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What causes recurrent rashes on the body?

I have had a skin rash since early August of this year and have been treated with various prescription ointments, creams, and Prednisone. As long as I use the ointments, the rash tends to go away, although it crops up on other areas of my body, and as soon as I stop using the ointment on the rash for a few days, it comes back. Now I am having nausea and vomiting. I can t seem to get my doctor(s) to figure out what is causing the rash -- they just want to treat the symptoms!
Mon, 8 Jan 2018
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Hi, thanks for using Healthcare Magic.

Many skin conditions described by so many sign and symptoms. Rash can arise from allergy, irritation, even inflammation. But you maybe have allergic rash, so I suggest you to do some skin allergy test which is a method for medical diagnosis of allergies that attempts to provoke a small, controlled, allergic response.

For now:
1. Apply a cold, wet cloth or ice pack to the skin that itches.
2. Take a shower
3. Moisturize your skin with aloe vera
4. Apply cooling agents, such as menthol or calamine

But the most important, avoiding the allergen that may cause this condition like dirt, cold weather, pollen, etc.

Take care,
dr. Nurul
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What causes recurrent rashes on the body?

Hi, thanks for using Healthcare Magic. Many skin conditions described by so many sign and symptoms. Rash can arise from allergy, irritation, even inflammation. But you maybe have allergic rash, so I suggest you to do some skin allergy test which is a method for medical diagnosis of allergies that attempts to provoke a small, controlled, allergic response. For now: 1. Apply a cold, wet cloth or ice pack to the skin that itches. 2. Take a shower 3. Moisturize your skin with aloe vera 4. Apply cooling agents, such as menthol or calamine But the most important, avoiding the allergen that may cause this condition like dirt, cold weather, pollen, etc. Take care, dr. Nurul