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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Experiencing a serious rash on my left thigh with burning, numb skin. This comes after 3 days of intense lower back pain
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   Hi
Doctor :   May i know how big is the rash ?
User :   Top of the thigh to knee
Doctor :   Is the rash raised and with redness on ?
User :   not raised - splotchy
Doctor :   Since how long is the lesion there ?
User :   3 days
Doctor :   Is there itching associated with the rash ?
User :   no
Doctor :   Is there any pain over the lesion ?
User :   entire area
Doctor :   Has it happened same anytime in past ?
User :   No
Doctor :   ok, have you tried any medications ?
User :   No
Doctor :   ok, I would ask you to apply Calamine lotion on it twice daily
User :   My understanding is this could be a result of pain I experieced recently or perhaps related to something more serious as the pain seems to be deep
Doctor :   No , i would not consider it to be related to the low back ache you had
User :   not a symtom to anything else then
Doctor :   it could be either due to allergy or sunburn ( if a sun exposed area )
User :   Last question: Is there a name for such a rash?
Doctor :   no specific name as such rashes, can be seen in various illness like LUPUS, sunburns and in some fungal infections
Doctor :   anly the presence of itching and the type of the pain differentiates
User :   Thank You
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   take care
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