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A 38-year-old female asked:

Backs of hands are red itchy burning & warm to the touch. when i scratch a lot they swell. cause? i take singulair (montelukast) for asthma. can i use hydrocortison

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Variable: Could be reaction to meds. How long have you been on them or started a new one? Go to hand doctor to be sure or check with your prescribing md.
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Dr. Shahid Rafique
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
See an MD: Your description sounds like contact dermatitis. It is recommended that you see a physician before applying otc creams which will change its appearance and the diagnosis will be more difficult later. It is important to accurately diagnose the rash and treat it adequately.
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Last updated Apr 7, 2013

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