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severe full body rash

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claracompo Sun 11-Nov-12 16:19:32

Hi there, just joined mumsnet cos i'm feeling frustrated by the doctors and hoping someone out there might have some advice!
18 year old daughter has developed full body rash with severe red, dry, spots from ears to ankles! She has now had this undiagnosed condition for 4 weeks, had to give up her job as a cocktail waitress and return home. Doctors said firstly it's not fungal cos it's too wide spread, a few days later maybe it's fungal! cream supplied just made it worse, went with her to insist doctor did something, and we were sent to A&E. Nurse thought it might be measles so put in isolation, finally seen after 4 hours but because her blood pressure and heart rate were OK they acknowledged rash was very serious but were unable to treat as an emergency and said it was doctors duty of continuous care! Returned to doctors to insist on referal to a dermatoligist and some medication. Doc prescribed a steroid cream which actually helped but she got through a full tube in a day applied twice daily! Returned to doc for more cream and to request blood tests, again had to insist blood works need doing and finally got an appointment for 2 weeks time! Doc wouldn't prescribe more steroid cream yes I know there can be side effects but it's the only thing which seemed to help! However,doc prescribed selsun dandruff shampoo????? as a body wash and to leave on overnight. ````this has caused her skin to crack in the crease of her elbow and looks like a bad burn or scold. Feeling frustrated with doctors' attitude, not knowing is one thing but not doing is a different matter!! Meanwhile my beautiful girl who was working during her gap year has lost her job, boyfriend and confidence.

MrsCantSayAnything Sun 11-Nov-12 17:39:10

Does it look like Rosacea Pityriasis at all?

The reason I ask is that I once had that and it took two doctors to diagnose it and then they had to refer to a book.

I seriously feel bad for your DD...having been there in weird rash territory myself I know how very distressing it is.

Has she had any stress lately? Before the rash I mean?

MrsCantSayAnything Sun 11-Nov-12 17:41:10

If it does look like that, it goes away on its own usually after a month to two months and is said to never recur. Though I DID get a recurrence! But not nearly as bad as the first one. Is there any way you can upload a pic of one of her marks?

I am not a dermatologist but I know a bit due to having had a lot of skin problems..

MrsCantSayAnything Sun 11-Nov-12 17:44:10

Or Is it like this Parapsoriasis

MrsCantSayAnything Sun 11-Nov-12 17:45:09

Also...has she been exposed to anything new at all? Detergent or other things in her immediate environment? Soaps? Skin treatments? Sunbeds?

misspollysdolly Sun 11-Nov-12 17:53:37

Did she have a sore or infected throat (strep throat) in the weeks before the rash started? You can get a type of psoriasis following a throat infection. Look up 'guttate psoriasis' on google for images and description. (sorry - tried to link but phone froze angry) Hope you get to the bottom of this soon. MPD

seoda24 Sun 11-Nov-12 18:54:13

Oh the poor thing.would it be an allergy?could you request allergy tests?i have severe skin problems and when i am bad i just want to lock myself away.it is extremely distressing.is she taking allergy tablets to bring down itch if she has itch?

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