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Rash on feet, hands, elbows, knees

Just started TX (peg 2a + riba) 13 days ago.  The first 5 days was horrible pain, then , it just stopped.  
On day 8 suddenly got rashes.  2 injection site rashes that feel and look exactly like round poison oak.  Those are "normal" and I am not concerned about them.  

But the others, my doctor cannot identify. The back of my hands, my feet (esp pinky toes), knees and elbows have a non itchy , red rash.  The ones on my pinkie toes hurt because I have to wear shoes, but I really can't feel the rest of them.  Benedryl doesn't do anything except ease the itching of the injection site rashes.  I really don'ot want to get shuffled from specialist to specialist , only to be told...uh we don't know--which is usually the case.

I am thinking maybe viral arthritis? or psoratic arthritis that has been angered by the tx?  Or maybe an allergic reaction to the med?  Dr. refuses to "blame" it on riba, though I am almost certain that is culprit initiating it.  It is NOT dry sky .  Has anyone gotten a diagnosis that makes sense?  

Anyone have these hand, foot , knee ,elbow combo rashes?  If they are nothing to worry about and will clear on their own, I am not going to mess with it at all.
thanks
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I too started treatment 10 days ago. I'm taking the pegasys 1 per week and ribavirin 1200 mcg a day along with a suprise drug. I have a rash around the injection site but I'm good everywhere else. My nurse tells me that everything is de-hydration related so I drink water, 1/2 of my body weight in oz's per day. I also use baby soap and aveeno anti-itch cream as needed.

Hope this helps..

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This is my 2nd time on treatment, I've got this tip to share, it sounded crazy but it works, head and shouders shampoo as a body wash, it takes care of the dry skin and I rarely need extra lotion. Also as TeeTom said hydrating makes a huge difference
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