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Suggest Remedies For Rashes On The Skin

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Posted on Tue, 21 Feb 2017
Question: I have developed a skin rash that basically appeared overnight. I have patches of skin on my back and on the sides of my torso that appear red and irritated. The areas have a mild burning sensation rather than an itch and feel rough and slightly bumpy. What could cause this and what could it be? Do I need medical attention or can I wait 24 hours and see if it recedes? Thanks. --MR
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Can you upload an image for review?

Detailed Answer:
HI,

To be of most help, it is necessary to review an image of this rash. This way, I can send a personalized and helpful response to you. Without seeing the image, my response might be more generic and maybe not very helpful. From the initial description, this could be related to allergies or probable inset bites. A review would shed more light on this.

To upload an image, simply click on the link to upload a file and follow the instructions. If this proves difficult, please send the image by mail to YYYY@YYYY and address it to my name: Dr Chobufo Ditah

I do promise to get back to you with more insights and helpful recommendations as soon as the requested information gets here.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Chobufo Ditah (1 hour later)
I tried to submit 2 pictures but received a message "Entity Too Large". I'll try again with my cell phone camera and see if I am more successful. Thank you.
--Mary XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah (41 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Thanks for the images!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I have reviewed the images(2) attached. This is highly suggestive of urticaria. I cannot tell for sure what the cause is but it could be something in your immediate environment such as beauty products, linen, etc.

For now, Tylenol for sensitivity and Benadryl for the itches and swelling would help. Also, avoid picking much and also keep the surface dry and airy. For Benadryl, 25mg 4 times daily is good.

I hope this helps. I wish you well. Feel free to follow up with me if need be.

Kind Regards


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Chobufo Ditah (1 hour later)
Thank you for your kind and helpful response. I will certainly follow the course of action that you described. I do have one more question, and that is whether I can shower with this condition, since you recommended that I keep it dry.

Thank you again.

--Mary XXXXXXX

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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Yes, you can!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

You can definitely get a shower. However, avoid rubbing hard against this area as it may cause wounds and further complicate healing.

I wish you well.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Suggest Remedies For Rashes On The Skin

Brief Answer: Can you upload an image for review? Detailed Answer: HI, To be of most help, it is necessary to review an image of this rash. This way, I can send a personalized and helpful response to you. Without seeing the image, my response might be more generic and maybe not very helpful. From the initial description, this could be related to allergies or probable inset bites. A review would shed more light on this. To upload an image, simply click on the link to upload a file and follow the instructions. If this proves difficult, please send the image by mail to YYYY@YYYY and address it to my name: Dr Chobufo Ditah I do promise to get back to you with more insights and helpful recommendations as soon as the requested information gets here.