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Loss of apeteite, Indegestion feeling, Body aches , and weight loss, itchy rashes on face - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi i have had starting last tuesday small bouts of itcheness(just noticed a rash on face and chest), Loss of apeteite, Indegestion feeling, Body aches , and weight loss all in the same week. I have no fever. I also feel like my left armpit is bigger then my right by a little. I am concerned about Lymphoma. I went to 2 doctors, The first one checked the lymph nodes in my neck and shoulder and said none were swollen and they were all fine, The second checked out my stomach and said i have a stomach infection. He gave me acid blockers, i have been feeling better and eating better but the rash is still there followed by my left armpit and i am concerened.
Doctor :   Hi , I am
User :   also need to add that i have been getting better on IC OMEPRAZOLE DR but itcheness(Rash) still there
User :   hello
Doctor :   Itching could be due to omeraprazole or even dry skin of the winter
User :   itchness/ rash was there before medicine
User :   now it all seemed to start on tuesday
User :   i havnt had any complaints since tuesday
Doctor :   ok, so i consider dry skin would be likely possibility here. Its very common in this season, specially at this time of the season
User :   would that produce a rash?
Doctor :   no ,
User :   i have a rash =/
Doctor :   may be scaly skin
Doctor :   can you explain the rash to me ?
User :   its on both cheeks on face its also on left side of chin and on my body it looks like there are small dots
Doctor :   where the reashe from the begening of the itch
Doctor :   ?
Doctor :   rashes*
User :   i dont know to be honest i noticed them friday when i went to doctors
Doctor :   the rashes could be due to scratching
User :   i havnt scratched much execially on my face
User :   the itchness hasnt been that bad
User :   just a small tingle here and there for a couple of seconds
Doctor :   ok, such kind of itch is seen in dry skin
User :   does lymphoma cause rashes?
Doctor :   yes, they are called petichae and are associated with severe itch , i do not doubt that in you
User :   i might have lymphoma?
Doctor :   no , according to your history i do not suspect that
Doctor :   since the neck nodes are absent it excludes it to more extent
User :   so what would cause rashes/itchness all of a sudden?
Doctor :   could be a allergy and even i still consider the seasonal rash being a chance here
User :   seasonal rash?
Doctor :   i mean the winter dryness
User :   it would make sense but i thought that that doesnt produce rashes?
Doctor :   yes, but not always
Doctor :   sometimes due to pollen allergy some do produce rashes , specially in whites
User :   i jsut didnt know if i should o to doctors agian.
User :   i mean all of this has happened in the same week
User :   so i didnt know if it was connected or something
Doctor :   do not worry , apply a moisturizing lotion like AQUADERM or MOIZEN
Doctor :   it will take care of the skin itch and rash
Doctor :   and lymphoma is still a far consideration in you
User :   apply it to my whole body?
Doctor :   yes, where the itch is more apply more
User :   ok thank you very much
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   you feedback will be appreciated
User :   will do
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