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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi i have a red dry itchy rash on my chin round my mouth at the side of my nose
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   Since when do you
Doctor :   have this rash?
User :   about 4days now
Doctor :   May I know your age, gender?
User :   23 female
Doctor :   Your location? marital status?
User :   uk in a relationship, 24 weeks pregnant
Doctor :   Ok this must be due to the cold weather
Doctor :   Have you had this sort of rash earlier?
User :   thats what i thought as my hands are also really dry i have been using aqueous cream but it doesnt seem to be helping much
User :   no never before
Doctor :   It could also be an allergic reaction- dermatitis
User :   i had a flu jab last week?
Doctor :   Are you using anything new?
Doctor :   New food?
Doctor :   Soap?
User :   a new face wash
Doctor :   anything?
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   I dont think this is related to the flu jab
Doctor :   face wash since when?
User :   k well is there anything i can do to take the redness down
User :   about a week
Doctor :   Since you are pregnant, be very careful with the drugs that you need to take
Doctor :   You can continue the using aqueous cream
User :   i dont take any tablets only paracetamol when i have a sore head, is there any creams
Doctor :   supplement this cream with a antihistaminic- tablet cetrizine or
Doctor :   you could get a prescription for a steroid containing cream from a dermatrologist
User :   is there no stronger creams i can use/
Doctor :   Stronger creams contain steroids, which must be used with caution during pregnancy
User :   is there anything i can do at home as its xmas eve and id like to take some of the redness away
Doctor :   Kindly inform your dermatologist that you are pregnant
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   The cold creams
Doctor :   soak face in lukewarm water
Doctor :   for 10- 15minutes
Doctor :   Massage face with- almond/olive oil before going to bed
Doctor :   Make sure your diet is rich in omega 3 fatty acids- fish; vitamins especially vit A
Doctor :   There are cream containing aloe vera, this could be of help
User :   i will certainly try all those, it looks like i have done a bad job at shaving my chin
Doctor :   In case the rash increase & you are not able to visit doc, apply neosporin cream
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