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strange lacy rash

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  • Posted By: 11melody
  • October 13, 2008
  • 03:35 PM

anybody know what this is? it was there for about 2 hours and this morning I found several small "red pen dots" about 1/16" inch around my left breast

also, I am lightheaded, sluggish, tired, not hungry, stiffness in upper back and all sorts of other things...

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  • anybody know what this is? it was there for about 2 hours and this morning I found several small "red pen dots" about 1/16" inch around my left breastalso, I am lightheaded, sluggish, tired, not hungry, stiffness in upper back and all sorts of other things...all these people have looked at the attachment and no one has any idea what it is?
    11melody 4 Replies
    • October 13, 2008
    • 06:02 PM
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  • all these people have looked at the attachment and no one has any idea what it is?it looks as though as a heat rash.. my son gets them alot.. soo if you have one go get some cream to put on it and if you get feverish go to the hospitle
    amandah 7 Replies
    • October 13, 2008
    • 07:29 PM
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  • I thought heat rash involved bumps or raised skin. this was flat and under my skin with no raised areas at all, no welting or scaling either. thanks for trying
    11melody 4 Replies
    • October 13, 2008
    • 07:35 PM
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  • Good thing you have a picture to show the doctor. I would start with the Dermatologist and if that doesn't help then see a Rheumatologist.
    CANDERSON 18 Replies
    • October 14, 2008
    • 02:53 AM
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  • Hey - I have a similar rash - but mine isn't as wide spread... it started at the front inside of my ankles and is spreading over my feet and lower legs, sometimes on my arms too. I have been super sick with extreme weakness and lightheaded ness, lack of hunger - or just to tired to make anything, or bother eating. achy, stiff, low temp - lasted several weeks. Its better now - the sick part - but kind of comes and goes a bit. the rash seems to be inceasing in coverage area. It is also under the skin - a reddening rather than raised, or scaley. doesn't itch tho it is warmer to the touvh thatn the rest of the skin... I just had a load of labs run and nothing is wrong except my blood sugar are high enuf that the doc has me testing it - that's new.oh! the rash gets redder in the shower or when I exert myself - does yours? Otherwise I haven't got a clue! I have chronic fatigue - have had for 2 years - but this was different - worse - and I have never had a rash before. Wierd and disconcerting. Looks like Fifth Disease in the picture, but that's usually in kids... Good luck! I'll let u know if my doc finds anything! peaceElaine
    SleepyGirl 1 Replies
    • February 2, 2009
    • 02:40 AM
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  • No, it's not heat rash, but get to a doctor. It looks like a spider bite/poison going up your leg. Do you have a bite anywhere or just the discoloration? You may have got bitten in bed, so check for a bite and under your sheets..
    Monsterlove 2,921 Replies
    • February 2, 2009
    • 03:49 AM
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  • Have you had a fever recently? Bc by the looks of it, could be Rosiola...very similar lacy rash would appear as a result post-fever.
    wantsanswers 22 Replies
    • February 2, 2009
    • 05:29 AM
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  • It looks like Fifths disease (Human parvo virus). Its not too serious. Its not very common in adults, so it is often overlooked by a general doctor. Children dont usually have a hard time with the symptoms, but the symptoms are so much worse for adults. I have a post on here that you may want to look up. You can have flu like symptoms, sore throat, low fever, but the worst is joint pain. The rash and other symptoms will come and go over a few weeks, can spread to other parts of the body, may itch or not, can be raised or not.
    Preschoolmom 12 Replies
    • February 11, 2009
    • 05:59 AM
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  • anybody know what this is? it was there for about 2 hours and this morning I found several small "red pen dots" about 1/16" inch around my left breastalso, I am lightheaded, sluggish, tired, not hungry, stiffness in upper back and all sorts of other things...Anytime you have a change in the breast, start with your physician immediately. If you don't get results, ask for a referral (if needed for insurance) to a breast specialist. The sooner you have the appointment, the sooner you can get treatment. Fifth's disease usually occurs in children 5-15 years old. Better to be safe than sorry. Best to you.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 11, 2009
    • 01:19 PM
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  • I developed the same rash today, it looks like the photo you took only much redder. It faded within an hour but I can still see the lacy pattern...have you figured anything out about it? I'm hoping yours is gone by now and was nothing to worry about...at the doctors office the dr told me he had no idea what it was :confused:
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  • anybody know what this is? it was there for about 2 hours and this morning I found several small "red pen dots" about 1/16" inch around my left breast also, I am lightheaded, sluggish, tired, not hungry, stiffness in upper back and all sorts of other things... I had this exact same rash on my legs this past Saturday!!! I came here, trying to figure out what it was. I have also been feeling sluggish and have had a very upset stomach, headache and achy all over. The rash was all over one of my thighs and partially covering my other thigh. It did not burn or itch. It developed after driving the 2 hour drive home from the lake. My leg felt warm and I thought it was just from the sun shining in while I was driving, but no pain. Then when I arrived home I discovered the rash. I took some antihistamines, thinking it may help take it away, but it didn't seem to do anything. Then the next day, the rash was gone. I still (2 days later) have the headache, achy, tireness though, so I'm not sure if it is related to the rash.... Has anyone diagnosed this rash yet? If so, can someone please enlighten me. I have read of several possibilities on-line and I am more then a little concerned. Thank you
    hotshotwpg 1 Replies
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