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Suggest treatment for itchy red rash on the neck and lower arms

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Posted on Fri, 29 May 2015
Question: Itchy, red, rough rash base of neck front and back and inside lower arms and waste
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Answered by Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha (17 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Allergic reaction

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thanks for the query

It looks like you have developed an allergic reaction to something you touched or ate.
Sometimes bed bugs can also lead to similar rashes so please make sure to change your sheets

Here is what you should do

1. apply calamine lotion over the red and itchy area for instant soothing feeling. You can also apply ice intermittently to reduce the inflammation
2. Tab avil is a very good drug for this type of reaction, it can be taken twice daily
3. get absolute eosinophil count, it is usually raised in allergies

I hope I was of help, if you have any further queries please get back to me

Regards
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Brief Answer: Allergic reaction Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for the query It looks like you have developed an allergic reaction to something you touched or ate. Sometimes bed bugs can also lead to similar rashes so please make sure to change your sheets Here is what you should do 1. apply calamine lotion over the red and itchy area for instant soothing feeling. You can also apply ice intermittently to reduce the inflammation 2. Tab avil is a very good drug for this type of reaction, it can be taken twice daily 3. get absolute eosinophil count, it is usually raised in allergies I hope I was of help, if you have any further queries please get back to me Regards