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What causes tingling and itching sensation in hands?

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Posted on Tue, 28 Jul 2015
Question: I have had tingling almost itching sensation in both of my hands.
I don't have any rash or bumps it almost seems as an internal burning/itch...especially first thing in the morning. Also my hands go numb while I'm at sleep...it takes few minutes in the morning to get bback to normal and still i have this feeling that they are swollen or now i have this new sensation.
What can it be?
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Ali Rauf (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Need some details to guide you better

Detailed Answer:
hello

thank you for contacting HCM.

i've gone through your query and would try to help you in best possible way. your symptoms could be due to a number of causes. i would be in a better position to guide you anything if you answer following questions please:

1. since when are you having this problem?
2. any recent history of trauma?
3. did itching occur after doing some particular activity like taking food, going to bed, wearing clothes, etc?
4. are you on any medication?
5. does tingling sensation occur of you pick heavy weight?
6. does itch occur on any other part of body as well?
7. any history of diabetes, hypertension or other illness?

i'll be looking forward for answers to conclude the discussion in the best interedt of yours.
thank you
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Muhammad Ali Rauf (4 hours later)
Since 4 days ago
I had a laparoscopy 2 weeks ago and was itching around the wounds
After the pest control come in into my house to take care of ants i had a rash on my leg 1 day prior to my surgery.
I don't take medication other than aspirin and tylenol because of the surgery.
Yes i'm itchy on my feet and legs but not consistently, even my scalp sometimes.
Yes i was more itchy in my hands when i was carrying the shopping bag to my house.
My last blood test was perfect with the exception of a deficiency in vitamin D.
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Ali Rauf (54 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Most probably allergic reaction

Detailed Answer:
Hello

thank you for getting back with the answers. I have gone through them. There is high probability of allergic reaction. It usually resolves itself in few days. If i were your treating doctor then i would have advised following things:

- cetirizine one at night for 3 days
- change/wash your bedding thoroughly
- avoid much scratching else it might leave scar.
- multivitamin syp; one daily for 1 week(may come under different name, most common is Vit. B-complex).

Hopefully you will see improvement in 2-3 days BUT if condition remains same or aggravates then you need to visit hospital for further workup.

Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help if not then don't forget to close the discussion and rate it.
Wishing you good health !!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: Need some details to guide you better Detailed Answer: hello thank you for contacting HCM. i've gone through your query and would try to help you in best possible way. your symptoms could be due to a number of causes. i would be in a better position to guide you anything if you answer following questions please: 1. since when are you having this problem? 2. any recent history of trauma? 3. did itching occur after doing some particular activity like taking food, going to bed, wearing clothes, etc? 4. are you on any medication? 5. does tingling sensation occur of you pick heavy weight? 6. does itch occur on any other part of body as well? 7. any history of diabetes, hypertension or other illness? i'll be looking forward for answers to conclude the discussion in the best interedt of yours. thank you