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  • My six year old daughter has suffered with severe eczema since she was 6months old...

    Anonymous 5 Replies
    Posted in: Skin conditions November 24, 2014 09:45 PM

    The first four years have been controlled with minor effort and over the counter creams. Hydrocortisone and benadryl. On Sept 26 2013 She was hospitalized for a skin infection that consumed her entire body. WITHIN the last year the eczema has consumed over 80% of her body. Somedays leaving her...

  • High stress & have an itchy, sensitive rash on my neck and chest & arms. Leathery too. suggestions?

    Anonymous 1 Replies
    Posted in: Skin conditions April 30, 2014 04:09 PM

    54 year old female in great health. Under high stress. I have an itchy, leathery rash on the front of my neck and chest. Some on my arms as we'll. very sensitive... Almost prickly feeling on neck and chest. Taking Benadryl at night and using topical during the day. Any ideas? Can a rash like this...

  • Trying to help my mom out - confusing skin sensation symptoms.

    J_Tay81 2 Replies
    Posted in: Skin conditions November 14, 2013 07:02 PM

    I'd like to post my mom's symptoms/hx in the order that things occurred for her. I hope it isn't totally confusing and overly long. I'm an RN and feel helpless that I cannot help her out, so I thought I would turn to a larger community. Here we go:2-3 months ago, the family dog jumped on mom's lap...

  • Random itchy goosebumps on arms, hands, thighs, and torso, HELP!

    eat_salads 0 Replies
    Posted in: Skin conditions March 27, 2012 11:05 PM

    Hey guys, I'm desperate here. It's been since the beginning of February that I've had this uncontrollable itching on my skin. It appears to be like permanent goosebumps that itch REALLY bad and they're sensitive to the heat. I was told it was not an allergy by an allergist, prescribed Prednisone, a...

  • Hives even while medicated?

    Alohilani 0 Replies
    Posted in: Skin conditions March 26, 2012 03:13 PM

    Hi there! I've landed in the ER twice in the last week due to severe hives. The first one also had several indications of allergy issues-sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes. I got hives all over my chest and around my mouth, like a food allergy, though I hadn't eaten for hours. My voice also changed,...

  • unidentifiable red rash PICS

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Skin conditions August 11, 2011 11:12 AM

    yesterday i noticed a itchy/burning on my upper arm and noticed a huge rash. in the next hour it slowly crept up my neck and face and i had little red dots all over my body. i took 2 benadryl because i thought it was an allergic reaction. the next morning, the rash spread to my cheeks and i had...

  • Chronic idiopathic hives

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Skin conditions November 19, 2010 10:01 PM

    I am 19y/o, white/Hispanic female in otherwise good health. I have had hives since Oct 30th everyday but Nov. 17th and still am left with no answers. They have left bruises and petechiae, which I don't know if it's actually from the hives or from the scratching. The hives can be small or large, the...

  • Popup itching

    ItsDawn 0 Replies
    Posted in: Skin conditions September 6, 2010 02:59 AM

    For the past 3 or 4 years I've been experiencing what I call "popup" itching. I'll get a little itch on my forehead (for example) then another little itch on my arm, then my neck, then my nose, then my cheek, then my ear and on and on it goes, driving me CRAZY!!! This is keeping me from falling...

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    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Skin conditions August 11, 2010 12:22 AM

    my bumps look like mosquito bites and itch similarly. they are all over the body, like my legs, torso, arms, neck, back. but they come and go and i have seen how they spread from one little bump to 25 bumps in minutes, so i know this is no bug. they come usually a few hours before bed, and this has...

  • Same thing :(

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Skin conditions June 4, 2010 11:30 AM

    I've got the same thing. Bumps that itch like crazy on my arms, armpits, neck chest. Been to the doctor was. Diagnosed with "stress related hives". I was put on prednisone after the cortisone creams and baths didn't help. The steroids helped but the side effects were horrible. Now the "hives" are...

