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.)
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. I was waking up scratching my legs at night – it was horrible!
Bottom rash is an example of Folliculitis
How can fibromyalgia folliculitis be treated? Here is what my doctor said to do:
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- More Ideas To Help You Control Your Itchy Fibromyalgia Rash
3. White Vinegar – one tablespoon to two cups of water, then apply to the affected area with pressure for twenty minutes.
4. Tea Tree Oil-best for scalp folliculitis
5. Garlic– beneficial due to antibacterial properties
6. Aloe Vera-antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. This is the aloe vera that I use. I love it and it has tea tree oil in it already – I apply after a shower daily.
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!
Diet To Control Your Itchy Fibromyalgia Rash
7. Since I first wrote this article a couple years ago, I have learned a lot about Fibromyalgia. In the last year or so, I have really been focusing on controlling my symptoms with my diet. I go into a lot more detail (see link) of how an elimination diet can help you improve your fibromyalgia symptoms.
8. If you want to try an intolerance test to get to what might be causing your rash faster I recommend 5 Strands Affordable Testing, use fibro cure 10 for 10% off. I used this service and hope to write an article on it soon. It really helps narrow down foods that may be bothering you.
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.
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