Discussions that mention erythromycin

Skin Problems board

I was just dx Friday with this though I've had it for a while now. My doctor told me that it will go away on its own, but erythromycin (sp?) will speed it up. I would tell you how it worked, but since I just started taking it I don't know, but the stuff I read on the net seems to back his statement up. I've heard that taking an antihistimine or using calamine or even a steroid cream can help with the itching. My doc said that heat and exertion can irritate it. I had found that out for myself over the past couple of weeks since I love taking long, hot baths. Keeping cool, not exercising or running around, and taking cool showers helped dramatically with lessening both the spots and the itching. My doc also said that there is some evidence that sun exposure will help. I haven't tried it yet so I don't know, but it's worth a shot. Good luck.