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I have a rash on my right rib cage and upper back, 2 days.

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I have a rash on my right rib cage and upper back
JA: How long have you had the rash? Have you used any medication for it?
Customer: 2 days. No medication
JA: Got it. Have you seen a doctor about the rash?
Customer: no
JA: Thank you so much for your time. Finally, is there anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: I have AF and onset diabetes

Hi..Dr Hayat here..Can I have a look plz

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
How do i send you a photo

By uploading via the paper clip at the bottom left of screen

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Can you give me your email address please so I can send photo
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
i can't upload the photo

U can get help from someone in uploading that. It might not be possible without seeing it

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Have emailed you the phote of the rash

Let me have a look

Is it on the right side only ?

And extending to the back ?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
On my back it is mainly on the same side but more pronounced

This is herpes zoster...

Needs some anti viral cream...and meds as below

1. Acyclovir ointment

2. Paracetamol tablets for pain

3. Cetrzine table once day

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Thanks how do I get these?

They are available at Boots..

Is there anything else you need to know?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Is it not pityriasis rosea?
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Also can I travel with this as due to travel this week with my job?

No...its not pitryseas..Yes you can travel

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