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What causes a chronic itchy rash on the body?

I am typing for my 85 year old malen friend who has had a rash with a terrible itch for over two years. He is on Spiriva, Symbicourt, for COPD and takes a blood pressure medicine and a cholesterol medicine. No one has figured cause. Treating him with Prednisone and it is causing more problems with skin break down and breathing worse. Any suggestions for a cause of rash and itching? Thank you
Thu, 20 Jul 2017
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What causes a chronic itchy rash on the body?

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