The rash started spreading up my arm and over my joints, it started to scar. The rash looked like a long line of bruises going up just one side of my arm. The scar on my hand and elbow looked like a burn scar.
I have not had any other outbreaks of it anywhere else on my body. It has stayed in one place. I have to keep lotion on it to keep the scar from drying out and cracking. But other than that, there is nothing else that I do for it.
Story edited 09-19-06 JTD
Story posted 10-26-06 SLE
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