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Category: Dermatology
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I have a sore pink oval patch approx 25 by 15mm on my back

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Hi - I have a sore pink oval patch approx 25 by 15mm on my back which I have had for a few years now that itches sparodically and is sore when rubbed with a towel;
JA: When did the itchiness first appear? Have you used any medication for this?
Customer: I have tried steroid cream from a Pharmacist at Boots for a week daily morning & night, I did actually get this patch slightly burnt in the sun this weekend and my partner has told me it has got redder
JA: Got it. Have you seen a dermatologist about the itchiness?
Customer: no
JA: Thank you so much for your time. Finally, is there anything else in your medical history you think the Dermatologist should know?
Customer: no eczema generally but this patch has been with me for several years now - I am 61 years old
Submitted: 19 days ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 19 days ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer,

Thank you for your question.

I will be happy to assist you today.

I'm reviewing your query & will get back to you shortly.

Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 19 days ago.

I'm sorry to hear about your symptoms.

Please let me know about the following and I will do my best to help you.

Could you please post a picture of that for me here?

Thank you for your patience.

Customer: replied 19 days ago.
It has got redder with a pale pink centre in the sun - can do an up to date one later
Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 19 days ago.

Thank you for the pics.

The pic. are not very clear due to poor lighting and focus.

There is inflammation, but no infection.

No antibiotics are required.

Kindly do the following.

1) Take Fexofenadine 120mg daily once.

2) First try using OTC Hydrocortisone twice daily for a week, and see if it heals.

3) If it does not, use Eumovate twice daily for 5 days.

4) Avoid sunlight as much as possible.

5) Use moisturizers and vaseline to prevent it from drying.

6) Bathe or shower in lukewarm water. Avoid hot water.

7) If painful, use Advil.

Please let me know if this was helpful.

In case you require any further assistance, do not hesitate to contact me. I am happy to help!

Wishing you the very best in life.

Thank you for the opportunity to help.

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