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Rash on limbs - no one knows what it is

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  • Posted By: Bruin30
  • February 22, 2009
  • 04:13 PM


Last May I developed a severe rash. It started on my right elbow and spread to my entire right arm/hand, left arm/hand, right leg/foot, and left leg/foot. No neck or head. No back. No stomach or chest. It is raised, red skin that itches terribly. I spent hundreds of dollars going to different doctors and none of them could give me a clear diagnosis. I was prescribed antibiotics, creams, the works. None of them worked.

Coincidentally, about a month later I went back to the doctor to get some blood work. The day after they took a couple tubes of blood, the disease started going away. A couple of days later, it was completely gone. I thought maybe I had run across some poison ivy or something mowing the yard and it had run its course.

Earlier this week, I noticed a small rash starting again on my upper right arm. Today, it has spread to my entire top right arm, and a little underneath my elbow. I have no doubts this is the same thing, and will again move to all the limbs.

I don't want to spend all that money going back and getting the same run-around again. Does anybody on here have any idea what this could be? My wife thinks it might be an allergic reaction to amoxicillan, which I finished about 2 weeks ago for a sore throat. But, as I said, I finished it 2 weeks ago. Why would the rash just be starting now? And not only starting, but spreading?

I haven't been out mowing the grass lately. Nothing has changed. No other medicines (other than my usual Zyrtec).

My throat has also been a little sore this time with occassional eyes watering, but I don't know if that's connected to the rash or just my normal sinus problems.

Please help!

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