(My stepmother, who is a nurse, speculated that either I had a parasite from traveling abroad or gout in the finger--although the condition seemed strictly limited to the skin
). The second symptom was a rash that was limited to my buttocks, elbow, and hip. It developed after being out at the beach (just sat on the sand, no beach chairs). It was extremely itchy (and went away after about 1 week of applying some steroid cream I had leftover from an eczema outbreak).