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A 18-year-old member asked:

what can i do abour this rash on my hands it goes away then come back i've been using cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 plus?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Rash: A recurring rash would be good reason to consult a dermatologist to determine the cause and set you on a course of treatment. You should be seen when the rash is prominent and not treated with cortisone, so the doctor can diagnosis it more readily.
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Contact agents: Likely something you are using on your hands. Since you didn't mention itching, an irritant reaction is a more likely cause. Try to use mild soap to wash your hands and apply a moisturizer after washing. Sanitizing gel can dry up and irritate your skin as well. Excessive hand washing can do the same.

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