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Mystery Itch

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  • Posted By: bobwhite
  • January 25, 2009
  • 01:46 AM

About a year ago, a 2 square inch area of my thigh started itching insanely.
The skin looked completely normal.

When a couple of red spots eventually appeared, I went to a dermatologist.
He gave me a psoriasis cream, which did nothing.
He did a biopsy of one of the red spots, testing for pre cancer, and it was benign.
Weirdly, after he removed the red spot, the itching stopped for about a week, then returned.

The only thing that has suppressed the itch is a medicinal powder called Zeasorb_AF. Because of this, my own assumption is that it is bacterial.

The area has grown to around 7 square inches. There are a couple of small red spots around, but the skin looks normal. No rash.

I've tried applying the Zeasorb_AF daily for 6 weeks now, the itch has subsided incrementally. It returns as soon as the stuff wears off though.

Any suggesstions appreciated.

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  • Ask the derm if Cordran Tape (flurandrenolide tape) may help for your skin cond. My husband had something similar and used the tape until it went away. Has only had one flare up since, he just used the tape and it went away. no more prob for a year. hope it helps
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 25, 2009
    • 01:57 AM
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  • Thanks for getting back.The topical solution that did not work was called fluocinonide. I will definitely ask about this tape.Thank you once again.Ask the derm if Cordran Tape (flurandrenolide tape) may help for your skin cond. My husband had something similar and used the tape until it went away. Has only had one flare up since, he just used the tape and it went away. no more prob for a year. hope it helps
    bobwhite 20 Replies
    • January 27, 2009
    • 02:41 PM
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