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Does it cost me? Skin rash that itches, started on chest and

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Does it cost me?
JA: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?
Customer: Skin rash that itches, started on chest and back, spreading up my neck down body to upper legs and arms. Had strep about 2 weeks ago that was treated skin rash came 7 days after. Rash is red raised bumps that itch. I have been on steroids for a week, and hydroyxine for itch. I have appointment with dermatologist on Wednesday morning.
JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?
Customer: The hydroxide the hydroxine helps, scratching helps
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Diabetic. Arthritis (osteo, ra, psoriatic), fibromyalgia. I think that is it
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 6 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 6 months ago.

the rash could be due to a viral infection or an allergic reaction

how old are you?

can you upload a clear jpg photo of your skin rash?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I am 63 years old
Expert:  Dr. David replied 6 months ago.

can you upload a photo?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I don't know how
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
No, don't call, I can't afford it.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Just tell me how to send pic
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Well, how do I upload a picture?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 6 months ago.

yes, you did up load photos.

I was able to see the photos.

yes, that looks like a rash due to a viral or bacterial infection.

strep infection can cause this.

usually after bad viral or bacterial infections, these types of rashes get better after a few weeks.

you may need creams like steroid creams, calendula cream, silvadine ointment oral steroids to help calm the rash.