A 43-year-old female asked about a 18-year-old female:
she has a rash that has went from head to toe and a medrol (methylprednisolone) pack hasn't helped. stress makes it worse nothing else or time of day. not in private area.
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Podiatry 36 years experience
Rash: If the rash is extremely itchy it sounds like a stress related pomphoylyx dermatitis.
It may also a medication you are allergic to. If Medrol (methylprednisolone) did not help try drinking Tonic water. It has quinine which is a component of a drug called Plaquinol which helps with autoimmune rashes.
You should be worked up by a dermatologist.
3.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 29-year-old member asked:
Does having celiac disease make a woman more prone to sciatic nerve pain during pregnancy?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
A Verified Doctoranswered
6.6k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Both of my older kids had chronic ear infections; does this mean my new baby will, too?
4 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Russell Faustanswered
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Not necessarily: Family history - mother's and father's, and sibling's - can suggest a predilection for ear infections, but it is only a tendency, not definite. If there is a family history, monitor closely.
6.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 23-year-old member asked:
What is the most recommended allergy medication for itchy/watery eyes and sneezy/stuffy nose?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
OTC or Rx: You can start with simple over the counter antihistamines like claritin, zyrtec, Allegra (get generic store brands to save money). If those don't work, your next step is to start with your pcp and you may benefit from nasal steroid sprays (flomase, nasonex, (mometasone) rhincort)!or antihistamine nasal sprays (astepro, astelin, patanase).
6.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 24-year-old member asked:
Is it possible to have lasik eye surgery to correct vision problems caused by an eye injury?
4 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Unlikely: If he eye injury was severe enough to change the focus of the eye, you likely are not an ideal candidate for lasik. Sometimes, with limited scarring of the cornea prk can be used to clear the cornea - this is lasik without the flap performed directly on the anterior corneal surface.
6.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 54-year-old female asked:
Sore throat and congestion for 10 days. Congestion almost gone, throat sore am/pm. See dr or wait?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Wound care 38 years experience
See a doctor: Upper respiratory infections are usually caused by a virus and they are usually gone after 5-7 days. If symptoms are persisting for over 7 days its time to get an doctor's examination. Sometimes a viral URI will develop a secondary bacterial infection which will be relieved with prescription antibiotics. A doctor can also swab the throat and check for streptoccocal infection.
6.4k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated May 30, 2016
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$30 per visit with
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.