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Skin irritation before menstrual cycle. Applied ointment. Cause?

Hi there, I m currently experiencing random skin irritation throughout the day. I first noticed my skin would flare up right before my menstrual cycle. I m now noticing that my skin raises a bit if I scratch during these flare ups. If I don t touch it and just apply a topical ointment the itching goes away. The flare ups generally last for about 30 seconds and then calm down. What could be the cause of this?
Asked On : Sun, 10 Mar 2013
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You might be having "Menstrual rash", also known as autoimmune progesterone rash. Causes : low level of estrogen in the body, progesterone and its metabolites can cause an autoimmune reaction. During the blood platelet count will decrease circulating blood appears to be fiber dissolve so easily occur in Erythema, Purpura rash. treatment may be AntiHistaminics and Oestrogen may help in some ways.
If the symptoms are severe please consult your Gynecologist.
Answered: Mon, 11 Mar 2013
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