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Old 01-18-2009, 10:34 PM
 
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my fiancee has noticed some strange reddish bumps on my skin as of the last couple weeks, at first she thought they were hives, then she thought shingles (tho i doubt that one, just because theres supposed to be extreme pain that goes with shingles, and i dont have any pain), but she has noticed they are spreading more and more, they dont itch, they dont hurt... is it possible its just hives from my skin reacting to something at work, or could it be something else (honestly if it werent for her saying something about them, i wouldnt even know they were there)
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Old 01-19-2009, 02:27 PM
 
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i take it no one has any ideas on this? im not overly worried about it but my fiancee is what you would call a back seat hypocondriac, any time i get even the slightest bit sick she freaks out about it, im just trying to get something to calm her down, that and i am a bit curious about it myself
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Old 01-19-2009, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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i take it no one has any ideas on this? im not overly worried about it but my fiancee is what you would call a back seat hypocondriac, any time i get even the slightest bit sick she freaks out about it, im just trying to get something to calm her down, that and i am a bit curious about it myself
idk, try a different laundry detergent? Doesn't sound like a big deal to me.
"If it's not broken don't fix it"
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Old 01-19-2009, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Long Beach, CA
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I would see a dermotologist ..........
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Old 01-20-2009, 02:58 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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Yes, I would see a dermatologist. You didn't state your age and it is probably nothing to worry about.
But just to relieve her mind, and yours, a visit to a dermatologist could rule out any type of early melanoma or anything serious.
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Old 01-20-2009, 06:55 AM
 
Location: NJ
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my fiancee has noticed some strange reddish bumps on my skin as of the last couple weeks, at first she thought they were hives, then she thought shingles (tho i doubt that one, just because theres supposed to be extreme pain that goes with shingles, and i dont have any pain), but she has noticed they are spreading more and more, they dont itch, they dont hurt... is it possible its just hives from my skin reacting to something at work, or could it be something else (honestly if it werent for her saying something about them, i wouldnt even know they were there)
Make an appointment with a dematologist.
My hubby was diagnosed with Discoid Lupus Erythematosus

I would do a google search on it to find more images to try to rule that out with your rash.

If you think it looks the same, get treated immediately.
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Old 01-20-2009, 12:55 PM
 
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Where is it? If its allergies take an allergy pill and it will go away. Shingles can be strange they can start out like that and then the pain rolls in later. Shingles will get worse and wont be fixed by an allergy pill.
Cleanse the skin area with a 20 minute baking soda soak for a couple days to remove any allergens that could be in your skin. Clean with your hands and not a cloth
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Old 01-20-2009, 01:44 PM
 
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how long does it take for the pain to roll in, cuz its been on my back and sholders for about 3 weeks now

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Where is it? If its allergies take an allergy pill and it will go away. Shingles can be strange they can start out like that and then the pain rolls in later. Shingles will get worse and wont be fixed by an allergy pill.
Cleanse the skin area with a 20 minute baking soda soak for a couple days to remove any allergens that could be in your skin. Clean with your hands and not a cloth
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Old 01-20-2009, 02:24 PM
 
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how long does it take for the pain to roll in, cuz its been on my back and sholders for about 3 weeks now
Its different for everyone. But that time line should be giving you pain by now especially with the spreading. Its more the spreading that seems to come with the pain. If you have cortisone cream you can test it on one. Cortisone makes herpes worse but hives better. But do not do that unless you have money to go to the doctor because you will need an anti-viral after that. If its creeping up towards your face I would just go right away. In you eye can cause damage. You don't want that.
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Old 01-24-2009, 10:58 PM
 
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for anyone who is curious about what it was i really have, its ringworm, was told today to put either lotramin or lamisil on it to clear it up
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