I've had some nasty rashes, too. It had nothing to do with missing anything/anyone either. ;)
The parasite I was infected with has not yet been identified. 4 more samples at the lab, hopefully I'll know soon but I'm not holding my breath.
Mine started with welts on the back of my head, then terrible crushing chest pain, scarlet red rash on my chest and a rash that started between my fingers and travelled all over my body - most often 20-40 minutes after eating.
I believe it is hookworm and that the larvae were in my lymphatic system. I stopped sweating sometime over the past few months and now I'm sweating again. I've lost just over 20 pounds in 19 days.
This is after taking ivermectin for sheep. No messin' around. Better living through pharmceuticals.
I thought I was going to die, I was so sick. I've never been that sick in my life. Two weeks in bed. Ya'll can keep your herbs. ;)