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Itchy rash on arms, chest, neck and upper back, aggravate with water, no change in laundry or routine. Cause and remedy?

Hi, i have recently started getting an itchy rash type thing on my arms, chest , neck and upper back area. It is like small bumps everywhere that are itchy and made worse by water. I havent eaten anything different or used different laundry detergent or anything like that, and it is winter here so i didnt really think it is a heat rash. I d just like to know what it could be and what i could do to get rid of it. Thanks
Asked On : Thu, 26 Jul 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Jul 2012
Hello mushroom. Winter does not necessarily mean no 'heat rash' as too much occlusive clothing may present a similar picture. In your case, need to enquire if it is 'hot water' or cold water' that aggravates the issue. Hot Tub Folliculitis while soaking in bathtubs may be a factor to consider. Your problem would definitely need a dermatologist to look at it. YOu may want to visit your nearby dermatologist or alternatively photograph your lesions, upload onto this site & consult me through a regular 'paid' consult which may still work out economical for you..but prefer you to be looked at. Off the cuff, a steroid lotion (if it can be prescribed OTC in your country) may be the order of the day together with an antihistamine & moisturizers/cleansers. Regds & get well soon..Dr Praveen Rodrigues, Bangalore, India
Answered: Thu, 26 Jul 2012
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