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May 19, 2019 / By Isleen Question:
ok so i get these really bad rashes on my legs and they dont go away until a year or so. i can hardly remember a time where i didnt have a rash on my legs. i think its from my allergies cuz i have bad allergies to animal fur. they get really itchy especially at night to the point where i just cant stop scratching. they bleed whenever i scratch them and its really disguisting. do u think its exema since it bleeds all the time? its getting to be warmer outside and i wont be able to wear shorts if i still have this bad rash. so my question is, what can i put on it to make it go away and how often? also how long will it take to go away?
by the way i have the same rash a little bit on my arms and near my wrists.
thanks so much (i give best answer)
Elisabeth | 10 days ago
What you have is eczema; you're right. The type you likely have is sometimes called "atopic dermatitis", and it is definitely caused by allergies. Heat does make it worse, so I know you're not looking forward to this summer. You wear pants to hide the rash, but that only makes the rash worse because you perspire. Stress makes it worse as well, as I'm sure you already know. Have you tried hydrocortisone cream or ointment plus oral Benadryl yet? If so, and you got no relief, you'll likely need a steroid cream (not "juice" steroids, but ones used to prevent allergic reactions) to get rid of the rash for now.
Another thing to try is changing to hypoallergenic soaps, shampoos, and conditioners as well as laundry detergent and fabric softener. I personally use Dove soap for Sensitive Skin, Dove Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner, and All Free & Clear laundry detergent with Bounce "free" softener sheets. When it comes to soaps and other cleansers, the shorter the list of ingredients, the less likely it will be that you react to it.
The only way to get rid of the rash completely is to figure out what your allergy or the main cause is. Once you figure it out, you have only to skip what it is that is causing the rash. But, there is a problem with that, too. Most atopic dermatitis is caused by grains, like wheat, oats and corn. Oats, corn, and wheat are likely the culprit, but everyone is different. Avoiding those is difficult, but not impossible. Things you think wouldn't contain corn do, since 99% of processed food has corn syrup in it. In order to get on the specific diet you need to eliminate your allergies, you'll need an allergist's or dermatologist's help. Some allergies are so bad that, once the eliminated food is added again, they can cause a deadly reaction.
http://www.webmd.com/allergies/allergies... about the elimination diet and food challenge tests
http://www.medicinenet.com/atopic_dermat... about atopic dermatitis - this article mentions that atopic dermatitis is a type of eczema that (in most cases) is present along with allergies and asthma.
Originally Answered: Burning rash on legs?
Hmmm...burning rash with no cause? I would think something like that would make someone go to the ER or at least call their doctor. But, since you'd rather hear from people who have little or no experience in the medical field, I will do some research for you. In the meantime, have you used any new lotion, soap or anything you could be having an allergic reaction to?
Unfortunately I can't find anything that says specifically what it could be, but most websites say not to self-diagnose a rash becasue there are many different kinds, some that are highly contagious.
I'm sorry I probably seem rude, but I don't understand. You can't find a reason for it so you assume you are fine? I wouldn't take any chances.
I'm glad you are going to call the ER and I don't think this is a stupid question, I just don't understand why people would rather ask about serious stuff here than call a doctor to begin with.
Originally Answered: Burning rash on legs?
Okay, weird but i just had the same thing going on for like the last week. I believe it to be chafing, and i think that my skin is just real sensitive for some reason during this pregnancy. There is a gel that they make
( i think its by summers eve, and ya, its over with that stuff in the store) and it helped me and cleared it up in about a day.
Go see a doctor. If it is really severe that is who would be able to treat it best.
It is also important to find out what is causing the reaction, sometimes its merely an allergy or a simple skin condition, but other times it could indicate a larger health problem.
see an allergist soon and try benedryl it will relieve itching try to scratch with gloves on to prevent scars and damage to your skin, also get a bar of oatmeal soap it helps also.
Originally Answered: Rash on arms and legs just after 2 doses of amoxicillin?
These are my thoughts of what might be happening - I have not been educated to be an M.D. - just a lifelong learner.
What I have learned is that my stresses have oftentimes caused me to do things or to eat things or to inhale things that have more toxins in them, or that have weakened my immune system, like drinking and eating caffeine chocolate or high carb foods and sweets.
It sounds like the malady may be a result of an allergic reaction to something that is toxic to the liver/kidneys. IF it is you might then notice that when one gets hot - then a rash or itching will sometimes occur since the toxins are sweating out of one’s system onto an area of the skin that may be weaker and more easily irritated-inflamed.
ALSO whenever one’s immune system has become weakened the other problem can easily become a bacteria-fungus i.e. ringworm and/or yeast infection thrush, but it is hard to tell what the root causes may be without seeing and learning the details about what one has been eating breathing and applying to the skin. SEE <> https://health.google.com/health/ref/Ringworm <> Monistat 7 will likely kill any fungus in a few days and better micro-nutrition will keep it killed and will also strengthen one’s liver lymph and kidney systems to be able to better handle both an allergic reaction AND/OR bacteria-fungus outbreaks with less suffering in the future.
