One last thing I forgot to post in my last post before this...

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I am also really itchy on my arms and chest, and i keep getting this red rash on my chest, along with these tiny purple dots known as purpura...anyone else experience this?

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    ive never had this kind of rash, but i have excema so i get dry skin and rashes normally. Sometimes my skin itches and i cant tell if its my excema or related to something else. Try a benadryl to see if that takes the itch away.

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    i'm so sorry! Mono left me with new allergies that i never had before, such as being allergic to ibprofen and other NSAIDS. I of course didnt realize this was my problem until months later when my hives would flare up real bad after taking NSAIDS. I had hives for over a year and i took zyrtec for a year to keep them from coming every day. Once i weened myself off the zyrtec (which was really itchy!) my body readjusted itself and the hives went away for good. once i gave my body time to adjust to the new immune system it figured itself out.

    my advice is to keep track of potential new triggers that prior to mono weren't problems; could be food, medicine, etc.

    good luck!

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    Hi Ashlie,

    I also get really itchy forearms. They get red, the heat especially seems to irritate them. Of it I have a sweater on or sometimes under my coat my arms will get itchy. Like when my skin can't breathe. It's almost like I developed sensitive skin from this virus.

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