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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello who am i speaking with
Doctor :   I am Dr. XXX
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   ok i am 23 yr old male in the XXX i recently travelled to the XXX for two weeks, and went out in town and had fun lets say, and i also had several massages with the massage oils and such anyways when i came back from the XXX i noticed pinkish flat spots all over my chest and was wondering what it could be
Doctor :   Sure I will try to help with your problem
Doctor :   Did you use that oil any time before?
User :   no my travel to the XXX was the first time i even had a massage
Doctor :   DO you have fever?
User :   no not yet anyways
Doctor :   Do you have diarrhea?
User :   no
Doctor :   DO you have cough?
User :   no
Doctor :   Did you have any unprotected intercourse?
User :   no i used a condom during it but i also had oral without one her to me not me to her
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   After how long of having oil massage, you developed the rash?
User :   well i only noticed it 3 days ago
User :   i didnt notice it while i was over there but also i was busy to so
Doctor :   Are you exposed to any kind of wood? Are you allergic any plant, like poison ivy?
Doctor :   What is the approximate size of each rash? Does it itch?
User :   no i can play in poison ivy and not break out, and it doesnt really itch the spots vary in size some are the size of a pencil eraser, some the size of a speck of sand and so on
User :   hello
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am back
User :   ok did you get the answer i sent or did we get cut off before that
Doctor :   I am going through your answers
Doctor :   Yes , I got your answers
User :   ok
Doctor :   From the history it looks like it is an allergic reaction to the oil and its ingredients.
Doctor :   Benadryl medication will help decrease the rash
User :   within the time i had the massage up untill now it has been a week atleast should the rash have went away by now on its own
Doctor :   Benadryl or claritin either will be fine
Doctor :   This medication will decrease the allergic reaction
Doctor :   Take Benadryl one tablet two time a day
Doctor :   Are following me/
Doctor :   Do not rub the rash
Doctor :   Do not apply any oil
User :   yes i have already been doing that for the past two days along with hydrocortisone cream
Doctor :   Apply calamine solution
Doctor :   So you are already taking Benadryl.
User :   have been the past two days
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Is there any improvement.
Doctor :   Did you notice new lesion?
Doctor :   or is the rash getting worse?
User :   they look like they have faded a little, they are not raised like lesions that are completly flat and not open
Doctor :   That is good
Doctor :   Basically it is an allergic reaction
Doctor :   and it is responding to hydrocotisone and Benadryl
Doctor :   I suggest you can even stop the hydrocortisone after 4 days
User :   some one told me it was like something called pseuddomonas folliculitis or something what is that
Doctor :   In spite of all these measures, if the rash still get worse , I recommend you to consult you GP and get appropriates prescription
Doctor :   But hopefully the rash will disappear with Benadryl
User :   ok so what is pseudomonas follliculitis
Doctor :   It is probably Generalized Urticaria
User :   dont know what that is either
Doctor :   Generalized Urticaria is an allergic reaction
User :   and the other thing i asked about
Doctor :   Generalized Urticaria is an allergic reaction where you get skin rash from small bumps to big patches
Doctor :   But you purely it is skin reaction
Doctor :   Once we take off the allergen , ,probably in your case, oil, its ingredients will go away
User :   so its unlikely to be any kind of std right ?
Doctor :   The and its ingradites were absorbed into your skin after good massaging
Doctor :   Did I answwer your queries
User :   so its unlikely to be any kind of std
Doctor :   No
User :   ok good thats all i was worried about
Doctor :   Yes, skin reaction to oil is not STD
User :   well i was talking about from the sex part of my adventure
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Yes But you had safe vaginal sex
User :   what about from the oral part
Doctor :   Do you have any penile discharge?
User :   no
Doctor :   I assure you it is not an STD.
User :   well thats good i am only 23 still got alot of stuff to do in life so, last ? i have is i went to my military doc and he ordered a cbc and a ua what can be told from those?
User :   you still there or did we get cut off again
Doctor :   Yes I am here
Doctor :   I hope I answered your querryI
User :   all but my last question of what could be told from a cbc and a ua
Doctor :   Have got thenm done?
Doctor :   Do you have results?
User :   i am suppose to find out whatever they tell monday
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   If it is allergic reaction you can see more esionophils in blood
User :   and the ua
Doctor :   Because it is skin reaction , it will be normal
Doctor :   if it bllod reaction , u can also see eosinophils in urine
User :   ok thats cool , i just got worried because there isnt much that bothers me or I react to so this was new
User :   ok well i thank you for your time have a nice day
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