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Allergic rashes on the body in pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   ok
User :   I am in my 40th week of pregnancy.
User :   Can I proceed?
User :   with the issue
Doctor :   yes please proceed.
User :   since one week my hands and legs are itching a lot
User :   and have been getting small red rashes all over the hands and legs
User :   and the situation is getting worse
Doctor :   ok. please describe all the symptoms in detail
User :   Sure
User :   15 days back I have taken Swine Flu Vaccination ....
User :   Itching is becoming troublesome mainly during night times
Doctor :   ok. please describe the rashes in detail. how do they look like?
User :   very small
User :   and spreaded all over hands and
User :   legs
User :   some are in pink color
Doctor :   do they appear raised from skin level? do they look like fluid filled?
User :   I have doctor appointment tomorrow
User :   look like raised from skin level
Doctor :   ok. do you have itching in rest of the body also?
Doctor :   is there dryness associated?
User :   No Sir
User :   I am moisturizer also
Doctor :   are the rashes with scaling of skin?
User :   i dint get Sir
User :   I mean ... I dint understand what you have asked
Doctor :   i mean to ask do you see scales like appearance in skin/or skin peeling in healed areas?
Doctor :   have you recently started using any new product?
Doctor :   swine flu vaccine will not cause rashes after 15 days, if caused, then it will start within 24 hours of taking the vaccine.
User :   No Sir, Did not use any new product, but only for tummy i am using Lacto Calamine which doctor suggested
User :   Oh!
Doctor :   ok. you can use the same for hands and feet about 4 times a day
User :   I used that also Sir, but no change
Doctor :   get an allergen patch test done if possible to find out if it is due to any other allergen
User :   Ok Sir, I will check with the doctor tomorrow
Doctor :   when is your due date for pregnancy?
User :   Sep 30th
Doctor :   ok. then I would suggest you to wait for then before going ahead with the allergen patch test
Doctor :   or start with any antihistamines to control the itching
Doctor :   you can also try some Aloe vera lotions to see it they help
User :   Sure Sir
Doctor :   there is also a product called ALLSUTH, which can be used for your condition
Doctor :   apply it atleast 2 times a day and whenever necessary.
User :   Okay...
Doctor :   it is readily available in pharmacy as over the counter lotion, you can enquire about it
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   Sure Sir .....
User :   No Sir
User :   Thankyou very much
User :   Hope that will subside my problem
User :   Bye
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
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