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Suggest treatment for itching scabs on my neck

Hi, I have had a random scab on my neck, that has been itching for 4 days now and also just got 2 tiny ones on the right side of my face (one higher close to my sideburns and one lower), and a swollen right eye with a little scab on the corner. What could this be? I am going to make an appointment to see a GP soon but until then, I want to have an idea of the problem.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018
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Hello,

As per your case history, you have a polymorphic light eruption. My treatment advice is -
1. Avoid sun exposure and use a good sunscreen lotion with SPF more than 30.
2. Apply a mild topical steroid cream like mometasone cream on the lesions twice daily.
3. Take an antihistamine medication like levocetrizine twice daily for 7-10 days.
4. Other treatment options are oral vitamin c, oral steroid taken only after consulting a dermatologist.


Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Harshit Bhachech
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Suggest treatment for itching scabs on my neck

Hello, As per your case history, you have a polymorphic light eruption. My treatment advice is - 1. Avoid sun exposure and use a good sunscreen lotion with SPF more than 30. 2. Apply a mild topical steroid cream like mometasone cream on the lesions twice daily. 3. Take an antihistamine medication like levocetrizine twice daily for 7-10 days. 4. Other treatment options are oral vitamin c, oral steroid taken only after consulting a dermatologist. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Harshit Bhachech