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Nagging skin sores

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  • Posted By: kittymeyers
  • September 23, 2008
  • 00:03 AM

I've been getting sores on my upper shoulder, upper & lower arms, upper legs & lower legs for about 10 years now. They start out as tiny little red (head of a pin) size bumps. They don't itch, but in my curiousity, I rub over them and pick at them to which they get bigger and scab up and bleed. I've been to 6 dematologists, including the head Dr. for diseases of the skin at Loyola University Hospital in Chicago. The first Dr. said I had and that everyone in my house should remove all bedding and clothing and literally boil them in hot water, have the dog tested and gave me pills and I had to buy an expensive cream to put on them which did nothing! My dog had nothing also. The next one took a biopsy & found nothing. The 3rd took blood and found nothing, but gave me steroids which did NOTHING! The 4th, 5th & 6th said everyone gets these bumps, I just pick at mine, that's why I have these sores. I just want to know why I get these bumps, and why I pick at them. I know I'm a nervous pervus, but nobody gave me stuff for jitters. Also I was never allergy tested by anyone, and no Dr. offered or suggested it. I recently got 3 on my torso.

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  • you might want to get a blood test for syphilis; could be a staph infection or from a tick bite???
    Monsterlove 2,921 Replies
    • September 23, 2008
    • 01:08 AM
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  • dearest kitty please do a search for Morgellon's. It is just coming to light after 20 years of people complaining about your same symptoms. I have had it since 1994.....what you explain is it to a T some have it worse than others. The CDC has teamed up with Kaiser-permanente to do research on it. There are several doctors, scientists and researchers working on determining what it is, where it came from and how to treat it. Most patients have been labeled delusional parisitosis but the truth is, this is real. You are not crazy. There are people searching this information and becoming educated to Morggellon's on a daily basis. There are countless forums where people are getting together to work on this...they also share ideas of home remedies and what works/what doesn't. I have had this for 14 years...there are others who have suffered over 20. You said you've had it for 10 years? I believe you. best of luck mommy cat
    mommy cat 1,654 Replies
    • September 23, 2008
    • 01:09 PM
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  • I have the same thing! I've had it for about 10 years as well and yes I do pick at them, however there is something to pick at. People try to make me believe I am just digging holes in my skin for fun. I did look up Morgellon's and that doesn't seem to be what this is, I've seen a few shows on that and I don't "feel" anything in these sores and I don't have any fibers in them other than my hair folical. Any other suggestions would be great!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 1, 2010
    • 03:59 AM
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  • Is your skin itching, breaking out, covered in a rash, or playing host to strange spots? Skin inflammation, changes in texture or color, and spots may be the result of infection, a chronic skin condition, or contact with an allergen or irritant. You can learn to recognize common adult skin problems. Yet, while many are minor, they may signal something more serious, so always consult a doctor for proper diagnosis.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 2, 2010
    • 10:54 AM
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