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Itchy, red bumpy rash on hands post drawing blood. What is the reason?

Two days ago i went to the hospital and had my blood drawn there and an iv put in they also had a hard time drawing it so they stuck me once in my left had and twice in my right an once in my arm . Now i hat a itchy red bumpy rash only on my hands not not at the one on my arm. So my question is what is it and why only on my hands?
Asked On : Tue, 9 Oct 2012
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Hi Jjorstad,
This problem at the site of blood drawing can be because of the release of some blood in the surrounding tissue and which accumulated there, giving the typical red bump at the site of needle.
This happens some time when it is difficult to withdraw blood and some time because of faulty technique.
But there is nothing to worry about as this will resolve in few days as the accumulated blood there is taken up by the scavenger cells in the body.
Thanks and take care.
Answered: Tue, 9 Oct 2012
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