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Rashes on the neck spreading to the chest and arms. Heat rash?

I'm Danielle. I have a rash that started our on my neck 2 days ago. Yesterday it spread to my chest and today it looks like it maybe on my arms. I haven't had anything new so I don't know what it could be. It maybe a heat rash but I'm a dark skin African American girl so I don't know what heat rash should look like on me. Please help. It's really itchy too
Asked On : Mon, 15 Apr 2013
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You seem to have developed sun burns due to excessive sun exposure...
You need to apply a topical steroid containing mometasone cream over the affected area atleast twice a day over the affected area inorder to decrease the inflammation..
And take some oral antihistamines like levocetrizine once a day. You should use a sunscreen (spf>26) everytime before you go out in the sun in future,..
Regarding a sunscreen, it is important that you should apply adequate amount of sunscreen over all the exposed areas before going out in the sun,,It should atleast be applied 30 minutes before any kind of sun exposure and it should be reapplied every 3-4 hours in you stay out in the sun...

Hope it helps

Dr Geetika Paul
Answered: Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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