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Is scabs on knuckles and hands due to allergic reaction?

I have scabs on my knuckles, my hands are very dry and the skin of my hands seems wrinkled. It could be scabies but I am not sure as I dont feel itchy on the rest of my body like I have no itching under my armpits or the webbing of my fingers and feet.
I got a pet cat about a month ago ( a regular feral), do you think it is an allergic reaction to the cat?
Mon, 21 Apr 2014
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Hi, yes it can be due to some allergy may be your pet ,you should isolate your pet for few weeks and then you can take some antihistaminic like cetrizine, use some local anti allergic cream on the dry lesion, it is better to consut a dermatologist to rule out other pathology like fungal infection or scabies or other because then its management will become more easier.
take care.
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