What causes itchy earlobes after taking Prednisone?
Topical steroid + oral antihistamine
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You may use a topical moderately potent steroid e.g fluticasone propionate 0.05% cream, twice daily at the local site.
An OTC oral antihistamine e.g cetrizine 10 mg once daily will provide you symptomatic relief from itching.
Continue with the prescribed treatment; upload an Image if possible.
The rash does'nt seem like hives. Hives are generalized in distribution. They are never so specifically localized to just one particular area.
Hives are transient i.e they last a few hours and then disappear without a sign, only to reappear again after sometime. Moreover, hives never flake.
You, on the other hand have a persistent rash, so it is unlikely that it is due to hives.
The character of rash i.e flaky, itchy rash and the distribution of rash suggests that this could either be a Seborrheic dermatitis Or a Sun induced eruption Or a Contact dermatitis rather than due to hives.
If you can upload an Image I will be able to confirm it.
Topical steroids would take care of a localized dermatitis/ rash such as this.
Therefore in my previous reply I had suggested you to use a moderately potent topical steroid cream (fluticasoen propionate 0.05% cream) and that is what exactly your doctor has also asked you to do so i.e apply triamcinolone acetonide 0.1% which is also a moderately potent topical steroid.
The rash should improve within days.
Hydroxyzine is an Oral antihistamine and would help you deal with itching
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