I have a rash on the back of my hand. It is coming and going for years. But now, it gets spread on the rest of my hand. It was just like itchy bumps very close together. But now it is like a flat-raised area. I have dryness in my skin after doing swimming in a chlorinated pool. I am taking Lamotrigine currently.
You seem to have a little sun reaction called polymorphous light eruption. Lamotrigine can make your skin sensitive to sun. I suggest you apply a good physical sunscreen containing Zinc oxide and titanium oxide for at least 20 minutes before stepping out or entering the pool. Sunscreen is water-resistant and it does not get washed off after contacting water. You can use a Hydrocortisone cream twice a day for five to six days. It soothes your skin. It keeps the skin moisturized with repeated applications. Otherwise, your skin becomes dry and so keep applying it. If you have itchy skin, then you can take an antihistamine.
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It looks like papular urticaria or urticarial vasculitis or polymorphic light eruptions (PMLE).
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I can see several dark nodular lesions on the back. I would keep a possibility of nodular prurigo or hypertrophic lichen planus. Read full
.. agents that give protection to the skin against harmful ultraviolet radiation. Of the sun especially UVB (ultraviolet B) radiation that is more harmful.
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