My daughter, 15, developed a very bad allergy on her right hand, we think this is due to a hand sanitiser that she used for a week before the symptoms appeared. Only the fingers were affected. They are swollen, red marks on the sides and painful. I took her to the GP who advised her to take 1 antihistmaine tablet and a Eleuphrat topical cream (twice daily). She used the cream for three days and has been taking the tablet for 3 days.

The itching has stopped but the redness and swelling (has subsided very slightly) has not gone away.

I am just wondering how long will it take to heal - she has missed school for a whole week now. Do I need to see the doctor again?

PS: Not sure how I can upload a photo here?

Thank you :-)