IF you think it may be an allergic reaction - although it may be a difficult process - try to identify the triggers from cosmetics meds nuts milk grains other-foods chlorine-water-in-showers smoke perfume moldy-smells laundry-cleaners etcetera by discontinuing them until the symptoms stop and then beginning them again to see how the body reacts. If one is like me one may start to see allergies to many things because the root problem for me was a severely weakened liver from too many nutritional supplements that were toxic and I never knew it until it was almost too late.
After several months of pruritus Urticaria with blisters and skin fevers primarily at the back of my knees and thighs sometimes when I got warmer, that had begun during the colder months of November inside a gas heated low humidity home, I have identified enough of my own triggers to allow my legs to heal with only a super-minimal amount of coconut cream cut with de-chlorinated water rubbed over my skin and a minimal number of full body showers.
After several applications my lymph glands have become severely allergic to petrolatum products that are similar to Vaseline Petroleum Jelly, and common sense has now taught me that any petroleum products should always become toxic to anyone’s kidney and liver with repeated applications. I had flare-ups immediately after I had applied organic olive oil so I eventually changed to minimal amounts of coconut oil after I had used a minimal amount of a petrolatum steroid for a few days to allow my legs to heal up. I also have flareups when I eat over 150 calories of nuts and/or milk fats and/or oils, but these usually flare up about three hours after eating them, but the olive oil always took about five to thirty minutes to begin itching.
Skin diseases can always return again and again and again and can get much much worse over time if they are not resolved. Soo I would strongly encourage you to seek out a 'good' doctor or a ‘good’ nurse and s/he will make a knowledgeable medical diagnosis and thoroughly explain the causes preventions and solutions much better than anyone on Yahoo_Answers could do without being able to see you personally.
Also, to know how difficult or easy it should be for a doctor to make a ‘good’ diagnosis - I encourage you to also become a ‘good’ medical diagnostician from your doctor’s advice and your own research through Yahoo_Answers and via browser searches.
ITCHINGS & RASHES / WATER BLISTERS CAN BE CAUSED BY EITHER:
* an allergic reaction to ‘toxins’ in one’s food or skin applications or meds or air (i.e. molds or smoke or vapors) etc.
<> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urticaria <>
* fungal bacterial = Thrush Yeast_infection Jock_itch Ringworm Impetigo etc.
<> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candidiasis <>
* viral = Measles Smallpox Shingles Hand_foot_and_mouth_disease Roseola etc.
<> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hand,_foot_and_mouth_disease <>
* parasitical = Scabies_mite lice chiggers mosquitos ants etc.
<> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scabies <>
* inadequate micro-nutrition absorption in the gut = Pellagra Scurvy Beriberi Rickets etc.
<> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pellagra <>
* also other treatments for various skin eruptions
<> http://www.healthcentral.com/sexual-health/c/80228/60290/vagina-lumps <>
* either sun or hormonal or stress related or a combination of the above that make it difficult to find a definite single cause since there are multiple causes at the same time
<> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/formication <>
FOR FURTHER HELP WITH PICTURES & INFO SEE:
<> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yeast_infection <>
<> http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/skin-rash/SN00016 <>
<> http://dermatology.about.com/cs/dermphotos/a/dermgallery.htm <>
<> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dermatosis_of_pregnancy <>
<> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gestational_diabetes <>
<> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skin_disease <>
I truly hope what you learn will help you to decide on the correct choices that will remedy your painful experience of pruritus-itching and rashes in the future.
My best to you and yours,
AI – a self taught nutritionIsT ><+>[(-:]
PS - IF you are interested, I feel I have become a quasi-expert on rashes and pruritus itching after many years of off and on flare ups due to my own nutritionally related asthma and gallbladder disease that ‘continued’ to become heart disease and T2 diabetes and then non-alcoholic fatty liver disease with either PBC or PSC. So you are not alone. Many many people suffer from pruritus and I have learned very late in my own disease(s) that when it is nutritionally related most doctors do not tell their patients that inadequate micro-nutrition absorption in the gut and liver ‘might’ be the root cause and the best solution, and is also the most likely cause to the pruritus and liver diseases that are currently overwhelming our American culture. So to do my part to make a difference in the world I now take a little time each week to help others understand why better micro-nutrition absorption in the gut is so important, and I have posted much of my own story via the link at: <> http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091025223942AAni6lC <>. I hope you will have learned something today from my own mistakes and would not duplicate them – please pass on what you will learn from your own malady to your family friends neighbors and acquaintances. My best to you and yours. AI - nutritionIsT ><3>[(-:]