I’ve been battling this rash for almost 3 months. This is the first time having this rash. I figured it would go away but after having it for 3 weeks it became very red. When going to my doctor’s he said it looks like scabies so he prescribed me Permethrin Cream, 5% and told me to come back in two weeks. So at the follow up, I told the doctor (Which was another doctor) that the prescription didn’t work and the doctor said that it didn’t look like scabies that it looked like Herpes and prescribed me Valtrex and to come back in two weeks. After taking Valtrex for 3 days I noticed it was even worse and now starting to swell up I called the doctor’s office and they said to continue taking the medication but to also take Benadryl for the swelling and itching. When the two weeks came up for the follow up I still had the rash and the doctor (First one I saw who said it was scabies) says he still thinks it’s scabies but it might be eczema and prescribes me Nystatin 100,000 unit/gm Cream, Hydrocortisone 2.5% cream and Amox TR-K CLV 250-125 MG (Generic For: Augmentin) and to come back in two weeks. When going back for now the fourth follow up he says that he doesn’t know what it is, that he would have to refer me to a dermatologist who can take months before being seen and to continue putting the Nystatin and Hydrocortisone creams and Permethrin Cream on my fingers.
Middle Finger Left Hand – Scabies
Middle Finger & Wedding Finger Left Hand – Herpes
Middle Finger & Wedding Finger Left Hand – Still scabies/ Maybe Eczema
Middle, Wedding, Index, Thumb Finger Left Hand – (Doesn’t Know)
This rash is VERY painful, Red, Swollen and extremely Itchy with dried skin that you can peel off. The hydrocortisone cream doesn’t help at all with the itching. Nothing is working. I can’t do anything with my left hand without it hurting. I’m left handed so it’s very hard to write, wash dishes etc because I do everything with my left hand. If somebody else has had this rash and knows more about it than my doctors please tell me what it might be or how I can help with the swelling and itching. I would really appreciate any and all responses. It is only on one hand and does not spread anywhere else on me or anyone else I touch.
I’ve also tried: Baby Lotion, Baby Diaper Rash medicine, warm salt water, rubbing alcohol, baby oil. I’m sure that isn’t going to help anything but I had to give it a try. The baby lotion seemed to help with the cracking caused by my dried fingers but that’s about it.