I am a 36 year old male in relatively good shape. For the past 3 months or so, I have been suffering from EXTREMELY itchy small red bump that eventually blister, sometimes with yellowish puss that crusts and spreads. I have seen a dermatologist 3 times now and all he does is prescribe me antihistamines and hydrocortisone (steroid) cream. I have no problem taking these things if they helped but unfortunately they do not. Even now as I write, I have taken Claritin (OTC allergy pill) in combination with Hydroxyzine (rX antihistamine) and Amcinonide (rX steroid) none of which are helping whatsoever.
The rash originally started on my right foot and began spreading to other areas of my body (wrists, forearms, shins, thighs). Around the same time this started, I had been bit by a tick which caused some sort of allergic reaction around the site of the bite. I never had this bad of a reaction to tick bite before. I've been bit about 3 or 4 times in the last couple years but never this bad. I thought at first it was lyme disease since it kind of made a bullseye pattern but the docs didn't think so. They wouldn't even test me. Even to this day I have not had so much as a swab on anything, not the tick bite or the Staph/Eczema, whatever it is. No blood work either.
Are the doctors I'm seeing completely incompetent or are they right that it's eczema? I know it's hard to say just by reading but I will include some pictures as well so I can get a second, third, fourth opinion.
I need to deal with this ASAP because it's driving me crazy! The itch is so bad sometimes I just can't resists and end up making my skin raw which just spreads whatever this is even further. If it helps, around the time of the rash and tick bite, I also had an allergic reaction which caused really bad hives on my hands, on the outside and palms. I'm so tired from not sleeping right at night and my work is being affected now. I can't focus and concentrate because it's so distracting!
Anyone, please help! Does this look like some sort of Eczema or a skin infection? I will take any advice I can get. Thank you!!
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