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Over the last 3/4 years I have started to suffer from red flushes/rashes. My neck is almost constantly red however it does die down at times and flare back up (pics). Usually at the same time it flares up my chest will do the same, however my chest is not sore and does not swell. My neck however tends to feel slightly raised especially on the back and sides, and feels like bad sunburn, it hurts to even twist it and feels like my skin will rip if i do. At times the redness appears on my arms as well but I can usually control itching through calamine lotion.
My neck/shoulders/back of my shoulders itches like crazy though.
The flare ups tend to last from 5 days - 2 weeks.
Things I've had or that i'm on to treat it.
Citirizine 4 times a day (not had an effect)
Prednisone when its bad (20mg for 5 days) I think this generally slows it down.
Over the counter benadryl (does nothing but helps me sleep through it)
UV therapy (didn't have an impact)
I've also just started sing CBD oil as i've heard its good with inflammation.
I moisturise 4 times a day and use cool derm for my neck at night.
I've stopped using steroid creams due to how it can thin skin out.
The problem is my next doesn't look dry and the flare ups are sporadic, I don't change anything in my lifestyle to trigger it.
I don't drink very much, don't smoke, exercise 5-6 times a week and eat healthy.
Any ideas of what this is, could cause this or treatments I could try when it appears would be appreciated.
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