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I need deperate help with my skin!

I am so frustrated and stressed out I don’t know what to do anymore.  I am 33 and had perfect skin my entire life.  4 months ago I started getting dry red spots on my legs, thought it was eczema since I had that when I was a kid.  Since then, this rash has now spread up my entire legs, all over my backside, my stomach, chest, all over my arms.  I look like I have the measles.  My doctor recently gave me a cortisone shot and prednisone and it started to get better for a couple of weeks.  Since then it has come back and it is beyond awful.  Changed all lotions and detergents to “free and clear”.  It’s causing me much stress in my life, I don’t know what to do.  I am not wanting to go in public or show ANY skin.  Living in Miami it’s hot and I am bundling myself up so no one can see me.  I was bathing in coconut oil and putting it on myself every night.  Seemed to be helping a little but stopped working also.  Please help….  
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And I have been going through the worse stress of my life the past 8 months, my doctor says it may have to do with that but my stress went away a few weeks ago.  Also, just moved and switched jobs so I have no health insurance so that's why I have to ask on here.
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"Pityriasis rosea", likely diagnosis.Do consult your doc.
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