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Nettle-like rash on hands and feet, please help!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 4, 2009
  • 11:03 PM


Over the past 2 days ive experienced an outbreak of a nettlesting-like rash on my hands and feet (mainly right foot).

Ive experienced minor outbreaks like this on my hands before but nothing on this scale. A picture says a thousand words:

foot -

hand -


does anyone know if it will go away by itself or should i see a doctor?

would REALLY appreciate any advice,


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  • A picture says a thousand words: Not really, in the case of dermatology. In order to diagnose something, one needs to know about symptomology and history, and a picture - or a thousand pictures - cannot provide that kind of information. would REALLY appreciate any advice, OK - go see a dermatologist. G You're welcome...
    Caladan 87 Replies Flag this Response
  • thanks caladan, but if at all possible i would like to avoid expensive medical care.to sum up my symptoms:red-blistery rash on palms, soles of feet, inner thighs and back of throat.my tonsils are also quite red.it was a sudden outbreak, im not so sure its an allergic reaction.. possibly along the lines of measles, rubella.... chickenpox etc.i've had chickenpox before so i think i can eliminate that possibility.i have not recieved an mmr vaccine. in the past 5 days i have also been in the sun with no sunblock and was sunburned, possible causecan anyone offer any possible diagnosis?i realise that its not a true diagnosis and will not hold anyone responsible or anything, but id like to have an idea before i go any further.thanks in advance
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • it could be syphilis i recently did a project on syphilis and the rash starts on hands or feet neck or stomach and is very similiar.
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