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Treatment for lesions on the neck and chest - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   about 3 wks ago I developed a red burning rash on my neck and chest, i have been on antihistimines for 3wks no help, what could this be
User :   Hi
User :   Can you describe the exact locations of the rashes/
User :   my rash is not raised it just red and burning around my neck and chest arear above my breast
User :   Are the rashes seen on one side of the body?
User :   Do they appear as clumps or grouped lesions?
User :   no, its just a red band around my neck like from collar bone to collar and slighlty up my throat
User :   At times it feels like my entire neck is on fire, like a really intense fever.
User :   Ok
User :   have you seen a doctor?
User :   yes, two docs a GP and a dermotologist both think i am having an alergic reaction but after being on zyrtec for 3 wks no marked improvements at all.
User :   i have done all the obvious, change my soap, shampoo, detergent to scent free, no perfumes still no difference
User :   are you there?
User :   If your symptoms have been persisting inspite of antiallergic medication
User :   then infections needs to be considered.
User :   you will need evaluations in the form of blood test to rule them out.
User :   I have had a complete blood count, normal
User :   Ok
User :   Apart from ruling out the infection,
User :   and allergies
User :   dermatitis is another probable cause
User :   which can be treated by steroid creams.
User :   Since, i am unable to perform a physical examination, it is hard to predict which of the following conditions can be causing the symptoms.
User :   sometimes it doesn't look so red and other times it flares up and i even get this parched feeling my my throat like if you are really really thirsty drinking water doesn't help. Oh i forgot to mention I was given a cream to apply 2 times a day betnovate.
User :   Did the betnovate cream help you?
User :   no, absolutely no difference
User :   Initally i was give 25mg of pregnisalone (not sure abt spelling) for 5 days. No obvious difference
User :   Since your symptoms have been intermittent and steroid which is a potent antiinflammatory is ineffective; and since you report that infections are ruled out, I cannot think of any other possible cause.
User :   My expertise with regards to dermatology and skin conditions are limited.
User :   i would suggest you to take an opinion for our dermatologist through specialist consult service available to you.
User :   You can use this link to obtain his expertise.
User :   I shall initiate the payment of this chat package.
User :   Are you there?
User :   yes
User :   wld you direct me
User :   You can use this link to obtain answers
User :   thank you
User :   I shall initiate the payment of this package as you choose to the specialist service.
User :   Do you have any other query that I can assist you with?'
User :   no thank you
User :   Thanks for consulting me.
User :   Bye for now.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I read the query
Doctor :   You have said you have seen 1 dermatologists and GPs
Doctor :   And have been used oral predinisone, steroid cream and have seen no responce
Doctor :   I want to ask you few questions
Doctor :   How long you have the rash?
Doctor :   Are you with me?
Doctor :   Does the rash has white silvert scaales?
Doctor :   *silvery
Doctor :   *does the rash itchy, has weeping crusts?
Doctor :   Do you have joint pains?
Doctor :   Do you have sun allergy?
Doctor :   Does any family member has the rash?
Doctor :   I have to close the window as you are not
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