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Something in my apartment is making me break out in rashes but I can't figure out what.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 4, 2014
  • 00:31 AM

It all started when my boyfriend and I moved into a new apartment in October of 2013. After my second night there I woke up and had weird red spots on my neck and arms but they didn't itch or hurt. I didn't even notice them until I saw them in a mirror. I being a bug-a-phobe immediately assumed it was bugs and had the apartment spray... twice. They kept asking me to catch a bug and bring it in, but no matter what I tried I couldn't find anything. Sometimes I go weeks without getting any and some weeks I have 30+ new ones a day. (Every now and then they will show up on my neck or legs but 95% of them are on my arms). My boyfriend hasn't had a problem, and neither have my nephew and niece when they spend the night, it's only me. I finally went to the dermatologist in April, but she couldn't give me a diagnosis. She said they weren't bug bites, but they weren't hives due to an allergy either. She prescribed a steroid cream to put on the spots and told me to take a Zyrtec in the morning and a Benadril at night for a month to see if they went away. It's been just over a month now and they are starting to itch!! I'd really like to not have to move again, but if I can't get this figured out soon I'm going to have to. Does anyone have ANY idea what it could be? The best answer I got from my dermatologist was "I was SENSITIVE to something in my apartment, but not ALLERGIC", which doesn't quite make sense to me because isn't that pretty much what an allergy is? Please tell me there is someone that has had the same issue and can tell me what I need to do. Thanks so much!

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  • I recommend moving out. Sounds drastic but really think about it. It's not worth it.
    Anonymous 0 Replies Flag this Response
  • I'd move. However, by chance, did you change laundry soap? Are you around people that use dryer sheets?
    Anonymous 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • If the dermatologist ruled out scabies then it is something internal. My educated guess is that you do not have enough stomach acid, the colon needs cleansing for 9 months and parasites are mostly the root cause of these rashes. It could be Morgellons ,microbes, trematodes etc start with enzymes, colon cleansers, eat lots of pumpkin seeds raw cayenne and look at stools. Seeds, nuts, rolled up tomat
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