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#1 of 2 Old 05-07-2008, 06:47 PM - Thread Starter
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I think I'm going crazy.

I am either getting bites or breaking out in hives. I don't know which. It has been happening for about a month now - and my DH nor my DD are breaking out. I check them both every day in hopes that they are. (because it would mean that I'm not making this up).

The rashes are anywhere from 1/2 inch to 2 inches, circular to ovaluar, full of little bumpynesses. Normally behind my knees, inner elbow, breasts or behind my ears - though I do have a rash on my side. They itch. Bad.They are, thank goodness, NOT bed bug bites - we had those last year and I know how I react to them. I am pretty allergic to them.

I am making myself sick with worry about this - I have NO idea what is going on. I take a shower every morning, shower every night with a drop of teatree oil in my soaped loofah. I put hydrocortizone on every rash so I don't scratch, I am vacuuming twice a day, washing my sheets every 3rd day and heating my comforter in the dryer every day.

Any advice for me? Please....

~ Kim

mama to E (01-2007) and wife to C

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#2 of 2 Old 05-08-2008, 11:52 AM
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Just some thoughts:

Candida? Often shows up in the places you mentioned.

Hives? Google hives in IMAGES and see if it looks like that.


I've found google images very useful for identifying rashes!

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