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Suggest a treatment for an aggravated allergy on the left hand after the application of Benzoyl Peroxide Gel 5% on an elbow

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Dr. Kakkar S.

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Posted on Wed, 8 Aug 2018 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hello, Three months ago, there was a mosquito bite on his left hand elbow. Due to itching he scratched and it spread across the elbow.
Often, he applied Benzoyl Peroxide Gel - 5%, but there is no change rather it increased the allergy to his hand. Please see attached pics and prescribe medicines.

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Tripura
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 34 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Oral and topical antifungals

Detailed Answer:
Thank you.
I am Dr kakkar (Dermatologist and Venereologist). I have noted your concern and I have viewed the images.

Seems like a fungal infection.
I suggest you to apply an antifungal cream e.g either luliconazole 1 %cream (Lulifin cream) Or sertaconazole 2%cream (Onabet cream), twice daily for 2 weeks.
In addition I suggest you to take an oral antifungal e.g tab Terbinafine 250mg once a day for 2 weeks.
You may also take a tab cetrizine 10mg once daily for symptomatic relief from itching.
These are prescription medications and I advice you to talk to your local practitioner for a prescription of the same.

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