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How can i get rid of chikungunya rashes?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Chikungunya: Rash is common w red patches w raised dots. Some potential skin issues that can occur w Chikyngunya include Erythema multiforme, Erythema nodosum, swelling & tenderness of hands & feet & bullous skin lesions. Some males have developed aphthous-like ulcers in the groin & some women have presented w vulvar ulcerations. Skin discoloration may occur which can be treated with topical corticosteroids >
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Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
There is no actual treatment or vaccine for the virus, there is no Chikungunya in the United states.
Jul 22, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Provided original answer
(use sunscreen). For itching an antihistamine may help. Topical antibiotics may be used on ulcers. Oral corticosteroids may be needed for complications. There have been outbreaks in Asia, Africa, Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Europe & the Caribbean. As of 2014 there have been no outbreaks in the continental United States.
Jul 22, 2014

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