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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have recently developed a rash with red bumps (they look like mosquito bites) that are itchy and exremely irritating!
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hi I have developed a really bad rash and Im not sure if its poison ivy or bug bites
User :   Its extremely irritating and very red and blotchy
Doctor :   Since when have you noticed these rashes?
User :   they started yesterday morning and have gotten more red
User :   and itchier!
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Have you used any medications?
User :   cortizone-10 but that only relieves the itchiness for an hr or so
User :   WWW.WWWW.WW thats a picture of the bumps
Doctor :   Have they helped in reducing your symptoms?
User :   only the itchingness but not the redness
Doctor :   I am not able to load the picture that you have sent to me,
Doctor :   but let me explain it to you.
Doctor :   Since the symptoms are acute in nature there are possible chances that they could be eczematous in nature, that is due to an allergic reaction.
Doctor :   Steroid are useful in treating those conditions.
Doctor :   The rashes would take some time to regress.
Doctor :   It can be present for a few hours to a day.
Doctor :   However if those last for a longer duration, or if your symptoms do not improve, I would suggest you to consult a dermatologist for a physical examintion.
Doctor :   Do you follow what I have suggested?
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   Are you there?
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