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How To Get Rid Of A Itchy Rash
Define it: Most rashes that people think are allergic, aren't. Contact dermatitis is treated by avoiding the allergen and using steroid creams; hives are treated with antihistamines. But the first thing to do is figure out what it is. See your primary care doctor; if you think it's allergic, you can see an allergist, or a dermatologist will be able to help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Fever blisters are caused by reactivation of a chronic herpes simplex infection usually type i. It will resolve spontaneously without treatment. Severe cases or frequent recurrences can be treated with prescription oral acyclovir, Famvir (famciclovir) or valacyclovir (valtrex). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Could be a lot of things. If it's jock itch (fungus) some topical antifungal like Clotrimazole will work. If it's herpes, there's not a lot you can do if it's been more than a couple days. There are other possibilities that need still different treatments. Better have it checked out. ...Read more
Moisture+/-cortizone: Increased moisture with lotions for sensitive skin (such as cetaphil, cerave, aveeno, (oatmeal) eucerin) after bathing with a body wash for sensitive skin (dove sensitive skin, aveeno, (oatmeal) cetaphil) will help. Apply loitons or creams frequently throughout the day. For very inflamed (red, itchy) patches, you can use otc 1% hydrocortizone after moisturizing for a few days. If not improving, call your doctor. ...Read more
Valtrex/ extractor: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Extractor can be used for blackhead. ...Read more
Scented deodorants: This can be from excessive sweating creating an environment for candida or from an allergic contact reaction to the deodorant you are using. A topical cortisone cream may help if it is a contact allergy , reducing the sweating with a fragrance-free deodorant +/- an antifungal cream may control the candida infection. See a dermatologist if the above measures failed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aloe gel: Try aloe gel or cooling gel from cvs ...Read more
Too many poss causes: There are so many different causes of skin rashes that it is difficult to answer this question. A ringworm-type rash needs completely different treatment than eczema. Some rashes are related to or caused by bacterial infections and treatment for them would be different too. A rash from scabies infection, a rash from poison ivy, a rash from the sun; all of these would have specific treatment. ...Read more
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