SRS OT Doc's......

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So for almost a year now I have been experiencing extremely itchy rashes on my face, neck, shoulders & arms. I have spots on my neck that turned my skin color darker. (I'm white) I went to my local dermatologist over the summer and he is so old that he didn't say much other than gave me a steroid cream and sent me on my way. It didn't help...I switched detergents, soaps, watched what I ate. Nothing helped...I also experience tingling in my right arm down to my hand once in a while. I don't get hungry but I eat. My vision gets fucked sometimes and sometimes I can't think straight. I sometimes wake up in the middle of the night sweating. The itching is seriously driving me insane and just by looking at the rashes makes me feel like shit. I don't bother to research anything because I am sure I will get a million different results. I also should mention that I have bowel issues sometimes as well. I can eat anything then not long later I am pissing out my ass.

I am going to call my doctor this week to be seen but figured I'd see if anyone has any insight?
 

TheProwler

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Aug 18, 2002
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A good dermatologist should be able to make most diagnoses just by looking at you. If it's this bad, go see the first guy again and tell him. Most rashes resolve with steroid creams. If it didn't, they will take it more seriously now. If he doesn't, absolutely get a second opinion. This is pretty broad-reaching though for an OT diagnosis.
 
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A good dermatologist should be able to make most diagnoses just by looking at you. If it's this bad, go see the first guy again and tell him. Most rashes resolve with steroid creams. If it didn't, they will take it more seriously now. If he doesn't, absolutely get a second opinion. This is pretty broad-reaching though for an OT diagnosis.

I know I should have got a second opinion a while ago. Just been scared I guess to hear that it's something worse than hives. I'm an idiot
 

Pogi

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Jan 3, 2001
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My wife has Mycosis Fungoides, that presented almost like eczema.

When you are out in the sun does your skin get better?

Bottom line, get to a different doc, have a biopsy done along with a blood test.
 

the_antsy_honda

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Dec 17, 2001
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I know it's different, but I had a reaction to bactrim on the final day of its course that caused hives and huge welty raised patches everywhere.

Doctor ended up telling me to take double claritin day and night + Benadryl and cortisone cream as needed.

Ultimately it took like 3 weeks for my allergy to subside.

I don't know what else is going on with you and it's not the same but I know rashes and itchiness sucks.
 
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I know it's different, but I had a reaction to bactrim on the final day of its course that caused hives and huge welty raised patches everywhere.

Doctor ended up telling me to take double claritin day and night + Benadryl and cortisone cream as needed.

Ultimately it took like 3 weeks for my allergy to subside.

I don't know what else is going on with you and it's not the same but I know rashes and itchiness sucks.
Thanks fam, I have tried claritin, Benadryl. Nothing helps
 
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Wolf

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Mar 23, 2003
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Try taking a daily antihistamine (Zyrtec, etc) to see if that helps.

I had itchiness and dermagraphia for a while (scratch the itchy and it leaves puffy red lines). Doc suggested the antihistamine since it appeared to be an allergic reaction.
It solved the issue, and after about a year of taking the allergy pills, I tried stopping and the issue didn't return. :dunno:
 

ballzofsteel83

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Look into chronic hives. I randomly developed them a few years ago. Usually the trigger is never found, but the body resolves itself after some time. I get shots of Xolair every month that get rid of the hives.
 

AndyP

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Jun 17, 2004
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A good dermatologist should be able to make most diagnoses just by looking at you. If it's this bad, go see the first guy again and tell him. Most rashes resolve with steroid creams. If it didn't, they will take it more seriously now. If he doesn't, absolutely get a second opinion. This is pretty broad-reaching though for an OT diagnosis.
Yeah :rofl: this is outside the realm of OT diagnostics
 
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