My Doctor diagnosed a seasonal rash that I have gotten over the last several years during the summer months as Perivascular dermititis after he thought it was shingles and then he did a biopsy. It seems to be mostly concentrated in the waist area and in the groin area but I have had break outs on my back thigh and foot. It begins in July and ends by October. I have tried topical steroids which help with the itching but they seem to last for about a week to a week and a half. I am convinced that this is some type of allergy and last year I had success by taking claritin every day. This year it doesn't seem to be working yet as I start taking the allergy medication once I get my first breakout which was fairly bad and spread out on my hip with about 15 blisters rather than the usual one that I get. It does seem to be healing now. Does anyone out there suffer from something similar to this? Is this something common for others and we just don't talk about it? I have a history of autoimmune issues. I like swimming in the pool at the beach in the ocean. I live in New England. Perhaps there is a trigger I could be missing. Thanks for any help.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.