Itchy, Disfiguring, Debilitating Skin Rash
by Jane Baron
I started with a small spot on the inner right forearm. Over a period of a week, this multiplied into several itchy spots and some developed on my other arm. I couldn't help but scratch and I have never known anything so itchy. I then developed small white spots under the skin, over my upper arms, chest, stomach, and these were even more itchy.
I was diagnosed with scabies, but had no typical symptoms, such as lesions between the fingers and toes. I was given anti itch cream, which made it worse. I was given hayfever allergy tablets, they didn't help either.
Another week later and my skin was a mess. I tried to avoid scratching, but couldn't help but do so, especially in my sleep.
Another visit to another GP and he gave me a steroid cream and didn't believe it to be scabies, but thought it might be an allergic reaction. This cream relieved the itching almost immediately, respite at last! A few days later and the spots are going away, my arms look bruised and blemished, are a little dry and scaly but clearly healing.
What was this? I have no idea. All I know is that I don't want to get it again. This has been the most frustrating, difficult time ever.
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