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    How can itchy rashes on the face, chest, stomach and legs be treated?

Posted on Wed, 26 Jul 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: I have had an itchy rash thats ive had for 2 weeks.

the symptoms are only rashes and itchyness.

no fevers or anything.

started on my face and made it's way down to my chest, stomach, and legs.
Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Kindly upload images

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for writing to us

I am dr. kakkar (dermatologist). I have gone through your query and I have noted your concern.
I request you to kindly upload a few images in "Reports Section" so that I am able to guide you better.
Also let me know, are the rashes persistent? Is there anyone else in your family/ contacts that is similarly affected?

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. 9 hours later
No fever,No trip, No prescription medications,I have tried benadryl pills and topical ointment, i have been applying cortisone cream, aveeno anti itch and antibiotic ointment, No other health conditions or concerns. No one in my household has any type of rash. I have taken oatmeal baths but it still itches.
Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 23 hours later
Brief Answer:
An oral antihistamine, cetrizine

Detailed Answer:

I would keep a possibility of Urticaria.
I suggest you to take a tablet of Cetrizine 10mg, twice daily for a few days. Cetrizine is available over the counter.
Benadryl is shorter acting (4-6 hours) whereas cetrizine acts for 12-24 hours. So cetrizine would serve you much better.
Topically you may apply a soothing lotion e.g Calamine lotion.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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