A 28-year-old male asked:
I have a dry, red itchy patch of skin isolated to my wrist area. lotion doesn't help, but antibacterial medicine does. what are your thoughts?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Dermatology 29 years experience
Could be infection: You may have a bacterial infection or a rash that started as eczema but became secondarily infected. It might also be a fungal infection or mixed infection. If it does not clear completely with antibacterial med you should see a doctor or dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment.
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Last updated Apr 20, 2013
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