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An_248682 posted:
about 5 months ago, i was involved in a skateboarding accident which ripped up the palm of my hand. during the healing process i repeatedly found my palm to be itchy and so i would scratch it. this is the result of that scratching, and im just wondering, what i can do about it. ive tried using ointments like clotrimazole, and hydrocortizon, but i cannot get rid of this rash, nor the urge to scratch it. please help
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Mohiba K Tareen, MD responded:
Dear An,

From the picture, it looks as if you may have developed a secondary eczematous dermatitis. This is not uncommon after some initial trauma.

This is definitely a case for a board certified dermatologist- you need prescription strength topicals and perhaps even some other minor testing.

I hope that helps

Dr T


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