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Old May 3rd, 2011, 11:27 AM   21
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So sorry. . .you must be absolutely miserable. . . hope you get some relief very soon!!!

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Old May 3rd, 2011, 12:24 PM   22
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I had something similar happen to me. A few weeks ago I developed a horrible rash on the soles of my feet that were excrutiatingly itchy. I couldn't sleep at night because they itched so much. I called my midwife and described it to her and she prescribed an anti-fungal cream (IDK, maybe she thought it was athlete's foot or something).

So I start using the cream and it doesn't help at all. In fact, the rash spreads from just the soles of my feet to the top and all over my toes as well. So I call my midwife up again and she tells me to take Benedryl . I managed to get a last minute appointment with a dermatologist and she said it was actually ezcema (so of course the anti-fungal cream wasn't going to work).

But of course the way to get rid of it is with sterioid creams which I can't use while pregnant. So the dermatologist prescribed me a moisturizer for atopic skin and said that was all she could do until I had LO.

Now the rash has spread, it's all over my feet and toes and is slowly creeping up my ankles. Nothing seems to help the itching, not even the hydrating cream that the dermatologist gave me. Yesterday I slathered my feet in coconut butter because I heard it was a good moisturizer but all it did was make my dogs follow me around the house because they wanted to lick my feet I now not only wake up several times a night to pee, but also an additional few times as well because my feet itch so's horrible

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Old May 3rd, 2011, 15:53 PM   23
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Thanks everyone for your replies.

Well I went to see the doctor again and and she called in another doctor too to have a look at my rash. They are totally stumped but they are now involving the dermatology department from the hospital. I have another appointment tomorrow morning so will see what they say....

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Old May 3rd, 2011, 15:58 PM   24
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Get well soon

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Old May 3rd, 2011, 16:02 PM   25
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Sending big hugs to you!! Must be so frustrating hope they fix you up!! X

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Old May 3rd, 2011, 16:18 PM   26
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Ask them to check you for PUPPs! That's what your rash looks like (google images it)

I have eczema and use a cream from the docs called Oliatum (sp?) which works a treat!

But tbh it doesn't look like eczema but it may just be the pic

Good luck!

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Old May 3rd, 2011, 16:21 PM   27
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Poor thing! I have eczema on my face, but they gave me hydrocorozone cream to use and it seems to be going away. My midwife said to always ask a doctor or GP about rashes because they honestly know nothing about them. She was very open about that too I've been meaning to go and get a rash on my arm checked out, but I've been lazy

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Old May 3rd, 2011, 16:25 PM   28
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awwww bless u that looks really sore,,,i really hope the dr's sort this out for u asap,keep us posted .....sending

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Old May 3rd, 2011, 18:38 PM   29
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awww hun I am so sorry, and if it is exzema, my son has it and we have finally gotten it under control. what you have looks like an allergic reaction rather then exzema. Have you tried antihistamines? there is some that is safe while pregnant.

With my son we had to take all fragrance out of everything. So when i wash his clothes has to be free and clear. And when i say everything, we had to adjust even what we use so that when i touch him it does not break him out. Anything with a alchol or fragrance in it is a no no as well. We also had to switch to 100% cotton clothing. When he has an outbreak it is the oat meal baths and lotion that is also fragrance free. we also see a derm doc to get the smaller breakouts under control.

I sure with you the best of luck.

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Old May 3rd, 2011, 22:07 PM   30
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oh how horrible! I hope they get it sorted out soon! I know this might not be any help, but around Christmas I got a really itchy back and after going crazy for a few days realized it was probably my OH's conditioner (I ran out and was using his). For some reason I suddenly was allergic to it (have used it before, no problems). Maybe until they figure out what is wrong, try using different hypoallergenic soaps, shampoos and laundry soap. It can't hurt.

the website I use to find out what is in my soaps and stuff is

good luck and hope you feel better!

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