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Tried hydrocortisone cream and hydroxyzine pamoate for rash, but not effective.

i have a rash on my legs, arms, and butt, the sores start out as a small white bump that itch, they fester into larger red bumps, some become open sours i think from scratching. i have been given antibiotics twice for this the sours improve but don't go away. my dr. referred me to a dermatologist but the appointment is weeks away. I am self medication with hydrocortisone cream and hydroxyzine pamoate but the itching is steel unbearable sometimes, mostly at night i think i scratch in my sleep and when i wake up the itching is unbearable, what can i do to releave the itching until i see the dermatologist.
Mon, 28 Apr 2014
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Hi there.
I understand your concerns & thanks for writing in to HCM.
Itch has innumerable causes. A detailed history will be required.
Is it possible to upload some clear digital images on this website?
For the moment, try applying some calamine lotion on the trunk as & when required.
Also take 1 tablet of hydroxyzine known as atarax worldwide in a dose of 10mg at night.
This should take care of you till you meet with the dermatologist.
Good Luck & Godspeed!
Dr Praveen Rodrigues MD
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Tried hydrocortisone cream and hydroxyzine pamoate for rash, but not effective.

Hi there. I understand your concerns & thanks for writing in to HCM. Itch has innumerable causes. A detailed history will be required. Is it possible to upload some clear digital images on this website? For the moment, try applying some calamine lotion on the trunk as & when required. Also take 1 tablet of hydroxyzine known as atarax worldwide in a dose of 10mg at night. This should take care of you till you meet with the dermatologist. Good Luck & Godspeed! Dr Praveen Rodrigues MD