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Rash like half circle on fingers of both hands. What could it be?

Hi I have a stinging red rash on both of my hands. The right one the rash starts at the back knuckle of my thumb and runs in a half circle motion to the back knuckle of my pointer finger . The left one is on the opposite side starting from the back knuckle of my pinky finger and runs across the knuckles to my middle finger. Thank you any help would be greatly appreciated
Asked On : Mon, 18 Feb 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response

It seems that you are having either tinea manus or contact allergic dermatitis.

Avoid contact with soap, dust,grass,dust, pollens,fertiliser,pollutants,insects, perfume, cosmetics..etc

Do not wash the hands excessively.

Take antifungal tablets withantihistaminics for 2 weeks.

If poor response, add steroid tablets in tappering dose for 2 weeks.

Apply combined steroid and antifungal cream.

Still, no response, diagnosis should be revised.

For that , you consult dermatologist.


Dr. Ilyas Patel MD
Answered: Sat, 20 Jul 2013
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