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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   I have a circle red itchy rash on my arm, and it's getting bigger and warm, what kind of rash is it?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
since when are you having this rash?
User :   3days ago
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
was there any insect bite?
User :   at 1st i thought it was insect bite
User :   but it's getting bigger now
Doctor :  
was there any allergy due to metal/cloths (new cloths)
User :   no
Doctor :  
could you describe the rash? how does it look?
User :   now it's flat and round red itchy and hot
Doctor :  
is the rash area raised?
Doctor :   is it raised near the edges?
User :   raised?
Doctor :  
how many rashes are there? is it a uniform rash? or is there granular appearance of the rash?
User :   1
Doctor :  
by raised i meant to ask is the rash area raised from the surrounding skin level? or is it at the same skin level?
User :   yes
Doctor :  
is it a uniform rash? or is there granular appearance of the rash?
User :   same skin level
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
are there scales in them?
Doctor :  
it it itchy?
User :   no
User :   yes itchy
Doctor :  
*is it itchy?
Doctor :  
is there pain?
User :   no pain just warm
Doctor :  
is it a uniform rash? or is there granular appearance of the rash?
User :   what's granular?
Doctor :   granular is powdery rough kind of feel
User :   no
Doctor :  
where is the rash located in the arm? is it in skin folds place like elbow fold.
User :   in middle under dlbow fold on the side
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
use Caldecort cream on the rash two times a day
Doctor :  
keep the area dry
Doctor :  
keep dabbing it with a clean cloth to remove moisture
User :   get it from any drug store?
Doctor :  
in case the symptoms do not get better with this, them
Doctor :  
then you need to get it examined
User :   what it the rash?
Doctor :  
it is an OTC drug, you can get it in the medical drug store
Doctor :  
the rash probably is an eczematous rash
User :   what cause it?
Doctor :   or an allergic reaction to some drug or food item that you might have used unknowingly
User :   ok
Doctor :  
the rash needs to be examined first, and then if needed, skin lesion test has to be done to determine the cause of it
User :   ok
Doctor :  
since i am not examining you personally, i cannot surely say what exactly it is, i will need to see it
Doctor :  
so in case your rash
User :   ok thank you for your help
Doctor :  
does not get better with the suggested cream
Doctor :   you will need to get it examined
Doctor :  
and accordingly change the cream.
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form, and comment box, and say done when done.
User :   done
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