Rash That Won't Go Away

Updated on September 08, 2009
B.B. asks from Roseland, LA
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hi all, thought maybe someone could help me with this.my daughter has had this rash for over a year. it showed up on her arms and legs.she has been to dermatologist and other doctors and they can't seem to diagnose what kind of rash this is. the rash will fade out sometimes then comes back real red looking,it does not itch or burn. she has had all kinds of blood work done and that all came out fine.one of the doctors said it might be lupus,but the test results came out negative for lupus.my daughter is 40 years old and the mother of two wonderful boys.thought maybe someone had this problem or knew of someone that did. im very concerned about her. thanks,Barb

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K.S.

answers from Oklahoma City on

Hi there, I have lupus and my lupus rash gets really worse when I'm in the sun. I also went to a dermatologist and they didn't know what it was my rheumotologist that told me it was a lupus rash. Maybe its an allergic reaction to something!

K.

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D.B.

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Hi, my name is D. and my two year old daughter has had a rash for some time now that won't go away. Her doctor has treated it for scabies, chicken pox etc. It won't go away either. It sounds very similar to your daughters rash except my daughters rash itches and is easily irritated especially when she gets hot. Don't really know what it is or what to do. Hopefully something will come about soon!

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S.T.

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Hello. I don't know much about rashes. I do know that my daughter had ezema really bad and I found some 100% natural based lotion that helped and it helped changing all my products over to this health and wellness company. Now none of us get rashes or ezema. I know alot of people are just now hearing about this health and wellness company and the testomionals for them are great. If you are interested in hearing more about them please let me know I would love to share it with you and may it might help your sister. I am just letting you know what worked for us. My daughters doctor had me buying all this expensive lotion and everything and when I found this lotion I was amazed that it worked so well. Good luck.

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A.W.

answers from Mobile on

Any sort of skin eruption is generally related to the liver. The Liver is our body filter. It gets dirty and needs care.
Doctors do not study this or seem to really know much about or promote natural organ cleansing.
If you go to a local health food store, you can pick up gentle liver cleanse...Milk Thistle should be the main ingredient.
Ask questions of the most informed person in the supplement section.
Good for you for asking questions and doing research.
You are a good mama!

Candida (yeast) can be another issue.
I noticed that Liev already covered this.

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L.B.

answers from Fayetteville on

Perhaps it is a systemic candida (yeast) growth? If so, then it is inside as well as out. It would fade periodically if she suddenly eats a bunch of yogurt or takes acidophilus, say, for a cold, or just happens not to eat a lot of the foods that contribute to candida overgrowth, but she'd have to do a lot more than that to make it actually go away, like a full-on candida cleanse (some companies provide the herbal components to this cleanse; check with your local natural market). While doing this cleanse, your daughter would also have to make a dietary effort. I've never done it, but I do know that cutting out all added sugar is important. No alcohol, and no caffeine, either, probably, and certainly no dairy products (candida thrive on dairy). I'm not sure about the rest of the guidelines for doing a candida cleanse. Let's do a quick check online:

The following link includes symptoms of candida overgrowth.

"Most commonly, patients affected by candida will exhibit constipation, abdominal pain, headaches, numbness, fatigue, skin rashes, persistent fungal infections (jock itch, vaginal yeast infections, bladder infections, nail fungus or athlete's foot) and mood changes."

It also says, "Factors which may aggravate candida and contribute to its overgrowth are long-term use of certain medications including antacids, antibiotics and oral contraceptives; food allergies; smoking; hormone fluctuations such as those occurring with monthly cycles or pregnancy; diets high in sugar or diabetes." Your daughter might be aware of some factor/s that make sense in relation to her rash and any other of the symptoms listed above that she might be experiencing.

http://www.ehow.com/how_###-###-####_do-candida-cleansing...

The author cautions that it is not advisable to do a candida cleanse without first having one's doctor check for candida overgrowth.

I hope this helps.

If it's not candida, maybe it's an allergic reaction to something in her environment, like latex, or to chemical cleaners in the house or her workplace.

L.

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R.H.

answers from New Orleans on

It could be that she is allergic to the detergent she uses to wash her clothes. She can also try bathing with Dove for sensitive skin. There are also several soaps on the market that are 100% natural (contain no chemicals). Ask her to use Aveno lotion or Keri lotion immediately after bathing. I was diagnozed with a mild case of psosiaris. The flare ups on my arms and legs show up when I am under a lot of stress. It is not painful but it is embarrasing to have the rash. Good luck to your daughter.

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L.S.

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I have what some people think is a rash too. The doctors told me a big long name and said that it was part of the psoriasis family. They gave me meds which I didn't think helped at all. So I tried a combination of Aveeno body wash for my shower time with Dermarest once daily. It seems to work for me. Both products can be found at Wal-Mart.

I wish your daughter the best. I hope it works for her.

L.

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K.R.

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Hello B.,
Has your daughter seen an allergist? It could be something she is eating or maybe some type of fungas from mold. I know there are doctors who specialize in this field...maybe it's worth a try visiting one. Good Luck. I hope everything turns out good.

K.

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A.J.

answers from Baton Rouge on

I would go to a different doctor, have the lupus test done again, for a second opinion.

I am in no way questioning what was given to you.

Recently I had a blood test and ask my dotor to have it analized by two different labs.

God luck and God bless

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S.S.

answers from Jackson on

are u sure its not like a birth mark or something

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A.S.

answers from Dothan on

Maybe this will be helpful. I had a rash once that lasted for about 9 months. I started taking a good probiotic with water every morning with a glass of water about 20 minutes before I ate. In a few weeks the rash was gone. I still do this every day, and I haven't had any more problems.

I also was already using 100% natural products for body care and laundry.

A. :)

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