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persistant rash

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 5, 2007
  • 03:34 PM

About four months ago I had a very itchy patch on my shin. I thought it was either a razor burn or an insect bite. I thought nothing of it. Then these rings of red weeping wounds showed up on the top of my biceps. I thought it was ring worm and took medication for three weeks. Things just kept getting worse until the entire upper part of my biceps and huge sections of my forearms were big cracking oozing scaly rashes. They itch intensly. I went to the doctor she thought it was either a staff infection, or poison oak. The antibiotics she gave me didn't work so I went back. She gave me steroids after 24 hrs it cleared up drastically. After finishing the medication it came back about 4 days later. I scratched it. I went back again. Gave me steroids again. Cleared up entirely, this time. Now about 4-5 days later I am again having my biceps break out. I have not scratched it this time. I don't know why my skin is suddenly messed up. I have no family history of rashes. I am a healthy 25 yr. old. Help!!!

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