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I've had a rash on my abdomen for several weeks now. It

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Hello, I've had a rash on my abdomen for several weeks now. It spreads with itching and there are red raised bumps. I have tried hydrocortisone cream for the past few days but it doesn't seem to be helping much
JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Does anything in particular seem to make the bumps better or worse?
Customer: About a month. Itching makes the bumps worse. Wearing loose clothing and not itching makes it slightly better.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: No relevant medical history

Hello! My name is Dr.Ehtisham. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply momentarily.

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Customer: replied 7 days ago.
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Thanks for sharing

It seems like an allergic rash

You need to use an anti-histamine like Chlorpheniramine as well as a topical steroid like Clobetasol

This will help in settling the problem

Please do let me know if you have any more question

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Customer: replied 7 days ago.
What kind of allergy could it be?

It could be due to any soap or even it could have been some insect bite

Another possibility could be scabies and if the above treatment does not work it should be considered as well

Please do let me know if you have any other question

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Customer: replied 7 days ago.
How would I know if it was scabies??

Usually it is a clinical diagnosis but a scarping from the area of rash can show the mites

So mostly clinician treat it on clinical grounds without any test to confirm

Please do let me know if you have any other question

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Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Ok that's all for now, thanks.

You are welcome

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