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Posted on Wed, 25 May 2016 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hi, Our son, 11 years old and healthy, developed a red skin rash this evening on the back of his hands. The only unusual thing we can attribute this to was sanding some wood with a block style sander.
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 23 minutes later
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
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According to your complaints it can be an allergic reaction but I would recommend you to upload the photographs of the hands so that I can have a clearer picture of the condition and can guide you accordingly.
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Dr Asmeet
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 10 hours later
The symptoms seem to have abatted during the evening by about 80%. I've uploaded the current condition. Perhaps it was an allergic reaction. Thank you.
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Wait and let it settle on its own

Detailed Answer:
In the picture you have uploaded I can appreciate slight redness with few red bumps.
I think its an allergic reaction.

I would recommend you to wait and let the reaction settle on its own since it has already improved a lot.

In case the reaction persists I recommend my patients to apply cortisone cream on the affected area twice daily along with anti-histaminic like Tablet Chlorpheniramine 2 mg Once daily at bedtime for the next 3-4 days.

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