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Found spot on finger. Hurts to touch. What could this be?

A very specific spot on my ring finger is tender to the touch and I get a sharp pain whenever i even slightly touch it (it doesn t travel up my arm or anything). There are no visible wounds, lesions and I didn t touch anything that would suggest a splinter. (I was cooking dinner and handled chicken, carrots, onions, and eggs prior to this).
Asked On : Thu, 24 Jan 2013
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thank you for your query.

the small blisters you describe, filled with clear fluid are a form of dermatitis called pompholyx, also known as vesicular eczema (a vesicle is small fluid filled sac). Pompholyx is the preferred term, it means bubble in Latin and the blisters very often look like little bubbles.

This particular type of eczema only seems to occur on the hands and feet.

The condition comes and goes over time, nobody really knows what causes it. Moisture, detergents and chemicals can all aggravate it. I have seen many cases where the popmpholyx develops or worsens after stress.
Basic management involves avoiding exposure to skin irritants (wear good gloves when doing the dishes) and keeping the hands moisturized. Cool compresses can help when the blisters are itchy.

If your case is mild, it will settle without treatment over a few days or weeks (and may not come back for months or years). It's a good idea to see your family doctor if you're worried.

other causes can be-
1.mucoid cyst
2.myxoid cyst

thank you,
wishing you good health
Answered: Thu, 11 Jul 2013
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