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What causes constant itching on the face, neck, back and arms?

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Posted on Fri, 21 Apr 2017
Question: This skin allergy is so irritating its been almost 2 weeks the itching is constant i even went to the GP they gave me fexo fenadine to eat and this ointment to apply but its not working at all and this constant itch on my face, neck back of the neck and all over my arms. Please advise me what to do as its making life worst. Thanks
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Use potent topical steroid, take fexofenadine twice daily, oral steroid

Detailed Answer:
Hi
I have gone through your complaints as well as reviewed the attached photographs.
The cream contains clobetasone which is a mild steroid.
If you are not having relief with it I would recommend you to use a potent topical steroid like clobetasol propionate cream on the affected areas twice daily and take tablet fexofenadine twice daily.
Also I would recommend you to take a short course of oral steroids like tablet prednisolone 20 mg once daily for 5-7 days.
This will hasten your recovery.
These are prescription drugs and you need to see the doctor in person to get them.
Regards
Dr Asmeet
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (25 hours later)
I recently saw a gp and they have prescribed me steroids tablets ic you can see in the pic and the cream too. I just want to know can i keep taking fexofenadine along with these medicines or not. As well i have also sent uou the latest photo of my face skin condition. Please advise if i can go agead with these medications. Thanks


I am on my third day of my periods. Will these stetroids medicines affect my periods.
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (7 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Fexofenadine can be taken along with prednisolone tabs

Detailed Answer:
I have reviewed the newly attached photographs.

Fexofenadine tablet can be taken along with prednisolone tablets.
You still seem to be having allergic reaction on your face.

You can start with the tablets but I am little doubtful about the use of Crotamiton cream as it is usually given in scabies and other mite infestations.

Regards

Brief Answer:
Steroids won't affect your periods

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Steroid medicines won't affect your periods.

Regards


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What causes constant itching on the face, neck, back and arms?

Brief Answer: Use potent topical steroid, take fexofenadine twice daily, oral steroid Detailed Answer: Hi I have gone through your complaints as well as reviewed the attached photographs. The cream contains clobetasone which is a mild steroid. If you are not having relief with it I would recommend you to use a potent topical steroid like clobetasol propionate cream on the affected areas twice daily and take tablet fexofenadine twice daily. Also I would recommend you to take a short course of oral steroids like tablet prednisolone 20 mg once daily for 5-7 days. This will hasten your recovery. These are prescription drugs and you need to see the doctor in person to get them. Regards Dr Asmeet