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Reddish itchy bumps on the hand after sitting on the grass, flu. Why?

On sunday i went to the park for easter. i was there for about six hours. we were seating in the grass the whole time. afterwards later that night i started to notice red pumps on my left hand on my skin. it looked lik a rash and it itched. a day later it started to get dark brown. i dont know what it could be since i also feel sick with the flu, since that day. please help. thank you in advance
Asked On : Sun, 7 Apr 2013
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Looks like you have developed a lesion of Vector dermatitis, also known as Paederus dermatitis.

Paederus dermatitis is a peculiar, irritant contact dermatitis characterized by a sudden onset of red lesions on exposed areas of the body.
The disease is provoked by an insect belonging to the genus Paederus.

You need to apply an antibiotic/steroid combination cream over the lesion twice a day.
Take oral antihistamine like levocetrizine once a day to decrease the swelling .

Do not use any moisturizer till the time the lesion heals .

Hope it helps
Wishing you speedy recovery
Dr Geetika Paul
Answered: Thu, 20 Jun 2013
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