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Rash on one thigh...

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  • Posted By: JLorenzo
  • June 12, 2007
  • 03:01 PM

Hi group,

I am a 30 year old male who has had a rash on my right thigh, hip and right buttock since November. They start out as red dots and then spread into coin shaped lesions that tend to be itchy. Various dermatologists have mentioned nummular eczema and psoriasis. Treatments such as prescription ointments have helped. Actually, the original lesions have disappeared, but new ones have appeared in the same areas of the body. I work in cancer and brought up to the doctor Mycosis Fungoides, though I don't think I have it. That causes discoloration of the nails and is a rare type of lymphoma. He requested I had a biopsy, but another doctor in his practice didn't think it made sense. I see him again tomorrow.

I was hoping someone could give me their personal experience with eczema or any other rash that has appeared on one leg (which to me rules out any outside irritant) and that has had something chronic like this for as long as I have? Anyone out there?


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  • Do they go away and reappear? If so, get blood tested for herpes 2 or have one analyzed. If they are always with you...not sure..are you around radiation and wearing your badge?
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies Flag this Response
  • I see they do go away and come back. Herpes does exactly that. It will come back where it originally began and seems to stay in the same nerve path. I hope you had one analyzed, otherwise, blood test or get it done next time you break out. You can be contagious before you break out or when you are shedding, too, so it's a life change and very upsetting. I hope you don't have it, but you need to know.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies Flag this Response
  • Maybe jock itch? You can check out a photo on the web md web site. I think it would be on both sides though
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Thanks guys for the feedback. The biopsy revealed a contact dermatitis. I actually am meeting with someone next week who specializes in that. I agree it is weird it is only appearing on one side. But the doctor said nature doesn't work evenly. I hate the fact that as soon as I get of the prescription cream, the lesions come back. But oh well...maybe I am allergic to work!?!? It came on initially when I took this dang job!
    JLorenzo 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • Lucky you, but I would want a herpes 2 blood test just to be sure...maybe it will clear up with the new meds...
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies Flag this Response
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