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Suggest treatment for urticarial skin rash on torso

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Posted on Wed, 13 May 2015
Question: I get episodes of florid bright red hot delineated rash on torso; very itchy and a bit painful. Between episodes slight brownish rash and itchy. Much worse recently, no cause that I can think of. Otherwise medically very fit, no medical conditions, but I think the "episodes" are associated with mild fatigue.
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Answered by Dr. Geetika Paul (19 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Kindly provide pictures and details

Detailed Answer:
Hi

I understand your concern regarding your skin problem and I hope I am able to help you in the same.
From the description you have provided,it looks like you are developing episodes of urticarial skin rash .
I would like to have a look at the exact skin condition.
Please click some close up pictures of the affected area and upload them here on this page.
Also please tell since when you have this rash ?
What all medicines are you currently taking?
Is the rash only over trunk or it tends to involve the limbs as well ?

I am sure I will be able to help you better once you provide me the pictures along with the above details.

Dr Geetika Paul

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Answered by Dr. Geetika Paul (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Kindly upload or mail the pictures

Detailed Answer:
I am unable to see your pictures.
You can mail the pictures at YYYY@YYYY with heading as ref to Dr Geetika Paul .


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sent an image.
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Answered by Dr. Geetika Paul (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Kindly provide good resolution pictures

Detailed Answer:
Hi again

I have seen the attached picture.
Sorry to say ,it is not at all clear .
It would be helpful if you can provide some good quality close up pictures .
From the picture you have provided ,I can see some urticarial rash which is suggestive of a generalised body allergic condition .
Have you been taking any pain killers or antibiotics ? Or any recent illness like fever ,cough ,cold ,urine or abdominal infection?

Dr Geetika Paul
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Follow up: Dr. Geetika Paul (4 hours later)
Dear Dr. XXXXXXX XXXXXXX

I meant to add that the rash occurs only on the torso, mainly lateral and anterior; only mild itching over the lower back,

I do not take any medication, and do not use any skin products
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Answered by Dr. Geetika Paul (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Generalised allergic rash ,need treatment

Detailed Answer:
Hi again

Thanks for the pictures and details

You seem to have developed an urticarial skin rash .
Now this is basically a generalised allergic rash .
It can occur due to various reasons like drugs ,certain food stuffs or any body infections like cough ,cold,urine or stool infections .
You might need to take regular treatment for the same .
Take some oral antihistamines like Benadryl or levocetrizine regularly for two to three weeks to control the allergy .
Avoid taking any antibiotics or pain killers .
Avoid outside or canned foods for sometime .
Try to see if the allergic rash is more after any specific food items .
This will take care of the allergen and the medicines will slowly control the rash .
In case the rash still persists or increase ,you might need certain tests like a complete hemogram,thyroid profile,urine and stool examinations.


Dr Geetika Paul
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Brief Answer: Kindly provide pictures and details Detailed Answer: Hi I understand your concern regarding your skin problem and I hope I am able to help you in the same. From the description you have provided,it looks like you are developing episodes of urticarial skin rash . I would like to have a look at the exact skin condition. Please click some close up pictures of the affected area and upload them here on this page. Also please tell since when you have this rash ? What all medicines are you currently taking? Is the rash only over trunk or it tends to involve the limbs as well ? I am sure I will be able to help you better once you provide me the pictures along with the above details. Dr Geetika Paul