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July 24, 2010 6:54 PM Subscribe
Does my boyfriend's daughter have a rash or an acne flare-up?
Symptoms: Friday morning, a red splotchy rash on shoulders, upper chest. By Friday night and even more so on Saturday morning, rash still there but with addition of what look like tiny whitehead pimples - hundreds (maybe thousands) of them. No itching
, just plenty of embarrassment. Help!
posted by Jaie to Health & Fitness (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
A dose of oral Benadryl made no change.
A few things to consider: She just turned 18. A week ago Friday she got a new tattoo on her back. We have been using plenty of A&D Ointment on it; there is some overlap between the rash area and the tattoo, but not much. She spent all day Thursday at the Warped Tour in the sun, temps in the upper 90s. Wore a spaghetti-strap tank top and a bikini top, which left the area now affected bare. Used a spray-on sunscreen, which she put mostly on her shoulders and upper back. Came home, took a shower, went to bed.
Also of note: She has been visiting us for a week, but normally does not live with us. Her mother maintains her health insurance; I do not know the status since her birthday. It would be seen as very presumptuous of me to take her to the doctor, but I'll take her to an emergency clinic on Sunday anyway if it seems warranted. However, her main desire is just to clear up her skin.