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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Nov 09, 2010
Red marks
by: Anonymous

It takes weeks for the red marks to go away. I still get the lumps and itchiness some times but it is only in small patches under my arm but I have not put anything on it for a long time. Have you stopped using your cream? Fingers crossed it stays away for you.

Nov 06, 2010
by: Anonymous

I have had the same thing for a month now. There were bumps on my boobs, my arms at the back of my arms, my stomach and my inner thighs. I went to see a dermatologist and she told me to use diprosalic ointment. I have been using it for three weeks now and am glad to say that am no longer as itchy and I don't even have a single bump but I have red patches where the bumps were(even on my neck). I wonder how long it will take to get back to my normal skin? Does anyone know? A certain chemist told me it would take 1 month to completely heal. Is it true, because I am really suffering and tired of always covering up(with a scarf).

May 19, 2010
Blog months after
by: Anonymous

I had the rash for months on end. I stopped using all soap and only used it on my area's - you know what I mean. I no longer have a rash at all - fingers crossed. I did use a royd cream when it was realy bad and it worked well.

May 18, 2010
Home Remedy for Pityriasis Rosea
by: pitythefool

My itchy rash started two weeks ago with a single oval red patch on my inner thigh. Since, spots have been forming on my chest, stomach, arms, and thights. I even have a small spot on my foot. I did a ton of research and it seems to be pityriasis rosea. This virus is supposed to last 4-8 weeks, sometimes longer. I saw a dermatologist who cut a juicy sample out of me to send to the lab. That was a week ago and I have not heard from them. Here is how I treat my rash, not reccomended to me by a doctor, but it all seems safe:

2. Cool shower with bath oil, lightly applied, no rubbing, followed by a cool soak in an oatmeal bath (colloidal oatmeal).
3. Aloe Vera applied after drying and again every four to five hours.
4. Sunbathing for 10-15 minutes.
5. Drink 100 ounces of water a day.
6. NO CREAMS,CORTIZONES, or STEROIDS, they only irritate and dry the skin out and do not really help the itch for very long.
7. Eat and drink raw fruits and vegetable, lots and lots (pico de gallo is awesome).
8. Mushroom immunity supplements.
9. Infrared light exposure (Kenkowave.

Results after two days on this program:

1. Bumps are flattening out and losing their color.
2. Formation of new spots has decreased significantly.
4. Very little itch (thank you Jesus).
5. Less stress.
6. Better overall feeling, because I know I'm putting an ass-whooing on my virus!

When the dermatologist calls me 10 days after my biopsy with the results, I will tell HIM what I have and that I've got a program that I would be willing to sell him, but you guys can have it for free!

Mar 07, 2010
I Have The Same
by: Anonymous

I have the same itching and bumps. They come up as white lumps when you scratch and I have sores from scratching. I was given scabies cream and fungal cream and nothing is working. I feel like things are crawling on my face. I am over it...

Mar 01, 2010
Steroid Cream
by: Anonymous

Hi there. The cream that my doctor gave me is Betnovate cream (betamethasone valerate). I still have marks all over my arms, looks like I have been scalded, but the lumpy rash and itching has gone, and I hope that this discoloration will fade in time.

Feb 28, 2010
Name of that Steroid Cream
by: Anonymous

What is the name of the steroid cream? It is always helpful to release that info included in your stories. I have the itching and take a combination of antihistamines and the bumps still come and go. I also was treated for scabies and of course it wasn't that. I have just learned to live with it. If I can have the name of that cream since I have tried everything and I still itch that would be greatly appreciated.

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