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Red bumps on hand, slightly swollen, no effect of benadryl

After touching a tulip I ve developed small red bumps on my hands and have slightly swollen fingers. How can I treat this? Regular Benadryl does not seem to be helping.
Asked On : Sat, 24 Mar 2012
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I completely understand your concern and I hope I am able to help you for the same.

You seem to have developed an allergic skin reaction.
I would advise you to use a mild steroid like hydrocortisone cream over the affected area twice a day for 4-5 days.
Use a sunscreen regularly before going out in the sun.
Once the reaction heals up , then you can start using a lightening agent like kojic acid with vitamin C twice a day till the pigmentation improves.

Hope it helps
Best wishes for a speedy recovery
Dr Geetika Paul
MD( Dermatology)
Answered: Tue, 19 Nov 2013
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