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Recurrent rashes on body, prescribed lotrisone. Awaiting results for Lyme disease. What could be the cause?

hello i have been getting rashes that last about 2-3 months the one on my back looks like a bulls eye raised red edges, the one on my chest looks like a cluster. they are itchy & stubborn. i was prescribed lotrisone & just started using it today & blood test were sent in I should get results monday test were for lyme disease . What else can it be that would last this long? I had a kitten & noticed it started around the time i got him. i no longer have him :)
Asked On : Wed, 25 Jul 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Jul 2012
Hi there Karenflores1. Going by your history & my recent experience with a caucasian patient showing similar features in the UAE, cat's can be the major implicated party! Your doctor seems to have gone with Lyme disease & He/She is the attendant physician & will have a clearer picture. Cat-scratch disease, BEA, Granuloma Multiforme/Erythema Multiforme/Gyrate Erythemas' need to be considered & must have been thought of. Toxoplasmosis also needs to be mentioned in this regard. I trust the little kitten has seen a vet too :) Regds & Do not worry..once the results are out, it will all sort out..however, you may want to ask your dermatologist to prescribe a long lasting non-sedative antihistamine to symptomatically relieve you in the meantime. Regds & wish you speedy recovery ..Dr Praveen Rodrigues MD Dermatologist, Bangalore, India
Answered: Wed, 25 Jul 2012
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