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Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, General pratice
Category: Dermatology
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Experience:  Years of outpatient experience treating dermatological problems
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If that’s okay Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this

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Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: No medication
Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Don’t think so

Hello. I'm Dr Chip
What's your question please?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I’ve recently came out in a rash and looking for a dermatologist opinion

Can you please post a photo of that for me on this page?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Have you received

Got them--hold on please

Does that itch?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Mildly and occasionally
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
It’s also rather scaly

Have you ever had this before?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
No

It's obviously an allergic reaction to something--sometimes new soaps, detergents, foods, etc

But many times the trigger can't be determined

For now you can try over the counter hydrocortisone cream and Caladryl lotion both applied twice a day and oral Claritin or Zyrtec taken once a day for a week

That should clear it up, but, if not, you'll need a course of oral prednisone from your doctor

Please let me know if you need any more information

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Thanks for your opinion. I’ve never been or had an allergic reaction before. This rash has been described as pityriasis , would you not agree?
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Rosea

No--it doesn't look at all like pityriasis rosea

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
The scales are more visible now my skin has dried.

Got it--thanks

But that simply isn't pityriasis rosea

Give my suggestions a try

Dr. Chip and other Dermatology Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Ok thank you �� I will do.