31 July 2017

Super Itchy Rash

Last Monday I saw a GP for a patch of rash on my tummy, actually it has been there for quite some time, probably several months, lost count, but got so large and itchy until I cannot take it then I go see the doctor. Other than the rash at tummy, my torso, back, arms, fingers and legs also felt a bit itchy, but not as itchy as tummy. The itch at tummy can be described as super itchy, takes a hell lot of willpower not to scratch it, the rest kind of random, come and go type so still quite bearable.

The doctor thinks it is my belt buckle, mine is a metal buckle, not sure exactly what material though, he advised me to change to plastic buckle, gave me some Telfast and Melomet, told me to make sure I apply the cream. I did as he advised, changed to a plastic hook kind of belt (improvised by wife), put on the Melomet cream as prescribed, now the tummy itch is totally gone and the skin area seems to be recovering. The Telfast didn't help with the body itch though, still the same after consuming daily.

Four days later which was last Friday, tummy rash really gone for good, but body itch seems to be getting a bit more intense, didn't see doctor, read online about Zyrtec, took half-day leave to buy at Guardian and tried to self-medicate at home. Lesson here is never try to self-medicate but who knows, sometimes it works, sometimes end up making it worse. I suffered intense body itch for the weekend and today, even at night while sleeping also can get woken up by the itch, sibei jia lat, itchiest time of my life.

The Zyrtec didn't help at all, it is as ineffective as the Telfast, body itch got much worse. See these photos I took today, my right arm seems to be the worst-hit, legs, torso, back, upper butt, fingers, the little red bumps are super itchy, feels same like the rash at tummy area but this time is whole body, feels like kena bitten by thousands of big red ants, pain and super itchy at the same time.

So today I went back to the GP, showed her the rashes, she didn't seem surprised at all, she even touched the super gross area on my right arm, I asked whether it is contagious, she said no, well that's a good thing because I don't want to spread to wife and baby, anyway if the GP dare to touch then confirm not contagious.

I then specifically told her that the itch is so bad that I couldn't sleep at night. She gave me some Telfast, told her it is not effective, and I have tried Zyrtec, she said Telfast is actually stronger, wow, unfortunately both don't work for me. Then she also prescribed Prednisolone and Hizin, the first is a steroid, latter is to help me sleep at night. Finally is Neoderm cream.

Right now I have consumed Telfast with Prednisolone, applied the Neoderm cream, feels a little bit better, still itchy but not as intense, can tahan type. Can't wait till tonight to try the Hizin, hope can sleep well.

By the way the GP thinks it could be food allergy, probably some stuff that hawkers put, makes me think twice about eating out now. Personally I think could be due to the hot days these few weeks, some days are just super hot, last Saturday I went for a run, it was quite hot, not sure if it made my rash worse.


sim said...

Bro, could it be scabies? or even dust mites.

Try this cream if what the doc prescribe doesn't work.
Clobetasol cream. (this was prescribe to me when I went to see a skin specialist for rash) It's a strong cream, so apply thinly.

Take care bro.

Dave said...

Any eczema history bro?
Food allergy comes with diarrhoe too. I am allergic to egg whites so whenever i ate food with egg inside, will develop itch and diarrhoe.

marrythaigirlsingapore said...

Hi Sim,

Not sure what it is, I guess might be heat rash, doctor say might be food allergy. The doctor gave 2 types, one Neoderm and one Mometasone, both helps a bit. If drop by guardian or watson I go check out this Clobetasol. Thanks man.

Hi Dave,

No history of eczema. Then I guess mine more like heat rash, maybe because these few days weather super hot.

Me said...

Surprisingly i and a few colleagues also start to Kenna rash during these 2 weeks. I suspect is due to the terrible heat wave these days. I use aloe vera gel and moisturise heavily.

marrythaigirlsingapore said...

Yeah, I also think it is the heat, these few days really super hot. I tried the Dove shower and the cocoa butter, seems to have eased the itch a lot.