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for about two years i have been getting these big red blotches on my stomache, chest and back and sometimes my neck everytime i would sweat, take a shower or any other moisture in contact with my skin. They apear in random spots every time and They really itch. i did go to a doctor once but she gave me tiny pills that didnt help and she didnt answer my questions clearly. What are these? are they possibly an alergy from moisture?
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replied September 11th, 2009
It's possible that it's from the chlorine in your shower. I had a similar problem and after a week with the chlorine filter on my shower I could sweat without it burning and itching and leaving big red blotches. After just two days I quit getting the red spots from the shower so I think the chlorine builds up in our system and once it's gone you will be very happy. Try a shower filter, I prefer the vitamin C shower filter because it's all natural and the vitamin C is also good for our skin. I wrote a testimonial about what the chlorine does to us at chlorinefreeshower.info. Good Luck
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replied September 12th, 2009
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it could be a fungal infection or rash. can be caused by sweat or public swimming pools. im no expert but if its a fungal rash usually the dr can perscribe cream for it and it goes away in no time.

maybee c another doctor some are better than others!
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replied September 12th, 2009
thanks for your coments! Ill try a shower filter and if it doesnt work i might just go to another dr to see if it really is a fungal infection EEPS i hope it wont. i hope the shower filter works.
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replied August 8th, 2012
Iv juat been to the doctors for the same thing, turns out to be an alergie to wash powder or shower gel. As i brought some cheap shower gel the other day! Id recommend to use simple shower gel amd to stand in a cold shower it takes the itchyness away
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replied June 3rd, 2013
Out of the blue i started to itch on my back, neck, and stomach, then i took a warm shower and after i got out i realize i had big red blotches over my back, neck and stomach. What could this be? I know i use some cheap body spray a few days ago, could this have cause it.
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