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Rashes on chest, stomach, look like goose bumps, itchiness. Will benadryl help?

I have developed a rash over night. It s started out what looked like goose bumps , but red and slightly itchy. It was on my chest and stomach. Now the goosebumps have disappeared and left behind a pinkish rash on my chest, stomach, upper-under arm near my arm pit, and my back and neck. It itches more today than yesterday. I ve been taking reactin, which hasnt done much. Would Benadryl be a better medication to take until it goes away or I can get into my family doctor?
Asked On : Fri, 9 Nov 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response

You may be having acute urticaria.

There may be some cause.

And the cause may be some irritant,dust,soap,grass,food,drugs..etc

Or there may be some internal cause..infection or systemic disease

Thorough history may be taken by expert.

You consult dermatologist.

If needed blood may be tested to find out some internal cause.

Antihistaminics may alleviate the symptoms.

If severity is there, steroids may be taken under supervision.

And the cause should be removed..

I hope you got my answer.


Dr. Ilyas Patel MD
Answered: Sun, 18 Aug 2013
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