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I got a rash in three places. Groin area, in the arm out

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I got a rash in three places. Groin area, in the arm out area and around my ankles. It happened yesterday. I have used cortisone based cream over the counter to alleviate itching. The rash around groin is red blotches, flat. Around the ankles more like dots and slightly bumpy. No blisters or pus.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Michael Salama replied 1 year ago.

Hello, I'd love to take a look at it. Can you upload some pictures for me to see?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Here are photos of around my ankles, groin and underarms.
Expert:  khagihara replied 1 year ago.

How tall are you? How much do you weigh? Any weight change? Any other symptoms? Are you aware of anything which might have triggered them? Does anyone around you have similar problem? Any medical problems? Any surgeries? Any other medications? Any family medical history?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm 6 foot 1 inche. Weight 180 lbs.
no weight change. No other symptoms. No fever.
Don't know what triggered it. Initially I thought it was heat rash. No one else with similar symptoms. No medical problems. No surgery. No medication. Note we have newborn at home - 2 month old and I want to rule out anything contagious.
Expert:  khagihara replied 1 year ago.

They look like heat rash. You don't need to worry about them.

You should use the following topical medicaitons.

  • Calamine lotion to soothe itching
  • Anhydrous lanolin, which may help prevent duct blockage and stop new lesions from forming
  • Topical steroids in the most serious cases