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Q. I developed a rash after getting a massage. What to do?

Answered by
Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 17, 2018 and last reviewed on: Aug 28, 2019

Hi doctor,

I developed a rash after receiving a massage at a local massage center. What can I do about this?

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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • I suggest you try taking the following: Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start taking the medicines after their consent.
  1. Zinc oxide and Calamine lotion topically.
  2. Tablet Zyrtec (Cetirizine).
  • The Calamine will soothe the area, prevent itching and further redness. Zyrtec, which is an antihistamine, which will reduce allergic component, remove histamines from the spots, and remove the bumps.
  • Please monitor for a couple of days. If rashes are increasing, then you may require intravenous antihistamines, and possibly steroids also. If they decrease with medicine, continue the same for a week.
  • If you develop any pustules, you will require an antibiotic to prevent superadded infection. Avoid scratching or itching over the rashes. While bathing, you may add a teaspoon of baking soda to lukewarm water to prevent itching.

Do revert if you have any further query.

For further queries consult an allergy specialist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/allergy-specialist

Thank you doctor,

So, did I have an allergic reaction to something that was used during the massage?

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Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • Most probably, you are having an allergic reaction to something that was used in the massage. However, I am not fully sure about it. Though it was my first suspicion.
  • It may also be heat rashes, as the locations frequently rub against each other. Such rashes occur in tropical countries more, where the climate is hot and humid. Some abrasions could have occurred during the massage, and subsequent rubbing of skin over skin could have raised those bumps.
  • For the same, you are advised to wear loose fitting clothes, keep yourself hydrated and ventilated. Keep applying the lotion and avoid any sticky creams.

Do revert if you need anything.

For more information consult an allergy specialist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/allergy-specialist


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