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Suggest treatment for bumps on the wrist

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Posted on Sat, 19 Aug 2017
Question: yes,I have an itchy, inflamed, tiny cluster of tiny bumps on my wrist that are leaking clear fluid...Yesterday, just before daylight it felt like I had been bitten on my wrist.It wasnt terribly itchy at first, but by yesterday evening ,inflamed and hot to the touch and I started scratching the area.Then it started ,clustering of bumps....is it scabies???
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Answered by Dr. Klarida Papaqako (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Possible Herpes zoster. Upload a second photo in few hours for follow up.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thank you for using Healthcaremagic to post your question.
I read it carefully and I also saw the photos you uploaded in the other query.

What I see there and how you describe it, it is not scabies.
It looks more like herpes zoster or an infection of the skin. The inflamed area around the blisters also makes me think of it.
In your age for that type of infection it is not recommended oral antivirals to treat it. But I need you to follow up with me in a few hours, if there is changes to it, so I can have a second look and see how it is progressing.
Do not apply any antiitch cream for now, because a steroid cream in herpes would make it worse.

Take Benadryl for the itchiness and apply ice localy.

Looking forward to your follow up question and photos.

Regards,
Dr.Papaqako
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Brief Answer: Possible Herpes zoster. Upload a second photo in few hours for follow up. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thank you for using Healthcaremagic to post your question. I read it carefully and I also saw the photos you uploaded in the other query. What I see there and how you describe it, it is not scabies. It looks more like herpes zoster or an infection of the skin. The inflamed area around the blisters also makes me think of it. In your age for that type of infection it is not recommended oral antivirals to treat it. But I need you to follow up with me in a few hours, if there is changes to it, so I can have a second look and see how it is progressing. Do not apply any antiitch cream for now, because a steroid cream in herpes would make it worse. Take Benadryl for the itchiness and apply ice localy. Looking forward to your follow up question and photos. Regards, Dr.Papaqako