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Rash - worse after hot shower?

Discussion in 'Skeleton, Skin, Muscles, Hair, Teeth, and Nails' started by harveythecat, Oct 8, 2015.

  1. harveythecat

    harveythecat

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    I remember a few weeks after first getting ill, noticing a rash on my right hand, and ever since then (2 years) I've either had a rash, or a rash will suddenly flare up after showering (mainly on my hand but also can be right across my body.) Does anyone else have anything similar? It doesn't really tend to itch. I had eczema a lot as a child and I know it's not that. I also don't think it's fungal because I used a fungal cream for ages and it didn't go away. Any thoughts? It doesn't particularly bother me because now it only seems to happen after a shower and then fade again within about half an hour. I'm just curious because I'm pretty sure it's related/part of my ME but I guess there is a chance it could be co-morbid/an effect of lifestyle change somehow? Any thoughts?
     
  2. harveythecat

    harveythecat

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    I would post a pic of my hand but not sure how
     
  3. Kyla

    Kyla ᴀɴɴɪᴇ ɢꜱᴀᴍᴩᴇʟ

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    Have you looked into MCAS / MCAD ?

    If it doesn't itch is it just red splotches? As in flushing?
     
  4. Kyla

    Kyla ᴀɴɴɪᴇ ɢꜱᴀᴍᴩᴇʟ

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    If you have POTS or OH it could also be blood pooling. Which happens after a hot shower, especially if you are standing to shower.
     
  5. harveythecat

    harveythecat

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    I think I might have POTS, though haven't had a test yet. I've uploaded a photo below, which doesn't show it very well. It look a lot redder and angrier in real life, but like I say, it's gone completely now because it only lasts about half an hour after the shower.
     

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  6. Valentijn

    Valentijn Senior Member

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    I think heat will make pretty much any rash look worse.
     
  7. IntelligentImpulse

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    It may be a particularly sensitive patch of your skin. I wouldn't worry too much about it.

    I have a feeling the causative agent may be dermatological substances, not so much the heat from a hot shower.
     
  8. beaker

    beaker ME/cfs 1986

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    I used to get a rash from shower in the early years, it was quite common w/ patients at Lyndonville clinic.
    There was a particular name for it, but it is long lost to my brain. If I come up with it I will post back.
    I do know that in and of itself it was benign.
     

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