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Suggest Remedy For Itchy Rashes

I've never had allergies, but 2 months ago a ring that I'd worn for 10 years started causing me an itchy rash with tiny blisters which went away every time I stopped wearing the ring. Then a week ago, a similar looking skin rash with small blisters appeared on a part of the same hand that could not be in contact with the ring, what looked like an insect bite on the other arm and one on my leg became red and itchy, and within a day these sites all developed tiny blisters, the leg one soon developed a curvy line of blisters down from what seemed to be a bite, and the arm developed a second group of small blisters where the first blister touches it when it bends. A week later they're all looking worse and a new small one appeared on my back and a third on the same arm. They itch a little but aren't painful, and look a lot like poison ivy rashes, except that the only time I could have been in contact with poison ivy was a week before the first appeared, over 2 weeks ago now. I was vaccinated against chicken pox as a child in India, so shingles should be impossible, right? I have uterine fibroids that cause me excess estrogen, and low thyroid, can this be related? What do you recommend?
Mon, 18 Apr 2022
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello,

You have developed itchy rashes that are causing you discomfort. You are suggested to take care of your hygiene, get your house cleaned, wash all clothes in hot water. Wear soft cotton clothes. To get relieve from itching and spread of rashes take non-sedating antihistamine. It should help reduce allergic reaction. Avoid use of synthetic fabric, harsh perfumed cosmetic products and body lotions. Avoid wearing any type of jewellery, some metals trigger skin allergy.

You can also take oat meal bath and afterwards apply a thin layer of ointment hydrocortisone on the affected area of your skin. The symptoms should get controlled gradually, if not you are suggested to get clinically examined by a dermatologist and get thyroid function tests, liver function tests and hormonal tests done. You will be accordingly treated. Stay away from pollen, dust, animal dander, chemicals, fumes, poison ivy as your skin is sensitive. Avoid any food that may trigger your symptoms. Stay away from addictions if any. Do not share your toiletries.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Nupur K., General & Family Physician
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Suggest Remedy For Itchy Rashes

Hello, You have developed itchy rashes that are causing you discomfort. You are suggested to take care of your hygiene, get your house cleaned, wash all clothes in hot water. Wear soft cotton clothes. To get relieve from itching and spread of rashes take non-sedating antihistamine. It should help reduce allergic reaction. Avoid use of synthetic fabric, harsh perfumed cosmetic products and body lotions. Avoid wearing any type of jewellery, some metals trigger skin allergy. You can also take oat meal bath and afterwards apply a thin layer of ointment hydrocortisone on the affected area of your skin. The symptoms should get controlled gradually, if not you are suggested to get clinically examined by a dermatologist and get thyroid function tests, liver function tests and hormonal tests done. You will be accordingly treated. Stay away from pollen, dust, animal dander, chemicals, fumes, poison ivy as your skin is sensitive. Avoid any food that may trigger your symptoms. Stay away from addictions if any. Do not share your toiletries. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Nupur K., General & Family Physician