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A 40-year-old member asked:

rash on back from epidural?

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Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
Most likely: This is a reaction to an antiseptic cleaning solution applied to your skin prior to the injection.
Dr. Brian Nichol
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
antiseptic/adhesive: Your rash is probably due to the antiseptic applied to your skin prior to the epidural placement or due to the adhesives used in the dressings. It will likely resolve without any treatment.

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A 35-year-old male asked:

What can a person do to treat or prevent constant heat rash breakout from(i assume) working all day in the unavoidable heat?

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