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Have you been investigated or treated for an STD, as the cause of the reactive arthritis?
If so what tests were done?
were you given any antibiotics?
I was tested for stds several times (the standard 10 panel) and they have always come back negative except for hsv-1. They believe this started with a stomach parasite of some sort. \
When they were initially trying to diagnose this (several months ago) they gave me over 2 months of doxycycline
Well, even if it was 'non-gonococcal urethritis" ( a common cause of STD that may not be detected with the standard test you had, the doxycycline should have been sufficient. Based on your symptoms, I would still think an STD would have certainly been possible.
I would want to make sure you were tested for HIV and syphilis as well.
The rash on your hands may be an inflammatory type reaction that we do see with reactive arthritis- if the above tests I mentioned are negative.
Your cough and cold is likely unrelated- and from a respiratory virus.
I hope that helps.
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Great. Those are two things you don't need to worry about as causes for the rash.
I would then attribute just to the inflammatory reaction along with the reactive arthritis.
I would see your doctor in follow up as they may need to restart or raise the steroids.