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What causes an itchy rash on the wrist?

I have an itchy rash that started on my wrist (soft side), both of them, more intense on my right arm. It started two plus weeks ago and has progressively got worse. Single, small bumps, with clear like liquid, pop up randomly on my hands, neck, underarm, belly, etc. if I scratch those bumps they will scab over. The original rash has spread on my forearm (again soft side), to double and triple the size The original rash appears as red, bumpy, raised, rough like skin. Symptoms as described sound like poison oak. I was in the area of poison oak a couple of days before the rash started, but 16 days later it is still getting worse and possibly spreading.
Tue, 22 Jan 2019
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Hello,

As first-line management, you can apply low potency steroid creams like betamethasone for symptomatic relief. If the lesion persists, it is better to consult a dermatologist and get evaluated.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Shinas Hussain, General & Family Physician
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What causes an itchy rash on the wrist?

Hello, As first-line management, you can apply low potency steroid creams like betamethasone for symptomatic relief. If the lesion persists, it is better to consult a dermatologist and get evaluated. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr Shinas Hussain, General & Family Physician