Just Diagnosed Yesterday

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I just found this site and, so far, it feels like a Godsend to me. Three days ago there was itching on my left underarm. And then i discovered a pimple there, so i tried to leave it alone. It itched at times. Just yesterday, in the early morning, that pimple was still there and it took a different shape; and then on both underarms there were reddish bumps. When I got to work, I talked to a co-worker about it and he told me that those bumps in the underarms are what happens when there's an allergic reaction to using a wrong kind of detergent. So I just settled at that.

When I got home, I took my clothes off in front of a mirror and just freaked out with what I saw. The bumps had expanded down to my body, legs, and feet. I was going to workout yesterday, but decided to go to an Urgent Care instead. Fortunately there was one very close to where I live. The doctor looked me over and said that it was PR. There was nothing that could be done and no medication. I was told that it would go away in a few weeks.

This is the first time I ever had this. So I'm a newbie in this. I'm feeling very depressed about this.

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    i got rid of mine in a month first order preeze on amazon and either lay out in the sun or going tan itll look worse before better but thats what helped me and it was gone hope it helps

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    I agree with Natalie. If it is PR get Prreze. Worked for me. However, it might be a low grade allergic reaction to something, easy way to check is to but some Benadryl. Take as directed. If the redness subsides and itch goes away, you have contact dermatitis- a "doctor" way of saying allergic reaction. Then all you have to do is figure out what you are allergic to- could be detergent, deodorant, shampoo, soap, dry cleaning chemical, etc. It could be something you used a couple of weeks before you broke out, so it is not always easy to figure out, but if you keep a list, and cross off stuff, you should find it after a while. Good luck and keep us posted!

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      Thanks Stazstaz. I went to Urgent Care and the doctor there said it was PR. However, he is not a professional dermatologist. I am a bit confused now, but I was thinking that just recently I had used a new detergent to wash my clothes in last Monday. This thing started on Wednesday morning, as I had stated. Could contact dermatitis cause me to get rashes practically all over my body like I have now? I would think it would be restricted to one area.

      Another thing I was thinking of, is that just recently I have decided to wipe down after taking a shower. I kind of noticed that there was a musty smell in the bag with the towels that I had already used. And then I washed the coloreds (most towels that I use to shower) with cold water. I wonder if that was a cause? I won't do that again.

      I know that you are not a doctor and neither am I. Now i wonder if anyone else can relate to what I just posted here? I had been having all kinds of possibilities in my mind thinking about what could have caused this?

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    It's been a while since I've posted on here. I have to say that I'm very much over this now. For me it was practically all gone in a month. All of the marks are gone now. Just one little spot showing but it's nothing much. I didn't treat it at all, so I don't know what I did to make it go away like it did. But I'm sure glad it's gone! I thought for a while that it was never going away.

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