Creams to help the rash go down?

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Has anyone used a cream/gel which has helped take the rash away? I have a bad bout of HSP at the moment. Antibiotics prescribed by my GP have helped clear up the fever I was experiencing, but my right leg is still very swollen and red. I can't get a shoe on it currently.

Also, does anyone have any good experience with drugs which help stop fuid retention? Over the counter or prescription?



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    Hi Magstah my daughter has found Algesal or 5mg anti histamine. When it comes to fluid retention it depends on your albumin level. The water seems to build up the lower the albumin level. Normal is about 37 My daughters went down to 15
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      many thanks for the advice. I am going to try the Algesal cream, and I will take some antihistamine tablets as I have them in the house for hay fever.

      Do you know what might boost my albumin level?

      Hope your daughter is OK at the moment.



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      Hi Magstah, unfortunately my daughter has not been well looked after since sept 2015 at GOSH and has now been diagnosed with end stage kidney failure and will be on dyalisis soon. They told us the whole way along it would never happen. Even having the "special is consultant" for HSP was a joke! We have been passed over to another consultant who in the past 10 years has not had a case like ours and doesn't have a clue what to do and is now going to research if my daughter has dyalisis and HSP is still active weather a transplant is worth it as the HSP may attach the new kidney. My daughter is 15 and unfortunately the future is not bright!

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