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Deep heat rash?? Help

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by ohitsnicola, Jun 4, 2014.

  1. ohitsnicola

    ohitsnicola Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi sorry this isnt diabetes related but i just sprayed some deep heat spray on my leg/back for sciatica and now the bend of my left arm all the way down to my wrist has come up in a rash and it hurts! But my leg and back is fine! What do i do???
     
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    ConradJ Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    What does it tell you to do on the can? It sounds like you're suffering an allergic reaction. Maybe call NHS Direct (111?)
     
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    ohitsnicola Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It says to stop using if excessive irritation, allergic reaction or unwanted effects occur. I dont get it though because i have used it before on my back and leg and no problems and well no problems now either except for my arm :s
     
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    ConradJ Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    The make-up texture of our skin changes from place to place - perhaps your arms are just allergic to it.

    Other things to consider:
    1. Is it a new can?
    2. Is it an old can and out of date?
    3. Have you put something else on your arms today that could cause a reaction if mixed with it (e.g. suncream)?
    4. Did you spray too close (and not 6+ inches / 20+cm away)?
     
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    ohitsnicola Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes it was a new can! and no I didn't spray too close I don't think because I was spraying the back of my leg, just so confusing haha but it's okay this morning
     
  6. ConradJ

    ConradJ Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Been off-line for a couple of days...

    That's good to hear.
     
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