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Skin Irritation and no rash
jaypiing posted:
About a month ago, I went to the doctor with and was diagnosed with a heat rash. They gave me a steroid cream and told me to use it until the itching went away. I used it for roughly three days and the rash and itchiness went away. About 3-4 days my skin (mostly upper body) started feeling very irritated as though I have mild case of rug burn all over. I haven't gone back to the dr yet, because there is no rash or redness at all. Just the sensation that I've been "rubbed" the wrong way. It doesn't seem to matter whether or not I have a shirt on or not, but it doesn't bother me while I'm sleeping, but once I wake up and get going it seems to kick in and last all day. Everything I have read online says it's stress, but the problem is, I'm not stressed or depressed. I'm a 30 year old healthy male and have made no changes in my life. Any help would be great!!
Mohiba K Tareen, MD responded:
Dear Jaypiing,

The initial rash may have sensitized your cutaneous nerves and led to this sensation you are feeling. If the sensations are persistent and the dermatologist is not able to help you, it would be advisable to contact a neurologist to help with the altered nerve sensation.

I hope that helps
Dr. Mohiba Tareen
Tareen Dermatology, Roseville, Minn
Castle Connoly's America's Top Cosmetic Dermatologists
Adjunct Assistant Professor Univ of MN Dept of Dermatology

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