Medical Questions > Conditions and Diseases > Acne and Skin Disorders Forum

Major skin irritation, is this a rash? Need help!*/sihqi0qgr/
(Taken hours ago but its worse now, spreading to my back and to groin.

Age:17 years old
Been happening for 3-4 days
Where: My stomach, arms, neck, thighs itch.
Medical history:Nothing major.

I'm going to see the doctor when they open but this just formed 3-4 days ago and I can't stop scratching. First time this has happened so it's kind of surprising. It started out at the stomach area and branched out towards my crotch area, my neck and then to both my arms. I'm not sure if it's because the things I put on my body such as sunblock, body wash, and baby oil (I only started using baby oil after swimming with sunblock to make my skin less dry and I suspect that is the culprit). However, I'm not sure how it would have spread to my crotch area.
Any at home remedies to soothe this kind of annoyance as I wait to consult my doctor?
Did you find this post helpful?

User Profile
replied July 23rd, 2014
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out.

I have checked the photograph and from the symptoms and photograph it looks like hives. The most likely triggers for acute urticaria (hives) are allergies, allergies to medicines,Viral infections, , dental and sinus infections, fungal infections, blood transfusions and vaccines. But sometimes hives may be idiopathic.

Wear cotton clothes and use calamine lotion on the itchy areas. Also use mild soaps like Dove or Cetaphil and consult a dermatologist as you need to get antihistaminics and a course of oral steroids prescribed. The dose of steroids may be tapered and hence taken it only under medical supervision.

I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and regards.
Did you find this post helpful?

replied July 23rd, 2014
Did you find this post helpful?
Must Read
Acne is a common skin condition - but what types of acne can a person have? Start learning about acne here....
Does chocolate or greasy food cause acne? Learn the difference between fact and who is at risk for getting acne?...
Severity of acne and symptoms vary by individual. Learn the difference between mild and sever acne here...and when you should seek medical help for acne....
DISCLAIMER: "Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals. For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our medical experts page. You may also visit our Acne and Skin Disorders , for moderated patient to patient support and information.

The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician. Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.