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I developed a skin rash on my face ... red rash around my

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I developed a skin rash on my face ... red rash around my eyes, Protopic ointment for a few weeks to clear up the red skin rash around my eyes. During use of Protopic, my rash progressed and I now have hives looking spots all over my body. My Doctor switched me off Protopic and now I use two creams twice daily ... to correct this. They are Cortoderm Ointment 1% on my face and neck twice daily, AND also Betaderm ointment to rash on legs and ears, also twice daily. This is a pain in the butt for something that started out as a simple red rash around my eyes, including eyelids.
Any advice? Thank you dearly, Margaret XXXX
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Eye
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 2 years ago.
Could you attach a picture of the rash?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I'm starting to think this was a bad idea. The use of Protopic for a simple red rash round my eyes resulted in either shingles or chicken pocks spots all over my body. I think I need to go to hospital instead. Thanks for your reply. All services cancelled. I'm going to hospital today. Please cancel any further advice. margaret
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 2 years ago.