Fibro-Rash! Is this really a thing you ask? Yes, apparently it is a thing. If you have trouble with any kind of rash all over your body and you have Fibromyalgia, you could also have Fibro-Rash. I just visited my dermatologist because my rheumatologist wanted me to rule out psoriatic arthritis. I have had itchy skin for many years and just thought it was my dry skin. It turns out that it is really folliculitis, an inflammation of the hair follicles brought on by Fibro -and I do not have psoriasis-whew! My doctor said that there are ways to ease the symptoms but the only way to really control it, is to control the Fibro. Sure, no problem that is an easy fix….(she says sarcastically.)
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I’ve always had sensitive skin, so it doesn’t surprise me that my Fibro symptoms come out through my skin as well. People with auto-immune illness and chronic diseases are more susceptible to folliculitis. So, it makes sense that I really started to notice something was wrong when my flare began. My chest broke out into a red, blotchy rash which waxed and waned with my stress level. It was like my body was doing whatever it could to get me to stop and notice.
How can fibromyalgia folliculitis be treated? Here is what my doctor said to do:
- Home Remedies that I found with a simple google search. Please follow the link for complete directions. I have not tried any of these yet, so if you do, please leave your experience in the comments below.
- White Vinegar – one tablespoon to two cups of water, then apply to affected area with pressure for twenty minutes.
- Tea Tree Oil-best for scalp folliculitis
- Garlic– beneficial due to antibacterial properties
- Aloe Vera-antibacterial and anti-inflammatory
I could go on, but I recommend clicking the Home Remedies link for more ideas. I found the article to be very helpful.
I know, that for me, this was just another reminder that I have Fibromyalgia and I can’t deny or ignore it any longer. We really need to take care of ourselves, make time for just you- even if you have to schedule it!
Rashes can be scary, if you have one I recommend going to your doctor. I hope that my story has brought you some comfort and that if you do experience this, you now know that you are not alone. Not only are you not alone but there are steps you can take to relieve the misery. Please feel free to follow me on the social media buttons above.