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skin rash

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  • Posted By: erinsmogor
  • December 7, 2006
  • 01:53 AM

Ever since I have come back from a vacation in the Carribean one month ago I have had a rash. It is small-pinhead scattered red bumps that itch. they have no natural abcess and are not clustered. They go away and reappear in different spots. I have not changed laundry detergents or any personal products. Noone else I am around is having this problem, including the person I went on vacation with. The sparse rash is mainly on my back and my arms and legs. I have never gotten any types of skin poision reactions (ie: poison ivy) because I am not allergic to it. I normally have very clear fair skin.....and these bumps are not the type of reaction i get to dry skin in the winter. Can ANYONE tell me what this is being caused by? I have looked all over, and I just want it to go away but the benedryl and hydrocortizone cream are only making the itch more toletable. Any ideas or direction to look would be very helpful.

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  • Go to a dermatologist. If they itch, they may be hives. Hives range from the size of a pin ****k to large portions of your body.The same thing happened to me after a mission trip in Africa for a month. They never figured out what caused it. I had them without a break for 2 solid months laying on ice packs to numb it. Now I get them off and on. I have noticed that it's usually during the time in my cycle that my hormones shoot up.. about a week or so before my actual period. This is especially true if it coincides with stress/lowered immune system.
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