So, for the last 2-3 months I have been ravaged by a rash that dominated my body. Once I realized this was no longer something OTC meds could help with, I turned to my medical team to try and figure some things out. After weeks of skin biopsies, prednisone, topical steroids, asthma meds and etc (and pounds of expensive lotions) I still have this **** rash. It has severely affected my quality of life and I've turned to this website to try to receive some answers from people with similar circumstances. I'm normal with my weight, 48 y/o and I eat clean.
This rash started with my arms, engulfing them and itching beyond my wildest dreams. Two months later my arms are pretty clear (85%) and just when things were looking up, it spread to my knees and behind my calfs. I think my detergent may play a role as I've tried every one of them. Clean and clear brands are a joke, as they still contain heavy doses of Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate which I think is a contributor but I'm not sure. So, I wash everything with baking soda. I guess it helps some. Three days ago I changed my bedding to a micro fiber type synthetic material and my legs broke out unbelievably. I'm on Dapsone, 2 Zyrtech in the morning and two at night, hydroxyzine and montulekast, and I suppose it helps, but I don't know. So, I got rid of those sheets and went back to cotton sheets. I'm pissed off because this has never happened before and I'm all out of ideas. I have ordered Dead Sea salt by the 5lb bag to do some soaks and see if that helps. I don't use any soap on my body accept for my face and privates and I've been using the Ceravae anti itch cream that's way overpriced which I'm on the fence about, not sure if it's helping. Any thoughts or suggestions are welcome, please be kind. I've been to all specialists and I've been blood tested and there are no major problems. Urticaria is what they have concluded.
I'm seeking any tips on how I can combat this nightmare disease, thank you kindly for reading.