I am recently diagnosed with Sweet's disorder. I live in the US, but have only found this site as a source of information on the Web. I have had multiple reoccurrences, so many I have lost count. This last one was so bad that it went to a new level, and thankfully the doctor brought in a dermatologist who immediately ordered a biopsy. I am on prednisone and it is taking away the weeping rash, but now it has moved up to my neck/chin, but overall I feel about 60% better than 3 weeks ago. Through the years I have mainly managed this mysterious illness through a strict diet, which really does work for me, but then over time I start eating normal "food" and months later, I get in severe trouble - it is always a rule. The day I got really sick I was handling chemicals (wonderful roundup), and within a few hours I felt extremely weak and ill, and the pre-existing small rash on my chest turned into a major rash of a type that I had never seen before.
I am thankful for the diagnosis, but really a bit concerned that this is just a symptom of a larger more systemic issue. If this is genetic, I would like to learn as much as possible about it, so I can teach my 3 children they are at risk for this condition. Needless to say I have ceased all handling of chemical (as much as possible anyway), but I think I need to do a lot more studying on this to see if any correlation.
Does anyone have success in managing a sweet recurrences through diet, or through medication only?