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Help with diagnosis for 21 year old daughter

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  • Posted By: reilly2
  • January 31, 2007
  • 10:43 PM

My daughter is 21 and right before christmas she came home from school tired. Than she developed what looked like hives on her hip. She saw her primary care twice, sent her to infectious disease doc. She is an athlete. He treated her for athletic staff infections. Hive like things kept coming. Saw him 2 more times he said his diagnosis was wrong. Saw primary care again ran bloodwork all normal. Saw allergist normal. Saw dermatologist did biopsy. Not hives. Every day she get more on her face neck hands, feet whole body. I am waiting to go into boston with her but does anyone have any ideas?

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  • hi does she have fever?did she do immunologic test like RF,ANADID SHE HAVE ,MOUNTH ULSER OR ALOPSIA?
    golnaz 9 Replies
    • January 31, 2007
    • 10:56 PM
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  • hi does she have fever?did she do immunologic test like RF,ANADID SHE HAVE ,MOUNTH ULSER OR ALOPSIA?DID SHE HAVE ANY PET?
    golnaz 9 Replies
    • January 31, 2007
    • 10:57 PM
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  • No fever, just tired and has a cold right now. Bumps look like hives but that was ruled out. Very itchy they last a few days and new ones pop up. She has had thyroid, liver, mono, anemia, white cell, cbc all normal. I'm not sure about the other tests.
    reilly2 5 Replies
    • January 31, 2007
    • 11:01 PM
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  • Did you think of Shingles ? it can last for a yr if not looked after. go back to the doctors
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 31, 2007
    • 11:08 PM
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  • they said she is too young for shingles and that wasn't it. I did ask about that. she never had chickenpox but had the shot for it
    reilly2 5 Replies
    • January 31, 2007
    • 11:09 PM
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  • Has she been tested for Lyme and the co infections??? They can produce strange bumps, as can Lupus. They can all have strong fatigue too. Just some other thoughts....Hope she feels better soon.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 3, 2007
    • 00:44 AM
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  • All bloowork lupus, lyme disease, thyroid, cbc, white cell count, liver, everything normal. Chest xray normal. They are sending her for an abdominal and chest CAT scan tomorrow just grasping at straws. She hadn't had a breakout from Wednesday to Saturday and then yesterday it started again and tonight she says it's worse than ever. I am wondering if it could be stress. College, athlete, work now worrying about the tests she is having tomorrow. I mentioned stress to the dr and they said no.
    reilly2 5 Replies
    • February 6, 2007
    • 02:48 AM
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  • After nurmerous blood tests, 2 CAT scans, biopsy the exterminator diagnosed my daughter. She had bedbugs! I suggested that muliple times to doctors and was shot down........ I guess Mother still knows best. She is fine no more spots no more fatigue. Her place was exterminated.:)
    reilly2 5 Replies Flag this Response
  • Whenever I see a rash I think of an allergic reaction. Please have her write down everything she is eating, and how her rash is on a scale of 1 to 10, and see if you find a pattern. Is she taking any medications including birth control? Since it gets better and then worse this suggests allergy or food intolerance of some sort. The best treatment for this is NAET. Please look into to this and visit www.naet.com. They will pinpoint exactly what it is she is sensitive to, and then clear it from her system. It really helps! Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
  • Thanks for the reply. She ended up having bedbugs! That is what was wrong the whole time. Her apartment was exterminated and she's fine.:p
    reilly2 5 Replies Flag this Response
  • Glad to hear that - oops, I didn't realize your last post that you were the original poster:) .
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
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