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Blisters/hives that won’t go away

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by Alanna, May 4, 2020.

  1. Alanna

    Alanna New Member

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    So it started 2 weeks ago. I woke up in the night with burning feelings in my 3rd and 4th toe. The next morning I noticed I had a very sensitive blister-like form on the end of each toe, right around the bottom of the nail bed. I didn’t think much of it and assumed I had done it to myself from the long walk the day before.
    It stayed consistent like that for 3 days and then I awoke again in the night with my foot burning as if it were on fire. so that morning I went to the clinic to get a doctors take on the situation. I could see another blister starting but time on my big toe. The doctor suggested it may be dyshidrotic eczema so she prescribed me some betaderm ointment to sooth and hopefully help.
    Well, that prescription was unsuccessful and 2 days later it just started progressing, also onto the other foot in the same area. Almost looking like hives, white Centers with red rims, and slowly getting larger. I tracked everything I ate to elimate a reaction from some food, and stayed inside since it is spring time. I took antihistamines to no avail. One night I thought my feet were going to burn off and the feeling of deep nerve pain was making me cry! I went to the Emerg and was given nopraxin to help with the inflammation, and also a short supply of Prednisone to calm the reaction. They did blood work as well and nothing was out of the ordinary. It eventually simmered down and I was able to finally fall asleep.
    Since then, my nights are spent on the couch with a station to cool my feet in whenever they start to rage and burn on me. My skin is sore and tender all the time, and when it flares up and gets hot (for whatever reason) I can barely even touch my skin without excruciating pain. The ends of my toes have pin like bruises scattered all over which also are extremely painful. I cannot wear shoes, or put weight on my toes, and the rash (or whatever the heck is it) slowly keeps spreading. It’s at the point where no doctor has a clue as to what it is or what is causing this reaction.
    Has ANYONE experience something so strange and figured out what it was?? I’m at my wits end and need help!
    I will include pictures of the progression throughout the last 2 weeks.
  2. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Super Moderator

    That sound like a dyshidrotic eczema
    Suggest you try a dermatologist to get it investigated further as it should have responded to treatment if it was dyshidrotic eczema
  3. Shannon Dawson

    Shannon Dawson New Member

    Did you get treatment for this? What did the GP say?
  4. Alanna7

    Alanna7 Guest

    I’ve seen multiple dermatologists and doctors and there still are no answers. Currently into the 11th week.
    I have gone through many stages since my post. Around the middle of May it was so intense, my feet would flare up with heat, burning, and stinging pain and become so so swollen. The flare ups would last hours and hours and multiple trips to the ER to try and see someone else who may have another idea. Over the last 2 months I have had every possible blood test done for anything it could be, and there is nothing showing.

    Beginning of June, my skin and blisters-type on the affected areas began to peel. And I’m talking think “burnt from the inside” kind of akin. Like leather cowhide thick skin.
    Also many open deep sores that would sting and burn, flaring up throughout the day with no trigger... a mind of their own. I can’t post any photos on here, but they are absolutely unbelievable, and absolutely no one in the medical profession has an answer. If someone thinks of something... well garauntee I’ve tried it!
    Only within the last week have the flare ups and heat started to subside. I have to manage my body temperature as well as where I am because of it starts to get hot, I need to control it.
    The sores heal so slow.. and they will not be bothersome, and then out of no where, it’s as if someone is pouring lemon juice on the open wound! And again I’ve tried every antibacterial, anti inflammatory, anti fungal, even anti viral oral and topical ointment.
    I’ve tried to find anyone with a similar experience but so far I seem to be the only one with this unknown skin disease.
  5. Shannon Dawson

    Shannon Dawson New Member

    I really hope they find out what it is soon! This sounds so aweful!

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