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finger rash

okay so it started with like 3 little tiny bumos that looked like bug bites of some sort and itched really bad now(about 4 days later) it about an inch covering my knuckle and there are a ton of these little itchy bumps..it sort of looks like poison ivy but i havent been around any of that and the rash isnt speading to any other fingers of anything it just keeps spreading on my ONE finger... can anyone help me figure out what it could be?
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This may be case of contact dermatitis or dishydrosis. Dishydrosis may start as vesicles or bumps containing clear fluid. These bumps are usually covered by a thick clear membrane. Itchiness may ensue which initiates an itch scratch cycle. This itch scratch cycle will lead to an eczematous skin reaction presenting with excoriations.

Avoid prolonged exposure to water. Topical corticosteroids may be applied thinly over the area to help ease the swelling and redness. Use only mildly potent ones. An antifungal medication may also be used if the skin condition does not readily respond to the steroids. Close supervision by a physician is needed when using steroids due to side effects.

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