I developed what I thought was a rash in Barcelona
Patient :I developed what I thought was a rash in Barcelona two weeks ago. It didn't get better with any topical creams so I went to the hospital. They told me it was an allergic reaction and those were hives (I've never had an allergic reaction before but upon looking it up online that was indeed the case). I got some pills that help suppress the immune system and some histamines (H1s). As soon as I started talking the H1s a lot of the redness and puffiness went away.
Over the last two days though it spread from my legs now to my arms, nick and face. Is this normal and should I be worried or is it running it's course?
Thank you for writing to us.
I think that you have a rash because of a viral or bacterial or microbial infection. This is one of the most common causes. It could also be a rash due to the exposure to sun or an allergic reaction to some food substance or metal.
Please try to remember what stuff you have come into contact with that you do not usually come in contact with.
Try to avoid contact with the substance and see if the rash goes away. If it does not, please see a Doctor.
You will probably need antibiotics. A biopsy of the rash will be needed in advanced cases to reach the diagnosis. Do follow up if you have more symptoms other than rash like fever or such symptoms.
Hope this helps you. All the best.
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