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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help you?
User :   hi
User :   my problem is that I develop a rash right after I get a flu
User :   and it's all over my face and spreads to the neck
Doctor :  
ok
User :   I've been having this since I was 15 ... it occurs even if I take no medication for the flu
Doctor :   ok

Doctor :  
i will need to ask few more questions. can i proceed?
User :   sure
Doctor :  
please provide age and gender
User :   Male, 26
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
for how many days does the rash stay?
User :   until the flu subsides
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
does it itch?
User :   but not more than 2 days
User :   yes, very itchy
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
you can try these
User :   ok...?
Doctor :  
rashes after viral flu are commmon in some people
Doctor :  
you can use calamine lotion to soothe it
User :   ok
Doctor :  
and some antihistamines for the rash
User :   ok ..any suggestions on any brands?
Doctor :  
calamine lotion is available as cladryl lotion or as calamine lotion itself
Doctor :  
where are you located?

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