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Itching and swelling on skin rashes on arms, legs, feet and hands - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i have developed a red skin rash with swelling on the C after putting alcohol on them to stop the itching the rash turned into hives.arms and legs are still swollen after 3 days
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender?
User :   53 male
Doctor :   Do you have pain over the affected areas?
Doctor :   Have you seen a doctor?
User :   no, haven't seen a doctor. no pain just the itching and swelling
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Do you have fever?
User :   sometimes
Doctor :   Do you notice colour changes over the affected areas?\
User :   just red
Doctor :   Is it possible to send the scan picture of the affected areas to us?
User :   not at this time. it looks just like the picture on skin rashes site of the back
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Do you have diabetes?
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you notice any discharge from these swelling?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Have you tried any medications?
User :   only soaking in tub with aveeno
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Let me explain it to you.
Doctor :   it is probably a eczematous reaction secondary to either the contents of the solution that you applied or may be due to an infective cause.
Doctor :   A physical examination is needed to differentiate among both these.
Doctor :   Since you are not able to send us the picture, i would not be able to comment further on the possible cause.
Doctor :   Since the treatment for both these are entirely different, I would suggest you to consult your local doctor or a dermatologist for evaluation.
Doctor :   In the mean time, keep the affected area clean.
Doctor :   You can use local antiseptic creams to prevent infections.
Doctor :   And follow up with the advise suggested by the doctors after the examination.\
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   yes sir. thank you
Doctor :   Do you have any further queries that I can assist you?
User :   not at this time
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form too.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
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