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Dr. i have rash all over body coming and going over last 7-8

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Hi dr. i have rash all over body coming and going over last 7-8 weeks. i have been put on different meds like vimovo, rinazol, telfast180g but nothing working. even i have shower rash like sunburn appear and prickly heat spots on legs also. Goes after 1hr. Chest is very tight and weezy as i speak as i have asthma and really aggravted since i got rash.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for this question.Do you have a pic?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
here are pictures...
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 year ago.
At this point you need a course of steroids to calm this downI recommend prednisone 20 mg for a few weeks
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
is this for my asthma or the rash or for both?
Thank you.
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 year ago.
You're welcomeThat would be for bothit seems that allergies (including asthma) are wildly flaring
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What can you tell about rash in pictures that i sent?
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 year ago.
It appears to be an extreme dermographism
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i have this rash now around 7/8 weeks. will it go away. And what is triggering it?
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 year ago.
it will. With the treatment I suggestedI believe it is some sort of allergy triggering it
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
But what is allergy as i had blood tests done and my auto immune system is fine cholesterol 3.5, thyroid ok, prostate fine too. Docter i saw said it very much like utircaria and dermographism mixed. Cant give explaination. Wants me to go on heart monitor as blood pressure high at time of reading.
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 year ago.
we usually don't find out what is causing the allergy
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How long do i take your recommended medication for and have you treated this before how long before i see results?
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 year ago.
usually 1-2 weeksYes, I have treated itusually a few days will result in improvement
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Just i play outdoor sports and it embarassing when rash appears on arms legs calf muscle etc. And then showering afterwards makes it worse. why has telfast or vimnovo not worked so far?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
vimovo 500g sorry.
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 year ago.
I can't explain why vimovo doesn't treat allergies though
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Doctor has me on prednisone 40g for 5 days. im on day 3 now. Rash is coming out more on legs body arms and is itchy. Feels really hot the rash!!! Taken off Rinozal 5mg and Telfast 180mg for last 3 days to see if prednisone works on its own!!
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 year ago.
would you mind accepting additional services?