Prickly Heat Rash or Allergic Skin Rash

by Kikaida
(Honolulu, HI)

Possible prickly heat rash on arm.

Possible prickly heat rash on arm.

Possible prickly heat rash on arm.
Possible prickly heat rash on neck.

I have been having this rash daily for three months now. The rash started in mid July when the weather changed to hot and humid. I had a series of allergy skin tests performed and tested positive for 30 different things. The first thing the allergist wanted me to take was Fluconazole because he felt I had systemic candida. I went to get a second and third opinion with a dermatologist and my primary care physician and both of them said I don't have systemic candida.

I don't have any rash when I wake up in the morning. The rash seems to come out more as the morning progresses. When I do go into direct sunlight that's when it seems to trigger the rash more. I also have pet birds and I was thinking if I am allergic to them. And yes, feathers was one of the things I tested positive for on the allergy test.

My dermatologist seems to think that the skin rash is caused by heat and nothing allergenic. He diagnosed me with Urticaria. I think its more likely prickly heat. The rash comes out mostly during the daytime and can come out wherever I go. When I am around my birds the rash does come out but only in a very mild way. However, the room that the birds are housed in is very hot and humid. Another thing that I think this skin condition could be is a stress rash but getting it daily for three months is that big question mark in trying to diagnose this rash properly. This whole thing is driving me crazy. I don't trust the doctor's diagnosis 100 percent and I really don't know what to do anymore.

I have provided a couple of pictures of the skin rash.

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