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Strange rashes, need help!

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  • Posted By: katochan1991
  • June 4, 2009
  • 01:38 AM

Hello, my name is Katrina and I'm seventeen years old. For as long as I've known, the only problem I've had, medically, was sicklebetathacemia, a type of sickle cell.

About three years ago, I got a strange rash. There were large, inflamed and very, very irritating welts all over my back, arms, legs, chest and neck, but they would only appear if I scratched my skin. Also my feet would hurt, and the heels and balls of my feet felt as if I were walking on sharp rocks. When I wasn't walking they felt hot and irritated and very itchy. I had a moderate fever and my arms and legs were in excruciating pain. After spending a week in the hospital I was released, but my doctors were unsure of what caused my sudden 'allergic reaction' and they were sure it was not related to my blood disease.

About a week and a half ago, the same strange symptoms; the rash, the irritation in my feet although the pain is not as bad, the nasty welts and even stranger and new areas with welts, near and around the area were I wear my bras and under and on the sides of my breasts. My face, eyes, all over my hands, the area under my finger nails and my scalp itches.

I have no idea what's causing this irritation but I need help. Please if anyone can find out a cause, please, please notify me.


I have not made any changes in my diet nor in shampoo, body wash or detergent to wash my clothes.

I am not sexually active.

I have a dog, but I have had several dogs and cats before and never broke out this way.

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  • My first guess would be an extreme type of allergy to your skin. Perhaps an allergy to cotton or spandex. As for the painfulness of elbows and feet, perhaps your lymphatic system is in overload from extreme allergy or infection.
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