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Itchy rash - allergy routine no help - outcome - scurvy!
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Itchy rash - allergy routine no help - outcome - scurvy!

My mom had a horrible rash, itching drove her crazy, skin streaked bloody red when she scratched.  She got skin tested and they said, tomatoes - she didn't like tomatoes, but avoided tomatoe products (catsup, sauce, pizza), no help.  They said, latex/rubber - spent a fortune (she was BUSTY) on non-elastic underwear, avoided all rubbers of any kind, no help.  Happened to read a magazine article that made a reference to scurvy, with symptoms.  Went out and bought grapefruit (she hated anything sour or tart) and after three days rash GONE.  After that she took a daily Vitamin C supplement and no more rash.  (I'm sorry, have to the use the past tense - it's 41 years later and she has passed on.)  
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