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What is this rash? Pleasee

Hello, please help me. My partner developed a rash on his face 2 weeks ago. Its red and pink and a mixture between spots and bumps.  Where the spots are the top of the skin looks shiny like a burn but its not blistered. Some of them go crusty round the edges. They are small and big round and other shapes. Anyway anti hystemines did not work and all of  a sudden the rash is spreading daily. Its on his arms, back stomach and neck area.  The body rash is not itchy but the face feels kind of sunburnt??? Please help he is worryingthat he has metal poising as he is a welder. A rapid response is appreciated. Thanks Jxx
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Hi,

How is your partner? Are there other symptoms present? In metal poisoning, symptoms will vary, depending on the nature and the quantity of the heavy metal. Early symptoms may be nonspecific, and there may be nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, headache, sweating, and a metallic taste in the mouth. In severe cases, patients exhibit obvious impairment of cognitive, motor, and language skills. Diagnosis is through blood and urine tests, hair and tissue analysis, or x ray.  Have this evaluated further for proper management. A complete history and clinical evaluation of the lesions needs to be done to reach a diagnosis.

Take care and keep us posted.
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Thanks, he is fine everywhere else apart from he says he has itchy eyeballs? but no he is not poorly at all, although he has commented a couple o times that he has a mettalis taste in his mouth?
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