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Suggest treatment for red blotch on inner wrist

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Posted on Mon, 30 Nov 2015
Question: Hi. I have a red blotch on my inner wrist. It just showed up yesterday. It's not itchy and it isn't raised. Do you have any ideas what it could be?
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (20 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Kindly upload an image

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for writing to us

I have gone through your query and I have noted down your concern.

It could be an allergic contact dermatitis (e.g to metals in wrist watch bands etc) Or dry discoid dermatitis Or it could be an insect/arthropod bite. I request you to kindly upload an Image so that I am able to guide you better.
You may upload an Image either at "Reports Section" Or You may also mail me at YYYY@YYYY with the subject of this mail as Attention:Dr.Kakkar.
Also let me know whether it is scaly? and its size?

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. (14 minutes later)
Thank you for your prompt response. Ive uploaded some photos. The spot is about 1/2 inch at its longest point and it does not appear to be scaly. It's just rather flat .
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (36 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
A patch of dermatitis

Detailed Answer:
Hi. Thank you for the Images.

It is flat and is a patch of dermatitis probably due to contact allergic or irritant dermatitis to soaps, detergents etc
I suggest you to apply a moderately potent topical steroid e.g triamcinolone acetonide 0.1% cream or mometasone furoate 0.1% cream, twice daily for a week.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: Kindly upload an image Detailed Answer: Hello. Thank you for writing to us I have gone through your query and I have noted down your concern. It could be an allergic contact dermatitis (e.g to metals in wrist watch bands etc) Or dry discoid dermatitis Or it could be an insect/arthropod bite. I request you to kindly upload an Image so that I am able to guide you better. You may upload an Image either at "Reports Section" Or You may also mail me at YYYY@YYYY with the subject of this mail as Attention:Dr.Kakkar. Also let me know whether it is scaly? and its size? Regards