Posted 5/5/2011 5:03 PM (GMT -6)
I started noticing itchiness on my jawline/neck and wrists. Over the course of a 2 or 3 day period, it grew worse and worse, till I developed an intense itchy, red rash over my entire neck (front and back), red itchy dots on my wrists, extremely itchy eyelids, earlobes, mustache area, and entire area under the chin. Also, a horrible red itchy rash in the groin area.
I am on prednisone to cure it. One doc said possible food allergy; other doc said contact dermatitis.
1.) Based on the facts, was this probably caused by a FOOD that I ate (a food allergy), or something I came in contact with in the environment (contact dermatitis)?
2.) With contact dermatitis, does the substance literally TOUCH every part of the body that gets the rash/itchiness? Because I'm telling you -- NOTHING (to my knowledge) touched both of my eyelids and earlobes, under chin area, and entire neck etc. In other words, nothing I can think of "contacted" all those parts of my body. (And I've used the same products at home my entire life.)
3.) I had dental work done previous to this.. is it likely to get such a reaction from something done during dental work?
Any thoughts / suggestions would be appreciated....