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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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    Suggest treatment for red bumpy rash on face

hi,my 18 year old daughter woke up this morning with a red bumpy rash on her face, she played volley ball in the sun yesterday all day, im a nurse and I told her looks like heat rash, or possible contact dermatitis, she went to see the on call pedriatrican, she said hum? don t know, mabe a butterfly rash, we ll test you for lupus, she came home all up set, I don t believe it, she has never shown any signs or symptoms of lupus, im a nurse and I believe I would have known before now .no symptoms ever, any ideas?
Thu, 22 Mar 2018
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Dermatologist 's  Response

As per your case history of red rash on face, my treatment advice is -
1. Avoid sun exposure and use a good sunscreen lotion with SPF more than 30.
2. Apply a mild antibiotic plus steroid cream like fusiderm-b cream twice daily on it.
3. Take an antihistamine medication like levocetrizine for itching.
4. If the problem persists then consult a dermatologist for a differential diagnosis like lupus, rosacea or irritant dermatitis.

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

Dr. Harshit Bhachech
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