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A 34-year-old member asked:

can you tell me how to get rid of this horrid rash?

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Dr. Edward Young Jr
Dermatology 41 years experience
Vague question: First step is to see a dermatologist to get a diagnosis and cause of the rash. Treatment will vary depending on the cause. Infections need antibiotics whereas eczema and allergic rashes need cortisone creams.

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A 27-year-old member asked:

I recently developed a rash. What can I do to get rid of it quickly?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Benabio
Dermatology 18 years experience
Hydrocortisone cream: Topical steroid creams quickly reduce the redness, itching, and inflammation from a rash. If the rash is weeping, then calamine lotion can be used to help dry it as well. Of course, if it turns out to be a fungus infection (ringworm), then Hydrocortisone would improve the itching, but not resolve the rash at all.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How to get rid of a allergic rash fast?

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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
Avoidance: The most important thing is to avoid contact with whatever you are allergic to that caused the rash. Over the counter topical products such as Diphenhydramine or Hydrocortisone cream can help with the rash as well. If you have any other symptoms besides the rash such as difficulty breathing or wheezing you should get to an emergency room immediately.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho commented
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
other anthistamine like claritin/clarinex/allegra/zyrtec would be also available. In some cases- these will clear up the allergic rash better/faster than benadryl.
Mar 18, 2012
A 30-year-old member asked:

What kind of rash is this under my watch, and how can I get rid of it?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Nickel allergy: Nickel allergy can affect people of all ages. A nickel allergy usually develops after repeated or prolonged exposure to items containing nickel. Treatments can reduce the symptoms of nickel allergy. Once you develop nickel allergy, however, you will always be sensitive to the metal and should avoid contact. Nickel can be in earrings, necklaces, watches, and other metal products.
A 41-year-old member asked:

How can you get rid of a rash without going to a doctor?

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Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 30 years experience
Hydrocortisone: If the rash isn't nasty, you can try otc 1% Hydrocortisone cream for a few days. See your physician if it doesn't help, or the rash gets worse. I don't understand people's reluctance to see their doctor; otc meds are much less effective, and many seemingly minor ailments may be signs of more serious maladies. Avoiding the doctor costs more in the long run, and needlessly prolongs suffering.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What can I do to get rid of band aid rash?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Topical steroid: You can get over the counter Hydrocortisone cream and apply it over the rash, it will take a couple of days to subside.

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