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Suggest treatment for itching rash on palms and soles that occurred at midnight

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Posted on Thu, 21 May 2015
Question: Last night I awoke in the middle of the night with a terrible itch on the palms my hands and soles of my feet This morning my hands are a dark red colour but the skin isnt broken and and itch isnt quite as bad, I was sleeping in a bed in my daughter in laws house and she uses Persil washing powder which I never use Could this b a re action to the bedclothes Otherwise we all ate and did the same thing yesterday and no one has any sign of a rash only me Thank You XXXX
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Answered by Dr. Pankaj Borade (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
More information needed

Detailed Answer:
Dear,
welcome to HCM
As I can understand your major complaint is of itching rash on palms and soles that occurred at midnight.
Before committing to any diagnosis I would request for few more information regarding
1) Was the itching associated with sweating at night?
2) have you been known for allergic to certain Chemicals before?
3) is the rash symmetrical?
4) is the rash only on palms and soles and no where else?
5) how long did it took to subside?

Information regarding these can help me to have a better clinical picture.
Kindly revert back soon
Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Pradeep Vitta
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Follow up: Dr. Pankaj Borade (48 hours later)
Yes I was sweating when I woke up with the itch.
I have not had a reaction the chemicals before
The itching stopped to next day but I still have some soreness on my instep and the soles of my feet both of which are red.
My hands are now ok.
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Answered by Dr. Pankaj Borade (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
sweat hypersensitivity

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the reply.
The symptoms are suggestive of rash caused due to sweating, suggestive of cholinergic urticarial like condition.
There is nothing to worry much its just a hypersensitivity to sweat. There could be no apparent cause to this, mostly idiopathic.
No intervention appears to be required currently. The remaining rash should subside by next day or so.
I suggest antihistaminic drug like atarax single dose at night can be useful.
If the rash persist or the problem reoccurs. consider consulting a local dermatologist.
Welcome for further suggestions.
Regards,
Dr Pankaj Borade
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Suggest treatment for itching rash on palms and soles that occurred at midnight

Brief Answer: More information needed Detailed Answer: Dear, welcome to HCM As I can understand your major complaint is of itching rash on palms and soles that occurred at midnight. Before committing to any diagnosis I would request for few more information regarding 1) Was the itching associated with sweating at night? 2) have you been known for allergic to certain Chemicals before? 3) is the rash symmetrical? 4) is the rash only on palms and soles and no where else? 5) how long did it took to subside? Information regarding these can help me to have a better clinical picture. Kindly revert back soon Regards