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I got a rash on hands neck and face, its been a few days now

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I got a rash on hands neck and face
JA: How long have you been dealing with this issue? Any other skin concerns?
Customer: its been a few days now never had it before
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: i do have exzema but i dont think its that
Submitted: 11 days ago.
Category: Medical
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Hi
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Rash
Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 11 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.

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Ok thanks
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Thats rash on my hands dont know what it is
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Feels
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Very rough
Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 11 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.

May I know your age?

How long have you had the rash?

Do you have any other symptoms?

Itching?

Are you on any regular medicine?

Thank you for your patience.

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
I am 30 years old
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Its been about 4 days
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Yh feels itchy and burning sensation aswel
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Rash on face to
Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 11 days ago.

Were you doing any gardening or touching anything new?

Change in diet?

New medicine?

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
B
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
No nothing other that i had a covid vaccination
Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 11 days ago.

Did it start immediately after the vaccination?

When did this start? How many days?

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Started on same day
Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 11 days ago.

Thank you for your reply.

I'm sorry to hear about your symptoms, I know this must be a difficult time.

I'll try my best to help.

I am typing my reply, kindly allow me some time.

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Ok
Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 11 days ago.

You are most likely suffering from an acute allergic reaction.

In case you develop difficulty swallowing, swelling in the mouth and throat or trouble breathing or the condition deteriorates kindly go to ER.

It requires urgent treatment.

You may tide over the current episode with the following.

The way to manage your condition is to have antihistaminics working round the clock.

This can be achieved by taking medicines at regular intervals.

You may take a strong antihistamine like Atarax(Hydroxyzine) 25mg in the morning and 50 mg before sleeping. This is very effective, but a prescription medicine.

If sedation is an issue, and you want to avoid sedation, do the following.

Fexofenadine(180mg once a day) has the advantage of being non-sedating,

You may use Fexofenadine 180mg daily once. Available OTC.

Apply 1% Hydrocortisone cream twice a day for 7 days on areas of excessive rashes, and then once daily in the morning for another 7 days. Aveeno's 1% hydrocortisone anti-itch is a good brand.

It is not as effective as sedating antihistamines(mentioned above) in Urticaria.

Do not apply Calamine lotion as sometimes it may aggravate the situation.

Do not bathe in hot water, use a lukewarm shower.

Use a cleanser like Dove bar, Basis, or Camay. Don't use soap.

Additional strategies that may be helpful include.

If itching is severe- apply a cold compress and keep a good anti-itch cream like Sarna (Camphor+Menthol) in the refrigerator and apply it cool, feels much better.

Avoid stressful situations as much as possible. Ensure a good night's sleep of 8 hours. They are well-known triggers.

Lastly, if the condition does not improve or deteriorates kindly see your doctor for further management.

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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