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Did you get it checked by doctor when it occurred a few years back?
How does the rash look like?
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From your history it can be due to allergy or dermatitis.
The response to kenacomb & cortisone creams suggests it.
Both of them contains steroid.
You can take an antihistamine orally.
This can help with allergy & itching.
Benadryl or zyrtec can be helpful.
I would also suggest to get it checked by doctor when it has started in another place to rule out any other condition.
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G'. day Dr Saha, sort of small round bumps maybe 1-2 km in size, separated by about 5-10mm. No Blistering or weeping.
BTW i already had chicken pox and measles when i was a kid.
very similar, usually disappears after about up to a week with cortisone cream. Just concerned as it seems to improve during the day but regressed at night i am applying the kenacomb morning and night. Will try antihistamine as you suggested as i have telfast here. It would be a problem to see a doctor at this stage as i am 3 days into a guided tour.
so should i just continue with the tour as normal. How long should i try and take the anti histamine before seeing a dr? also it doesnˊt sound contagious does it dr?
no pain, only itchy. Good in the morning. Itchy again by night fall.
In shingles there is usually much pain.
Absence of pain & the presence of itching also suggests its allergic nature.
Another possibility is fungus where nystatin of kenacomb would help.
Fungal infection can occur under the chest areas in skin folds if you are obese.
Hi Dr Saha, I saw a Dr in Wellington about last Friday and he confirmed that this is not shingles. He felt that it was probably eczema and prescribed flucoxcillin and momethazone.
However these have not really seemed to have done much as I found the momethazone seems to make the rash more itchy, so I went back to the kenacomb. When I apply it in the night, the rash almost seems to go right down by morning but starts to become itchy again by late afternoon. Applying more steriod cream at this point doesn't seem to help. Still going on with the treatment but no marked improvement.