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What causes itching sensation on hands and feet?

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Posted on Wed, 11 May 2016
Question: I have been having a very a problem with itching for 8 plus years I have been to every kind of doctors I can't touch so many things no iv tubing ,melta,plastic, have to clover my pencils and pens mouse for the computer
at work and home handles on my glasses when I say itching all I can do is scream to the top of my voice it has happened in a couple of doctors offices they didn't know what to do but call911 there is more that I can't touch
please help me
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (7 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Answer few questions, upload pictures if associated with rash

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for being at Health Care Magic .

I can understand your concern but I need to ask you few questions:

What are the sites of itching?

Whether itching is associated with any rash? If yes kindly upload the pictures of the rash.

Have you undergone any blood tests for the problem? If yes which tests have you undergone?

You have mentioned about not touching few things. How have you come to the conclusion that touching things causes itching? Have you undergone any allergy tests for that?

Are you having personal or family history of bronchial asthma or hay fever?

Do you have dry skin or hypothyroidism?

Kindly revert back with the answers.

Regards
Dr Asmeet
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (18 hours later)
itch happen on hand and feet no rash have blood work but don't know what kind
when blood work comes back they say nothing was found the conclusion is that when I touch something the itching start and can last for hours on the hands and feet I have been to 2 allergist they found nothing no family history of hay fever of hay fever or asthma no dry skin or dry skin or hypothyroidism.
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Please go for patch tests to find out the exact cause of allergy

Detailed Answer:
I have gone to your history and according to me you are having allergy to plastic materials.

I would recommend you to consult a dermatologist and go for patch tests to find out the exact cause of your allergies.

If the patch test comes positive for plastic then the only solution is to avoid its use. Otherwise the allergy will keep on recurring.

Besides this in such cases I recommend my patients to take antihistaminic like tablet Chlorpheniramine 4mg twice daily for symptomatic relief of their itching.

Regards

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (12 hours later)
thank you
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (45 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Welcome!!

Detailed Answer:
Welcome and good luck!!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Deepak
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What causes itching sensation on hands and feet?

Brief Answer: Answer few questions, upload pictures if associated with rash Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for being at Health Care Magic . I can understand your concern but I need to ask you few questions: What are the sites of itching? Whether itching is associated with any rash? If yes kindly upload the pictures of the rash. Have you undergone any blood tests for the problem? If yes which tests have you undergone? You have mentioned about not touching few things. How have you come to the conclusion that touching things causes itching? Have you undergone any allergy tests for that? Are you having personal or family history of bronchial asthma or hay fever? Do you have dry skin or hypothyroidism? Kindly revert back with the answers. Regards Dr Asmeet