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Red face with scaly itchy skin. Exposed to sodium hydroxide. Suggestion?

Hi, I am experiencing symptoms of a red face with scaly skin that has now spread to my torso as a pimply red rash . The only thing that has changed in my life is exposure to sodium hydroxide which is used in a diluted form in a glass cleaning machine (similar to a dishwasher) in a restaurant environment. On openeing the door at the end of the washing cycle you sometimes get a very small blast of steam. There is a constant itch in the areas stated and the use of anti histemine tablets (chlorphenamine) does not relieve the itch. Regards Mark Etherington
Asked On : Fri, 14 Dec 2012
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Pimply red rash on your face and torso...cause might be an eczema (Seborroeic / Contact due to NaOH exposure). to manage this condition i like to suggest you the following...
i) Try to avoid any soap or irritant on your skin
ii) Take a antihistamine tablet (e.g. ATARAX 25 mg twice daily) for 1 week
iii) Apply a cream / ointment containing Hydrocortisone or Clobetasol butyrate on affected area of skin twice daily for 1 week.
iv) consult us 1 week later/ visit a dermatologist if there no improvement.
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