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Suggest Treatment For Painful Patch Of Rashes On Arm

I think I have hailey-hailey. my mom has it so I know what it looks like. recently, I had a flair up. I used lotrimin on it one time and it helped. this patch is under my arm and pretty painful. cortisone only burns for a long time with this on so I tried the lotrimin (miconizole Nitrate). Is this ok to use?
Wed, 27 May 2015
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Hello dear,

Hailey Hailey disease as you know causes cracking of skin with or without discharge and affects mainly axilla and groin.

In management , you should continue with topical strong steroid like clobetasol propionate cream, with antibiotic cream.and main thing is to maintain good skin hygiene at the Fold sites by cleaning the area with Luke warm water, or potassium permengenate diluted solution soaks.

and if it's not controlled with this , you can try tetracycline 500 mg capsule 4 times a day initially for 2 week than only one capsule per day for few weeks for maintenance therapy.oral steroids may be needed if the condition is very severe, but I will prefer oral tetracycline first and than will think of steroids.

Antibiotics may not be available over the counter , than you should consult your GP, to get it done.

I wish you all the best to get well soon.thank you, if any query you are most welcome
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Suggest Treatment For Painful Patch Of Rashes On Arm

Hello dear, Hailey Hailey disease as you know causes cracking of skin with or without discharge and affects mainly axilla and groin. In management , you should continue with topical strong steroid like clobetasol propionate cream, with antibiotic cream.and main thing is to maintain good skin hygiene at the Fold sites by cleaning the area with Luke warm water, or potassium permengenate diluted solution soaks. and if it s not controlled with this , you can try tetracycline 500 mg capsule 4 times a day initially for 2 week than only one capsule per day for few weeks for maintenance therapy.oral steroids may be needed if the condition is very severe, but I will prefer oral tetracycline first and than will think of steroids. Antibiotics may not be available over the counter , than you should consult your GP, to get it done. I wish you all the best to get well soon.thank you, if any query you are most welcome