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Getting rashes on hands and body. How to remove this?

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i have a skin problem, i amgetting rases on my hand body
Posted Tue, 26 Mar 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 23 minutes later
Thanks for posting your query.
The rashes that you are getting on your hands and body can be due to allergy, eczema, dermatitis, etc. A direct examination is the integral part of diagnosis.
Most simple rashes improve with gentle skin care and avoiding irritating substances. You can help the improvement by
* Avoid scrubbing your skin.
* Use as little soap as possible. Use gentle cleansers instead.
* Avoid applying cosmetic lotions or ointments directly on the rash.
* Use warm (not hot) water for cleaning. XXXXXXX dry, don't rub.
* Eliminate any newly added cosmetics or lotions.
* Leave the affected area exposed to the air as much as possible.
* Try calamine medicated lotion.
* Hydrocortisone cream (1%) is available without a prescription and may soothe many rashes.
The rashes usually take 5-7 days to disappear.
If the rashes become more of purple rather than red then you must consult your dermatologist for stronger prescription medicines.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
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