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Child has red rash on palms of hands, itching, no fever. What is this?

My daughter is 22 months old. 1 week ago the palms of her hands atarted to have a bright red, blotchy rash on them. She is having a hard time sleeping, she keeps rubbing her hands and scratching her palms. Otherwise she seems to feel fine--no fever . Do you know what this could be? I m using the Benadryl cream but it doesn t help at all. Thanks!
Mon, 22 Oct 2012
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Welcome to HCM.

It looks like an allergy to soap or hand wash.

Needs antihistamine by mouth.

Local benadryl usually does not work in such conditions.

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