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How do I get rid of itchy red rash from injecting meth ?

How do I get rid of itchy red rash from injecting meth
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Do not do meth: Itchy rash is the least of the damage you are doing to yourself. Get off meth! For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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Red, itchy rash on thigh-2 months. 2 different prescribed steroids failed. Now it's painful w/pustules. Thoughts?

Red, itchy rash on thigh-2 months. 2 different prescribed steroids failed. Now it's painful w/pustules. Thoughts?

See a specialist: Painful pustules that are painful need to be taken seriously. There are several diseases that can present with pustules. Actually, any rash that stays in one place for more than 24 hours needs to be addressed. See a dermatologist first, the sooner the better. ...Read more

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I've had a red, itchy rash (thigh) for two months. 2 prescribed steroids-no relief. It's now painful and red with little pustules. Thoughts?

I've had a red, itchy rash (thigh) for two months. 2 prescribed steroids-no relief. It's now painful and red with little pustules. Thoughts?

Folliculitis: This can be from inflammation around the hair follicles and may need a combination of antibiotics and topical medications to treat, see a dermatologist ...Read more

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My nephew has red, itchy raised bumps on his elbows and knees. Was prescribed a steroid which didn't improve the rasH, what could this be? He's 3

My nephew has red, itchy raised bumps on his elbows and knees. Was prescribed a steroid which didn't improve the rasH, what could this be? He's 3

Itchy Rash: Red, Raised, Itchy bumps sounds like a description of hives. Usually oral steroids improve a hive-like rash. This type of rash can be brought on by recent viral infections, food ingestion or drug ingestion. There are, however, many causes of rash in a 3 year old child so seeing the rash would be helpful to assist in diagnosis. I would be happy to consult with your nephews mom as I am in Ohio. ...Read more

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Itchy red, alligator like feeling, swollen rash on cheeks, neck & chest. Swollen eyelids. Dr. Said allergic reaction, steroid medication is not helpin?

Itchy red, alligator like feeling, swollen rash on cheeks, neck & chest. Swollen eyelids. Dr. Said allergic reaction, steroid medication is not helpin?

Up the treatment: I see in your medication list that you are taking Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) an h1 antihistamine, and were prescribed a steroid cream. You can try an over the counter h2 antihistamine Loratadine along with the above. You may need to be switched from the steroid cream to steroids by mouth, so a followup with your doctor would be the next step. If you have lip/mouth symptoms, go to Emergency Dept. ...Read more

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Dx'd with allergic reaction by leg incision 4 wk postop. Rash - red, raised, dry, itchy. Steroid cream 2x day, covered leg in brace. How long last?

Dx'd with allergic reaction by leg incision 4 wk postop. Rash - red, raised, dry, itchy. Steroid cream 2x day, covered leg in brace. How long last?

Depends: Depends on what type of allergic reaction you are encountering and whether you are still exposed. To the allergen. I presume your problem is from something you came into contact with during surgery and that it is most a skin rash. If no further contact, i'd expect the rash to subside in about a week. If you want a better answer, you will need to give us a better description. ...Read more

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Dark spots red patches itchy painful skin rash. Doctors said its a allergic reaction , they gave me steroids by mouth but the rash is getting bad?

Dark spots red patches itchy painful skin rash. Doctors said its a allergic reaction , they gave me steroids  by mouth but the rash is getting bad?

Allergic rash: How long ago were the steroid pills given? They will take a day or two to work. It is important for you to be followed by an individual doctor so they can judge the course of your condition. Preferably a dermatologist but that may not be practical. There is also topical cream you can use. Also the dose of the steroid pills might need to be adjusted. ...Read more

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rash bikini line 1 wk ago. Treated w/prescrib. steroid cream. Small, red bumps spread out near anus yesterday. Not itchy, slightly tender. Help! HPV+

rash bikini line 1 wk ago. Treated w/prescrib. steroid cream. Small, red bumps spread out near anus yesterday. Not itchy, slightly tender. Help! HPV+

Rash anus: hello, this sounds like a reactivation of a herpes rash.Remember herpes in this area is not only spread sexually.Its also spread by self-inoculation, ie: you touch a herpes sore in the mouth, dont wash hands then go to BR and wipe after toilet activity. You can treat this with mild 1% hydrocort, or Vaseline, or moisturizer. I would not go anti-viral route for mild rash.It may recur.WASH HANDS, etc ...Read more

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I develop itchiness, redness and painful rashes in my neck when i sweat. What could it be? And how to manage it?

I develop itchiness, redness and painful rashes in my neck when i sweat. What could it be? And how to manage it?

Hives: You may have cholinergic urticaria (hives) which are triggered by sweating and increased temperature. It is treated with antihistamines. See an allergist for confirmation and treatment. ...Read more

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What kind of skin rashes are commen on your butt that flares up every now and then. The symptom are redness, itchy, painful, and leaves a scar.

What kind of skin rashes are commen on your butt that flares up every now and then. The symptom are redness, itchy, painful, and leaves a scar.

Herpes: Red, itchy, painful episodes of rash in the boxer shorts area is herpes until proven otherwise. Breakouts may occur during times of physical or mental stress. Treatment can include anti-virals, which may either be taken on an episodic or daily preventive basis. You can get a blood test that tells you whether it's hsv i or hsv ii. ...Read more

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How long and how often can be combiderm applied to cure neck rashes? Not itchy. I am very cautious in taking steroid creams but my GP prescribed.

How long and how often can be combiderm applied to cure neck rashes? Not itchy. I am very cautious in taking steroid creams but my GP prescribed.

Work with your doctor: Combiderm consists of Betamethasone Dipropionate, Clotrimazole, Gentamicin. Take some pictures of your rash. Then use cream as directed by GP for 2 weeks. Take new pictures. Compare to prior pictures. If no improvement go back to doctor. Or set up. Dermatology visit. Good luck. ...Read more

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I get skin rashes with redness and itchiness in my butt and near my vagina every time i wear menstrual pad. What's wrong with me?

I get skin rashes with redness and itchiness in my butt and near my vagina every time i wear menstrual pad.  What's wrong with me?

Allergy: I have seen this many times. Usually the patient is having an allergic reaction to the adhesive material located on the pad. There are brands without adhesives but the easiest thing to do is to change to tampons. This solves the problem. ...Read more

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What could be diagnosis for having non-itchy rashes at the back, dry cough for more than a month, fatigue, redness of face and weight loss? Male, 50s

What could be diagnosis for having non-itchy rashes at the back, dry cough for more than a month, fatigue, redness of face and weight loss? Male, 50s

Have it evaluated: It is impossible to say without being able to do a physical exam and know the results of x rays and lab studies. The cough needs evaluation in a smoker because of the high risk of major lung issues. See a doctor soon. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

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Steroids (Definition)

Many children with croup need prescription medications. Often steroids can ...Read more