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DOCTOR: Hello Peter. I am Dr. Casey. What can I do for you today?
PETER: I have a rash on my body that I'd like you to look at.
DOCTOR: Is it everywhere?
PETER: No, just on my chest and arms.
DOCTOR: How long have you had it?
PETER: Three weeks.
DOCTOR: Does it bother you?
PETER: Yes, it itches me.
DOCTOR: Does it itch all the time?
PETER: Yes, I always feel it.
DOCTOR: What have you done for it?
PETER: I've put some lotion on it.
DOCTOR: OK. I need to look at the rash. Ahhhh.
This looks like eczema,
which is a skin rash sometimes caused by dryness that we have
here in Colorado. It is fairly common to get this in the winter
time when it is dry. I am going to give you a prescription for a
hydrocortisone cream to reduce the itchiness. Try this for a
couple of weeks, and if it doesn't get better, let me know.
Is there anything else?
PETER: No, doctor. Thank you.
DOCTOR: Ok. Good bye.
PETER: Good bye.