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Boils under the skin on palms, skin starts to peel once boils disappear. Similar eruptions on sides of feet. Cause and cure?

I have little boils on my palms. None itchy. Not swollen boils. They seem under the skin. After some time, they disappear and my skin starts to peel. On my feet , same happens but it s at the sides of the feet along the side of the soles, not under the soles. A bit itchy, sticky fluid. Dries up and is scaly. I m worried.
Asked On : Wed, 31 Oct 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi ,
Thanks for writing in.

The most common cause in your case is pompholyx .

It is caused by a type of endogenous eczema.
It is common and treatable.

You can take oral medications like antihistaminics and steroids,antibiotics.
Also you can apply steroid antibiotic based cream over the affected area.
Keep the area clean and dry.
It better to visit a dermatologist before taking these medication.
The rash is considered noncontagious.

I encourage you to visit a qualified dermatologist for proper advise and treatment.

Hope this helps.


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