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How do you know if your itchy hands and feet are caused by allergies?

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  • Your skin can have an allergic reaction to something you touch. The response you see and feel is another type of eczema called allergic contact dermatitis. Symptoms may not appear for a few hours after you touch the item you’re allergic to. When they do appear, you may feel itchy and have: Rash
  • Very dry skin
  • Burning and stinging
  • Hives
  • Blisters

From: Why Do My Hands and Feet Itch? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Questions and Answers About Psoriasis.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Psoriasis,” “Psoriasis: Signs and symptoms,” “Types of Eczema.”

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Handout on Health: Atopic Dermatitis.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Scabies.”

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: “Scabies - General Information - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).”

American Diabetes Association: “Skin Complications.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Contact Dermatitis: Signs and Symptoms.”

American Family Physician: “What Can I Do for Dry, Itchy Skin?”

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on January 11, 2017

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SOURCES:

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Questions and Answers About Psoriasis.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Psoriasis,” “Psoriasis: Signs and symptoms,” “Types of Eczema.”

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: ��Handout on Health: Atopic Dermatitis.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Scabies.”

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: “Scabies - General Information - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).”

American Diabetes Association: “Skin Complications.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Contact Dermatitis: Signs and Symptoms.”

American Family Physician: “What Can I Do for Dry, Itchy Skin?”

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on January 11, 2017

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