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Sick with sinus infection, antibiotics, itchy rash on back, lower abdomen and scalp, Rx cream cleared abdomen rash, minor rash on back, scalp rash treatment

Yes, please -- I was sick for approx 7-8 weeks with respiratory/ sinus infection. I took 3 rounds of antibiotics and at the start of the third round, I developed an extremely itchy rash at the base of my back [center], on my lower abdomen , and in my scalp . I have had this rash for approx 3 weeks now. I was applying a Rx cream my Mom gave me callmetasone 0.25% which completed cleared up my abdomen, but I still have some minor rash/itching on my back. Problem is my scalp -- rash continues to spread and is very, very itchy with some burning. I have been applying the cream to my scalp at night, washing my hair every day but it hasn t really helped. Is there anything I can use -- over the counter -- until I see the skin doctor? My appt is not until late next week.
Asked On : Sat, 17 Mar 2012
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Thanks for your query.
Since it is very itchy rash it is more likely to be a fungal infection.
Secondly when you are on antibiotic you become more prone to fungal infections.
Presently you can apply lotion of beclomethasone and it will reduce the itching.
Then please consult a skin specialist and he will do the needful.
Answered: Sat, 17 Mar 2012
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