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sos with itchy rash before I go crazy

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 9, 2010
  • 06:12 PM

If anyone can help me, I'll be so happy. I have this itchy rash of red, bumps all over my body for at least 2 weeks or more. It started as one spot on my arm and now has spread everywhere and I mean everywhere. I have been taking Benedryl every 4-6 hours, doxepin at bedtime, Singular at bedtime, Pepcid at bedtime and applying hydrocortisone cr 2.5% about 4 times a day. Nothing seems to take care of the itching except for a little while. I've had a kenalog shot and a steroid shot and even IV infusion of Solumedrol, that lasted a couple of days and then the rash came back with a vengenance moving to other parts of the body. I have had 2 diagnosises so far. One doctor said poison oak and a dermatologist swears its eczema. I have never heard of eczema spreading so fast. I even got new soap, shampoo, sheets, and wearing 100% cotton. Sometimes the spots tingle and burn but that's probably irritation from scrAtching which I keep doing especially at night in my sleep-I have blood all over my sheets. Now someone at work has the spots. Surely eczema can't be contagious. I have another doctor's appt with a new doctor and if he can't help me I don't know what I'm going to do. It's affecting my work and my social life. I feel like I'm going to go crazy. Please help me

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