I have these red flaky spots all over my body.I thought it was an allergic reaction to a body wash I used @ weeks ago but they still have not gone away.I went to my family doctor she gave me a steroid shot and some pills.I still have this issue.What in the world could it be the spots are small.
I cannot confirm anything without examination,but it can be due to eczema.
Eczema is a form of chronic dermatitis (rash).Allergic reaction is one of the important causes of eczema. Allergic reaction can occur to strong soaps, Solvents, chemicals, certain foods, food additives, plants, metals, cosmetics, even urine and faeces of some animals (dust mites).
Wash the areas several times with fresh water. Do not use any cosmetic products at the sites. You can apply some calamine lotion at the rash as it will help in soothing the skin. You can take some OTC oral antihistamine medications like Benadryl or Claritin and see if it helps.
For mild-moderate eczema a weak steroid may be used (e.g. hydrocortisone as dermacort), whilst more severe cases require a higher-potency steroid (e.g. clobetasol propionate, fluocinonide).
Eczema can be exacerbated by dryness of the skin. Use good quality moisturizers to prevent moisture loss from the skin.
If still the symptoms do not improve then pls get a clinical examination done by a dermatologist.
Hope it helps .Take care and pls do keep us posted in case you have any additional queries.Kind regards.
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