Red Rash On The Skin Of The Fingers, Arms And Underarms Feels Sore?
afternoon .. I want to ask my husband aged 40 years .. this morning a red rash appeared on the tip of the index finger, arm, and the armpit .. the one in the armpit said it hurt .. but the one on the tip of the index finger and the arm only felt hot / warm. . please info ..
Hello Ebby, thanks for your question
Skin diseases require evaluation and examination directly by a doctor. This is because there are various causes for the appearance of a rash or reddish patch on the skin. Even if they occur together, the causes of the rash on the tips of the fingers, arms and armpits are not necessarily the same. For this reason, the doctor will perform a detailed examination of each location of the skin lesion. If deemed necessary, the doctor can request additional examinations, such as examining problematic skin scrapings, as well as blood tests to ensure that there are no systemic diseases that aggravate / trigger clinical symptoms in the skin.
Here are some of the causes of skin rashes:
Infection: either by fungi, viruses, bacteria, or parasites
dermatitis or eczema
allergies, for example due to insect stings / bites
side effects of using cosmetics or drugs
autoimmune, such as lupus
Each of the causes above requires a different treatment step. Therefore, it is important to see a doctor directly, especially a skin specialist. Recommended early treatment for common rashes:
avoid scratching the area of the skin that has the rash
apply a lotion containing calamine composition to provide a soothing effect on the skin
keep the skin area clean, bathe regularly using mild soap to prevent irritation, also lukewarm water
use cotton clothing that absorbs sweat and change it regularly, especially if it gets wet from sweat
avoid substances that are irritants or have caused allergic reactions on the skin, for example exposure to detergent soaps
Hopefully this information is useful