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I have an infection on my wrist that I need to get checked.

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I have an infection on my wrist that I need to get checked. it started as a spot that I scratched and it got inflamed. it may be eczema but I am not sure.
JA: When did the infection first appear? Have you used any medication for this?
Customer: 2 weeks ago, and I've just been applying antiseptic cream and covering it
JA: Got it. Have you seen a dermatologist about the infection?
Customer: no
JA: Thank you so much for your time. Finally, is there anything else in your medical history you think the Dermatologist should know?
Customer: no

Hi! I am Dr Saleem. Welcome to JA. I will be answering your query shortly.

I'm sorry to hear that.

Can you please share a picture of that?

Do you have any chronic health condition?

May I know your age please?

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
22 years old
I have asthma
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
sending the picture now

Thank you for sharing the pictures.

Are there similar lesions/rash elsewhere?

Customer: replied 7 days ago.

This looks like an allergic rash/dermatitis. You need to use topical hydrocortisone cream 1 percent twice daily for 2 weeks. You can apply E 45 cream in between if it gets dry and itchy. See a doctor if the lesions continue to expand or if you see any generalised rash with fever.

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
do I need a prescription for the cream?

No you don't. It's available over the counter.

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Ok thank you

You're most welcome.

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