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shannon    Posted 09-15-2003 at 17:49:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
my cousin and i run a barn in florida she recently got a rash that has spread over the top half of her body. it is a bunch of red lines that are slightly raised and she says they itch she got this before and assumed it was frome baby spiders but this time it has spread. any way she also has some soreness

any ideas??

thanks shannon

shannon    Posted 09-16-2003 at 16:16:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
thanks every one for your quick replies!!!

GregWis    Posted 09-16-2003 at 11:37:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Shannon, if its in lines it's probably a contact dermatitis (such as poison ivy, oak or other antigen). Try 1% hydrocortisone. If that doesnt work have her see her doc for something stronger. Oatmeal baths work great too.

!    Posted 09-15-2003 at 20:23:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Scabies is a definite possibility.

Doubtful it is shingles, as they tend to be on one side of the body only, tend to show up on older folks, and HURT.

Old McDonald    Posted 09-15-2003 at 19:39:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
My arms look like that after a hard day of baling hay. Sounds like someone has been rolling in it.

I think...    Posted 09-15-2003 at 19:30:00       [Reply]  [No Email] sounds like scabies.

Ayuh...    Posted 09-16-2003 at 04:13:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
That was my guess too...

Salmoneye, Who Has Not Seen Scabies In Decades

Ron,Ar    Posted 09-15-2003 at 18:49:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am not sure about it but there is something called shingles that are painful. Maybe some one here can help you more with this, best to seek real medical advice tho. This is usually a real helpful site with a FAMILY oriented following.

ATW/WA    Posted 09-15-2003 at 18:26:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]

I'd like to take a look at that for you. Since I'm in Washington and you're in Florida could you E-mail pictures? It would be breast if you included photos of both yourself and your cousin. From the pics I will be able to determine if it will be necessary to make a trip to Florida, as some of these rashes are a real hands on, touchy feely type of thing.
Hope to Help..... :o )


Sid    Posted 09-15-2003 at 21:28:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
ATW/WA I did not know you were FBI. Do you get many calls in your line of work?

Cindi    Posted 09-15-2003 at 18:51:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, first things first. Alex appears to have a hidden agenda (grin)

Raised lines? I've never heard of a thing. I would wash the area in a baking soda soak and use a benadryl type cream. If she has any other symptoms such as fever or dizziness I would whisk her to the emergency room. Might not hurt to take some benadryl internally as well.

Les...Well hey    Posted 09-15-2003 at 19:30:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
You gotta give Alex an A for effort. I thought he was pretty creative.
As far as the shingles goes, that would only affect one half of your body but it wouldn't be top or bottom, it would be left or right.

Maggie/TX    Posted 09-15-2003 at 19:23:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good advice, Cindi. I've heard of a rash that was in what the doctor called "whelps" which were not exactly lines, but weren't round either. Never found out what caused it, but it was some kind of allergic reaction to something I came in contact with while playing in a field when I was a kid.

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