Discussions By Condition: Skin conditions

Had Biopsy @ dermatologist inconclusive nurse said

Posted In: Skin conditions 4 Replies
  • Posted By: terri1965
  • December 3, 2006
  • 02:01 AM

She said it came back as cancerous but impossible for that to be the cause of my problems? I am very confused and she is my friend.... She said the small biopsy taken very well could have been cancerous but I believe they were looking for Eczema as the culprit. I am clueless as to what to do. They are suggesting steroid treatment?

Both my forearms are leathery started this past August they itch so bad at night seems to be the worst and I itch till they bleed every night. When I had the biopsy done I had 2 stiches I itched them right out and didn't even know it till morning when my sheets were all bloody. They look like a dried out piece of leather and that is how they feel. No matter how much moisturizer I put on the pain and itch is still there.

I have no idea and they said probably nothing to do with my stress. But I have been and am under so much stress that I am ready to break the only thing keeping me going or pretending is my daughter. I am ready to lose my house, lost my health insurance, will not have a christmas tree or presents this year, and the one sale that was supposed to close right before christmas that would keep me in heat and water is now dead. I can not find a new job, no one will hire me I am in my 40's and have always worked, never been in this position before. I can see how someone could break and become a street person or just end it all because I am so close the stress is enormouse and don't know how much more I can really take. Just need things to turn around and keep telling myself they will be better but only seem to be staying the same and with the holiday and feeling like a big fat ****r I am over it. more problems than the leather skin but googling it is what brought me here....

Reply Flag this Discussion

4 Replies:

  • Wow, I have no advice for your skin concerns, but in regards to your personal life, stay strong. I'm sure you're daughter will appreciate your support when she's older, and everything will be worth it.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 12, 2006
    • 02:30 PM
    • 0
    Flag this Response
  • Hi Terri1965,I dont know if this will be of any help but...When I read your post you itching seems similar to mine. I have intense itching on the skin in the outer middle of both arms, worst on the right, and in that area I also noticed it starting to feel leathery as flat bumps were starting to form and changing my skin structure. Not skin eruptions like an allergy reaction.I am also intensely itchy over the areas of my shoulder blades.The itch is like one continuous sting of a mosquito and is maddening. No rash or anything. Just feel like being attacked by a mass of mozzies.Three days ago I got some emu oil, this is used by the Australian Aborigine, for my joint pain and dry skin. I decided since it has many medicimal purposes to massage it into my itchy areas and have done this for two nights running and no itching or barely any since.I dont know if I am allergic to something, or because of my insulin resistance syndrome I may be suffering a skin problem on top of everything else. All I know is I dont itch much anymore with the oil rubbed in. I have also been taking L-Arginine to rejuvinate my muscles as I was wasting away. L-A rejouvanates all cell tissue, it may help you skin?? Is this happening only on your arms??Agape,searchingsam
    searchingsam 54 Replies
    • December 13, 2006
    • 00:10 AM
    • 0
    Flag this Response
  • If it was cancerous I would see an oncologist for a second opinion. Don't base your life decisions on something a nurse or one doc said. Follow your gut instinct. If an oncologist reads the report and said there is nothing to worry about, then I would feel at ease.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 25, 2006
    • 00:52 PM
    • 0
    Flag this Response
  • I feel your pain.. really......... please do not give up hope........ I have enormous troubles, and still stand tall (with a few pannic atacks) my leggs are total lesions. from psoriasis... elbows too, but I dont care what anyone says.. it is me.. I am good, and i can still be of service to others....dont let the docs get u down........sorry For the long post......tired I guess...long day........
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 10, 2007
    • 08:02 AM
    • 0
    Flag this Response
Thanks! A moderator will review your post and it will be live within the next 24 hours.

Signs of a Psoriasis Flare

Know the five types of psoriasis and how to spot flares.

How Diabetes Medications Affect Your Appetite

Newer diabetes treatments can suppress appetite and aid weight loss.

What to Do For Dry Mouth

Try these tips to get your salivary glands back into action.

The Painkiller – Constipation Connection

Constipation is a common side effect of opioid and narcotic pain medicines.

9 Signs of Sensitive Skin

Is it sensitive skin or something else?