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Suggest treatment for itchy rashes on the skin

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Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney


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Posted on Mon, 26 Oct 2015 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hi, my mother has skin problem. She has skin itching problem on her skin and if she scratches it gets boils and rashes on her skin . Not sure if its an allergy or skin problem. I have the photographs also attached . After every two three days she takes one allegra , or zempred which relaxes the problem for sometime but again it starts. I want to get her check up . Where can i take her for checkup in XXXXXXX city? I stay in XXXXXXX . Recommend some best place please. Her age is 50 years .
Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Suffering from eczema or dermatitis herpetiformis

Detailed Answer:
Welcome to Healthcaremagic
I can understand your concern.

I have seen the photographs you have uploaded. There are few possibilities either eczema or dermatitis herpetiformis but she needs to be evaluated properly by blood tests and skin biopsy if required.
Advice her not to take zempred without a doctor's prescription as it is a steroid and can lead to various side effects.
As far as dermatologist is concerned you can the take help of online tools to search for a local dermatologist in XXXXXXX

I wish you good luck.
Dr Asmeet
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