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I want to talk about a rash on my chest that I have had for

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Hi There,
I want to talk about a rash on my chest that I have had for a number of months. looks like nipple rash but is now spread to the centre of my chest too.

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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
sorry im just trying to send the photo to my email

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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
its just slow on sending from my phone to the laptop - one minute
thank you
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
nearly there - its a server issue

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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Here it is

Do you have any history of allergies ? Like food , drug or pollen allergy? Anything that you apply on your chest on a regular basis? Does it itch or burn at all ? Does the rash involve your breasts too ? Have you tried anything for this ?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
A little pollen allergy but not much. Ive been sneezing a lot lately but I have this for about 7 months - start off on the nipples and now spread further - start off on left nipple then right now all over chest area.
It itches a lot but sometimes more than others and then sometimes no itch
No burn.
Havent tried anythign for it.
Havent done any allergy tests but I do have a slight reaction to dairy.
I use tan on my skin but I have purposely not used that recently and yet I have an inflammation now

I would like you to avoid using any cosmetic products on your chest including lotions , creams and perfumes.

Take antihistamine like benadryl atleast once daily.

Apply topical hydrocortisone on it 2-3 times a day. It will improve in a couple of weeks.

If it continues to persist then you should seek professional help from your doctor for getting prescription drugs for this.

It looks like urticaria / allergic dermatitis or eczema.

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