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How to treat skin rash with swelling and itching?

A few months ago i got a terrible rash on my face. This morning I woke up and the rash had returned. The skin around my nose feels thick and itchy, the skin on my cheeks around my nose turns red and swollen and my lips swell out and become very itchy and burn slightly. Last night i did use poppers quite a bit. I have used poppers in the past, and never had this reaction. However I get the feeling that these poppers which we bought are sub-standard and I have developed an allergic reaction to them. Several months ago I was treated for syphilis after being in China, and my immune system took a knock. It was after that time which I had my first reaction to poppers, this is the second time. What can I use to calm the skin
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
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Hi,

Your symptoms seem to be related to an allergic reaction. Some advice that I can give is:

-use antihistamines daily
-use Calamine lotion for local relief
-If you don't get better use prescribed corticosteroids

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