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80-year old woman's undiagnosed skin problem! Please help!

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  • Posted By: bopros
  • May 12, 2008
  • 05:03 AM

My 80 year old grandmother has been suffering from a very itchy skin rash made of tiny, almost invisible red bumps, that started appearing all over her body about a year ago, and has not been diagnosed by any of the doctors we went to see - general practitioners, allergists, dermatologists, accupuncturists, or any of the like. She has been treated for everything from scabies to allergies, she went through a course of hormones, antibiotics, has had every possible skin cream prescribed to her and all of it to no avail. Recently she has started developing large blisters on top of the skin rash, that are filled with liquid and they regularly pop and form sores. She is miserable, itching and in pain, and I don't know what to do. What sort of specialist could i take her to? What could it possibly be? Please help if you have any info at all!

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