I am having a serious problem with a rash that has turned into a wound like skin problem.
It started Sunday a week ago. On Saturday I went swimming, took a spa, and steam, came home and worked for 4 hours, showered and went dancing. The next Sunday night I started to develop a rash on my scrotum. The rash looked like red dots and prickley to the touch. Went to the doctor on Monday, proscribed Nizoral powder. Got more uncomfortable and prickley feeling when clothes hit skin. Then went to derm on Tues. He scraped and did not find fungus under the microscope, proscibed nizoral cream anyway and des-owens . By 2 applications, the entire prickley red spots turned beet red where the creams were applied and tremendous sensitivity. Went back the next day to show doctor, he changed me to locoid. By 2 applications of that,I was in more pain. The only thing that lessened pain was applying ice. The skin came off in area where cream was applied. The prickly feeling went away. Stopped using medicine because I had open skin that was beet red, and would go back and forth between sticky and dry and painful(cracky). Skin came off two more days in a row over night. Started to get scared, called doc (out of town), again, proscribed Pednicarbate. Finally on the Monday a week later, went to see two docs. One wants me on diflucin(infectious disease doc), the other wants me on keflex (dermatoligist), and just in case, one wants me to take an antiviral. I have had 3 doctors, an infectious disease doctor and 2 derms in the same office look at it and they seemed puzzled. They took viral swabs and a bacterial swab. No evidence of fungus on slide. Also I am negative for Herpes 1 and 2 on a PCR test from the past and have not been sexually active since after the test. Dr's. both didn't think this looked at all like herpes and no swollen glands.
Anyway, I am puzzled as the open skin area increased to the area steroids were applied when we used locoid and later prednicarbate and other steroids were applied, so I stopped as the red exposed skin patch became larger. It is currently 1/2" wide by 1 1/2" tall in an oval pattern. Also 2 other small areas nearby that were exposed when using steroids and have open skin, but not growing in size
The main patch of skin exposed in the oval pattern drys out and gets sensitive (crackly), then gets wet and red and the skin turns gummy and sticks to blankets, cloth, etc. It is going back and forth between these stages. Stopped taking showers, not applying anything, started taking difluckin today, but not anti-biotics or anti-viral. Also stopped applying ice 2 1/2 days ago as it was no longer necessary.
The area does not itch, and never itched. The oval area now is basically like a wound that won't heal. And the rest of the border area seem to be holding its integrity, for now.
I am truly puzzled and in need of expert opinions. What do you think about the medicines proscribed. Would you take them all?