(this is the 1st time in 4 days I'm able to post a question directly, so please ignore my comment to Mossy's question on 6/12)
I have a large rash that developed on the outside of my hand just above the wrist. It grew to 3x3 cm in 5 days and has been the same for the last couple of days. The rash began after I scratched 2 bumps that looked like mosquito bites, and caused some whitish substance to come out followed by some blood. Almost immediately the area turned bright red and more white bumps started to appear. The rash became very itchy. Over the next few days the color changed from bright red to dark red, and the area now almost looks like a burn except for the surrounding bumps. The rash has a hard surface, and the bumps feel sticky.
I am not on any medication, nor have I had any changes in diet. The rash size varies somewhat during the day, increasing after skin contact with clothing. It feels more inflamed in the morning.
I'm not sure, Linta. It may be a patch of eczema, or it may be a superficial skin infection (less likely.) Whatever, I think this is the sort of condition which needs to be examined by a doctor or dermatologist. My advice to you is to consult one.
Copyright 1994-2016MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.