Her legs look sunburned.The dermatologist said it was stress related eczema. I don't think it is. I think is an allergy to bactrim and I think she needs to go to an allergist. Has anyone had this problem'
I do not know anyone who has taken Bactrim, but I think it is obvious that your Mother is having an allergic reaction to the medication. Every time a patient is not satisfied with their doctors diagnose/prognosis, or opinion, they should seek an appt. with a different doctor a.s.a.p.
An allergist may have quite a waiting list for available appts., so please consider going to a near-by walk-in Clinic.
Also- I've never heard of an eczema outbreak being brought on by stress.
Hives, yes- a rash in one area , yes, but Eczema-no.
The severity of her condition is something I have seen happen to two of my friends, recently. This in both cases, was an allergic reaction to exposure to bushes in the 'Tea-Tree' family. They looked burnt, almost everywhere.
Investigate the internet, and encourage her to go get a second opinion, as soon as possible.
I think you're right, because that's just the way a bactrim rash looks. Is she off the bactrim? I would suggest an anti histamine such as benadryl for the rash. If she's not taking the bactrim anymore, then she should just let the dr that ordered it know she stopped it. If she's still taking it, she needs to stop and see the doc that ordered it.
First let me start by saying yes eczema can be brought on by stress for I have it and the only time I break out is when I am extremely stressed, on the other hand, I have never had it to where it looks like sunburn, and most definitely not all over my body, when I get stressed I break out on my fingers, my tips of my toes and my elbows only... it looks like little tiny blisters, the kind u get under your tongue when u ate something to aciddy,also itches uncontrolablly, and then the blisters burst and fluid comes out... so I don't think it is eczema that your mom has for I have had this for yrs and I will be 51 in Jan... so in my opinion if I were u, I would take her to an ER, let them evaluate her, either that or find another dermatologist and get second opinion, yes they r hard to get and appt... but if u call around an even stress your concern they might put her in as an emergency add on, for they can do this if they want... good luck...
I had a patient when I was a Nursing Assistant who had the same reaction when they took Bactrim and it was an allergic reaction! If I were you, I would take her to an allergist if you can or find another dermatologist for a second opinion. Hope your mom is feeling better soon! :))
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