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Unexplained different types of rashes all over body, some leaving marks. How to get relief?

Hey there, For about 6 months now, I ve been having explained rashes and doctors don t know what s causing it. It occours on my arms, upper thigh, breasts, full back, chest, neck and face (especially the forehead ). There are different kinds of rashes. Some are red. They all itch . Some appear like hives initially and then become red. Some are just patches of red. In two cases, the red rashes turned into permanent scars under my skin which look like skin discoloration. Apart from that, I have reddish and brownish spots UNDER my skin on my right arm near the elbow which are permanent unlike the rashes which come and go, albeit very frequently. The red rashes worsen after I have a bath. I changed my moistureizer and soap to Sebamed and use Johnson s baby shampoo. The doctor thought it was caused by chlorine in the water but even after purchasing a shower with a chlorine filter, the problem persists. Please help ! Thank you in advance.
Asked On : Sun, 4 Nov 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi there,
i can understan ur feelings,it must be terrible feeling.
Anyways six months is long time for a generalized itch to be there. I would suggest to you to see a qualified Dermatologist so that he can examine you and exlude all the local(environmental) and internal causes for this itch.He must do some important blood tests on you.
I can not suggest what is causing it because it needs a long question answer session with you but i can suggest some measures.
1:dont scratch the sites with the nails or sharp objects,always use ur palm or some soft object to scratch it.
2:dont use any type of topical anti allergics like SAvlon OR Dettol.
3:use Calamine lotions three to four times on the affected areas.
4:take tablet Fexofenadine 180mg in the mornig
5:tablet Atarax 25 mg in the evening
and please do visit your doctor so that he can investigate you further.
all the best
Answered: Mon, 5 Nov 2012
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