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What causes patch on my thigh of small red dots? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 06-Apr-2014
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User:hi I have had s patch on my thigh of small red dots come up they are no painfull or itch at the moment I only see them a couple of hours ago tho would you have any ideas what it may be thanks
Doctor:Hello
User:hi
User:do u have any ideas?
Doctor:please give me a moment
Doctor:let me go through the query and the image
Doctor:Yes
Doctor:I have gone through them both
Doctor:it seems like a simple alleric reaction or contact dermatitis
Doctor:Are you there?
User:ye
User:sorry
Doctor:that's ok
Doctor:have you tried any treatment for it?
User:contact dermatitis could it be focalitis
Doctor:sorry
Doctor:are you asking about folliculitis?
User:yes sorry
User:or what about herpys
Doctor:no, it does not seem like folliculitis
Doctor:no, it is not herpes either
Doctor:It is definitely something not that is significant
Doctor:It is just a minor skin reaction to an allergen or external substance
Doctor:It should be gone soon
User:DO U RECOMEND ANY THING ON IT HOW LONG SHOULD I WAIT BEFOR SEEING A DOCTOR?
Doctor:Yes, you could apply topical betamethasone ointment over it thrice daily
Doctor:It should be available over the counter for you
Doctor:You can take oral Tablet Zyrtec or Cetrizine 10mg at bed time for 2 to 3 days
Doctor:This is also available over the counter
Doctor:Please wait for 5 to 7 days
Doctor:It should subside by then
Doctor:If it doesn't or if it increases by then, then you could see a doctor
Doctor:I am sure, this is nothing serious and you will recovery quickly from it
User:sorry to be a pain but I am so nervous that is could be an std what are the chances of it bing an std?
Doctor:The chances are less than 1%
Doctor:I do not think it is an STD
Doctor:DO you have any other such lesion anywhere on your body?
Doctor:Have you had a high risk exposure recently?
User:don't no about high rish but i had sex with a condom and oral with out a condom 3weeks ago
User:no no where else
Doctor:all right, it does not seem to be high risk exposure
Doctor:Also, it does not look like any of the typical STDs like herpes or syphilis
Doctor:Please be relaxed about this
User:if it was herpys would it be painful now
Doctor:How long have you been sexually active?
User:about 7 years
Doctor:Yes, herpes lesions are very painful
User:is that as soon as they show?
Doctor:all right
Doctor:no problem
Doctor:this is not an STD
Doctor:be rest assured about it
User:ok then im am so worried and cant see a doc for another week they are fully booked
Doctor:no need to see a doctor now
Doctor:You could wait
Doctor:in fact, with the treatment I have suggested, it should be gone in a week
Doctor:And there should be no need for you to see a doctor
User:ok then i am taking limocyclining for ance can i take this other tablets with this
Doctor:Could you please spell the drug name again?
Doctor:seems like it is incorrect
User:yes i am terrible speller
User:i don't know how to spell it sorry
Doctor:oh, that's fine
Doctor:But I have suggested you cetrizine for 3 days - it should not cause any harm or drug reaction with your current drug
Doctor:So, you can go ahead and take the tablets together
Doctor:There should not be a problem with it
User:OK THANKS BUT YOU REALLY DONT THINK IT IS AN STD
Doctor:No, I am sure about my opinion
Doctor:It is not STD in my view
User:ok just to be certain herpys would be painfull from the first time they show? correct.
Doctor:Exactly, you are correct
Doctor:they are painful at all stages starting from the beginning
User:ok thanks
Doctor:my pleasure
Doctor:Please ask me any more doubts or queries that you may have
User:thanks for your help i really hope ur right
Doctor:I am sure about it that I am right
Doctor:Thank you too for consulting me here
User:ok thanks and u are a fully quantified doc right just never done this on the internet before
Doctor:Yes, I am
Doctor:In fact, I have done a course on STDs from WHO
User:ok then where abouts are u located in the uk
User:do u work in a hospital
Doctor:No, I am not in UK
Doctor:I am in India
Doctor:I work full time for healthcareMagic
Doctor:I also have experience working is STD field for 2 years
Doctor:I have seen lots of cases
User:ok then
Doctor:Hence, I am pretty sure of my opinion
Doctor:All right
Doctor:Take care of your health
Doctor:Do not worry unnecessarily
User:thanks i really hope u are right
Doctor:trust me
Doctor::)
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