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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Thick rash on both arms. After applying clearsil acne cream. Is she okay?

Hi, doctor, my mother is still up at this hour (nearly 5 am) because she has a thick looking red rash covering both her arms. She got this after she tried applying clearasil acne cream on spots in both arms and she had some sort of reaction to it. We ve tried benadryl and hydrocortisone cream. What else can we do? It hurts her a lot and it s uncomfortably itchy. She s already a very sick woman so for her to be losing even more sleep is frightening. Thank you for any help you can give me.and
Thu, 24 Oct 2013
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Thanks for the query

She has developed an allergic reaction to the acne cream,

Apply a mild steroid lotion like desonide,

Also give her an antihistamine tablet.

This will give her some relief.

Stop the cream.

Please meet a dermatologist for exact diagnosis.

Let me know if you have any other doubt.

you can ask a direct question to me on this forum, following the below link.

Wishing you a good health.
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