Update on Itchy Rash - Eczema?
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Finally broke down and went to another doctor (not my endo) about this lovely rash. She gave me a script for some cortisone cream which is a bit stronger than OTC stuff and told me to take Claritin (loratadine?) to help with the histamine reaction.
Within just a few days, praise God the rash started to clear up and on day one of taking the antihistamine the itching nearly stopped.
It's been a week today since I started this and the relief is very, very welcome!
What I still don't know, however, is what caused this allergic reaction. The doc said it looked like eczema to her, however she's not a dermatologist, so who can say. At the moment, however, all I care is, I'm no longer scratching like a demon.
I'll discuss all of this with my endo tomorrow. Of course since I was off of the thyroid meds for 2 weeks (and still saw no improvement in the rash) I will have to wait longer before she can do the bloodwork. Sigh.
I really don't like going to doctors, so I can't say if I'll see an allergist about the eczema. I don't want to be on Claritin for the rest of my life either, so if it comes back when I stop the antihistamine I guess I'll have to...
Oh well. Hope all of my sparkies are having a fantastic week and looking forward to the weekend!