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skin condition.... shingles? foliculitous?

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  • Posted By: mcbitchman
  • April 10, 2013
  • 03:53 PM

I've been tested for mercury, arsenic, lead, cancer, told it's not shingles. Diagnosed w/ foliculitous but the prescriptions did nothing. Now I've paid over 1,300 and know what it isn't I hope. No insurance of course so, what does one do? I've been told to go to a dermatologist but who's to pay for that? So here I am. I have had this skin problem since about 2005. It is very similar to shingles and foliculitous w/ water blisters, and pain and itching and hair loss and showing up on arms chest, neck, face, ears, scalp. Starts out as a zit like bump or a few of them, but they have a very itchy feel right away. When scratched they usually emit a water like substance as they pop. Mostly there will be lots of pain when pop but it goes away as soon as it pops. Lots of times there will be more of them growing up below the one popped. Sometimes they will advance across the areas for a inch of three. The current episode is on my neck and back of head. It's been there for 1.5 years. moving from side to side and encompassing both sides as it is now. At times the pain is unbelievable. Very centrally located upon the area of the blister/blisters. You have to scratch it now. This usually brings on lots of pain until it pops and then it's gone. I can at times rub the back of my head and make the whole area wet from discharge. It's watery and gets sticky like wax as it dries. The blisters move around and refill quickly. I have to spend at least 1 hour morning and night and maybe during the day , could be lots more, draining the fluid. If I don't the pressure build up in my head gives me headaches. It is very debilitating in that is not dealt w/ in the morning you can't do anything due to itching and pain from built up fluid in the blisters. There may be small blisters over a large one kinda like they are protecting it. The scratching makes for hair loss. Not a lot of blood involved like a regular zit. I've thought at times it's in the sweat ducts or hair follicles, Most episodes last about six eight months but it seems to be getting longer and stronger. Any thoughts.???

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