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Sunday, July 18, 2010 adette, Community Member, asks

Q: rash that will not go away

I am a  36 year old female and I have some kind of rash well I don't know what it is on the back of my leg they are a group of red bumps that stay in that same area and they itch really bad I hardly ever go outside,I've changed washing detergents I use the free and clear after this started I use dove soap always but this rash thing will not go away.please help me.    thank you so much tired of itching

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Merely Me, Health Guide
7/21/10 5:17pm

Hello Adette

 

How is your rash now?

 

There are so many causes for rashes...one could write a book.  I did just write a post about what to do if you have an unexplained rash that you may want to read.

 

It could be some sort of allergic reaction...you mentioned that you changed washing detergents.  I am wondering if that could be a potential cause.  Is there any possibility that this is a heat rash?  Do you have any food allergies that you know of?  Have you taken any new medications?

 

It really is a process of elimination that a doctor could help you with. 

 

What have you tried to treat your rash with?  Anything?  Does calamine lotion or cortisone cream help at all?

 

I would recommend seeing your doctor if this rash does not go away. 

 

Let us know what happens and thank you for your question.

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By adette, Community Member— Last Modified: 01/28/14, First Published: 07/18/10