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Quincy, IL
A 20-year-old female asked:

I have some small red itchy bumps on the back of my hand. they come and go every week or so. what is this?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Hand eczema: The most common causes are irritant (too much hand washing) or contact allergy. Pay attention to the type of soap and hand preparation to see it changing the brand would help (no scented, anti-bacterial soap) or gel). If you wash you hands too often, consider wearing a non-latex glove on some of the chores and apply a lotion after washing whenever possible as well as reducing hand washing

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Last updated Apr 11, 2018

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