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Small pimples on fingures, legs and chest. What could it be? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 31-May-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Doctor:How are you?
User:doc, i have developed some small pimple like thing
User:which is causing itching
User:a couple of them noticed on my fingures
User:a couple of them on my legs
Doctor:Have you changed your soap or something?
User:i also have itching on my chest
Doctor:something new that you're using like aa moisturizer ?
Doctor:Your symptoms do seem like an allergy
Doctor:Is the itching more at night?
User:yes, and once i touch the part
User:the itching is severe
Doctor:Can you send me a picture,
Doctor:It will greatly help
User:ill need to try that
User:what could it be
Doctor:We could be looking at either an allergy or a scabies
User:what is scabies
User:can i explain
User:may be i can relate
Doctor:In both cases, itching can be relieved by applying calamine lotion
Doctor:also, taking Tablet Cetrizine 10 mg once daily will help
Doctor:As far as the scabies is concerned, its an infection
Doctor:caused by a mite called Sarcoptes scabei
Doctor:This causes severe itching especially in the night
User:i guess its that
Doctor:also, tiny red spots can be seen between the fingers and toes
User:ok, that is there on my chest
User:like a rash
User:red in colour
Doctor:treatment for this is applying permethrin ointment below the neck
Doctor:and repeating it after 7 days
Doctor:Thats why I told you to send a picture
Doctor:The treatment is different
User:ok should i try this
User:or hold
Doctor:As of now
Doctor:take Tablet cetrizine and apply calamine lotion
Doctor:if the itching persists after 3-4 days
Doctor:see a physician
Doctor:This is a prescription drug and I want you to see a physician if the problem persists
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help you with?
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