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pinprick red dots, itchy skin, wrongly diagnosed

Posted In: Skin conditions 142 Replies
  • Posted By: littlebitnumb
  • November 19, 2006
  • 03:46 AM

I'm a fairly healthy female in my early twenties. I went in to my doctors just yesterday, and I was diagnosed with Eczema. I've looked up eczema several times and my syptoms do not match the diagnosis at all.

This all started a month ago when I experienced itchy skin. Everyone get's itchy skin right? Well, Pretty soon it got really bad. It drove me crazy. It was mostly on my forearms/hands and my legs. I finally decided that after a week of suffering, I ought to see my doctor.

They told me that it was most likely a rash from an allergic reaction. But basically they said that they'd never seen this bad of itching before so they were guessing. I was handed (no joke) a bag of goodies filled with sample anti itch pills and a new inhaler suppliment (they thought I was allergic to advair).

But this is just the begining.

The pills didn't work (or the inhaler), And I was still itching all over. But now I had bumps on my arms. I thought 'hey, looks like mosquito bites, maybe that's why i'm itching.' Well, I waited 2 weeks and the itching got worse. Finally, a few days later, With scars on my legs and arms, I decided to get a closer look. Well, here's the neat part.

On the way to the doctors office, I started to inspect my hands. What do you know? There are little pin ****k red bumps everywhere! How'd they get there, i'd like to know.

So, I go to my doctors office and I see a nurse, resident, medical assistant, and the head of the office....guess what? They're all stumped too.

Nurse: could be allergies (...no...)
Medical assistant (4yrs): never seen that b4, maybe scabies(?)
Resident: scabies...hmm...maybe...some sort of internal virus (getting there)
Head of the office (the proffesional): Well...it's not a classic form of scabbies. My best guess (my diagnosis is a guess???) is Eczema.

So basically I got the impression that they didn't have a clue. That's why i'm here. Please help me out. I'm itching like crazy and I really want the right diagnosis.

Thanks,

littlebitnumb

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