I had the initial outbreak at the end of February, and initially, it was the following symptoms: swollen non-painful lumps on the back of the head , an extremely itchy area that made a U shape at the base of my neck and went behind my ears (on my scalp), as well as an itchy rash on my groin area. All of this occurred after using Coast soap-whether its a mere coincidence, I don't know. The rash persisted, and I went to the Dermatologist-I was prescribed prednisone and an anti-itch cream. The rash completely went away, and the lumps disappeared. About 2 days following the end of the prednisone, i broke out REALLY bad all over my torso under my breasts, around my waist, and under my arms.
I then applied the cream until the rash subsided about a week or so later. Following this, I was rash free for 3 weeks. Just 2 weeks ago, the rash is back, but looks completely different. Instead of the red itchy bumps, I have larger almost pustule looking bumps that I cannot identify on any picture on the web. The rash not only looks different, but is affecting different areas of my body-the back of my legs, somewhat on my breasts, theighs, and buttocks.
I take Claritin during the day, and lots of Benadryl at night. MY entire scalp at this point itches, and has several large lumps that don't hurt. I have avoided every eczema linked food allergy, and can't seem to figure out what this is.
For whatever reason, the rash seems to intensify in the later afternoon and just before bed, after I've ben on my feet all day. It's much better when I wake up in the am.
I am desperate for help, and feel like I'm going to go crazy if I don't get some control over this. I have no health insurance, and am already in debt for what I've spent on meds and Dr. visits this far, without any definitive diagnosis or effective treatment plan.
I'm afraid this may be a much more severe problem. I've had an executive panel done recently-and all bloodwork was normal. However, I've seen info. on Hodgkin's and know that it MUST be identified by MRI only.
Please, Please, Help!
Thanks SO much. Mom136