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Dermatitis, raised red lines across hand knuckles, itchy fingers, patchy itchy spots on hands, using betnovate, allergic to garlic and mushrooms. Suggestions?

I have a kind of dermatitis on my hands. The red line runs across the knuckles of both hands and is now a little raised. My fingers are itchy and I have a rash on both arms front and back up to my shoulders. These spots are not red but are raised. I get patchy itchy spots on my hands. A couple of the spots on my hands are like welts. (red and white). I use betnovate on my legs from time to time and think I am allergic to garlic and mushrooms although never was before. I m 67 years old.
Asked On : Sat, 28 Jul 2012
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Thanks for posting your query to HCM.
You must be having dermatitis as you mentioned.
You must avoid not only garlic and mushrooms but also fish, egg and sea foods.
You must use a moisturizer in the day and steroid in the night. steroids must be rotated so that you will not develop resistance to a particular type of steroid.
These may be done only under supervision at your age. So please consult your dermatologist regularly.
Answered: Wed, 9 Oct 2013
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