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How Can Rashes And Dryness On Skin Be Treated?

Woke up New Year's Eve morning with a rash that looked like a sunburn. It did not itch. The redness went away after a day and for the past week my skin on my upper arms and thighs has bums on it. Can't see the bumps but I can feel them. They feel like dry skin, but the skin is not dry.

We were out of town staying at a hotel when this happened. I should also mention that I had a sour throat (very mild) and developed a sty in my eye (never had one before) all at the same time. Sty is gone, but now I am full on sick. Perhaps, all unrelated...but seems odd.
Wed, 29 Nov 2017
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi.
As per your case history of dry skin.
My treatment advice is –

1. Don’t scratch the lesion as it may worsen the condition.
2. Apply an emollient cram like enmoist twice daily on affected skin.
3. Take a folic acid supplement for 3 months and levocetirizine for itching.
4. Other treatment options are topical steroid, oral steroids taken only after consulting a dermatologist.

Thanks.
Dr.Harshit Bhachech.
MBBS, DDVL.
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How Can Rashes And Dryness On Skin Be Treated?

Hi. As per your case history of dry skin. My treatment advice is – 1. Don’t scratch the lesion as it may worsen the condition. 2. Apply an emollient cram like enmoist twice daily on affected skin. 3. Take a folic acid supplement for 3 months and levocetirizine for itching. 4. Other treatment options are topical steroid, oral steroids taken only after consulting a dermatologist. Thanks. Dr.Harshit Bhachech. MBBS, DDVL.