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  • Red spots on 11 mo Baby

    Bicibum 0 Replies
    Posted in: Skin conditions June 3, 2008 04:21 AM

    My 11 mo daughter has a rash on her face, neck and arms. Some on the hairline, but not on the scalp, possibly one on the leg and back, but not sure. They are small bumps that turn to fluid filled blisters then dry up Usually after three to four days. She has no fever, they itch, It doesn't seem...

  • Please view photos of facial rash & HELP! Please

    jenniferd812 9 Replies
    Posted in: Skin conditions May 21, 2008 01:06 AM

    6 weeks ago my daughter woke up with what looked like a rug burn on her cheek. 2 days later it had spread to her other cheek. She saw her peditrician and was given Keflex (orally) and Bactroban ointment. He thought it might be a staph infection. While on the meds, she got 2 new spots on her...

  • Stinky Situation

    ctcoleman 1 Replies
    Posted in: Skin conditions May 20, 2008 01:34 PM

    In 2002 I Realized That I Had A Stinky Situation To Deal With. I Had This Unusual Rash That Was Itchy And Had A Florescent Blue-green Color And It Felt Like It Also Had A Cool Sensation. Well The Rash Eventually Went Away. However, It Left Me With Not Being Able To Put On Perfume, Or Use...

  • Skin Sores

    sandrab56 1 Replies
    Posted in: Skin conditions February 26, 2008 08:09 PM

    Has any one had this before I started with a sore on my finger then swelling small lumps up my arm to my elbow after a visit to the doctori was sent to the hospital for a biopsi they said it was caused by a infection off tropical fish i have been on antibiotics for 4 months came of them last week...

  • boils? red bumps? extremly painful.

    Anonymous 2 Replies
    Posted in: Skin conditions December 13, 2007 08:28 AM

    I'm 18 and when I first began my teenage years I started getting what doctors called "boils" giving me antibiotics and whatnot. when I get these lumps in my body they are extremly hard and painful sometimes with soft spots. This is painful to the point where I cant gently touch the area, or...

  • rash on lower legs

    bellevue 1 Replies
    Posted in: Skin conditions November 15, 2007 09:36 PM

    I am a 41 year old woman and have been tortured by a very red, incredibly itchy and burning rash on my lower legs for a year. I will scratch it until it bleeds. I have seen several doctors and they cannot figure it out. I have been given many topical creams and lotions and oral antibiotics and...

  • antibiotic spilled on skin cause allergic reaction???

    amylyn, RN 0 Replies
    Posted in: Skin conditions August 23, 2007 01:25 PM

    I am an RN on a med/surg floor I am allergic to penicillin and azithromycin. I spilled liquid azithromycin down one hand and arm. Later that day I started to break out in with 2-3 small blisters. Three days later I had large blisters over same hand and started to spread to my feet legs and arms. I...

  • Ingrown hair on groin?

    Anonymous 10 Replies
    Posted in: Skin conditions June 29, 2007 08:47 PM

    I have been to the doc several times and tested after strenuous pain of having these "ingrown hairs" and puss squeezed out of me and then getting put on dose after dose of antibiotics. Is this one that keeps coming back an infected ingrown hair? The test has come back with bacteria? No STD's, no...

  • Skin sores on arms and legs

    jeffmcc 63 Replies
    Posted in: Skin conditions May 12, 2007 05:57 PM

    I've been battling recurring sores on my arms and legs for about 18 months now. The sores start as red, itchy bumps that soon become inflamed, then thicken, bleed when scratched, and then leave a scarring mass when healed. I thought it might be cellulitis, but I went through a cycle of...

  • Recurrent boils, ruining my life, please help.

    xmintyx 47 Replies
    Posted in: Skin conditions April 23, 2007 04:36 PM

    I've been suffering with recurrent boils for 4 months now, and they are ruining my life. Four months ago, I developed a large, painful abscess on my inside thigh. I went the walk-in-centre and was provided with a week's worth of antibiotics (flucloxacilian, I think). Despite this, I also went the...

  • Painful sores on my butt and thighs...

    Anonymous 4 Replies
    Posted in: Skin conditions February 25, 2007 09:08 PM

    I'm just wondering what these sores may be. I've looked up herpes and the pictures of what herpes is and I've ruled out that. I can't help but think that its somesort of insect bite. I had one on my left buttox drained by the ER dr a few weeks ago, and he also didnt say anything about herpes, STD,...

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  • red sore spots on fingers, toes and nose - come and go

    Anonymous 12 Replies
    Posted in: Skin conditions February 17, 2007 03:20 AM

    About 8 months ago I had a red painful area on the tip of my nose - not raised just red skin that felt burned - no dryness, no scales. It lasted a few weeks. Then maybe a month later, the same thing happened but in a different spot on my nose. The same thing has occurred over and over. ...

  • Bump

    dxmr399 2 Replies
    Posted in: Skin conditions January 15, 2007 05:28 PM

    I got a bump on my leg that looked like an ingrown hair at first. So i tried squeezing it out then it just swollen. so i put neosporin on it, nothing got better. Then i tried cortizone. That did nothing. I thought maybe it was a bug bite, because it swelled up then got red, and bothered me. After...

  • mystery rash/ during mrsa boils/monistat 7 treatment

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Skin conditions January 15, 2007 12:24 AM

    I have a mystery rash on my right mons/vulva area. It's been red and weeping and scaling and itching almost two months since November 20th. Some days it's better, then it gets red and weepy again. In the meantime I've had boils diagnosed with MRSA in that area, and in two other places, and have...

  • Pityriasis versicolor -help!

    kettle 3 Replies
    Posted in: Skin conditions November 7, 2006 01:41 AM

    I've been told by my skin doctor i have Pityriasis Versicolour as i have 2 large white patches on my back.i've gone through a series of antibiotics and used Nizoral cream. Now i've been given the cream Diprosone OV Cream to use and been told the only way to cure is by sunbathing. Is there anything...

  • Mass under chin

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Skin conditions October 22, 2006 02:14 AM

    My son has a mass under his chin that we noticed 3 weeks ago. His chin swelled very large and we took him to the doctor. They did a CT scan and it showed swollen lymphnodes under his chin and smaller but swollen up by his ears. He received 7 days of IV antibiotics in the hospital and lots of blood...

  • chronic facial sinus tract lesions?

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Skin conditions August 17, 2006 08:06 AM

    ***l, I joined today because one of my best girlfriends from childhood has been suffering from multiple medical dieseases over the past 10 years. She sees multiple physicians and specialists for all of her conditions.She takes miltiple prescriptions to treat her sx. I am a R.N, B.S.N. as is her...

  • Itchy Skin

    Anonymous 5 Replies
    Posted in: Skin conditions July 9, 2006 06:47 PM

    I am 50 year old Asian Lady. I have itchy skin from head to toes and it is realy realy bad ( I have tried different shower Gels and Moisturisers and nothing has helped). I don't get any rash or blisters. I did have fungal infection of the vagina about 2 years ago (which took a year for the doctor...

  • doctor denial? - candidiasis

    Anonymous 8 Replies
    Posted in: Skin conditions May 22, 2006 09:10 PM

    i think i have candidiasis in my gut, but my doctor won't test for it because she doesn't do the tests, in other words they don't acknowledge it. My previous doctor was the same. I also have some kind of gluten sensitivity. On top of all this, I am ultra-sensensistive in virtually every way, I get...