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chest rash ive had for over 5 years

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 16, 2007
  • 09:46 PM

first off let me start out by telling you what it looks like.. i have these small red bumbs that pop up around the center of chest. the bumbs dont ich nor pop. in the 5 years ive had this condition it has not spread from my chest..

about 8 years ago.. i had gotten something i think i contracted from the gym called moluscum..(not sure if i spelt that right) i had this on my penis.. i was about 18 years of age.. the doctor told me i probly got it from touching the weights and then taking a piss without washing my hands...because at that time i was not sexually active.. when i contacted moluscome on my penis i freaked out and removed all the bumps on my own with a nail clipper.. i know thats pretty sick but i was alittle crazy in the head at the time and didnt know what to do.. so anyway the bumps went away.. never saw them again and the doctor told me i had gotten rid of them.. 2 years later i had gotten lymes.. before i knew i had it i had gotten it... i had gotten a few rasied bumps that i couldnt get to go away.. they formed in s stright line down my chest about 4 of them. so at that point of them not going away i cut them out of my skin. months later the scars healed pretty well and couldnt tell anything had happened.. at that point i had gotten test from lymes and sure enuff had it... so i took doxicycline for a month and then got test again.. they said i didnt have it.. a week or 2 after taking the medication i started to get these bumbs again.. now i started to freak out.. i was thinking i was in the clear... so i went to a doctor and the doctor misdiagnosed it as moluscum wich i already knew it wasnt.. so i treated it like that for a 2 years.. it had gotten alot worse.. theses were bumbs all over the center of my chest.. i then started doing anything and everything to get these bumps to go away...i took all typse of ********t medication that didnt work.. i then started using this acne cream called benzaclin wich worked pretty good.. it would dry the bumps up and semi faltten them out.. it would controll this condition a little bit here and there.. but never really got rid of what i was facing..i stoped taking it cause i coulnt afford it anymore after 2 years of taking it and 100 dollars a bottle.. in this time the chest rash has come and go.... it hasnt gone away and started to get worse again... this summer i thought i was done with it.. i spent allot of time by my self sun bathing trying to burn them off my chest.. that dindt work.. as soon as fall hit it started breaking out again.. this ***t has to go away.. it has *****d me up in the head really bad.. im lucky to have the girl i have who doesnt judge me for it.. some one please help me.. this condition has *****d up every aspect of my life.. i need this to go away.. all i wanna do is take my shirt off in the summer with out having the be self concious.. pleae help me.. please!

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  • HI, Sorry you are having to deal with this for so long. Please stop trying to remove these bumps, you could have an infection from doing this. Could you be allergic to something you are eating or a product you are using??? Lyme disease does not go away after one dose of abx. It could be possible you have had it for a very long time. And it caused the other skin problems thats why they didn't go away. However, you aren't complaining of other things that Lyme would also give you. Do you have any other symptoms?? Lyme sometimes goes in cycles and can go dormat for awhile. See a different doctor and have more tests run. Is your rash like little blood dots?? If so, this is linked to A Lyme co-infection. Check out www.lymenet.org there is much help and info there. Hope you get this solved soon.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 17, 2007
    • 03:26 PM
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  • thank you so much for replying! back when i first got the rash..when the rash was really bad i went back to the doctors and they ran some tests and told me its not from lymes.. so ive been pulling my hair out for years trying to figure out how to get rid of this... in the mean time ive gotten like 20 little bumps under my skin like little toumers.. the doctor said they were nothing to worry about.. ive always had one on my side since i was a kid..the bumps on my skin do have little blood spots in the middle sometimes.. about 3 motnsh ago i was bitten by a tic again and started took the same medication again for about a month... im gonna check that web site out.. thank you so much! if you have any other advice please let me know.. thank you so much!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 19, 2007
    • 09:58 PM
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