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hi, i developed this rash about two months ago along whats thought to be swine flu, i have had it once before on my back after traveling for 5 hours in a car with leather seats and it went away so just assumed it was a heat rash, as i did this time until it hasnt gone away

it started on my back then spread to my shoulders and now in my cleavage.

I was on antibiotics for the chest infection with the flu but the rash started prior, i was also on prednisone for 3 weeks but didnt help it at all

ive tried alpha keri moustiersing lotion, and a first aid cream to no avail,

its not itchy, its mostly brownish colour sometimes red

i havent changed any cleaning, laundry products that i can think of, i dry my clothes inside or in a dryer

I'm allergic to grass pollen, havent been taking antihistimes lately tho

I'm allergic to soap but use soap free body wash and liquid hand soaps

any help is appreciated
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From the symptoms it can be contact dermatitis ,sweat dermatitis , heat rash, pityriasis versicolor or pityriasis rosea. Pityriasis versicolor is a common skin infection caused by the yeast Malassezia furfur. This skin disease commonly affects adolescents and young adults, especially in warm and humid climates.
A dermatologist’s evaluation will be the best as treatment is different for all.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.

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great thanks its winter here so not sure! and have shown 3 gps and they didnt know and due to the nz health system seeing a dermatoligist is hard!
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