Following a diagnosis of asthma back in 2014, and difficulties in 2016 which led to my spending a few days in hospital with asthma, I am now managing fine, just trying to learn to understand and correctly interpret my own symptoms.
However, I am now having another experience, minor by comparison, but annoying. I believe I have had signs of asthma all my life, but was only diagnosed in my sixties, so I suppose it could be called late onset. Or not.
Since early September I have developed a rash, which I now know to be eczema. It started small and has got quite a lot bigger. It doesn't itch so much, mostly if I am arm, and isn't particularly inconvenient,but doesn't look good. I have never had this before, and I wonder if there is a link between my worsening asthma earlier this year, taking loads more steroids in inhalers or something. I have had generally minor signs of allergies all my life. I don't believe this is connected to change in washinpowder or some such, as nothing I do has really changed. I am currently on a steroid/antifungal cream, which I am not sure is working, and if it doesn't I think the gp was talking of prednisolone next. I will of course discuss this first.
Has anyone else had this experience?