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Strange rash.

For a few months now I have had this strange rash on my left ring finger that consists of small fluid filled bumps. I have tried a spray called "Bactine" in case it might be poison ivy/oak, but to no avail. While the rash was weeping I tried to kill any bacteria with hydrogen peroxide, but again, to no avail. The last thing I tried was soaking the rash with rubbing alcohol hoping it would kill the rash, but still no good results. The rash started out as a few bumps on the medial phalange (I think that's what its called) section of my ring finger, but after a month of trying to treat it, it spread further up and around my finger. Currently the rash goes all the way up the side of my finger next to the middle finger. If I try to ignore it, the rash seems to dry up and flake terribly, but then the rash comes back just as bad as before. Does anyone know what this could be or what can treat it?
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I recently started getting a rash on the inside of my left ring finger, when I wear my wedding band and/ or engagement ring combination. When I take the rings off the rash starts to heal after about a week. It seems like they are drying out. I have been wearing my wedding band for over 12 years. I did have poison ivy this past summer, could this be an after result? Or maybe I got the rash from wearing gardening glaves...I am not sure.  Is there a way to throughly clean my rings?

Thank you,

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This sounds like a case of dishydrotic eczema. Eczema presents as a weeping rash. The rash may start as clear blisters on the surface of the fingers and the presence of itchiness may initiate an itch scratch cycle which my lead to an eczematous state. There is no definite cure for an eczematous skin condition .Topical corticosteroids may be used to control the flares and this may b able to control the itchiness as well.

I would suggest that you stop applying hydrogen peroxide on the affected areas. Hydrogen peroxide is abrasive and will only worsen the skin condition. Wash the area with warm water and use a mild soap or cleanser when washing the skin. You may apply 0.05% Fluocinonide cream once daily for 3 days and have this assessed. Do not use for more than one week.

Have this assessed by your physician early on.

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