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I worked in the garden 6 hours cutting palm tree leaves and

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I worked in the garden for like 6 hours cutting palm tree leaves and weeds, and carrying them, those leaves touched my skin like a lot, and then i got that itchy rash on my hands and legs. I used Hydrocortizone 1% and it did not go away. It has been 2 days already
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.


Welcome and Thank you for your query posted.

My name is***** and being a Skin, Hair and Nail specialist I would be able to provide you with an appropriate solution to your concern.

Please note that my Goal is to provide you with an Excellent Service .

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
can you answer me please ??
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Thank you very much for your photos.

You can also take Claritine 10 mg once at night for 10 days to reduce the itching ?

Hydrocoritsone would not work by itself. This is an allergic contact dermatitis and you would need an anti histamine like Claritine once or even twice a day .

This would help in reducing the inflammation .

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
you think that's an allergy? It came from the plants (palm tree leaves ) ?
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Yes , it did come from plant source.

It is definitely an allergy from the point of view of the disseminated lesions all over the hands and legs.

There is a definite need of an anti allergy pill called Claritine that I have mentioned above to stop the rash.

Do you Agree with what I have mentioned?