Having skin rash on chest, few small bubbles and it pains a bit. Is it an infection, how to prevent it? - Online Doctor Chats
How are you?
I am not in India currently. A visible skin rash has appeared overnight in the chest area. I wanted to check if it is infectious and ask about preventive care before I can see a doctor here.
Is there any associated itching?
There is no itching. The area is reddish with a few small bubbles. And it pains a bit.
No, I am not feeling feverish.
It doesnt look like its infectious
How old are you?
Okay. It pains if I touch or stretch the area.
yes, it will hurt
I am 26.
did you have any burning pain in the area before the rash appeared
It seemed to have developed overnight. I observed it yesterday morning and I did not feel any pain before that.
It can be due to bed bugs or an allergy also
Its difficult to tell without an exam
I dont think its infectious
and in all probability it will settle on its own
Icing and calamine lotion on the affected area will help the most
That's good news. Thanks! :)
Is calamine a brand name or name of the drug? Is it available off the shelf in the pharmacy?
It is available off the shelf
Its a lotion and its the name of the drug
Not the brand name
So it will be called by the same name even in France?
The name of the drug remains the same
For it to be an allergy, I did not eat anything out of the ordinary.
It can be allergy to a soap or anything
But since its painful
its more likely that its an insect or bed bugs
I will take cetrizine and apply calamine.
Is there anything else I can help you with?
No, nothing else.
Thank you very much.
thanks for consulting me
Have a good day ahead
Have a good evening.
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