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Scab-like, non-itchy, slightly raised patches...

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  • Posted By: sjcohen1
  • June 26, 2011
  • 09:02 PM

Prior to this past winter, I began getting a few dry patches on the side of my torso. They weren't itchy, just annoying... To the touch they felt like scabs... I didn't have any wounds or cuts that would have needed to heel. I couldn't help myself and would peel or pick them off. If they really were scabs from a cut, the skin should have been heeled underneath. But when I did pick them, the skin under seemed un-heeled, would sometimes bleed, and then re-scab. A month ago I finally got in to see a dermo and by then the scabs were in various areas on my back and crawling down by arms...she said it was either Keratosis Pilaris (known as chicken-skin) or a staph infection. KP is hereditary and starts when you are young and goes away when you are older. No one in my family had KP and I am not a child--and my symptoms look nothing like it. She is treating me with a glycolic cream for the KP and an antibiotic if it is an infection. It's been almost a month now and I see little improvement... anyone have any idea what this could be?

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