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Suggest treatment for rashes on body

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Posted on Mon, 17 Nov 2014
Question: I have these tiny red dots spreading to different areas of my body. First started on my right foot then my left. Now on my shin, stomach and tops of my hand. I think it's on my back too. I'm not sick. I have really bad itching everywhere. The itching is like little pins picking my skin and comes and goes. I have sore, stiff muscles but that could be that I'm not very active. The rash first started about the middle of September. That's why I didn't think it was anything serious but now that it's not going away and actually spreading (but not at a severe rate) I'm a little curious as to what it could be.
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah (33 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
This is an allergy!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I have reviewed this information fully and the images. This is typical of an allergy. What i do not know at this time is the exact cause of this. I will like you to look back at your personal belongings and cosmetic products to see if there was any new addition at the time these symptoms started. This would be the most likely culprit.

Foe the time being, you would need to take anti histamines like benadryl, Zyrtec, etc to control the symptoms of itching. When you identify the possible cause and eliminate it from your belongings/environment, it would slowly fade away and new rashes wouldn't develop.

I hope this helps. I wish you well. Thanks for using our services and feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Chobufo Ditah (1 hour later)
I do take Benadryl for the itching and I have no relief. I haven't used anything different (food, cosmetics, fragrances). I had asked this question on another website and they forwarded my question and pictures to dermatologist who suggested that it appeared to be Petechiae.
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah (24 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
I wil recommend you seek a consultation!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks for this follow up.

Petechiae is not a diagnosis. It refers to minor bleeds into surrounding skin but what the cause is needs to be specified for management and treatment purposes. Petechiae is used just for description and not a diagnosis.

If Benadryl has not offer any relief, please get evaluated by a doctor. The rash is not exactly as straight forward as it appears and after a month, I will not want you to keep on with the same symptoms and more so because you have had no improvement and it seems to be getting worse.

In all, I will recommend consultation with you primary care physician. We need to have a closer look at this and address adequately and timely.

Keep me updated with your progress. I wish you get a solution as soon as possible.
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Brief Answer: This is an allergy! Detailed Answer: Hi and thank you so much for this query. I have reviewed this information fully and the images. This is typical of an allergy. What i do not know at this time is the exact cause of this. I will like you to look back at your personal belongings and cosmetic products to see if there was any new addition at the time these symptoms started. This would be the most likely culprit. Foe the time being, you would need to take anti histamines like benadryl, Zyrtec, etc to control the symptoms of itching. When you identify the possible cause and eliminate it from your belongings/environment, it would slowly fade away and new rashes wouldn't develop. I hope this helps. I wish you well. Thanks for using our services and feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be.