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Frequent occurrence of rash on hands and legs that seem like small bumps, bathed with stored water. Cause?

Hi, My skin is very sensitive. I have eczema . But now I don t have any eruptions. However, since yesterday I am getting rashes on my hands and legs. It is like small bumps, but its completely spread. I am not sure what could have triggered this. We have installed a new tank for storing water and I showered in that water yesterday. Is it due to that? What shall I do as a remedy to this problem? I don t want this to flare up . Please help.
Asked On : Wed, 9 Jan 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
hi jschithu,
I have read your question,
You may be suffering with an allergic reaction , or some kind of infection. Generally without physical examination and medical history it is not easy to conclude anything here, but since you said you have sensitive skin and eczema already , I think you maybe suffering with an another infection.

You have not mentioned whether the rashes are itchy or not , if so it could be due to a condition called Dermatitis.Dermatitis is an itchy inflammation of the skin. It is not contagious or dangerous, but it can be uncomfortable. There are many types of dermatitis, including allergic dermatitis, eczema, and seborrheic dermatitis (which causes dandruff). Eczema is a chronic condition, and symptoms may come and go.
Further I would recommend you to consult a nearby dermatologist immediately for medical advice.
I would also like to suggest you some nutrition changes that could help you to tackle such condition in the further.
I would suggest you to,

Avoid exposure to environmental or food allergens. Common foods that cause allergic reactions are dairy, soy, citrus, peanuts, wheat (sometimes all gluten containing grains), fish, eggs, corn, and tomatoes.Eat more fresh vegetables, whole grains, and essential fatty acids (cold water fish, nuts, and seeds).

Taking Probiotics (bifidobacteria and lactobacillus, 3 - 5 billion live organisms per day) may boost the immune system and control allergies, especially in children. However, the scientific studies are mixed; more research is needed to know for sure if probiotics will help reduce eczema symptoms.

Taking Vitamin C (1,000 mg 2 - 4 times per day) can act as an antihistamine. In one study, it helped reduce symptoms of eczema, but more studies are needed. Rose hips or palmitate are citrus free and hypoallergenic.

Wishing you a good health,
DR.G.Gayatri devi.
Answered: Wed, 9 Jan 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Mukesh Porwal's  Response
as you mentioned that you have eczema;. it means that you are prone to have allergies. a new tank for storing water may trigger urticaria, which causes bumpy rashes over body.avoid taking bath in this stored water.take levocetrizine tab. 5mg twice a day for 3 days.
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