I have a small rash on my chest. about the size of a quarter. I noticed it on tuesday. I suffer from eczema through out my life all over my body. I am practicing hot yoga and have been doing so for the past 30 days. I used Hydrocortizone cream and nothing is happening. The rash is slightly warm to the touch. I am not sure if this is eczema, heat rash or something more serious?
Assuming this is a red rash and not a darkly pigmented lesion, the rash may pose the threat of spreading but is unlikely to be otherwise dangerous. Having observed eczema all your life this rash should be distinguishable from that. From your description this could be anything from allergy, to skin disorders of unknown cause, to infection (bacterial or fungal, for example ringworm). I would caution against further use of hydrocortisone cream for if this is infection the cream could make it worse.
Given that this rash is not clearing on its own, I suggest that you have a doctor or his nurse take a look at it.
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