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A 19-year-old female asked:

Ive had a rash on my neck/upper chest for about a week. originally the rash started as big, red, itchy bumps; theyre smaller in size and not as itchy, but still annoying. ive been applying hydrocortisone cream, but i dont know what caused it.

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Itchy rash: I suspect an allergic reaction to something that came in contact with your neck and upper chest. It could have been clothing, jewelry, perfume or cosmetics. I would add to your treatment the taking of an antihistamine like benadryl(can cause drowsiness) or claritin(nondrowsy). If the rash persists you should consult a physician or a dermatologist for a prescription strength corticosteroid ointment
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