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Dry skin, mild rash on the abdomen, circular and long, no change in routine activities

I have a rash on my abdomen . I m not sure if rash is the right word, because there are two distinct parts to it: one is a quarter-sized circular patch, the other is a 3 long streak. Both are uniformly bright red with no bumps or scales. They are mildly itchy but not painful. I ve done nothing out of the ordinary (no new clothes, foods, detergents, soaps) so I don t think it s an allergy . I ve had it for 3 days now and, with the exception of the affected skin getting dry, it hasn t changed much. Any idea what it could be?
Asked On : Tue, 5 Jun 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Thanks for writing to us.
The rash you have described could be due to eczema or an allergic dermatitis. Most of such minor rashes do improve spontaneously or on application of steroid based ointments. In case the rash is persistent, an examination by a dermatologist will be helpful.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Tue, 5 Jun 2012
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Dermatologist Dr. Puvvula Kishore Kumar's  Response
Hi...dear johnson..,
Thanks for choosing HCM..,
Red coloured patch with mild itch., no painful..,
could be Contact dermatitis or Allergy..,
So Tab levocetrizine and application of steriods..,
will give good result..,
Answered: Thu, 14 Jun 2012
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