please someone help me with this. im a fifteen year old girl, who has surprisingly never had any skin problems. never had to deal with acne or anything like that. on thursday, october 27th, i noticed some itchy red bumps on the inside of my left elbow, which later spread to other areas on my arm, and to my neck, face, ears, and a little on my stomach. i went to a doctor on sunday, and was given some benadryl, and prednisolone. ive been using the medication the way i was told, and ive also been using a 2.5% hydrocortisone itch lotion, and nothing is stopping the itching or making the rash go away. actually, in the past 2 days, it's gotten progressively worse, almost completely covering the surface of my neck, and almost half of my face. the only thing that seems to help at all is the use of cold compresses on the affected areas. does anyone have any suggestions on what i could do to help this? another thing, does anyone know what this rash might be? im thinking either eczema or ringworm. my dad had ringworm about three-five months ago, other than that, i dont know how else i could have caught it. im pretty convinced its eczema, but, ive never had eczema in my life, before today. it was completely random. any help will be appreciated, thank you :).
That's a big question! Many cases turn out to be Idiopathic (Cause not identified). However a proportion of cases could be related to intestinal worms, medications, foods and contact allergens(Eg-Natural rubber,latex).Physical urticarias can be caused by pressure or vibrations.Sweating based urticarias are cholinergic urticarias.Thus is cold urticaria relating to temperature, solar urticaria for UVR exposure. insect bites-papular urticaria. Viral infections do play a role, so do bacterial infections(Children).
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