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Hand rash turned yellow after covering cough. Vinegar and water spray could be the reason?

I have had a rash on my palms for about 6 months on and off. They would get really inflamed where once I went to the emergency room and the doctor gave me a ointment cream that calmed it down. It was for allergic reactions, and a stabilizer. . It went away finally but then this cold came on and I started coughing and my hand turned yellow and broke out with a rash right away. I used that hand to cover my mouth when I coughed. I went out side and coughed up a lot of mucus until it turned clear. I am a smoker and I think maybe it was nicotine and additives to the cigarettes. I am a lot better today, with very little chest congestion with no wheezing now, although smells seem to bother me. My father-in-law sprays vinegar and water in his bedroom to cover odors from himself and his dog, and I was wondering if that can cause problems. I m trying to get him into a nursing home ASAP, because he is complaining that he feels he is going down hill fast. He knew his stay at our home would only be temporary anyways, but now I will be stuck with a dog when he leaves us, and a very allergic... I was wondering if 50/50 vinegar and water spray could have possibly caused like a fungus to form in the air, what answers are out there for me?
Asked On : Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Welcome to healthcare Magic
I feel your itchy rash over the palm which is going on for past 6 months is Hand eczema. It is unlikely to be due to covering your mouth during coughing, or candidiasis or related to the mesh.
It is better to get a dermatology consultation. A topical steroid cream will help clear it and regular use of a thick moisturizing cream after hand wash will help prevent frequent attacks.
Hope this helped
Take care
Answered: Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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Cardiologist Dr. Anantharamakrishnan's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

A dermatologist must examine your hand for proper diagnosis and treatment.
It can not have anything to do with your cough and covering it...

There are so many causes for possible allergy - vinegar, animal contact, cigarettes, food, air conditioners, carpets are just a few of them...

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Thu, 11 Apr 2013
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