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Brown/black strange rash on face and neck - Happened overnight - HELP!!

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  • Posted By: AliKat
  • May 24, 2008
  • 07:26 PM

I have a brownish/blackish rash on my face and neck. I've had poison ivy for the past couple of weeks, but this one has the doctor's stumped. Doesn't look like poison ivy or anything else they have seen. Someone please help. I'm miserably itchy and look horrible. Plus, I'm terrified of what this could be.

Here are some pics. I'm sorry the quality is so poor. This happened overnight, and the only camera I have is my phone camera. Some of the spots are bigger than others, and one has a snake-like shape to it. Someone please help!


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  • Wonder if that could be it. Thanks for pointing it out.Went to the hospital today and they said it was cellulitis. That the poison ivy had become infected, and they gave me an IV steroid, antiinflammatory, and god knows what else.Hope that's what it is, but you certainly have a good point. Thanks for the advice.
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