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Have red scaly itchy patches on abdomen and breast. How to get relief?

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sure, I have red scaly itchy patches on my abdomen and breast about the size of a quarter. How can I get rid of them?
I took a picture of them and can send it to you if necessary
Posted Wed, 11 Jul 2012 in Skin Rash
Answered by Dr. Ashwini Kolur 5 hours later
Thanks for your query.

I will try my best to provide you with best possible professional recommendations to your questions.

It will be great if you mention is there in history of injury or any history of allergies like have you come across something that you usually won't.

your symptoms are suggestive of contact dermatitis, a itchy rash caused by things your skin touches, such as: cosmetics, soaps, and detergents, dyes and other chemicals in clothing, rubber gloves, shampoos, antibiotics such as neomycin rubbed on the surface of the skin or any plants.

Treatment includes washing with lots of water to remove any traces of the irritant that may remain on the skin. You should avoid further exposure to known irritants or allergens. In some cases, the best treatment is to do nothing to the area.

Emollients or moisturizers help keep the skin moist, and also help skin repair itself. They protect the skin from becoming inflamed again. They are a key part of preventing and treating contact dermatitis.

Corticosteroid skin creams or ointments may reduce inflammation. Overuse, even of low-strength over-the-counter products, may cause a skin condition should be used with caution.

I advice you to follow this above mentioned measures still if it persists or if it spreads consult the dermatologist for examination and also to find out the cause.

Yet again, I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query.

Hope i have cleared your queries. If you do not have any clarifications, you can close the discussion and rate the answer

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