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A 18-year-old female asked:

I have been using some hand cream for awhile and my hands are really red and itchy there also burning is this signs of allergic reaction?

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Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 43 years experience
Yes: Contact dermatitis can cause red and itchy skin. Contact dermatitis can be due to a hand cream, soap, cosmetic, etc. Treatment includes removing the offending agent, steroid creams and antihistamine pills to reduce the itch.
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