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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.

Shingles?

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

good luck
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