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So- I either have an allergy or a viral rash.....how do I decide?

(8 Posts)
KatyMac Mon 05-Jan-09 20:51:03

It's on my cheeks, jaw (particularly) & neck It's very hot & red

So do I wait it out or take a piriton & see if it goes?

I am suceptable to both viral rashes & allergies - so I am leaning towards pirton as if it is allergy it will go away.....if it's viral rash it might reduce itching - so that has got to be win/win? hmm

KatyMac Mon 05-Jan-09 21:07:15

Could it be delayed sunburn - I was in the sun until about 2 pm yesterday & it came up about 4pm today?

or maybe prickly heat?

KatyMac Mon 05-Jan-09 21:26:48

no-one?

piriton here I come

KatyMac Tue 06-Jan-09 08:31:54

OK rash is now on face, neck, boobs & belly which throws the sun burn out the window....my belly got nowhere near the sun grin

megandtyler Tue 06-Jan-09 21:08:22

take the piriton it could be hives have a cool bath that should help

KatyMac Tue 06-Jan-09 21:57:27

Do hives go where the sun didn't? I thought they didn't (IYSWIM)- and it appeared about 28hrs after last sight of sun

Bath & piriton are helping - but I now have manky throat & thrush to contend with

I think my body just said - 'stuff you, going on holiday to make everything better, I'll teach you' hmm?

megandtyler Wed 07-Jan-09 09:21:06

hives appear anywhere and everywhere!!! can also appear for no reason if you are stressed

KatyMac Wed 07-Jan-09 16:41:30

All slowly going leaving behind very dry scaly skin

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