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PLEASE HELP ME. noone knows what this is.

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  • Posted By: porcelain
  • February 25, 2009
  • 03:44 AM

it has now been 8 weeks and i still have this chest rash and it has spread i have also noticed i now appear to have this around my nose and on my forehead.

i have seen two doctors about it and neither have a clue so i got sent to a dermatologist who thought she knew what it was but it has only gotten worse since seeing her.

i had a section cut out last week to get tested seen as noone seems to have a clue what this is.
the results were meant to come back a few days ago but they havent yet so im worried something is really wrong.

the rash is small red bumps all over my chest some look like boils some look like acne and some are just splotches on the skin.

the rash has only been ocasionally itchy and sometimes painful.

i have put cold flannels on it to help relieve the pain but it seems to make my heart beat really fast.

i am too embarassed to leave the house now apart from going to the doctors because it really isnt attractive.

i have been seeing the doctor every few days and he is monitoring how much its spreading and if its getting worse.

i have been given almost every steroid cream but none have worked. i have been told its folliculitis twice and the medication didnt work i have been told its an allergic reaction, i have been told its severe eczema and i have been told its some type of eczema with herpes. none of the medications have worked.

i will list the medictaions i have been on to try get rid of this rash
-dermol cream (steroid cream,strongest they can give me)
-doxycycline
-pimafucort cream
-flucloxcillin
-emuvate cream
-elocon ointment

other medications that im on at the moment that may help someone tell me what this could be
-levlen ed(contraceptive)
-polaramine(allergy medication)
-loraclear(allergy medication)
-vitamin d tablets (once a month)
-monthly b12 injections

i really hope someone can help me i am very distressed with this as im trying to look for a job at the moment but cant until this is resolved. so i have been 8 weeks with next to no income.

im sick of being poked and prodded with things only getting worse.

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  • Do you have this constantly? I have eczema and my rashes only appear if my skin becomes dry.
    thesage 10 Replies
    • February 25, 2009
    • 04:32 AM
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  • i have had this for 8 weeks straight i have never had this ever before. i have mild eczema but never had it in this area and have been given medications incase it was eczema but nothing cleared it it only got worse.
    porcelain 36 Replies
    • February 25, 2009
    • 04:35 AM
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  • i have just got my test results back and it is some type of skin infection. the doctor said he will explain more when i go in this afternoon to get my stitch out.
    porcelain 36 Replies
    • February 25, 2009
    • 07:52 PM
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  • i have just got my test results back and it is some type of skin infection. the doctor said he will explain more when i go in this afternoon to get my stitch out. Were you in the hospital prior to this outbreak? Sounds like it could be MRSA -a staph infection which is resistant to antibiotics. I would try aloe - both as a supplement to take orally, and find a good aloe skin gel to try. I like Lily of the Valley, don't know if you can find this where you are. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • February 25, 2009
    • 09:30 PM
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  • whatever it is it does seem to be resistant to antibiotics but i will get back to you with what it is this afternoon after ive visited the doctor
    porcelain 36 Replies
    • February 25, 2009
    • 11:09 PM
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  • Have you ever seen a Dermoltologist ? Sometimes it's best to see a specialist for certain things instead of a GP If you can take pictures in with you ( symptoms don't always appear on the day of appointments ;) ) Good luckxxSamantha http://www.undiagnosedillness.org
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 26, 2009
    • 00:36 AM
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  • yes i have seen a dermatologist and she said it was eczema with herpes but the medication didnt fully clear it and then it flared up again 2 days after starting treatment. its not what the dermatologist thought. the doctor rang with my test results this morning saying it is a skin infection and that he was right and the dermatologist was wrong. i am going to get my stitch out this afternoon from where they did the biopsy and the doctor said he would talk further about it when he was doing that. i will update everyone on what it is once i have been told.
    porcelain 36 Replies
    • February 26, 2009
    • 00:44 AM
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  • it turns out it was folluculitis my doctors original diagnosis, the medication he gave wasnt strong enough. so im glad its nothing serious
    porcelain 36 Replies
    • February 26, 2009
    • 03:19 AM
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  • Sorry when you said two Doctors I didn't realise one was a Dermotologist.I'm glad you've got this sorted and hope the stronger cream works :) Samantha http://www.undiagnosedillness.org
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 26, 2009
    • 04:44 AM
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  • thanks. it was two doctors as well as a dermatologist sorry if it wasnt clear. and its not a new cream this time its 4 pills a day so im really hoping this will work. fingers crossed.
    porcelain 36 Replies
    • February 26, 2009
    • 05:01 AM
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  • it turns out it was folluculitis my doctors original diagnosis, the medication he gave wasnt strong enough. so im glad its nothing serious Glad it's not MRSA. There are quite a few types of folliculitis, and here is a link on the different kinds: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/folliculitis/DS00512/DSECTION=treatments-and-drugs Do you know which kind you have? This seems important as there are very different treatments recommended. On an herbal note...a good aloe, colloidal silver, green tea extract, and comfrey salve may all be helpful for this condition. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • February 26, 2009
    • 05:26 AM
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  • i have stafolococal folliculitus (sorry about spelling but i think you know the one you mean)
    porcelain 36 Replies
    • February 26, 2009
    • 05:52 AM
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  • i have stafolococal folliculitus (sorry about spelling but i think you know the one you mean) So did they give you an oral antibiotic for this? An antibiotic topical cream will not address this effectively IMO. If they did prescribe and antibiotic - which one? Please also take a probiotic to help rebalance your flora. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • February 27, 2009
    • 05:34 PM
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  • i was given flucloxacillin 4 times a day for a week. if it doesnt work i have to go back on monday for something else.
    porcelain 36 Replies
    • February 27, 2009
    • 08:03 PM
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