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11 years - single small itchy spot on stomach

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 18, 2009
  • 09:36 PM

For the past 11 years, maybe more, I've had a single red itchy spot on my stomach. It gets really itchy at times and I have to scratch it. Then it starts to heal. I have scar tissue now so I never know if it's completely healed but it always flares up again. I've had a biopsy done and they found nothing. I've treated it with prescription spray medication (I forgot what it's called) and over the counter creams like benedryl and cortizone but nothing helps. The dermatologist tells me it's a "hot spot" caused from stress. I don't buy it because it flares up when I'm not stressed. It seems to have no relation to stress.

Can anyone give me an idea of what this thing is?


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  • I had a boyfriend many years ago with a persistent red spot on his stomach that itched. He was worried about it so finally I got him to see a doctor. He came home embarrassed to say that the doctor told him it was jock itch. The doc gave him some cream for jock itch (an antifungal) and the spot went away.So I know it sounds gross, but maybe it's a similar kind of fungus that could be treated with antifungals. Could be worth a shot.Another thing you might try is rubbing coconut oil on it a couple or three times a day. Coconut oil is antifungal, antibacterial, etc. It's all natural and wouldn't hurt you if it didn't work. You can get it at The Vitamin Shoppe. If you don't have a store in your town, they are online.
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