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Rash on chest and shoulders, prescribed Cetirizine Hydrochloride, but no help. Allergic reaction ?

hi, i have been getting a rash on my chest and on my shoulders. it does not appear any were else and seems to get aggressive at night after a long shift in the kitchen. I started as a Chef last August and about 4 to 6 months ago i started to notice this rash. I went to my GP s 3 months ago and got prescribed Cetirizine Hydrochloride, and half finished the course but not regularly. Nothing has really changed, went back to GP s last week and got same pills, have been taking them as prescribed, 1 a day, and have noticed nothing! Have been pretty stressed over the last year, its been difficult.Dopnt know if its stress related or a elegiac reaction. The rash is patchy, kind off raised, not as much as a nettle sting and does not itch.
Asked On : Tue, 14 Aug 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Dec 2013
There can be possibility of insect bite hypersensitivity or mild allergy to some contact allergen. Stay way from hot and humid conditions. The only precaution you must follow is not to touch, pinch pop or squeeze any of them other wise it can get infected and can cause complications. You can apply hydrocortisone cream and can take levocetrizine or Loratadine by mouth.
Answered: Sat, 28 Sep 2013
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