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A 52-year-old member asked:

itcy rash on hands with puss filled bumps?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
See doctor: This represents probable infection or allergy which needs medical treatment. Over the counter medicines will not be effective for a case like this. It includes several possibilities- dyshidrotic eczema, contact dermatitis, pustules psoriasis.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology 28 years experience
See dermatologist: There may be bacterial infection coexisting with a skin problem such as contact dermatitis (allergic reaction), dyshidrotic eczema/hand eczema, fungal infection, or pustular psoriasis. You should see a dermatologist for evaluation, possible cultures and/or biopsy, and treatment recommendations.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Red, rough, dotted rash on hands. How can I get this treated?

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Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 21 years experience
? dyshidrotic eczema: As with any rash, these are difficult to speak in detail on line as "a picture is worth a thousand words" and an exam by a doctor probably more than that (or maybe I am too talkative in the office). A rough dry rash on the hands can be something called dyshidrotic eczema, when the immune system attacks the skin and drys and irritates it. It often needs strong prescription creams to treat.

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