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Have a rash on my left wrist itches and burn sometime pus?

Have a rash on my left wrist itches and burn sometime pus?

Allergy or infection: A wrist rash that is itchy and sometimes oozes moisture or liquid may be an infection (such as bacteria or herpes) or may be a significant allergy (such as to a bracelet or watchband). A doctor may want to look at the rash a few times to figure things out. It helps to see the rash when it starts, when it is at its worse, and after it has resolved. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


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What to do if I have a rash on forearm near wrist that itches so bad it hurts. What is it?

What to do if I have a rash on forearm near wrist that itches so bad it hurts. What is it?

Rash: This is a complex question that needs a detailed history. Briefly if you are wearing a watch or bracelet take it off from that wrist. If both wrists are effected, it can be different things from eczema to scabies. See your doctor first. ...Read more

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For two days now the inside of my wrist is itching with no obvious rash. It only itches if I touch the area or water falls on it. what should I do?

For two days now the inside of my wrist is itching with no obvious rash. It only itches if I touch the area or water falls on it. what should I do?

Itchy rash: Many sources of irritation can cause itching. Metal allergies (do you have metal jewelry or a wrist band? ), contact dermatitis (new detergent, walk in the woods to brush agains poison oak). Simply wash the area with soap and water, and if a rash develops, or if this worsens, get it looked at by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have small red bumps on my wrist. I've had them there for about 10 days but it only seems to be spreading throughout my wrist. It itches a little.

I have small red bumps on my wrist. I've had them there for about 10 days but it only seems to be spreading throughout my wrist. It itches a little.

Your age?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. Knowing your country or state helps, too. Age, location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, and we expect it of you! ...Read more

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Werid rash on hand and wrist it itches but it.Isn't blisters or bumpy?

Werid rash on hand and wrist it itches but it.Isn't blisters or bumpy?

Dermatitis: Hard to tell without seeing. Could be coming in contact with skin irritant . Sometimes such condition may respond to topical steroids. ...Read more

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A small recurring red raised bump on inside of my wrist. It itches. Hydrocortisone cream helps. Bump lasts a couple of wks. It returns in same spot?

A small recurring red raised bump on inside of my wrist. It itches.  Hydrocortisone cream helps.  Bump lasts a couple of wks.  It returns in same spot?

Contact allergy: This suggest that the area is still exposed to a contact allergen such as the metal in the watch band or bracelet. The only treatment is avoidance. Another possibility is what we called nummular eczema which may be treated with a cortisone shot injected into the site. See dermatologist to find out. ...Read more

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Sometimes i cut and when it starts to heal it it itches and get super dry on my wrists?

Sometimes i cut  and when it starts to heal it it  itches and get super dry on my wrists?

Healing skin itches.: The skin that is healing will tend to itch. This is very common. The more important issue is why are you cutting? If you are cutting intentionally you should find a counselor and seek treatment right away. If these cuts are happening at work you should talk to your supervisor so steps can be taken to reduce injury. Put lots of aloe cream on the site to reduce the itch. ...Read more