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Itching on legs and back, unexplained bruises, lost weight. Taking birth control

I m a 31 year old female. I have been itching all over for over two weeks mostly on legs, sides, and back. I also had unexplained bruises wrapping my thighs as if I has tumbled down stairs or something extreme. The bruises did not hurt and have started to fade. I have also lost about 20 pounds over the past 8 months and really didn t need to lose any. I have struggled with sleep for years. I teach school, am very active, and eat semi healthy. I do take birth control and b-12 shots.
Asked On : Fri, 12 Oct 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Thanks for the query,

There is a possibility that you have developed a drug allergy.

Although it is uncommon with birth control pills,

But it can occur.

I would like to know since when you are taking these pills.

A photograph of lesions would have helped me better,

You can use a mild oral steroid lotion like desonide.

Also take an antihistamine tablet

This will give you relief.

Please meet a dermatologist for exact diagnosis.

Let me know if you have any other doubt.

you can ask a direct question to me on this forum, following the below link.

Wishing you a good health.
Thank you
Answered: Wed, 28 Aug 2013
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