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having itchy skin rash...non contagous

my girlfriend broke out with one round shaped impetigo-like rash the size of a quarter, and about 5 smaller different textured bumps (rash like) on her arms. 1st er dr said that the lg one was probably impetigo and the others were viral in nature (my daughter had tested pos. for mono the day before. Girlfriend wasnt tested and just given bactrim for the one lg one and told the other would run their course. within a wk the smaller bumps spread to both arms, neck, stomach then back and then buttocks and legs..some are pea sized and pink and the rest cover her body completely and are clear and look like heat rash. She is itching uncontrollably and weve tried all otc drugs and benydryl and nothing works and the rash is getting out of control. Only area not affected is her face, but i do see one or two bumps forming. next 2 er visits dr.s called it eczema/skin rash b/c they said she needed to see a dermatologist b/c they had no clue what it was. We don't have insurance to see one and need help desperately for her itching and for the rash. weve googled hundreds of rash pics. the pea sized ones are pink, scaly, and slightly raised. please help.
Asked On : Mon, 15 Feb 2010
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I was diagniosed with hep c about 3 yrs ago but they say my body has gotten rid of it bec. I have such a low viral load. I have been having fevers for about 10 yrs. and my body aches. I feel just like I have the flue. I break out in a rash all the time for no reason, mostly on my back arms and legs. I keep a really dry skin rash on the tops of my feet. Recently my doc. recomended that I go to a rhymatoid doc. and says what ever I have is an autoimmune disease. Its been 10 yrs and I dont know what it is. The ovious would be hep c but they tell me that is not the cause. I dont know what help this is to you but maybe shareing my story will help us both.
Answered: Mon, 7 Feb 2011
  User's Response

Have you recently changed detergents, soaps, or lotions? Perhaps she is having an allergic reaction to something.  The other possibility is pituriasis rosea.  I had it once.  It made me look hideous and extremely exhausted.  It's kind of like chicken pox meets mononucleosis.  It's a virus.  I had to ride it out.  Yuck.

Answered: Sat, 20 Feb 2010
  Anonymous's Response

Yes such skin lesions are many times not diagnosed properly and you end up with it recovering naturally and the medicines shall be of not that good help. I would suggest you to consult a Dermatologist for the same problem and you will be guided better.

Answered: Mon, 15 Feb 2010
  Anonymous's Response

She actually needs to be seen by a dermatologist. Do not ignore them before it gets complicated search for a free clinic in your area. or give your location details such that other people can search for free clinic in your area where you can take her for treatment.

Answered: Mon, 15 Feb 2010
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