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I have been getting small to medium blisters on my hands.

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I have been getting small to medium blisters on my hands. When they occur. I will feel as though there is something under the skin. They hurt, do not itch and will continue to swell and then take on a blood blister appearance. I can not connect this to anything I am coming in contact with. And it occurs only on the parts of my hands at a joint. Any ideas?
JA: How long have you been dealing with the skin issue? Have you noticed any major changes in your overall skin or nails recently?
Customer: Been going on about a month. No changes in skin or nails.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I have RA. But under control with anti inflammatory meds. Nothing else.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

This is Dr. David

can you upload a clear jpg photo of these small blisters on your hands?

do you see the "add file" link where you can upload a clear jpg image for me to review?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Not on this tablet I don't have mobile internet service. It looks like a blood blister about the size of a small dime.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
This is about the sixth or seventh one in the last month or so.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

they could be cherry angiomas

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
What causes them and what can be done about them?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

we don't know what causes cherry angiomas

they are benign

they don't have to be removed

you can have cosmetic surgery to have them removed if you don't like how they look

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
They disappear after a few days, so removing them is not an issue. I put antibiotic ointment on them and a band aid when possible. Just wondering if they are an indication of something else going on.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

they could be hives or eczema reactive skin if they disappear.

skin allergies can cause these

seasonal allergies can cause hives and eczema

you may benefit from antihistamines or allergy medications

there are allergy specialist which can do skin testing for you to check for allergies.