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Suggest Remedies For Scaly Pimples On The Back Of The Hands

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Posted on Thu, 9 Nov 2017
Question: What could these small bumps on the back of my hand be? haven't had them long, a week or so.
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Kakkar (26 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Need more information regarding skin coloured bumps on dorsum of hand

Detailed Answer:
Hello. thank you.

I zm Dr. Kakkar(Dermatologist).
I have gone through your query and I have viewed the image.
I can see pin head sized, skin coloured, slightly scaly bumps on the dorsum of hand.
Do you have them on both hands? do you have any symptoms like itching?
I will keep a possibility of either lichen nitidus which is a form of eczema Or they could be a sun induced eczematous eruption - a photolichenoid eruption.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Kakkar (7 minutes later)
I don't have any on the other hand, and they don't itch or have any other symptoms.
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Kakkar (11 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Use a topical steroid and salicylic acid combination ointment

Detailed Answer:
Thank you.

I suggest you to use a moderately potent topical steroid and salicylic acid combination e.g mometasone furoate 0.1% + salicylic acid 3-6% ointment, twice daily for a few days.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Suggest Remedies For Scaly Pimples On The Back Of The Hands

Brief Answer: Need more information regarding skin coloured bumps on dorsum of hand Detailed Answer: Hello. thank you. I zm Dr. Kakkar(Dermatologist). I have gone through your query and I have viewed the image. I can see pin head sized, skin coloured, slightly scaly bumps on the dorsum of hand. Do you have them on both hands? do you have any symptoms like itching? I will keep a possibility of either lichen nitidus which is a form of eczema Or they could be a sun induced eczematous eruption - a photolichenoid eruption. Regards