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What causes rashes on neck and arms of an elderly diabetic patient?

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Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney


Practicing since :2007

Answered : 4221 Questions

Posted on Tue, 6 Sep 2016 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: My Mom 76 year old presents with a rash on neck and arms.She doesnt have any pain associated with rash .Currently she's taking meds fir diabetes and seizures but hasn't had a seizure in years Thanks in Advance.
Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 40 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Upload pictures

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for being at healthcaremagic
I would recommend you to upload the photographs of the rash so that I can have a clearer picture of the condition and can guide you accordingly.
Dr Asmeet
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 8 hours later
These are the pictures
Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
Seems photosensitive rash, topical steroid, antihistaminic & sunscreen

Detailed Answer:
I have reviewed the attached photograph and it seems to be photosensitive rash.
I would recommend her to stay away from sun and use a broad spectrum sunscreen during the day time on the exposed body parts.
Besides this I usually recommend my patients to apply topical steroid like cortisone cream on the affected areas twice daily and take antihistaminic like tablet Chlorpheniramine 4 mg once or twice daily depending on the intensity of itching for 7-10 days.
This should help in resolving the rash.
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