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Severe itching from rash for 1 year

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 18, 2010
  • 02:41 PM

I am an 83 year old female in reasonably good health except for this rash i developed a year ago. I have been to numerous (11) doctors including alergists, dermatologists. I've had 140 alergy picks and 5 biopsys done at U of M and no one can diagnose the problem.

I am constantly scratching to the point of tearing the skin and this is all over my body.
I have the chills - i'm freezing all the time
when I urinate, it sometimes makes my fingers tingle.

i am on blood pressure medications (toprol and benicar)
This is the only meds i take.

I've tried the oatmeal baths and coloidal baths and this made the problem worse. So much so I was in emergency for this.

I've taken benedril - no relief
I've taken adarax - no relief

I even went so far as to email Dr. Oz but have not been given a response yet.

Please help me.

Lorraine

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  • hi you dont say what the rash loOks like .going by your age it does seem to sound like Lichen Planus Drug (MEDICATION) TAKE A LOOK AT THIS PAGE ,DO TAKE A LOOK AT THE PICTUERS OF THE SIKN DOWN AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE http://www.dermnet.com/Lichen-Planus-Drug ASK YOUER DR IF THE PILLS YOU ARE ON CAN DO THIS TO YOUR SKIN EVEN IF YOU HAVE BEEN ON THEM FOR A LONG TIME IT CAN STILL CANGE FOR NO REASON LOOK AT SIDE EFFECTS :p EVEN IF THEY HAVE DONE ALL THE TESTS -----TAKE A LOOK FOR YOUR SELF---
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  • hi take a look at this page .but do some how think it is as the above post .http://www.aad.org/public/publications/pamphlets/common_lichen.htmlthe linchen skin problems we have
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