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Question: 24 month old with terrible rash on both hands

 shawnk86 - Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:59 pm

Doctors on base have no idea what it is.

It is not mouth hand foot..

She has tried Triamcinolone Acetide & Clotrimazole cream. Docs have taken her off everything because these have worsened the dark red rashes on her hands that are causing some cracking and bleeding (minor at this point). We are now applying Eucerine only. We are going to hopefully take her to the Dermotologist soon if it does not get better. She has no other symptoms other than her hands are terrible itchy and she cannot sleep because she digs at her hands.

Any help is appreciated.
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:53 pm

User avatar Hello,From the history and feauters it seems your child may be suffering from atopic dermatitis.This is called minimal variant type in which the allergy is not the full blown type but localized to areas like hands and feet.Itching is severe.Family history of asthma and eczema need to be elicited and certain tests done to confirm.Sometimes localized scabies,if there is evidence of contamination in family could present too like this.Best wishes.

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