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Red, itchy rashes all over body. Took a bath with perfumed salts and milk. Causes for rashes?

I have a red itchy rash all over my body. the day it started I took a bath with purfumed salts and milk. do you think it would be the combination of the two to cause the rash or that I m allergic to these specific bath salts. I recently used bath salts that would seem harsher on the skin with no problem. I know the bath salts I used with milk are supposedly just sea salts and fragrance and paraben free.
Asked On : Fri, 4 Jan 2013
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I would be pleased to answer your question .

From the description of the lesions they seem to be either an Allergic contact dermatitis. Which has become chronic at the moment .
The Allergy can be due to external allergic agent. The response to the agent results in an 'itch scratch cycle'. As in the more one scratches the more the area itches and so on. The first step in treatment is to break this cycle by giving relief from itching and instructing the patient to avoidscratching as much as possible. It can occur localised as in your case.

Here is what will help:

1. Clobetasol propionate cream + Mupirocin cream: Mix and apply over the affected area twice a day for 14 days then switch to Fluticasone propionate cream once at night for 2-4 weeks. The specialist to see will be a dermatologist and he or she can prescribe these for you. Nothing over the counter will help much, the only product with some benefit is 1% Cortizone cream.

2. Tab Claritin 10 mg twice a day for 14 days, then once a day for 6-8 weeks. Initially the dose can be increased to 2 tablets taken twice a day if there is insufficient relief in itching.

3. Sarna sensitive lotion can be used 2-3 times a day to give further relief from itching. This can be continued even when the above creams have been stopped.

4. Avoid scratching the affected areas as much as possible. This is most important. Whenever it is not bearable soak a towel in ice cold water and keep it on the affected areas or apply the Sarna sensitive lotion.

Lastly keep the affected areas as well moisturized as possible with a moisturizer of your choice.

NOTE: 1% Cortizone cream, Claritin and Sarna lotion can be bought without a prescription.

Please feel free to ask if you have any queries.
Answered: Fri, 4 Jan 2013
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hello lynnieladean
may be this is a allergic reaction to perfumed salts you used for bath.
so you can use lactocalamine lotion for application on these rashes.
you can use levocetrizine or cetrizine 10 mg tablet orally for these itching rashes.
Answered: Fri, 4 Jan 2013
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