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Got 2 different diagnosis'! Skin Condition.

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  • Posted By: JosefTTZ
  • April 30, 2008
  • 11:32 PM

Hello everyone,

I have been to 2 seperate dermatologists to try and get a correct diagnosis on my skin condition. One dermatologist said it was Tinea Versicolor and then the other said i was dermatitis. Neither of which totally removed it. I received some medicine and it only disguises the rash but then it comes back a few days later after use. I even had 2 biopsies taken. I had this condition for about 1.5 years now. It is very uncomfortable and really want this gone :(

It itches, is red, and it is spotted. Its on my lower back mostly, on my arms (not on the underside of the arm), and my neck/and face(alittle bit). These are the only spots that i have this.

Here is a picture of my lower back:


Thank You very much for your input.

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  • It looks alot like roseolla... also have they tested you for food allergys??Insurance doesnt like Doc's to run alot of tests but you need to get back and have them run some blood work as well.Good Health.Mailgirl:rolleyes:
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  • The dermatologist did take blood tests and he said there was nothing shown from the tests. Thanks, Josef
    JosefTTZ 3 Replies Flag this Response
  • Honestly - from the picture it could be either. What medicine and how long did you use it?Have you changed your detergent, soap, shampoo, switched to all cotton clothing, etc...It could just be a dermatitis from an irritant on your skin mixed with sweat.
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  • Hi Josef.I feel so bad for you, and they don't know what it is? Don't feel bad, nobody knows what I have either, and I've been to at least 10 doctors, so I know how frustrating it is when you know that you have something, but the tests don't find anything, and they give you meds that don't work; I've been going through it for a long time, too. But, don't give up, keep trying to find out what is wrong. (I have to tell myself that, too; I can't tell you how many times I just wanted to give up out of frustration since I've had my condition.) Please go to a different doctor...that isn't normal, and you need to have it treated; I looked at the picture and I'm amazed that nobody can figure it out...that looks so painful, I'm shocked that they blew you off. Keep in touch, and let us know if they find out what it is. Take care, and good luck.
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  • i had Tinea versicolor and it looks alot like that the treatement they gave me only helped alittle but it kept coming back.so i did some research on it an this might sound goofy but it worked and i havnt had it since. draw a dath put alarge bottle of lemon juice in it then about 4 cups of salt then a bottle of vinager and soak in it for about an hour. the spots went away on me in about 3 days and havnt come back its been 2 years now. let me know if it works on you too or if it was just a freak occurance with me. good luck.
    jhopkins 24 Replies
    • August 21, 2008
    • 06:28 PM
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