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Itchy, bumpy skin rash on arms and hands

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  • Posted By: laura12
  • December 4, 2006
  • 02:21 AM

Hi. I have had a rash on my arms and hands for 6 months that no one can figure out. It is itchy, red and bumpy, with peeling skin that sometimes crusts over. Some small rash areas and some blisters (but not fluid filled or anything like that) and I don't seem to be contagious. It was on my back for a while, but this has cleared up. I've seen several doctors and dermatologics and have spent a small fortune on creams, ointments and medication that has been prescribed, but nothing helps. I did go on prednisoze for 2 weeks, and the rash mostly cleared up, but is back again. The docs have done several allergy test and a skin biopsy, but to no avail. Has anyone had this, or does anyone have any ideas? I'm so embarrased to go out in public because it's so unsightly. Thanks so much!

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