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Itchy rush round the neck, red patches, puffy and itchy eyes,

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Itchy rush round the neck, red patches, puffy and itchy eyes, in particular eye lids. Started with one itchy patch one month ago and since the onset of a cold (cough) it has worsened and spread round the neck. Someone asked me jokingly: "Have you been strangled?". Contact with water feels very unpleasant.
Is there anything I could apply which relieves the itchiness - if it is just a moisturiser, is there a particular make? I am using Clarins.

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Can you please describe more details about your symptoms.?

Customer:

the red patches feel rough, dry, raised skin, happens periodically during at the onset of the winter season; every season they spread a little more; size: 5 x 5 am; less itchy during the day but at night it's worse.

Customer:

that should have been 5 x 5 cm

Dr Jones :

From symptoms it looks like eczema.

Dr Jones :

Eczema is characterized with symptoms of rash with itching and prolong symptoms.

Dr Jones :

For itchiness you can try oral antihistaminics.

Dr Jones :

Apply an nonprescription steroid cream can also help to reduce rash.

Dr Jones :

If symptoms persist after then visit to dermatologist may be considered.

Customer:

I presume for antihistaminics a prescription is required.

Dr Jones :

There are many different antihistamines available over-the-counter(OTC).

Customer:

Is there a particular brand of nonprescription steroid cream you would be able to recommend?

Dr Jones :

Please ask if there are doubts. Thank you.

Customer:

Many thanks.

Dr Jones :

Any steroid cream can prove helpful.

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