  • What could be causing my skin to itch? What can I do to relieve it?

    carrotraisincake 0 Replies
    Posted in: Skin conditions February 10, 2010 10:55 PM

    In mid-December, my feet became very itchy, to the point that scabs formed and I couldn't stop scratching my feet. The itching gradually moved to my legs and is now also on my thighs and arms and I'm finding it impossible to stop scratching. For over a week, I've started taking a couple Benadryl...

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  • Redness-Itchy

    worriedfamily 0 Replies
    Posted in: Skin conditions January 31, 2010 05:19 AM

    Hello. I am a concerned Granddaughter.My granmother had surgery 2 weeks ago, she had part of her intestine removed. I believe 8inches. They could not successfully do a colonoscopy. She had diverticulitis. It was pretty serious. She is 73 years old. She has had liver failure previously as well,...

  • bad extremely itchy rash all over body for 3 weeks..

    liljen_2610 3 Replies
    Posted in: Skin conditions January 18, 2010 04:17 AM

    i started 3 weeks ago with a rash on my neck and within 2 hours it was on my upper back and within 2 days it was over most of my bosy, last week it has spread to the tops of my feet and hands and is extremely itchy.. benadryl pills or shots haven't helped and neither has calamine lotion. doctors at...

  • Itch Free

    Itch Free 0 Replies
    Posted in: Skin conditions November 7, 2009 04:59 PM

    I have had the same symptoms as described in just about every article for the past three weeks. This “itch and scratch” allergy and I am not sure if it is an allergy but that would be my guess, had me feeling rather depressed. Now for the good news, Last night I had a revelation, I once had a...

  • Undiagnosed Rash

    blueskies1979 0 Replies
    Posted in: Skin conditions September 18, 2009 06:41 AM

    I have been to several doctors, and most recently a dermatologist, about a rash that appeared on my left hip/waist area and have not received any answers yet. The dermatologist did a biopsy, but I won't have the results back for another two weeks and this is driving me crazy.It first showed up as a...

  • itching external eyelids

    Anonymous 1 Replies
    Posted in: Skin conditions May 5, 2009 03:32 PM

    Have itching eyelids-external only-3 weeks. used eyelid cleaner, discontinued makeup, have not changed anything-perfume, makeup, detergent, etc. taking benadryl at night, claritin in daytime. went to doctor and said it was allergic reactio to something-dont know what-gave me predisoine shot-helped...

  • long term itchiness

    bonzaii 3 Replies
    Posted in: Skin conditions April 21, 2009 10:04 PM

    for over a year now, i have had chronic and constant itchy skin. mostly on my legs. i thought that maybe it was due to shaving, however not shaving actually makes the itching worse. i have tried an electric razor as well without any change in it. the scratching causes tiny bumps that often bleed,...

  • Uncontollable Itching- Thyroid? Histamines? Share your story.

    Anonymous 60 Replies
    Posted in: Skin conditions November 11, 2008 08:26 PM

    I have read several older threads here about itching but I wanted to start a new one to see if anyone has similar conditions to what I have and to see if we can uncover a common denominator. My doctor has labeled my itching condition as having too much histamine in my body but, to me, that sounds...

  • Ring Worm, Psoriasis, Eczema...huh?

    Anonymous 1 Replies
    Posted in: Skin conditions October 25, 2008 03:29 AM

    Alright, first I'll let you know this was diagnosed as ringworm after a quick medical exam at the university health center. The problem is, she assumed a red spot on my leg (which wasn't itchy, or associated with the problem) was the site where it started and to apply the anti-fungal cream there. I...

  • worrysome reactions?

    sbullet86 0 Replies
    Posted in: Skin conditions October 25, 2007 03:19 AM

    I been having an outbreak since 3 days ago and it is getting worse. I only THINK its an allergic reaction but i am unsure. Here is what is happening:Day one: rash on my cheeks and above my lips. By the end of the day, i had realized the skin of the base of my penis between the penis and my sack has...