I’m a generally ‘healthy’ guy. Considering I survived premature birth, numerous childhood diseases, my leg disability, a serious car accident, diabetes, skin cancer and lymphoma!
When I get sick, it’s rare. And it’s NEVER a slight cold…
Thursday last, I developed some edema in my right (disabled) leg. A fairly common occurrence for me – usually laying down (like sleeping) and it goes away.
Only this time, it didn’t.
And it was followed on Friday by a rash around my right ankle! This rash grew, and now, in varying degrees, covers my entire body! (except my head)
Accompanied by the requisite itching and burning as one expects with rashes.
No fever, no blistering, just discoloration and itch.
(NO, it’s not shingles. – I DID have chicken pox – TWICE!)
The earliest I can get in to see my primary physician is tomorrow (Wednesday) @ 1500. (ERs and urgent care facilities are not an option – they cost money!)
Baby powder with aloe, and calamine lotion are my friends! Sadly, all Benadryl seems to do is knock me out.
The ‘doctor of the Internet’ (always a dangerous place to go) runs the gamut from you have a rash to you are going to die!
My semi-educated guess is I was taking ibuprofen for my arthritis (more than the standard dose), and reached the limit.
Hopefully, my doc will make a correct diagnosis and provide a remedy. 🙂
I will advise, as I know more.