Discussions By Condition: I cannot get a diagnosis.

contagious itchy skin rash

Posted In: I cannot get a diagnosis. 1 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 16, 2007
  • 00:30 AM

I work in an assisted living facility. Over the past 5 months quite a few of our residents have developed a very itchy skin rash. These people have their own physicians and as a result, we've seen different diagnoses! One said "scabies" , another said "contact dermatitis", another said "allergic food reaction"...etc! This rash starts as small pink, slightly raised bumps and seems to spread quickly. The itching is so intense it hinders sleeping, and seems to become worse at night. New cases seem to crop up without a pattern--ie: residents from opposite areas of the building who rarely socialize.
We use safety precautions, but not knowing what we are dealing with and seeing new cases on a weekly basis has obviously caused much concern!

Reply Flag this Discussion

1 Replies:

Thanks! A moderator will review your post and it will be live within the next 24 hours.

Signs of a Psoriasis Flare

Know the five types of psoriasis and how to spot flares.

How Diabetes Medications Affect Your Appetite

Newer diabetes treatments can suppress appetite and aid weight loss.

What to Do For Dry Mouth

Try these tips to get your salivary glands back into action.

The Painkiller – Constipation Connection

Constipation is a common side effect of opioid and narcotic pain medicines.

9 Signs of Sensitive Skin

Is it sensitive skin or something else?