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What can I apply to lesion on top of hand that's sore with tiny pus bumps and itching ?

I have a lesion on the top of my hand. At first I thought it was a bug bite . It blistered up and the blister popped. Now it is an open sore with tiny pus bumps around it. It itches and the area is red and swollen. I have been putting cortizone cream on it. This has been going on for almost 3 weeks. I was hiking in the woods when I first noticed it as a scratch .
Asked On : Sat, 23 Jun 2012
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Thanks for the query,

You might have developed a mixed fungal and bacterial infection.

Please get a KOH mount done,

This can confirm the fungal etiology.

Also get a gram stain for finding out the bacterial etiology.

Treatment can be with oral antifungals as well as with topical antifungals along with antibiotics.

Please meet a dermatologist for exact diagnosis.

Let me know if you have any other doubt.

you can ask a direct question to me on this forum, following the below link.

Wishing you a good health.
Thank you

Answered: Tue, 22 Oct 2013
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