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Skin rash, nerve weakness and IBS

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  • Posted By: diagnose_it
  • August 25, 2008
  • 11:37 AM

I have skin rash in my hands, both on palm as well as back of hand. First they appear as a small swollen red spot like a mosquito bite and then spread to form a red ring. The size of the rash initially is as small as 2-3 milimeter and the maximum diameter of the ring can be 1.5 inch. There is no itching with the rash apart from a little uncofortableness when they appear in the palm. Once a cycle of this rash is completed (i.e. from red swollen spot to red ring), a different red spot apprears in a different location of the hand. Usually at a time multiple red rings are visible. Although they apear in both the hands, appearance of the rash is dominant or more in left hand. Similar rash was also observed once in feet and right thigh.

I have visited my doctor(s) for IBS initially, and was prescribed Colospa (Mebevarine Hydrochloride). Initially it was suspected to be urticaria, a side effect of Colospa (Urticaria is a rarely found side effect of Colospa) or a manifestation of Abdomen disorders. Blood tests/ Stool test/ Ultra sound of Abdomen revealed nothing for Allergy or Abdomen. During initial period it was suspected to be Angeo-Neurotic Edema and was prescribed Allegra 180 and Steroids to suppress inflammation. Steroid courses (Wysomol 15 mg / day to 5 mg /day; then Methyl Prednisolone 12 mg a day to 4 mg /day) was taken. The rash did not appear when i was on steroids, but would reappear again once the course is completed.

On visiting a second doctor for derma, the rash was suspected to be Annulare Erythema and was prescribed Cyproheptadyne Hydrichloride (Practin) and a calamine lotion. Nothing seems to work so far.

I also visited my doctor for numb ness of left leg. X-ray report revealed reduced space between L4-L5. Doctor advised some physical exercise for that.

In last few days i have developed little weakness in my nerves, mostly felt in arm and leg, usually in left side. Also have problems in vision, gets difficult to focus. These symptoms remain for 30 to 60 minutes and usually disappears after little rest.

As of now i am on VSL 3 for IBS, Practin for Rash and a Diet supplement.

Now i am confused with all these and l will be grateful if anyone can identify the symptoms.

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