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Gooseygoosey12345 Fri 15-Jan-21 21:09:17

Sorry, posting here for traffic

I've had a rash which has gotten better and then worse over the last couple of months. It's on my ribs and across my breasts.

Well now it's come up on the back of my neck and where the waist band of where knickers would be on my lower abdomen.

I genuinely want to rip off my skin, it looks a bit like hives but then there's also a couple of parts that look almost like bites, but no one else has been bitten and there's no fleas in the house.

The GP had a quick look when I was in for something else and said to try steroid cream, which I have, but it's not helped at all. I'll try anything at this stage, please help!

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GodOfPhwoar Mon 18-Jan-21 02:33:32

I think the previous poster may have meant rabies not scabies. Have you been around any dogs recently?

Canuckduck Mon 18-Jan-21 02:39:48

I had that PR rash a number of years ago. I was wearing a wool sweater and was at the cinema and felt the weirdest itchy prickling sensation. When I got home I went to get changed and was covered in that rash, it was so odd. It went away after a couple of weeks but nothing was really helped. I was told it was viral and just had to run it’s course.

GodOfPhwoar Mon 18-Jan-21 03:26:54

Canuckduck

I had that PR rash a number of years ago. I was wearing a wool sweater and was at the cinema and felt the weirdest itchy prickling sensation. When I got home I went to get changed and was covered in that rash, it was so odd. It went away after a couple of weeks but nothing was really helped. I was told it was viral and just had to run it’s course.

Actually, my mate’s brother got a really bad rash which he thought might be scabies. Finally worked out that it was the fake Prada jacket he’d been wearing as it stopped when he didn’t wear that and was only where it had been I contact with his skin.

mortensmike Mon 18-Jan-21 03:50:34

Shingles ?

Gooseygoosey12345 Tue 19-Jan-21 16:27:27

Just a quick update for anyone who's interested. Antihistamine has helped A LOT with the itching, and using the anti fungal and steroid creams have made it look less angry. I'm not sure which is helping more so I'm just going to continue using both. Hopefully it'll piss off soon! Thanks for all the help and advice

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Connelloni Tue 19-Jan-21 21:10:58

Glad you’re feeling a bit better! Hope it continues to improve x

Blueuggboots Wed 20-Jan-21 19:14:08

Does it look like this?
I've had this for a few weeks but it's got worse over the last few days...
Spoke to GP (who saw photos) and has given my flucloxacillin for ? Folliculitis but PR sounds more likely. I had a circular bit under my armpit about a week before this started.
I'm using loratidine AND chlorphenamine antihistimines and using moisturiser. It's horrible.

I've not been ill at all. I also have been taking vitamin D supplements for months...

Blueuggboots Wed 20-Jan-21 19:15:50

Ps. Had a covid test too - negative.

Gooseygoosey12345 Wed 20-Jan-21 20:50:05

@Blueuggboots yes quite similar to that! I can't seem to get a good picture of mine. I've not been ill either and had a negative Covid test and haven't been anywhere since! So strange isn't it. I hope you get some relief soon, the only thing that's helped at all for me is the two creams and piriton, it hasn't really taken the rash down yet, it looks less angry, but it's definitely helped with the itching.

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VestaTilley Wed 20-Jan-21 20:54:47

Are you pregnant? I got a rare rash in pregnancy called PEP (formerly PUPPS). It was unbearable. Worse at night. I was up clawing at my skin (abdomen, feet and ankles) every night for weeks before the birth.

It’s quite rare and my midwife has never seen it before - it’s basically an allergy to your own pregnancy! It got better about 3 weeks after the birth. It’s more common with multiple pregnancies and having boys.

Only thing that helped was steroid cream and antihistamines. Do you have an auto immune disease? That may make you more disposed to things like this.

Gooseygoosey12345 Wed 20-Jan-21 23:23:09

No not pregnant, I think I'd cry haha!
I have been concerned about an auto immune disease because of other symptoms but it's not easy to get investigations done at the moment and I don't know whether I'm just being a hypochondriac grin

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ElizabethinherGermanGarden Thu 21-Jan-21 18:38:40

@Blueuggboots I swear that is dishydrotic eczema - basically a sweat rash but an eczematous over response. I have had really similar and it is awful. I get rid of it when it flares up with a couple of days of antifungal cream (I tend to use lamasil because that's what's around but clotrimazol would be fine) followed by hydrocortisone until it goes. I think you can get canesten and hydrocortisone In one cream to make it easier but I've never used that. I find if I just use HC it doesn't fully go but with the antifungal

ElizabethinherGermanGarden Thu 21-Jan-21 18:41:06

Pressed post too soon. It does go if I use both HC and antifungal. Had it hideously all over feet and ankles last summer and was agony but also on the underside of my forearms where I rest them on the desk while typing. Anywhere that gets a bit sticky gets a rash if I'm not careful! When I found what works it was like magic.

Jdhshekr Thu 21-Jan-21 18:59:15

If you’ve had Covid at any point over the past year (even if you’ve not known that you’ve had it), it could be related to that. DC and I are still getting a rash that looks like a cross between hives and chickenpox that comes up whenever we are run down. A few friends who have had Covid have had the same rash. It itches like mad.

Gooseygoosey12345 Thu 21-Jan-21 22:03:21

@Jdhshekr I suppose I could've had it without knowing. It does sound like what you've described, it's so strange.

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