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Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi

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Posted on Sat, 19 Jan 2019 in General Health
Question: My wife and I are both experiencing red skin on our upper torsos and heavy bagginess under our eyes. We both removed the covers while we slept for a while last night because we were warm. We both had one area that itched for a short period of time this morning. Since we both have the same symptoms, we are assuming we are contagious. Any idea as to a cause?
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Answered by Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Probably a viral infection, follow the advice below.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear and welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

I understand your concern.

The symptoms can be related to a viral infection which can be contagious.

If you can send me a photo of the red skin, it will be very helpful through the diagnosis.

Other information that I may need are:

Do you or your wife have a fever?

Do you or your wife have blisters or dry skin?

Are you experiencing muscular pain or other symptoms?

Meanwhile, for the itching I recommend using antihistamine daily such as Levocetrizine 10 mg daily.

I also recommend using hydrocortisone cream for local application ant the area.

To reduce the bagginess under the eye you can use anti-inflammatory medication such as Ibuprofen 200 mg three times a day.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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