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Originally posted by Komodo
it's not dry skin, body lice or caused by an accident; after coming home from work this morning, at about 9am, I noticed I kept itching my right thumb as if I scraped it against something; problem is, I work in a fab and my hands are always covered by latex gloves, they never torn open last night.
This burning/itching was getting annoying and after 2 hours+ I got frustrated, snapped on the overhead dining room light and looked at my right thumb and noticed a small red spot about 1/32 of an inch... but seemed triangular shaped.
I grabbed my magnifying glass and sure enough, there under the mag glass was definitely a scrap/indentation of a triangular shaped mark as if it was scrapped off and felt like I had the top layer of skin removed but, more of a cutting into a shape due to the other lines Cris-crossing around it and making it what look almost as the insignia of Star Trek. ( I know, but it's what 1st came to mind when I saw it)
At this point I'm kinda freaking out, so I check my other thumb and there's an exact red mark in the same location as the other but under the mag glass it's a dot but distinct lines going thru the spot dead center of the location that is pale pinkish/red.
It's not body lice, since it has not started in between the webbing of my fingers, ect, so it's not in a 'warm' place where the lice like to gather; so from about 9 am this morning till now 8+hours it's still red/burning and slightly itching; i guess it 'might' be dry skin but, the area around the spot(s) are not flaky or dry..
I took a pic with my cheapo cell phone but doesn't do it any justice..
Originally posted by Texcin
reply to post by Komodo
Does it feel like a small piece of rice is under your skin?
Originally posted by TDawgRex
reply to post by Komodo
A buddy of mine had a condition quite like yours and was initially diagnosed with scabbies. When the topical ointment he was perscribed didn't work hw went for a second opinion.
Turned out that he had shingles. If you ever had Chicken Pox when you were younger, make sure you ask your doctor to check out that possibility. Shingles often appear in small patches.
Hopefully it's just a reaction to the latex as they make latex free gloves that you can switch to.