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Woke up with an itchy rash on my neck. Thought it may have

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Woke up with an itchy rash on my neck. Thought it may have been bug bites during the night (chiggers, no-see-ums, gnats) but it looks more like a birthmark type rash on my neck that itches like crazy.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Bhumika replied 7 years ago.
Hi,

You need to wash the areas several times with fresh water. Do not use any cosmetic products at the sites.

Apply calamine lotion at the site of the lesions and see if it helps. You could take some oral antihistamine medications like cetrizine or loratadine. You need to maintain a good personal hygiene .

Anti-itch drugs, often antihistamine, may reduce the itch during a flare up of eczema, and the reduced scratching in turn reduces damage and irritation to the skin.

For mild-moderate dermatitis a weak steroid may be used (e.g. hydrocortisone or desonide), whilst more severe cases require a higher-potency steroid (e.g. clobetasol propionate, fluocinonide).

Keeping the affected area moistened can promote skin healing and relief of symptoms.

It would be advisable to consult a skin specialist for your symptoms and a proper clinical examination.

please let me know if you need any other information.

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Cause? Insect bites during the night or allergic reaction? I've had it about 2-3 weeks now and it doesn't seem to be getting any better. Possible I have insect eggs underneath the skin causing more irritation?
Expert:  Dr Bhumika replied 7 years ago.
<p>Hi,</p><p> </p><p>This could be an allergic reaction to some unknown substance or even bed bugs - it would help to wash your linen and sun dry the mattresses and pillows.</p><p> </p><p>please let me know if you need any other information. <br /><br />Please click - ACCEPT if you find this helpful so that i get paid for my work and the deposit you have made is released. A bonus would be appreciated. <br /><br />Best regards. </p>
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