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Posted by Anon on December 29, 1999 at 10:12:43:

In Reply to: Insect Bite- type rash posted by L. on December 28, 1999 at 17:40:49:

: I have tried getting an appointment with my doctor for the past two days because I can no longer tolerate the continued break-outs or the itching. Because of the flu outbreak in the area I live, an appointment will be impossible for for at least another week.
: A couple months ago, while working in the yards, I had what I thought were quite a few flea bites on my legs.
: I have not worked in the yard in over three weeks, but I am still getting groups of these "flea bite" type breakouts, not only on my legs, but everywhere. They look just like a flea bite, but in groupings. Some start out as tiny blister looking. Some, just like a regular bite. I also noticed about the same time, that I had a quite a bit of hardened discharge in my nose in the morning when I woke up, and still do. No one else in my family of six has been plagued with this. Through the internet, I've ruled out scabies, shingles, and eczema. I have never had allergies before in my life. Is this what I might be dealing with now, at my age (45)??? Please, anyone out there to help quell my fears? I'm very anxious for any info you might be able to provide.
: L.

These can possibly be flea bites as you could have brought them in the house on your shoes. The fact that they are blistering now seems indicate something more than flea bits but I am not an MD. Call the clinic again if you feel uneasy and tell you need to see the doctor sooner than in a week. The flu outbreak should not take away from other important medical needs. If they still refuse to see you then try your local urgent care. Good luck

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