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Question: horrible itchy painful poison ivy rash on palms and fingers


 hugoskid - Sat Nov 14, 2009 4:53 pm

Hello,
I have this HORRIBLE itchy rash all over my fingers and palms. It looks alot like poison ivy without the ooze. I have had this for the past 4 days and it has just been getting worse. I have been to 2 doctors. One diagnosed Contact Dermatitis but it is spreading and that doesn't happen with C.D. The other diagnosis was Erythema Multiform but the bumps don't look like targets. They look like different shaped blisters but there is no ooze. The blisters are hard. To me it looks just like poison ivy!
What can I do. If it isn't itching it is tingling like being stuck with a bunch of needles. I don't want to take medicine for something that I don't have but I want this gone!
I hope that you can help me.
If you need pictures I will be more then happy to send some over. Anything for a correct diagnosis.
thanks,
Hugoskid
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:12 pm

User avatar Hello,Your descriptions well fit in with cherio pompholyx a condition with severely itching blistery rash of palms.Nickel is supposed to be a common inducing agent.Stress can precipitate pompholyx.External application of sreroids and antihistamines like zyrtec taken internally at bedtime should be fine.Severe types may need antibiotic and internal steroid.Do discuss with your phsician for a patch test.Best wishes.

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