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(7 Posts)
EssentialHummus Tue 18-Apr-17 10:49:10

I'm trying to avoid wasting the GP's time.

I've had this rash for 3ish months now, since I was a few weeks pregnant. It's incredibly itchy, and flares up badly even if I don't scratch. It migrates a bit up and down my temple. Went away almost completely when I was abroad somewhere warmer, flared up as soon as I got on the plane home.

Any ideas? What can I take for this? It's driving me nuts!

user1491572121 Tue 18-Apr-17 13:52:25

It looks like Seborrheic Dermatitis OP. That often goes near the hairline. You need to see the GP for some good cream to treat it.

lazydog Tue 18-Apr-17 17:50:09

I have something that looks identical, exact same spot, and is itchy, but mines a bit smaller in area. I've had it for over a year but haven't bothered going to the Dr about it because I noticed that mine has a definite cycle, with a brief time, every month, where there's nothing visible there at all, so I just blame blasted hormones and try to ignore it.

If you do get a diagnosis, please let me know what it is grin

EssentialHummus Tue 18-Apr-17 18:14:25

lazy I will let you know! grin

user thank you - I might try the pharmacy as a first port of call. Hoping there's something prescription-free out there.

EssentialHummus Wed 19-Apr-17 14:07:39

@lazydog - spoke to a pharmacist this morning, and was given non-prescription E45 Itch Relief cream, which is so far relieving my itching. Will hopefully be enough to avoid a trip to the GP.

lazydog Thu 20-Apr-17 18:17:25

Excellent! Can you let me know if it makes the redness go away too please? I can tolerate the itching enough to ignore it, mostly, but if you've found a miracle cure, I'll grab some when I'm next in the UK (not sold over here.)

EssentialHummus Thu 20-Apr-17 19:19:30

I think it's getting less red - comparison pic from today attached.

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