Hi there. I was diagnosed with limited systemic sclerosis three years ago. There has been no skin involvement but in Feb I developed rashes on backs of knees, inside thighs, front of wrists, forearms (now extending up to armpits) and sides. At times I think the sides are the start of shingles as they are painful linear clusters that looks like they are about to blister but don't, other times the rash looks like nettle rash My fingers and knuckles are now very itchy with a few tiny hard spots on the sides. The rashes will flare and subdue but there is always an active area somewhere. It is worse at night.
Is this related to systemic sclerosis? GP shrugging shoulders a bit, doesn't know what it is but said I might be stuck with it.
I did have slight problems with itchy wrists over the last couple of years but nothing like this. I also had a pretty major episode is nausea and fatigue in May that lasted for a couple of months but has improved since going back on hydroxychloroquine in late May ( I was taken off it in early March).
Any advice would be very welcome here.