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Recurring itchy, red patch - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello Doctor,
I have red patch on the upper arms and shoulder blades, which will be there some times, and my upper arms becomes red if i press it or rub it. Also i will get itching sometimes in the day on my hand and feels Hot and after scratching due to itchings skin turn red and some time on the redned are small pimples appear(this is only on some occassion), also i have scalp itching
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr. XXX
User :   Hi
User :   Doctor
User :   Please let me know whatz happening with me
Doctor :   Does this patch stay all the time or vanishes after sometime?
Doctor :   Since when do you have this problem?
User :   vanish after some time
User :   and again come badk
User :   1 month
User :   daily some time it will be there and some time it will not be there
User :   but when i rub vigorously it will come
User :   or some time automatically it will come
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Does the patch is raised above the neighbouring skin ?
User :   no its not
User :   just rash kind of thing
User :   i will not call it as a patch...its a rash
Doctor :   Ok, this is a reaction of the skin to something which it does not like
Doctor :   It is an allergic type of reaction
Doctor :   and it goes off on its own
Doctor :   Most people rub on it or scratch it
Doctor :   This should not be done
User :   ok..
Doctor :   Just apply an ice cube over the area
User :   also i have itching in my groin area
Doctor :   and it should not bother you
User :   i have put on some weight and i had symmetrical cut in my groin area and now healed but itching and gray color is the area
Doctor :   Do you mean both the sides of the groin?
Doctor :   This keeps happening if there is moisture in the area
Doctor :   So keeping the groin area dry
Doctor :   is the key here
User :   ok fine
Doctor :   Rub with neat towel immediately after bath
User :   also as i have mentioned my hand gets itchy some times and i tend to scratch after which it turns red and some time with small pimples
Doctor :   Where is it itchy?
Doctor :   What is your age?
Doctor :   Where do you stay?
User :   I stay in XXX, India. 29Age
Doctor :   Is it terribly itchy?
User :   it is itchy on hands
Doctor :   Do you stay at home ?
User :   not terribly, but once in day or two it itches
User :   yes, and also i work
User :   it will itch and becomes hot
User :   and some time below the thumb portion
User :   right hand
Doctor :   You can apply CALADRYL lotion over the itchy areas three times a day after washing the area thoroughly with soap
Doctor :   Use it for three days
Doctor :   Did you follow?
User :   Yes
User :   i did
User :   What else might me the problem
User :   /
User :   ?
Doctor :   This looks to be allergic issue
User :   ok fine
Doctor :   If you do not get better, then see a local dermatolgoist
Doctor :   for a visual inspection
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