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Red itchy rash on neck, hot to touch, spreading, diabetes. OTC medication?

I have had a red, flat itchy rash on my neck for 3 days. I have not changed any part of my routine. The rash seems mildly hot to the touch and becomes very hot feeling in the shower. It seems to be spreading at a very slow pace (about 1 in higher up the neck and 1 in further across the neck since 3 days ago). It also is not symmetrical. I am a type 1 diabetic and am looking into any over the counter relief. Please advise. It seems to be almost blotchy looking
Asked On : Sat, 3 Nov 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
As you said that you are suffering from type 1 diabetes. Diabetics are more prone to fungal and bacterial infections. You may have developed dermatophytosis.
Usually the infections grow when your blood sugar is not under control. Keep track of that.
You can start plain antifungal cream (without steroid) and oral antihistaminics. If improvement is not seen or if it aggravates
then consult a dermatologist, because secondary bacterial infection may also take place with due course of time.
Dr. Ajit Singh Kulhari
MD - Skin & VD
Answered: Mon, 5 Nov 2012
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