I am anxious as i got a rash just below my left chest, like a 2.5 inch welt like band (like a sunburn, non itchy) after a deep kissing exposure with a csw. The experts on this form have told me to move on as this is not a risk for hiv specifically, however the rash and the timing of the rash is causing me anxiety and i live in Asia, where docs simply say its a rash and dont give details on what rash it is.
The doc did say it was a rash or it was herpes, but since propaderm ointment 0.025% cleared it up within 1-2 days of use, he finally said it is not herpes.
1. Question - Will Propaderm clear up a HIV or a Viral Rash? Will it clear up so soon like with in 2 days?
I have been getting bouts of Urticaria but the welts are transient and come after a shower or after applying pressure but it isnt anything like this 1st rash under my chest, where the rash remains and is non itchy. I am not allergic to anything that i know of and have just been very anxious and therefore get hot flashes due to panic from time to time.
1 week after this rash cleared up, i had an itchy left calf and an itchy thigh, which after itching turned into a welt and a bruise due to the itching. For this the doc. gave me more propaderm ointment and allegra 120mg x 2 per day for 3 weeks. I have had no rashes since and this 2nd bout of rash cleared up in 3 days after use of these medications.
I was tested by 4th generation hiv test at 26 days and the results were negative.
The rashes are causing me anxiety. I know rashes are difficult to diagnose online, however, perhaps a doctor can tell what a rash may have been based on what medication effectively worked on the rash. Pls. try and help me.
Would appreciate your advise / help. Ps. Am still finishing up my dose of allegra, and have not used the propaderm beyond 5-days of the rashes clearing up.
What might you make of this and use of Propaderm (Cortisteroid 0.025%) for these rashes?