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red blotches on my arms and part of my neck..lotion on them and stay

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I go to the pool and have developed red blotches on my arms and part of my neck. I put lotion on them and stay out of the sun. Then the blotches pale. When they are red the itch. They even wake me up. As soon as I feel I okay and go in the pool, the spots become angry red again. Is there anything I can do and still enjoy my pool?

Thank you for your help.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr.M.D.Mazumdar, MD replied 6 years ago.



You have either probably picked up a fungal infection or have developed contact dermatitis. You can try applying an antifungal ointment known as Lotrimin, available without prescription. You need to also apply a steroid like 1% hydrocortisone, also available without presription at least twice daily - this should help the rash to go away.


Please avoid the pool for at least 1 month to help the rash clear up.


Before you go to the pool, please apply a layer of vaseline over the rash to prevent excessive contact of water with the rash


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