Over the last four/five weeks I have gradually developed a rash on my left calf and ankle. Now it is starting up on my right ankle. My GP prescribed antihistamines and a menthol cream, but it has not improved at all, just spread a bit more. A week ago the ankle started swelling up and is now noticeably larger than the right one. Yesterday my GP rang the rheumatology consultant, who said it was unlikely to be important and he doesn't need to see me. I'm now trying a different antihistamine at her suggestion, putting my feet up etc.
I have large vessel Arteritis and am taking 20 MTX a week (pills) and 30/25 mg of prednisolone a day. In the past I have had reactions to various drugs, but the rash has always been evenly spread? It itches a bit, mainly at night, and is worse after a bath or shower.