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Does anyone find that their rash feels like sandpaper, very rough? As I run my hand over my lower back it reminds me so much of sandpaper. Maybe it is because these tiny little blister things have popped and now have scabs on them and that is creating a rough feeling. Sorry, that sounds kind of yukky!! My other rashy area don't feel quite that bad.

Overall my rash seems to be much better. I am still itching but it is definitely clearing up and my back doesn't feel as much like sandpaper as it did last week. Last Tuesday I started taking claratin twice a day at the direction of the nurse practitioner and after about 4 days I noticed a big difference. Then I stopped the claritin. Yesterday or Monday I started itching again but no new breakouts. Don't know if its related to the claratin or not or if it is because I ate a mini-oreo over the weekend as a test.

Still don't know what I have. I had a biopsy last week and will get results next week.


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Yes, I know the sandpaper feeling. I had it in my pits!

Keep the scabs moisturized. I used Vanicream and petroleum jelly, at times. Several times a day.

My derm had me on steroids and antihistimines. Steroids helped - shots didn't do a thing but prednisone knocked it out (also made me nuts, along with the shots). After the pred he put me on a class 1 and 2 antihistimine that seemed to help tamp it down, as well as using a steroid cream. The combo kept it from covering my whole body again, but I never healed on it until I went gluten-free.

I have noticed, now that I'm gluten-free, that antihistimines work well for my seasonal allergies - whereas they didn't before. Plus, they seem to dampen an ai attack. My ND told me that's because they are immune suppressants.


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Yep, the sandpaper feeling. Had it all around my neck. Now it's my back. Prickly's miracle cure --- Vanicream. They get to that stage where there's the tiny dot of scab or whatever & your clothing rubs against it & it's irritating as heck. Vanicream does the job.

I was wondering about you today Jane. Wondering when you will get your biopsy results back.


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