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Suggest treatment for skin rashes

I have a rash on my back.It starts in the middle of my back,actually there is two patchy areas over my lung area and the rash has spread up my back to my shoulder area.It has also been accompanied by a cold,runny nose and stuffed up,cough, head ache,sore throat and that's about it as far as any symptoms.The rash is a little itchy but not bad.I have had it for 3 days now and no one else in the house has it.The rash looks like little red bumps,I did take some allergy medicine and I thought it was helping but it has not.
Wed, 2 Sep 2015
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Hi,

It seems that probably you may be having viral rash or allergic dermatitis. Kindly consult dermatologist for firm diagnosis. For systemic symptoms, consult physician. He might give symptomatic treatment to relieve cough, cold and fever. Blood tests may be done to rule out other pyre tic conditions. For skin rash, your dermatologist might give antihistaminics to relieve itch. If he feels for allergy, might give steroid in tappering dose. Local application of mild steroid cream may be helpful. I hope you got my answer.

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Dr. Ilyas Patel MD
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Suggest treatment for skin rashes

Hi, It seems that probably you may be having viral rash or allergic dermatitis. Kindly consult dermatologist for firm diagnosis. For systemic symptoms, consult physician. He might give symptomatic treatment to relieve cough, cold and fever. Blood tests may be done to rule out other pyre tic conditions. For skin rash, your dermatologist might give antihistaminics to relieve itch. If he feels for allergy, might give steroid in tappering dose. Local application of mild steroid cream may be helpful. I hope you got my answer. Thanks. Dr. Ilyas Patel MD