Three weeks ago developed red bumpy rash on arm and when I awoke in the morning had more on arms, back, thighs, lower legs. Dr. thought it was med. reaction to Hydrochlorot which has a little sulfa in it. I cannot take sulfa drugs but have used this med. for years. He gave me dose 6 day dose pack of a prendesone med thich seemed to dry it up a bit. Few days later, more and more red bumpy rash spots. Went to dermatologist. Waiting for biopsy result. She thinks Sweet's Syndrome. It can be caused by medicine, another illiness I am not aware of or resulting from prior infection( I had pneumonia last Nov.) Will know more in two weeks. Get chills in evening, no fever, have muscle pains all over.
Although I have not had Sweet syndrome myself I have read about it.
Treatment usually results in rapid improvement in symptoms.
Usually, systemic steroids (prednisone) are prescribed in a dose of 30-40 mg daily at first. Within a few days the fever, skin lesions and other symptoms clear up. However, lower doses of steroids are often required for several weeks to months to prevent relapse.
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