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Your Rash on the Outer Part of the Finger May Also be Known as:
Finger rash
Rash on finger

Top 2 Rash on the Outer Part of the Finger Causes

  1. 1.Irritant Contact Dermatitis

    Contact dermatitis is a condition in which the skin becomes red, sore, or inflamed after direct contact with a substance. This condition most often affects skin of the hands, and may occur after repeated and prolonged exposure to substances such as water, detergents (soaps, bleach), solvents (gasoline), acids, powders, dust, and soil. The onset of the skin reaction is usually within 48 hours of contact with the substance.

    You can safely treat this condition on your own. The main treatment for this disease is to avoid the substance that triggers the skin inflammation. Moisturizer can also be helpful to provide relief for your inflamed skin.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    hand pain, facial skin changes, hand skin changes, hand redness, rash on the outer part of the finger
    Symptoms that always occur with irritant contact dermatitis:
    hand redness
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  2. 2.Allergic Reaction to Poison Ivy / Oak / Sumac

    Plants of the Toxicodendron genus are found throughout the continental United States, and exposure to these plants is a leading cause of contact dermititis, a medical term used to describe irritation and itching of the skin.

    Firstly, to prevent the irritation from getting worse, wash the affected area thoroughly with soap and water. Over-the-counter antihistamines such as Benadryl can help with the swelling and itching. Topical corticosteroids applied directly to the rash can also help relieve some of your symptoms

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    rash, itchy rash, red rash, skin changes on arm, stinging or burning rash
    Symptoms that always occur with allergic reaction to poison ivy/oak/sumac:
    itchy rash, rash
    Symptoms that never occur with allergic reaction to poison ivy/oak/sumac:
    fever
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Rash on the Outer Part of the Finger

  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Is your rash:
  • Q.Did you possibly brush into poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac?
  • Q.Is your rash raised or rough when you run your hand over the area of skin?

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Rash on the Outer Part of the Finger Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced rash on the outer part of the finger have also experienced:

    • 10% Hand Bump
    • 6% Fatigue
    • 4% Toe Skin Changes
  • People who have experienced rash on the outer part of the finger had symptoms persist for:

    • 35% Less Than a Day
    • 25% Over a Month
    • 23% Less Than a Week
  • People who have experienced rash on the outer part of the finger were most often matched with:

    • 4% Irritant Contact Dermatitis
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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