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Long post but PLEASE read. I need help.
I’m on day 23 (TWENTY THREE) of my mono rash. I was sick around the end of May/early June with what I thought was just a cold, sore throat (but, I was really sick - stiff neck, swollen glands, no voice) which was later confirmed to be glandular fever. I was in the middle of moving house so I pushed my sickness to the side and kept going. A week after moving into my new house I started feeling better, but was still eating panadol like lollies for relief. I had about a week and a half of feeling GOOD before the rash struck.
I woke up one morning mid june, extremely itchy. Doctor told me it was my laundry powder and put me on prednisone and antihistamines. Didn’t work. Days passed and it was getting worse, spreading, itchy. After about 2 1/2 weeks, a hospital visit and another doctor visit, mono was confirmed, my steroid dosage got higher and my rash started going away. BUT it started peeling, I peeled for a week, my entire body.
This rash started on my back and trunk/tummy, spread down my buttocks, thighs and calf’s, spread upto my chest, shoulders, neck, arms and forearms. It was raised, red, inflamed and so insanely itchy, my skin was almost like leather.
Now here I am, 23 days after the first signs of the rash. Still insanely itchy. I am almost back to normal skin colour with a few pink blotchy areas, still on prednisone. I have scratched so much that I have scars and scabs covering my body, it’s horrible.
I am slowly coming off the prednisone but I’ve noticed as I do, the rash is returning. Help, please someone!
Has anyone had this with mono? How long will it last?
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