My wife and mother-in-law developed a large rash on the trunk and shoulders of their bodies. My daughter and I did not develop a rash. The only thing I can think of that we did differently was not eat fish one night. The rash developed overnight and does not currently itch. Is it possible to develop this type of rash from fish? And should we be concerned and seek out a dermatologist?
Hard to say. For two family members to get a rash at the same time could represent allergy, or perhaps a virus of some sort. It would be very odd indeed for 2 people to get the same allergy at the same time. Is anyone ill--cough, fever, etc? Does the rash itch?
In either case, you have nothing to lose by waiting a few days. If the rashes don't fade, you can then see a dermatologist. I don't think you ought to label anyone fish allergic on the basis on symptoms like the ones you described.
If the rashes go away, you can assume they were viral and of no lasting consequence.
I seem to have poison ivy. I first treated it with Rhuli gel, which provided comfort but no healing. A pharmacist then suggested Tecnu plus Cortaid--still unbearable itching for several days, and it was only spreading. I then went to the doctor, who took me off Cortaid (I am trying to conceive)and put me just on Aveeno. This relieved itching for the first day or two, and seemed to be clearing up the poison ivy, but I now have hives all over my forearm! Called my doctor yesterday--he thinks I am allergic to the Aveeno and wanted me to try Calamine lotion only. I did that last night, and it is drying up the poison ivy, but I still have the hives on my forearm which are driving me nuts. The good news is, I can hardly feel the poison ivy any more; the bad news is, the raised red rash is not going away.
Any suggestions for relieving this, or should I just stick with Calamine for a while?
Copyright 1994-2016MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.