i'm a teen and have had a severe rash on my legs for months now ( over 4 months ). the rash is only on the legs. starts from the foot area ( top of foot) and goes up to the knee. a little rash on the thigh, but really tiny. the rash on the rest of the leg is quite bad. it feels tender if you touch or press on it, and its a sort of red/purple colour. it is raised on the skin and some bits are sort of in patches. very itchy. so far the doctor ive seen has ignored the rash all together and says its not important which is forcing me to relieve the itch by improvising and applying various creams: eucerin ( both cream and sometimes the soothing spray- helped a little,not much ) also used fucidin cream, again helped a little more than eucerin but not much. calamine cream has helped the most.
i also had a very bad chest infection that wouldn't shift. stayed for about 2-3 months on and off. antibiotics help clear the 'heavy' feeling on the chest, but i still have a cough, mostly a dry cough but sometimes alittle flem ( not green anymore though).
about a month ago i found a little lymph on my neck ( above collar bone ). it was about 2 cm then ( ct scan says ) but now i think it feels smaller.
i also have an enlarged lymph in my chest ( also from ct scan ). before i had the scan done, they said the shadow in the x ray was a ches infection, but now apparently it's the lymph.
the ct scan shows some sort of scar or something on the lung. they said that could be because the lymph is pressing on the lung, but i'm not convinced ( the doctor isn't very good ).
i've lost a bit of weight, mainly because i'm not eating very much, so its not unexplained weight loss. i sleep a lot. but to be honest i slept a fair bit before i felt unwell so its not that unusual. although it is more now.
when the symptoms started i had very severe pains in my left side. thought it was the heart, but apparently not. lthough the echo shows i have fluid around the heart. but the doctor says its ok ( sure he would, its not his heart ).
but, the pain in the chest has now gone. before it was so bad i had to take co codamol almost every day. i now think the pain could have been a combination of pain in the sholder bone ( it sticks out a little ).
a few years ago ( about 5 ) i was told i have athritis in both knees ( because of the pain i have in them ) sometimes they're stiff. not always so bad though.
so....all in all.... not sure what i have.
what do you think is the most likely option. please be honest !
any help/advice will be appreciated.
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