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extremely itchy rash
An_248545 posted:
I've had this rash for several months now. At first my doctor said it was an allergic reaction but after it still kept coming back she now says it's eczema. I've looked at pictures of eczema online and none really look like what I have. I'm 23 and never had skin problems before, I didn't even have acne as a teenager. It is extremely itchy. I remember chicken pox as a child and this feels even worse. The rash isn't always there but it usually appears daily- sometimes it's on my back, other times on my chests/arms/legs and it's started to come on my face. It will go away with Benadryl but comes back after the medicine wears off. I've changed my laundry detergent, soap etc and I havent been able to find out anything consistent that seems to trigger it, sometimes it appears when I'm home, at work etc. The picture isn't great but usually there's these red streaks and "welp" like marks with the rash.
suemont responded:
I have the same problem, went to a dermatolagist and did blood test, it's an autoammune disease...Lupus, rhuematoid arthritis, unfortunately they want to do a lot more blood test to determine which and what type, can't afford so not sure what to do next, Test cost upwards of $2,000 which my insurance doesn't cover. I've been using Bold Bond anti itch, helps some, as does corizone. hope this helps you a little.

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