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1159480 tn?1263405571

Un Explained Rash

I have recently posted this in the community forum, but would like your opinion as well...

I have NO Idea what I have...and it seems no Doctor here knows what it is, or is willing to find out. (no insurance)

Since 2007, I have had this rash on my hands. First it started on my wrist, and only came out in times of stress. Little red pimples that had no head. They itch and in turn if i scratch them, they bleed. I had recently went to the beach so i figured i got bit by a mite or something. Well, they spread. It will be three years this march, and now they're on the back of my hands, the tops of my feet, the sides of my feet and the sides of my palms. These things ITCH. not constantly, but at times i want to use a wire brush and scratch (i dont!!). I had a doctor tell me I was allergic to the sun, another told me it was foliculitus and that i needed to shower more, which at the time I worked at wal-mart so I showered before and after work. Now, if i get a cut on my hand, or a scratch, it heals, but bubbles up and stays that way. Some days they're more noticeable than others. Also, I had my tonsils out in July, the rash completely dissapeared for 3 weeks after that. Then it came back and with avendgence. I was told to get a test for lupus (as i have a rash on my face that most doctors have told me is rosecha), but I cannot afford it. I have hypothyroidism and PCOS. Im hoping that the rash is just a symptom of the thyroid problem, but I'm starting to get really worried about it.  It's not contagious, because if it were my husband would be covered in them. He has NONE and he's known me since before the rash even started. If you can be of any help I'd appreciate your comments. I have no idea what to do!!!!!
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642304 tn?1242606724
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To me the presence of low thyroid activity and low production of thyroid hormones is a sign that one or more chronic infections may be present.  These often cause rashes, but this can vary widely among different patients. You should consider testing for chronic bacterial and viral infections.  A list of possible infections (the most common) can be found on our website immed.org under Clinical Testing.
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1159480 tn?1263405571
I also posted a picture of the rash on my hand, it's kind of hard to see but it's the best I could do. Thank you so much Dr. Nicholson for the help you give us! The picture is in my profile.
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