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Skin rashes on palm, redness, warm to touch. Taking antibiotics. History of diabetes. Treatment?

Hallo Doctor, I have a skin rash on the othersie of my right palm its red, warm to the touch, /I am diabeticit started of with two very small cuts on my index fingure never healed, I am to see a skin specialist, also saw my GP who has put me on a course of antibiotics , please let me know what it might be. The pronounsation of the word Dr. said appeared to be scptacocolis. What is it. Many thanks.
Asked On : Fri, 1 Mar 2013
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Dear patient , although the rash on the other side of the palm of the hand which we call dorsum of the hand may be produced by a variety of dermatological conditions like allergic contact dermititis, irritant contact dermititis, sun burn , solar keratosis, bug bites or stings, scabies, poison ivy exposure or psoriasis but in your case it seems to be more likely due to a bacterial infection like streptococcal infection may be in the form of a boil, imptigo, erysipelas, ecthyma or cellulitis because as you said that you are diabetic and have a cut on your index finger and also your hand is red and warm to touch , so the chances of streptoccal or other bacterial infection are very high , there fore you should continue to take the antibiotics that your GP has prescribed you while at the same time you consult a dermatologist to rule out other possible cause as you are planning
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