- Sep 29, 2014
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The dry skin areas has turned into patches of itchy rash...
That's what I was thinking it was from the sound of your symptoms. My mother just went through this very thing and when the doc saw her rash he knew immediately what it was. He asked her if she was a nervous person and she very quickly said "no", which she really doesn't appear to be....unless you know her well. She has a nervous energy at times and is quite the picker...will sit around of an evening when she is no longer busy and pick at her skin or nails. She used to chew her nails but now wears gel nails over her own to prevent this.It started on the lower, inside portion of my both my arms just below the elbow area. It has spread to just above the elbow and almost to the wrist. I have a spot on my chest right about neckline of a shirt area.
I will get a really intense itching in a specific spot - it will feel like a spider bite, then it will welt up and turn red.
First, I washed the rash area with Hydrogen peroxide, then washed with rubbing alcohol twice a day for 4 days - no change, it spread.
I then tried Hydro-cortisone - that I was given for the rash I had when I had my cancer surgeries. Twice a day for 4 days and no change.
I am now on anti-biotics. I had a wisdom tooth pulled and now have a fever, so got the prescription from the dentist. If the rash is not showing any signs of getting better by Monday, I will get another doctor appointment and make it the main issue so she looks at it.