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New rash on chest
« on: March 14, 2018, 06:59:13 AM »
Picture of rash
White 23F. 5'5 250 lbs in midwest US.
New rash showed up on the 12th when I woke up
Rash is located on my chest just below my neck. Slightly raised, redder than the picture signifies, warm to touch, and began itching slightly this evening.
Hx of eczema on my hands as a child, chicken pox as a child. No recent change in perfumes, laundry detergents, body wash, hair products, etc. Cerave daily moisturizing lotion helps slightly.
BP is usually slightly elevated (~130/86). No other medical conditions. Hx anxiety. Started a new job recently, but not sure if it's related.
Only current medication is Nuvaring. Have been on this for a few years and have not DC'd any meds recently.
Re: New rash on chest
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2018, 09:50:41 PM »
Irritant or allergic contact dermatitis is most likely. Why not consider trying some topical hydrocortisone for a week or two.
Re: New rash on chest
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2018, 03:46:25 AM »
Irritant or allergic contact dermatitis is most likely. Why not consider trying some topical hydrocortisone for a week or two.
Thank you! I ran to a clinic and was prescribed triamcinolone 0.1%. I was also told to take 10 mg Claritin daily. Would this be less effective than OTC hydrocortisone cream?
Re: New rash on chest
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2018, 11:47:14 AM »
Triamcinolone is much more effective than hydrocortisone.