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What causes sudden itching and redness on the hand?

I ve been having an issue with my hands the past few weeks...all of a sudden I can feel like an itch, smal under the skin surface gets red. It just starts appearing out of no where, then fades away in about 15-30 minutes. I have been on prednisone & methotrexate for past 2 months for RA, but dr told me this is not from it.
Tue, 6 Aug 2019
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Hello,

The symptoms seem to be related to contact dermatitis.

I suggest using Hydrocortisone cream for local application.

I also suggest using Cetirizine to relieve the itching.

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

Regards,
Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi, General & Family Physician
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