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I am looking for some help with a rash my daughter has got

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I am looking for some help with a rash my daughter has got for 3 weeks almost.. been to NHs walk in and doctors.. had steroid crème and antibiotics and seems worse
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
The rash is all over except face.. painful and itchy
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 10 months ago.

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Expert:  wieyedoc replied 10 months ago.

How old is your daughter?

Does your daughter have any other medical problems or take any medications?

This is not an answer, but an Information Request. I need this information to answer your question. Please reply, so I can answer your question. I look forward to helping you.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
she is 27 years old... no medical conditions at all... nothing previous with rash or anything.. it just appeared almost 3 weeks ago the hospital prescribed steroid cream at first and id did nothing then she was given 7 days antibiotics that did nothing now she has 2% dandruff shampoo as body wash which GP prescribed but nothing - just seems to be getting worse.... pain areas chest back and neck.. nothing on face.. also had antihistamines...
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 10 months ago.

Thank you for that additional information.

Is it possible to upload some clear pictures of the rash?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I already uploaded 2 pictures
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
are you to see the pictures
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 10 months ago.

Thank you for that additional information.

Yes. Now I am able to see the pictures.

There are many kinds of rashes that look like that in pictures.

Since her NHS and walk in doctors have no idea of what is going on I think your daughter is going to have to see a true expert: A dermatologist.

After examining your daughter the dermatologist may want to do some blood tests and possibly a skin scraping or a full thickness biopsy.

It is obvious that just throwing steroids and antibiotics at this issue without getting a correct diagnosis first just isn't going to work.

And, unfortunately, this is not something that can be diagnosed online by just a short history and a few pictures.

So. What is the take home message?

Get your daughter into see a dermatologist even if this means going to a private doctor outside of the NHS.

Does this make sense to you?

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