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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi i was diagnosed as having a missed miscarriage 3 weeks ago and attended for a D & C...I was 10 weeks pregnant and the baby had died at 9 half weeks...on the 7 th week of my pregnancy I developed tonsillitus, following that I developed a blotchy sore rash on my face and round red itchy circles to my legs, arms and abdomen. Both rashes are now becoming much more extensive despite using the treatments recommended by my GP can you help?
User :   Hi
User :   Please give me a couple of min to read the query
User :   Hello
User :   Can you describe the rash completely since its appearance and how did it progress and its quality
User :   Can you send a picture of the same to my email ID?
User :   the rash to my body is raised, very itchy red and circular like in appearance, the rash on my face is not itchy but is in clumps on my forehead, cheeks and nose, looks almost like a burn, IT WAS ALSO IN MY SCALP
User :   What was the various treatments used by you and how long?
User :   is the treatment started during 7 weeks of preg?
User :   i have been using daktarin for 3-4 weeks for my face
User :   and alphosyl hc for my body
User :   i was also pxd oral abs for the tonsillitis and an anti histimine during pregnancy
User :   Did the GP diagnose the condition?
User :   I have an allergy to penincillin
User :   or just giving a general treatment
User :   Did you take pencillin?
User :   yes i was pxd amoxicillin as the gp said i had had it before
User :   the gp said i had psoriasis to my body and eczema to my face possibly triggered by a streph b throat infection
User :   Do you have scales (white flakes) coming over the rash?
User :   Psoriasis cannot be a diagnosis of such a short duration
User :   yes the rash to my body does have some white flakes
User :   I am normally fit and healthy however from the 7 th week of pregnancy felt quite unwell
User :   Ok a short duration, 6 wk of rash, red raised with white flakes falling, on face and scalp can be Psoriatic in nature
User :   Why is the doctor given an antifungal cream
User :   Daktarin is antifungal
User :   The best thing I would suggest next is to confirm the diagnosis and take definitive treatment with the help of a Dermatologist
User :   can pregnancy trigger auto immune problems?
User :   Else you can take an opinion from Dermatologist here and take the opinion to GP and get it treated
User :   Unlikely
User :   thankyou for your time
User :   But there is a condition called Lupus
User :   which can cause abortion
User :   Lupus also presents with skin rash
User :   I wonder if we have to rule out lupus also
User :   with Anti Lupus Antibody test
User :   However the next best thing would be a Dermatology consult
User :   it is something I can ask my gp to consider
User :   Yes
User :   thankyou
User :   Do you have any more questions?
User :   no thats all thankyou
User :   If you are taking a Dermatologist consult, please send pictures of the rash
User :   it helps them a lot
User :   Thank you
User :   Bye for now
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