

In Reply to: Re: TINY BLISTERS ON HANDS AND FEET posted by Barbara on March 29, 2001 at 14:57:25:

I think it's more of an infection, because we both started getting this at the same time.

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Posted by Walt Stoll on March 31, 2001 at 08:26:44:

In Reply to: TINY BLISTERS ON HANDS AND FEET posted by Jill on March 29, 2001 at 13:07:32:

Hi, Jill.

In MY experience, these are caused by a deep fungus infection of the skin. No one knows why this particular fungus likes palmar and plantar skin.

You need better docs since this has been known at least since I taught at The Univ. of KY Medical School in '73-'76.

Let us know what you learn & how you do. We used to make the diagnosis by culturing the fluid from one lesion. These cultures are hard to do, and take about 6 weeks, so you have to be sure the doc knows his stuff and so does the lab!

Walt

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Re: TINY BLISTERS ON HANDS AND FEET

Posted by vikki on April 01, 2001 at 11:38:54:

In Reply to: Re: TINY BLISTERS ON HANDS AND FEET posted by Barbara on March 29, 2001 at 14:57:25:

my daughter had the same thing and suffered for about 6 mos for it, 3 doctors misdiagnosed it as exema, but when we went to a dermatoligist he took a scraping and said it was mites. she was suffering from terrible itching. we had to have several treatment and different kinds of treatment. they would go away and come back. she is very allergic to them too. so she had to go on steriods to counteract the allergy. she still suffers. it will take a long time to go away. if it doesnt i will try the mold allergy approach.

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