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Red rashes around elbows, spread to arms, chest, legs. Taken prednisone. Treatment?

I had a red, bumpy rash that first started developing around my elbows and began to spread down my arms and onto my hands. I went to urgent care and they gave me a cycle of Prednisone and it helped to suppress the rash, but it never cleared up. Now that I am off of the Prednisone the rash has continued to spread and is now covering both arms, my chest , and is spreading on my legs. Someone please help me!
Asked On : Sat, 18 Aug 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Jul 2012
Hi there. In your specific case, this needs to be visualised by a dermatologist, asessed & treated as stop gap measures are apparently not effective. If you should choose to, please use the premier 'ask-a-doctor' option on this portal & contact me with further details about your rash, investigations if any & clear photographs of the rash & will be happy to assist further. In the interim, do take an antihistamine eg. Fexofenadine180mg in a once/day dose to allay symptoms. Cheers & Good luck & wish you a speedy recovery.
Dr Praveen Rodrigues MD Deramtologist & Cosmetologist, Vikram Hospital, Bangalore, India
Answered: Sun, 19 Aug 2012
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