Relief from extremely itchy fingers & palm

Patient : Grabbed a grass root and hand felt like very small needles embedded in hand, and fingers & palm became extremely itchy
Symptoms:  fingers & palm are extremely itchy with no relief
Doctor :   Certain types of grass like Congress grass (or Parthenium hyterophorus) among others, are known to cause instant reactio n in the form of intense itching and rashes over the body, specifically in the areas of direct contact, in people who are sensitive to them. Irrespective of the cause, these symptoms usually subside with a dose of anti-histaminic and do not reoccur unless there is a future contact. The anti-allergic therapy may be continued for at least 3 days (72h) regardless of the symptoms, to avoid a late phase reaction.

Related Q&A

Q: I was in vacation and 4 days into the trip I developed a itchy feeling all over my body. I have no bite marks however...

Q: I got a test ige immunoglobulin serum test . The value cams 520 ? What does this mean . I am a 30 years old mum .

Q: My friend took alegra and tussin and speed and now he says he is having a hard time breathing and stayingawake

Q: Hello, I had my nose pierced about 4 weeks ago. I thought I was starting to get an infection but it turned out to be...

Q: I really want a cat but suffer with allergies. Is there any way I can live with one and control the allergy


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon