A 19-year-old male asked:
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small red non itchy spots, kind of rash-like on the back of my hands. what could be the cause?

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Dr. Katherine Caldwell
16 years experience General Practice
Contact dermatitis: Sounds like you got into contact with something that irritated the skin on your hands. Think carefully about any new products, soaps, laundry detergents, etc, and try to avoid them. Were you out in the woods near poison ivy perhaps? Use a gentle moisturising cream like cetaphil or neutragena if the skin is dry. Use hydrocortisone 1% twice a day for up to 10d if it starts to itch.
Answered on Jun 11, 2017

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