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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Rash On Palms (Definition)

The palm is on the anterior part of the hand (between the fingers and the wrist). A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not be painful or itch. A palmar rash can occur ...Read more


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I have a red, sometimes itchy rash on the palm of my hand that flakes skin sometimes. It's been there about a month. Eczema?

I have a red, sometimes itchy rash on the palm of my hand that flakes skin sometimes. It's been there about a month. Eczema?

Its possible.: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.

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My 3yr old has an itchy rash on palms of hands and soles of her feet. Maiy itchy at night. What could it be? Thanks

My 3yr old has an itchy rash on palms of hands and soles of her feet. Maiy itchy at night. What could it be? Thanks

Multiple causes: The most common rash in her age group on the palms and soles is eczema but other possibilities include fungal infections and variations of psoriasis or a few rare conditions. Use only unscented soaps for handwashing and see a physician to see if a topical steroid cream is needed to treat the rash.

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Painful, itchy rash on palms of hands & soles of feet, followed shortly by acute infection of 1 eye (treated) but rash persists. Herpes Zoster?

Not Zoster: Pustulosis palmaris et plantaris. Dyshidrotic eczema. Pompholix. Psoriasis. I'd reaction. See a dermatologist for diagnosis and therapy.

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My 3 year old daughter has had a itchy rash on the bottoms of her feet for over a week. Now it's on the palms of her hands. It's flat red spots.

My 3 year old daughter has had a itchy rash on the bottoms of her feet for over a week. Now it's on the palms of her hands. It's flat red spots.

Many Diagnoses: It is hard to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to actually see it. I recommend taking her to see a dermatologist so that they can help your daughter get rid of it. Hope this helped :].

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Experiencing itchy rash. Also describe me: Skin redness/irritation and Allergic reaction. What should I do? Hand arms and legs mostly hands& arms help

Experiencing itchy rash. Also describe me: Skin redness/irritation and Allergic reaction. What should I do? Hand arms and legs mostly hands& arms help

Too little info: Most skin rashes need to be examined in order to offer meaningful insight. In the case of a reaction, a discussion about potential exposures is also necessary.

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I have had a very itchy rash on the back of my right hand for the past several days. Its a cluster of raised red bumps. Any ideas for relief?

I have had a very itchy rash on the back of my right hand for the past several days. Its a cluster of raised red bumps. Any ideas for relief?

Try hydrocortisone: Try over the counter Hydrocortisone cream. Contact allergy, insect bites and the like will generally respond. If the rash looks infected however, the cream will not help.

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I took 150 mg of flucinazole a week ago tomorrow and got what I thought was a severve stomach virus the day after. No longer vomiting but have bad taste in mouth, nauseous, dizzy and itchy rash on palms. Is this normal?

I took 150 mg of flucinazole a week ago tomorrow and got what I thought was a severve stomach virus the day after. No longer vomiting but have bad taste in mouth, nauseous, dizzy and itchy rash on palms. Is this normal?

Not normal: It is likely that this was from a drug reaction and not normal. If the problem continues to improve, I'd expect that you will fully recover in another week. If not, see your doctor since it may also be from something else.

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Having small red itchy rashes for last 5 days. Close to 25 points. Mostly on my hand, neck, chest & back. Itching is not continuous on all points.

Having small red itchy rashes for last 5 days. Close to 25 points. Mostly on my hand, neck, chest & back. Itching is not continuous on all points.

Allergy/Insect bites: You have an itchy rash on different parts of your body. It may be due to an allergy to something or it may be an allergic reaction to some kind of insect bite like mosquito bite.There are other possibilities. Have it checked if it persist. Meanwhilevyou can take some anti itching meds like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) over the counter till you see your doctor.

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What would cause the palm of my hands to breakout in an itchy rash?

What would cause the palm of my hands to breakout in an itchy rash?

Contact or drug: The cause is often unknown but contact dermatitis or a drug reaction (called fixed drug eruption) may induce the palm rash. Consider seeing a dermatologist who may order patch skin testing on you.

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What can cause a fever, and an itchy rash on the palm of your hands?

What can cause a fever, and an itchy rash on the palm of your hands?

Infection autoimmmue: Either an infection, mainly viral, or if there is no sign of an infection then an immunologic process could be occurring, such as an allergic reaction, or an autoimmune process. If this persists or recurs then it needs to be evaluated by a board certified allergist.

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Broke out with itchy rash all over body including palms of hands and now I have swollen lymph nodes in back of head and itchy scalp. What's wrong?

Broke out with itchy rash all over body including palms of hands and now I have swollen lymph nodes in back of head and itchy scalp. What's wrong?

Allergic reaction- s: I would recommend immediate medical evaluation including blood testing and possible a steroid injection to abort this allergic attack. Usually from inlation, contact or gestion of a sunstance or chemical foreign to the body's immune system. I would try zyrtec (cetirizine) and head over to the closet urgent care center.

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Itchy rash on top of hand, white bumps, it's been a couple months now, what is it?

Itchy rash on top of hand, white bumps, it's been a couple months now, what is it?

? allergy: Since the rash is itchy, it may be an allergic reaction to something that comes in contact with the hand such as creams, detergents, gloves, etc. Apply cortisone type cream and if the rash persists, see a dermatologist.

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I have an itchy rash in my hand?

I have an itchy rash in my hand?

Itchy rash: An itchy rash can be from a contact allergy or dryness, or eczema and multiple other reasons, you need to see a doctor to take a good history from you for a proper diagnosis and then medications can be prescribed accordingly and avoidance measures can be discussed. A dermatologist can help too.

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I keep getting red weepy itchy rash on tops of hands that spread. If I scratch. Goes away and comes back.

I keep getting red weepy itchy rash on tops of hands that spread. If I scratch. Goes away and comes back.

See a dermatologist: Hand eczema may be related to allergy or irritation. A dermatologist will be interested in your work + other activities. Bring every product you have applied to your hands. You will respond to a prescription cortisone.

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Every time I masturbate I end up with an itchy rash on my hand. It isn't contagious and goes away on its own after a week or so. What could it be?

Every time I masturbate I end up with an itchy rash on my hand. It isn't contagious and goes away on its own after a week or so. What could it be?

Irritation: You may be allergic to the rubber in the dildo if you are using one. Try Hydrocortisone cream or wear non-latex glove next time. This is certainly not the usual outcome. I am more concerned about your suicidal thoughts. Have you consulted a professional or called the suicide hotline to get help? If not, I strongly urge you to do os.

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I'm concerned because I have swollen hands and knees and red itchy rash!?

I'm concerned because I have swollen hands and knees and red itchy rash!?

Arthritis rash can b: Inflammatory, and psoriais can be associated with a condition know as dactylitis and can affect the knees as psoriatic arthritis. Other causes are infection, gout, lyme disease, .

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