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i have prickly heat on my face its red i have started on fucidin

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i have prickly heat on my face its red i have started on fucidin cream1% will this help it go
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
Dr. David :

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Dr. David :

fucidin cream1% has hydrocortisone.

Dr. David :

prickly heat could come from an allergic reaction, or hormone changes or excessive sun exposure, or neuropathy

Dr. David :

these are all treated differently.

Dr. David :

hydrocortisone would only help with skin rash conditions and allergic skin reactions.

Dr. David :

you should get blood testing to check your thyroid and female hormones.

Dr. David :

do you have diabetes?

Dr. David :

or history of neuropathy?

Customer:

no i don't

Dr. David :

do you have a doctor you can see to do some blood testing?

Dr. David :

to check your hormone levels?

Dr. David :

and to check for allergies?

Customer:

yes i can will this rash fade

Dr. David :

hopefully.

Dr. David :

there are many causes of rash.

Dr. David :

viral infections can cause rash.

Dr. David :

lupus can cause rash on the face.

Customer:

i am worried the rash won't go can that happen i am in good health

Dr. David :

it depends on the cause of the rash.

Dr. David :

if the rash is caused by lupus, then you will need your lupus treated.

Dr. David :

if the rash is caused by a viral infection, it will get better.

Customer:

the doctor said it was a reaction from the sun

Dr. David :

if the rash is due to allergies, then the allergen will have to be removed.

Dr. David :

have you been out in the sun a lot?

Customer:

yes

Dr. David :

then it could be a sun burn.

Customer:

ok

Dr. David :

sun burn need aloe vera and lidocaine cream.

Customer:

will that heal

Dr. David :

and neosporin.

Dr. David :

yes, it will heal.

Dr. David :

I would not use hydrocortisone cream.

Dr. David :

keep using aloe vera and neosporin

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