Recently, about two/three days ago, I noticed that I was starting to develop a rash on my legs. They're little bullseyes or targets, with a red bump in the middle surronded by white in a perfect circle. They're extremely itchy, and started to progressively spread from the top of my thighs, shins, calves, and now my arms. I had this exact same rash before (same symptoms, same progression) and I was told by my primary physcian that it was a food allergy. I was given prednisone and it cleared up fairly quickly.
Since I go to college 4 1/2 hours away from home, I visited the health center. The RN's there didn't think it was a food allergy, in fact, they didn't know what it was. They first assumed that it was a drug allergy, but since I hadn't started anything new recently (I finished my antibiotics for bronchitis about two weeks ago) they ruled that out. I explained to them that I had this exact same rash before, and they gave me prednisone, claritin, benadryl, and pepcid.
It's the second day of taking my medication, and although the bumps seem SLIGHTLY smaller, it seems to be spreading and it still feels pretty itchy. I'm concerned whether or not the steroids are actually working, or whether I should make another appt. I want to kick this before it gets too worse, as it did before. I guess i'm confused, as I remember the steroids working faster before, and as I took them, the rash to heal, not get worse.
Should I be concerned/make a another appt? In fact, does anyone know what this could be?
ANY help or information in this matter would be greatly appreciated