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Have contact dermatitis. Red bumps on chest and stomach. Treatment?

i was diagnosed with contact dermatitisi have both pills and a cream my hands are the worst are but i also have red bumps on my chest stomach forearms doctor told me to focus on my hands cause they have blisters and pus and have a bad odor because of this wondering if i just get the worst area treated will the other areas begin to fade away also or can they also develope blisters and pus because i looked up pictures where it has spread to those ares and to the face with blisters and i really wanna avoid that.
Asked On : Mon, 26 Nov 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Jul 2012
Hey there Mcvay!

At the outset, am not entirely convinced that what you ail from is contact dermatitis. It is always best to get a second dermatologist's opinion & a consensus on the diagnosis.

From your description, it could very well be palmoplantar pustular psoriasis? Is there a history of psoriasis that runs in your family?

Dermatology however is a visual line & one would prefer a clear digital image of the lesions especially on the plams & you may upload it on this site using the upload data icon to the right of your screen.

I also think if the disease is so widespread, even if it is contact dermatitis, it will require a course of systemic steroids & antihistamines & just local creams may not help. I notice you said pills but what pills are your on?

Best of luck & wish you a speedy recovery & do hope you isolate the root cause of your ailment!
Dr Praveen Rodrigues MD
Answered: Mon, 26 Nov 2012
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