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Rash over chest, stomach, back, itching skin after having cold. Reason?

Hi, I currently have a cold. Every time I develop a cold or stomach flu I break out in a rash all over my chest, stomach, back, neck and scalp. The rash does not bother me until it disappears. Then for 3-5 days after my skin is extremely itching and feels dryer than normal. Just wondering what could be causing this reaction with my skin from run of the mill cold.
Asked On : Fri, 18 Oct 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response

It seems that you may be having viral exanthem.

The erythematous rash may follow viral infection of throat.

Symptomatic treatment may be taken.

If there is itching,take antihistaminics like levocetirizine.

Antibiotics may be taken to prevent secondary bacterial infection.

Apply calamine lotion to soothe the skin.

Avoid soap bath ,which may irritate skin.

Improve immunity to prevent relapse of flu.

I hope you got my answer.


Dr. Ilyas Patel MD
Answered: Fri, 18 Oct 2013
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