My mum has had the following for 7 years.....the skin symptons are not always present and tend to go away after 2/3 weeks. However recently they have been lasting for 3/4 months and she is getting increasingly tired and drained. She is 57, has previously had a form of tb when she was 25(lumps of the legs which they called eurythema nodosum), but this wasn't the same. rheumatic fever twice too when she was young.
large red rash on groin area and top of legs - burning and very painful. No cream, steriods or any other medicine has stopped these. it usually turns dark red/purple towards the end. Very hot and sometimes weeps but generally doesn't look like excema or any other skin condition i have seen.
very tired generally all of the time
lots of pain in her joints all the time
she has seen SO many doctors and has been diagnosed with eurythema, sweets disease and lots of other things but no treatment has worked and then they withdraw the diagnosis. the only thing that clears it up is the sun. so the new expert is now saying she should have uv treatment.
she explains it as internal and not a skin thing. she feels like something is attacking her from inside like a virus (which is also what the doctors say but they do not know what it could be - they can find something in her blood but i'm not sure they know).
is there any virus that could have these symptoms and would go away with uv treatment??
ANY help would be appreciated.
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