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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have a rash below my armpit on the left side of my torso. It is a red rash and is in a few groups instead of one big one. I sometimes itches and is sometimes painful. I have tried cold baths, antiseptic cream and changed by bed today.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   I have a rash below my armpit on the left side of my torso. It is a red rash and is in a few groups instead of one big one. I sometimes itches and is sometimes painful. I have tried cold baths, antiseptic cream and changed by bed today.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   do you know what this rash is or how i can stop it from itching or hurting
Doctor :   Since when are you having these rashes?
User :   3 days
Doctor :   Do you have similar rashes in the body/
User :   yes, they are the same groups of rashes, some bigger than others
User :   but they are only on the left side of my torso
Doctor :   Are these rashes present diffusely over the whole body or is located on to the torso, on the left side below the arm pit?
User :   only on my torso
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   May I know you age and gender?
Doctor :   Have you had similar symptoms in the past?
User :   Male 16
User :   no never
Doctor :   Do you have fever/jaundice?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you have history of diabetes, hypertension, thyroid problems or any other medical illness?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Let me explain it to you.
Doctor :   From the brief history that you have provided, the rashes are probably a local ezcematous reaction.
Doctor :   This could have occurred due to an infective cause such as a viral infection or due to allergic reactions.
Doctor :   Since I am not able to perform a general examination, I am not able to pinpoint the exact cause.
Doctor :   I shall suggest you a few measures.
User :   i did try a new deoderant last week but its not near where the deoderant was. its sort of around the perimeter of where it would have been
Doctor :   1. You can try topical creams such as lactocalamine lotion over the affected region.
Doctor :   2. Syp benadryl 1 tsp twice a day.\
Doctor :   3. Avoid unnecessary scratching.
Doctor :   4. If the lesion are growing in size then you would need topical steroids which can be prescribed only after a physical examination.
Doctor :   In that case you would have to see your local doctor.
User :   has anything ive been doing going to help me
Doctor :   5. Avoid using the deodorant, that may have triggered it.
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