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White itchy bumps on hands and body hives

For about the last month I have had small white bumps on my hands and wrists. Also am getting a body rash which is likes hives, red raised rash and both the white bumps and hives are very itchy. I have taken allergy medication
and it doesn't seem to help. Any idea what this could be?
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Hello,
Without examination,it is difficult confirming a diagnosis ,but it can be dyshidrotic eczema. Wash the areas several times with fresh water. Do not use any cosmetic products at the sites. You can apply some calamine lotion at the rash as it will help in soothing the skin. You can take some OTC oral antihistamine medications like Benadryl or Claritin and see if it helps.

For mild-moderate eczema a weak steroid may be used (e.g. hydrocortisone as dermacort), whilst more severe cases require a higher-potency steroid (e.g. clobetasol propionate, fluocinonide).

Eczema can be exacerbated by dryness of the skin. Use good quality moisturizers to prevent moisture loss from the skin.

If still the symptoms do not improve then pls get a clinical examination done by a dermatologist.

Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing or if you have any additional doubts.Kind regards.

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