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Strange Skin Rash (w/ images)
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An_251266 posted:
My mother has a strange skin rash that started near her underarm as a tingling, then became slightly red but started burning. The rash then spread to her legs, as tiny red bumps, on the shins, the lower thighs and the back of the knees -- more so on the left leg than the right leg. The rash on the legs does not burn, but behind the knees burn intensely and are a bit swollen. The rash on the underarm has de-intensified to just a mild burning and some dryness.

Most skin rash conditions I've read about are always accompanied by itching. Her rash doesn't itch her -- it only burns. The closest condition I can attribute to hers is Heat Rash, which somewhat makes sense since she is going through her menopause.

She has seen her doctor, who told her to apply Calamine lotion, wait and see if the rash spreads. She then met with a dermatologist, who spoke with her for literally 30 secs and gave her a sample of -------. Most of her doctors are covered by her very cheap insurance and they don't seem to care enough to give a thorough analysis.

Could anyone provide additional information or opinions?

[The photos appear less intense than the rash actually is due to the flash from the camera.>
Full Leg: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/42/img0490ve.jpg/
Back of Knee: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/849/img0489kc.jpg/
Lower Thigh: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/194/img0488dg.jpg/
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dbettencourt responded:
Forgot to put the name of the sample, which is CeraVe moisturizing lotion.


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