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Rash on groin, hips, back, stomach. Using benadryl, baking soda bath. Due to meth usage?

My 23 yo son has a rash on his groin , hips, back, stomach and bends of his knees...he describes the itch as a feeling of fiberglass insulation on his skin, he also has a sore throat (for 3 days), he is a user of meth and I am trying to figure out if this is related and there is any treatment if this is caused from drug use? He has been taking benadryl and soaking in baking soda bath
Asked On : Fri, 20 Jul 2012
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Hi the rash cannot be drug rash as it is can be due to soaked baths which causes excess moisture.whatever the reason can be first treat the condition with atarax 25 mg at night.alaspan in the morning and application of calamine lotion.if the lesion is erythematous annular lesion with central clearing try to rule out fungal infection.if it is so use antifungal cream twice daily
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