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Itching on hands. Taken cream for dermatitis. Red bumps on body

i have been itchy the last few days. it started on my hands and i thought it was irritation from sea lice because ive been surfing alot lately. But then my gp said i had dermatitis on my hands. so he gave me a cream and i have been rubbing it on there, but i have no more time to see him and i have been itching alot more in other places now such as stomach , inner things, arms, armpits and scrotum (which is abit red with small bumps)??
Asked On : Thu, 7 Mar 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
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The description points more towards a mite infestation scabies than any dermatitis.
Scabies is characterised by itchy red bumps over finger web spaces, wrist, axilla, chest , around navel, groin, genitals and inner Side of thighs. The lesions itch more in night and other family members may also complaint of similar problem.
Treatment requires one time application of permethrin cream overnight.
Hope that helps. Take care
Answered: Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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hi welcome to hcm.see as u get itching all over it may be due to allergy or may be something bite? or if u taking any medicine may be side effect of it so concern immediately dermetologoist to know the cause.
Answered: Thu, 7 Mar 2013
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