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Dr. Sheila Smith
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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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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. ...Read more

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Can plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) cause a blistering rash on palms of hands. Is that a common side affect. I am also vomiting everyday.

Can plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) cause a blistering rash on palms of hands. Is that a common side affect. I am also vomiting everyday.

See details: Rashes related to Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) use can occur as can GI issues. Speak with the doctor who prescribed it and consider discontinuing this med if the doctor believes it to be the cause. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Red and white rash on palms of my hands?

Red and white rash on palms of my hands?

Rash: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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What can cause a red rash on palms, pain and stiffness in the hands?

What can cause a red rash on palms, pain and stiffness in the hands?

Different things: This cannot be diagnosed without knowing other thinngs and possible having blookd tests done. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What is something that can cause a red rash on palms, joint pain and stiffness in the hands?

What is something that can cause a red rash on palms, joint pain and stiffness in the hands?

Multiple things: Red rash on palms along with joint pain and stiffness could be due to multiple disorders-you should see a rheumatologist. Keratoderma blennorrhagica, a rash on the palms and soles of the feet, is seen with reactive arthritis. This arthritis is typically associated with eye pain and pain urinating. It can be associated with HIV infection. Chlamydia can also cause rash on palm with hand arthritis. ...Read more

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Probably influenza x 8 days. Now my hands itch horribly. Swollen, white bumpy rash on palms and a little redder than normal. Why and treatment please.

Probably influenza x 8 days. Now my hands itch horribly. Swollen, white bumpy rash on palms and a little redder than normal. Why and treatment please.

Not flu season: It's not flu season. This could be medication induced. If you were given an antibiotic for the "flu", you could be having a side effect from it. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Recently I developed a burning blister type of skin rash on my calf. Reddened and very sore (burning) feeling I also have blisters on my 1 hand palm.

Recently I developed a burning blister type of skin rash on my calf. Reddened and very sore (burning) feeling I also have blisters on my 1 hand palm.

Not clear: This sounds like shingles, but it could be another type of blistering rash. This is something which you need to take to your physician and maybe a dermatologist just to let them clarify what this rash is. There are different types of herpes virus and there's also some blistering forming illnesses that need to be clarified ...Read more

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Can drugs containing cortison cause hand skin rash that starts peeling?

Can drugs containing cortison cause hand skin rash that starts peeling?

Yes: Oddly enough some people are allergic to cortisone. Stop offending agent and call your doctor. ...Read more

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I have skin rashes in the hand. My grand pa was a leprosy patient. Is it a herditery?

I have skin rashes in the hand. My grand pa was a leprosy patient. Is it a herditery?

No: At this time we believe leprosy, also called hansen's disease, is a contageon from respiratory droplets. ...Read more

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Child with 4 year old complaints of rashes and small skin eruptions in hand without any itching or irritations, what may be the cause?

Child with 4 year old complaints of rashes and small skin eruptions in hand without any itching or irritations, what may be the cause?

Need details: It would be nice to see a picture of the rash to answer your question. Also, is the child 4 years old, or are the complaints of rashes 4 years old. If the child is 4 years old, and the rash is just a few days, in the hands, the feet and the mouth, then it would be cause by a virus, the condition is called hand-foot-mouth disease. It goes away by itself. Rewrite your question if that's not it. ...Read more

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I have a rash on the palms of my hands for about 9 months now. It feels like something eating my skin and leaves them cracked sore and dry.?

I have a rash on the palms of my hands for about 9 months now. It feels like something eating my skin and leaves them cracked sore and dry.?

Dermatologist helps: Dry, cracked skin on the palms can be eczema or an allergy to something (gloves, tools, creams, etc.), plus maybe yeast or fungus growth in addition to eczema. The over-the-counter Hydrocortisone is usually not strong enough for palm eczema, since the palm is thicker skin. A patient can see a primary care doctor for treatment, though the doctor may the patient refer to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Small red dot rash, itchy, dry skin on top all over body! Nothing on palms of hands or soles of feet? What is it? Help!

Small red dot rash, itchy, dry skin on top all over body! Nothing on palms of hands or soles of feet? What is it? Help!

Need an exam: Rash would need an exam. But can be viral if red small dot on the palms or soles, but hard to tell from your description. Have a doc take a look. ...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. ...Read more

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I'll be getting a skin rash regularly on my left hand. I see it a lot in summer time. Currently I'm using mometasone furoate cream ip but no result as?

I'll be getting a skin rash regularly on my left hand. I see it a lot in summer time. Currently I'm using mometasone furoate cream ip but no result as?

It's not working.: You are using a corticosteroid cream, helpful in eczema's and general dermatitis. If not effective this suggests the rash may be due to something else, perhaps a fungal infection or a symptom of another disease process.

See a dermatologist, get a skin scraping and then you will know for sure what is the cause and the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Getting small red skin rashes on hand and legs which dry after sometime. Not a sideaffect of medicines. Also ear swelled red?

Getting small red skin rashes on hand and legs which dry after sometime. Not a sideaffect of medicines. Also ear swelled red?

Eczema: Commonly in the winter especially, eczema flares and the tx is steroidal creams and moisturizers ...Read more

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I have hypothyroid. I have a skin rash on my hand and the top of my leg. My liver enzymes were high. Could it be lupus?

I have hypothyroid. I have a skin rash on my hand and the top of my leg. My liver enzymes were high. Could it be lupus?

Need more: A diagnosis of lupus requires way more testing than this. This would be an unusual location for a lupus skin rash. ...Read more

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Strange skin rash that looks like red dots inside of skin on hand and forearm. Dots don't fade when pressed, but no fever, stiff neck, pain, etc?

Strange skin rash that looks like red dots inside of skin on hand and forearm. Dots don't fade when pressed, but no fever, stiff neck, pain, etc?

See details: It is impossible to offer specifics without being able to visualize the rash. See a doctor if you are concerned. ...Read more

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White blotches on my palms of hands. Very itchy skin with rash. What could cause this? Std? Hepatitis? Hiv? Had unprotected oral sex and need help!!

White blotches on my palms of hands. Very itchy skin with rash. What could cause this? Std? Hepatitis? Hiv? Had unprotected oral sex and need help!!

See doctor: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor and get tested for various STDs. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dr. Cornelia Franz
1,059 Doctors shared insights

Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more