I've had a skin infection for a month now as well as hives. First put on antibiotics but taken off after a few days and put on steriods as they believed hives were the issue and not an infection. The steriods helped the hives however the infection got worse. I'm now off the steriods after 5 day course, I have infected wounds all over my legs and arms and ear lobes, they have a yellow crust and red border, they are also very itchy. One on my arm has developed a red streak coming out of it over the last couple of hours, is this a sign it's spreading? I have seen so many doctors over the past few weeks for this issue and I feel like theirs no point in going back as no one has truly helped me. Should I go back? Unless I'm in danger, I don't want to go back.
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replied December 4th, 2017
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Its likely dermatitis and hives with super added infection. topical steroids and mupirocin ointment and if need be oral amoxicillin should be added.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
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