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Cause of itchy and swollen skin rash - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hello
Doctor :   How can I help you ?
User :   hello doctor, i am 21 male
User :   i have had skin allergy b4 few days
Doctor :   What is the nature of the Allergy that you are having ?
User :   i went to my gp, she said its some thing in the air dat causes it
Doctor :   ok
User :   ahmm red skin rash,, gets a bit swollen
Doctor :   But what are you having with regard to your allergy ?
User :   piriton
User :   i need to find out the exact cause.. can u pls help me
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do they have any itching
User :   so i can stay away from it
Doctor :   along when they erupt and
User :   yes it gets worst when i itch
Doctor :   Do they last all day or they go away Quickly
User :   10 hrs minimum
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   What is the Size of the Eruptions that you get and
Doctor :   are they raised over the skin surface or they at the same level as the skin
User :   small ant bite shape
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when are you having them and do they erupt
Doctor :   at the same spot or the other areas are getting involved

Doctor :   Are you Back ?
User :   yes jst got a 24 hrs plan
Doctor :   ok
User :   Right , so it first happend 3 months ago in gym, then few days bck in basket ball training
Doctor :   ok
User :   i believe it has something to do when i get my body hot my working out
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you get it other times also or only after you have exercised
Doctor :   What are you doing other wise XXX ?
User :   I am a student in XXX
Doctor :   Rashes are spread all over or are they restricted to certain areas only ?
User :   back, chest, neck and face ..only
Doctor :   Did you notice them after you have taken any Foods
User :   both times i just had normal diet
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   the once that you have taken earlier also
User :   i am definetly allergic to air not doctor said its viral
Doctor :  
The cause for the rashes are could be quite varied and it could be due to the release of the Histamines that the swellings are seen the cause for the release of the histamines are not clearly know
User :   but i dont knw how to prevent it
Doctor :   It is Due to the Release of Histamines and you shall not have to make a conscious effort to try and find out the sause for it
Doctor :   cause
Doctor :   the tests that can be done are the Allergic test and the Skin patch test
Doctor :   these will help you Identify the Allergen that is Triggering the response in your case and once you have gotten to it all that shall be needed will be to avoid the allergen
Doctor :   Since Avoidance is the only way that you can stop the occurrence of the Rashes
Doctor :   Are you with me XXX?
User : i guess i need to do those tests b4 it happens again
Doctor :   Yes but make sure that you take
Doctor :   the necessary precautions before that like avoid taking the anti Histamines that would be given in your case
User :   such as...
Doctor :   for at least 4-5 days before you undertake the test
Doctor :   you must not take the Medications as they would
Doctor :   interfere with the results
User :   right thank you doctor...appreciate it!
Doctor :   and Do not undertake the test when you are having the Illness like any Viral or any other
Doctor :   that will also hamper the results
Doctor :   due to the influence on the
Doctor :   Antibodies
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   yes actually iam also very concerned about my BMI its low
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   What is your height and Weight
User :   i am 6ft and only 62 in wt
User :   62 kg
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Are you into any kind or sport or other activities
User :   i have a student life...mainly its walking 4 miles approx
User :   sometimes basket ball
Doctor :   Since if you are athletic Built it will not be required to add on more weight you need to remain fit more than adding on the extra pounds
Doctor :   continue playing one or the other sport and make sure that you exercise one way or the other
Doctor :   that shall take care of your fitness and if you really want to increase the mass or the Muscle Bulk
User :   yes
Doctor :   then you shall need to Hit the GYM
User :   right haha
Doctor :   and Make sure that supplement your Diet well with High Proteins
Doctor :   that are the Building Blocks of your Muscles
User :   oh yes could you pls detail on my diet for mass
Doctor :   Do you take Non-Veg as a prat of your Diet
Doctor :   part
User :   yes abt 2 days a week chicken and eggs
Doctor :   ok
User :   other wise its random veg stuff
Doctor :   Make sure that you take RED MEAT more than the Chicken and if you want to take poultry you shall need to take TURKEY
Doctor :   Steak
* Pork
* Eggs
* Cheese
* Whey Protein Powder Shakes
* Seafood - tuna, prawns, salmonâ?¦
* Nuts
* Seeds, all would help increase your protein intake from the Diet
User :   ok...can u be more specific like from morning till night wa should i have?
Doctor :   EGGS in the Morning and The non-Veg that i have mentioned in the noon try accommodating sleep soon after your meal that helps increase the Fat
Doctor :   and towards the night you shall need to keep it small in quantity and simple vegetarians meal also include the Fruits as a part of your evening snacks
User :   k
Doctor :   Morning and Before Bed you Shall need to take a Glass of Warm milk may be with
Doctor :   some Protein Powder in it
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