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Itchy Skins Sores

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 11, 2007
  • 06:53 PM

I have had reoccuring skin sores on my body for 3 months. It is not really a rash, more like open sores. The first one I noticed I thought was an insect bite. (This is what they most look like). There is no puss, oozing or blistering. They are very itchy and have spread across my abdomen (first ones were on left hip), up my left back, first down my left leg then the other and now are on my arms.

I have tried various essential oils and changing my laundry detergent though I already used a free and clear one. After 2 months went to the doctor and tested negative for shingles, leukemia, lymes, and mono. My doctor ruled out any parasite as she said it did not appear to be any of those. My doctor has no idea what it is. Thought maybe an allergic reaction. Gave me claritin which did not help. Told me to take Benadryl and has given up on diagnosising what it is. We have no pets, have had no visible parasites, ticks, bugs in the house. The itch is very pervasive and makes me extremely uncomfortable. Please advise.

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  • HI- not sure how your doctor ruled out any parasite, but bed bugs and scabies can cause the rash you describe- can you see a dermatologist?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 12, 2007
    • 04:45 AM
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  • go to a dermatology web site and look at the pix. Muscollosum contagiosum or something like that.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • October 12, 2007
    • 11:23 AM
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  • Moluscum contagiosum produces fleshy tags rather like soft warts not open sores however I agree with looking at a dermatology site.Itchy open sores could be bacterial but I guess the doctors have swabbed them and taken specimens.Perhaps a drug reaction because of the itchyness. Or Chicken pox but I bet that has been tested for too.Hope you get better
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 12, 2007
    • 01:06 PM
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  • The doctor ruled out bedbugs and scabies because of the locations and also because my husband and no other family members have had this during the last three months or even prior.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 12, 2007
    • 03:14 PM
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  • It doesn't look like Muscollosum contagiosum . They are not papules, more like itchy areas that develop scabbing because I have itched them. The prescription hydrocortizone she gave me also did not work.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 12, 2007
    • 03:19 PM
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  • What about blood work for syphillis?
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • October 13, 2007
    • 00:33 AM
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  • Are you diabetic?
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • October 13, 2007
    • 06:15 AM
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