Rash at the moment: Can I ask for thoughts on... - Vasculitis UK

Vasculitis UK

6,858 members β€’ 5,964 posts

Rash at the moment

kazmac45 profile image
β€’7 Replies

Can I ask for thoughts on this rash on my arm at the minute?

It's the same, but less severe, on my side and my thigh where they took the biopsy from in July.

I have a dermatology review on 25th September but no contact from rheumatology yet, despite the consultant being back from holiday for 2 weeks now and having had my results sitting for 3 weeks and having been copied in to the dermatologist's letter 10 days ago and despite calling his secretary 3 times.

This rash and the itch is driving me insane but I'm wishing it was time to see the dermatologist at least!

Antihistamines are doing nothing and steroid creams minimal relief. I have Dermacool, but can't use it on broken skin.

I'm demented and embarrassed - I wear a short-sleeved uniform at work and I'm going to have to start wearing my cardigan. It's a hospital, so I'll also roast alive πŸ™

I'm almost at my wits' end!

7 Replies
Hidden profile image

Have you tried Telfast antihistamines ( they are only available on prescription )?

Might be worthwhile asking if your GP is willing to prescribe a short course of prednisolone tablets ( even 7 days ) to see if that makes a difference.

kazmac45 profile image
kazmac45 in reply to Hidden

Yep, that's Fexofenadine and I already had that ( I also use it for hay fever). I even had it prescribed at an off-licence dose. Made zero difference πŸ™

They wanted me to use the steroid creams rather than meds. However in 2015, I felt like a million dollars after 3 months of Prednisolone. It was the most 'well' I'd felt for years.

Hidden profile image

Try Dermol 500, You can buy it, or get it on prescription, Use it as topical, or instead of soap.

kazmac45 profile image
kazmac45 in reply to Hidden

I have both Dermol and QV products on prescription. I've been using them for months xx

How's it going?

Any improvement?

Don't suppose staff health could help at all? Do they prescribe. Would your Dermatologist prescribe the prednisone for a week see if that helps?

If still the same then all I can think of is topical Local Anaesthetic (Lidocaine, Germolene if not using the steroid cream as u/s) and cardigan ??


Hi Kazmac45, Have you been tested for Shingles? I have had it 2 times, and it is itchy and painful. Best of luck!!

Hello, are you feeling better yet? I am going through something similar... Skin is very itchy and produce red bumpy/raised rash when scratched... It was really difficult to resist the urge not to scratch it (which made it worse) until it bled and my skin was left dry and flaky. Took steroids which worked like a charm only to realise that long term use of it can lead to more serious complication (secondary adrenal suppression, (extremely) slow wound healing and might also induce diabetes)... However, I tried this thing from GNC lacworldwide.com/masquelier... and it was like a miracle, the morning I wake up the bumps are gone! Maybe you can benefit from this product. I was wondering what product helped you heal? And what was the diagnosis and cause? Is it allergies? Damaged blood vessels? Or what? Because the rest (other scaly bumps which are not psoriasis btw) are still there and the wounds which used to bleed have a hard time scabbing (fragile)... It would ooze out yellow stuff and I don't know what it is and what to do now :(

I really appreciate anyone who can help with my situation and guide me to getting my healthy skin back. Thank you!!!

You may also like...