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A 21-year-old female asked:

Red, itchy rash on wrists and right below onto forearms. hands are dry from washing & cold weather. lotion burns rash & hot water is painful.

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Irritant dermatitis?: If you wash your arms and hands a lot, the skin gets dry. Once it gets irritated, anything you put on may hurt you. The itching and blister point more to a contact allergy. Try avoiding scented or antibacterial soap and too much washing. If problem persists, talk to doctor or a dermatologist to pin down what the culprit may be. Patch testing may be needed.
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Last updated Sep 19, 2017


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