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ViceFangirl
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All right...

A while back, I had a big red itchy circle on my right arm. I suspected it was ringworm and after at least 4 weeks, it went away.

Now it has resurfaced last week and is spearding to my upper arm.

On top of that, my face is overcome with hideous dryness and I when I pick at it (bad idea, I know), it starts to ooze or flake terribly.

Aside from getting more water in my daily habits, what should I do other than get in touch with a dermatologist?

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PrettyGirlSuffering
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Sounds like the same thing I have, psoriasis. I'd say go to your doctor, or a dermatologist. They'll most likely (if you do have psoriasis) give you a liquid solution called "Elecon" it comes in a bunch of different forms. There are some other things out there too they might tell you to use. Good luck, and don't worry too much about it. Just use a REALLY good moisturizer right after you get out of the shower/bath, and it won't flake as bad, and don't pick at it!

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quote:
Originally posted by ViceFangirl:

Aside from getting more water in my daily habits, what should I do other than get in touch with a dermatologist?


Yeah, you really need to go to a doctor. (Its not normal for your skin to ooze, and stop picking at it!!) Scarleteen isn't certified to perscribe you anything, so your best bet would be to go to a professional--A doctor/dermatologist.

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Circular rashes can also be a sign of a fungal infection of the skin, or of borreliosis or similar infection.

Really, hon, all our guessing is just that: well meant guessing. So get yourself to a health care professional, and think about home remedies and other skin care tips, once you've had a pro look at this.

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Elocon is great for psoriasis. It belongs to a class of drugs called cortisones. A new prescription drug was released earlier this year called Elidel. It is non-corticoid, so it lacks cortisone's side effect of thinning the skin, so you can use Elidel whenever. I've been using elidel for my spots of dermatitis and it's great.

But yes, it could be a fungal infection (ringworm is a fungus), and you are going to need a proper diagnosis so you can get the right remedy. For ringworm and the like, you will be given a topic anti-fungal treatment (probably a cream or oitment) like Lotrimin.

Elidel and Elocon cannot be used for fungal infection, and Lotrimin can't be used for dermatitis, psoriasis or eczema.

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Update...

Now when I wash my face (it contains triclosan), when it dries before I put any moisturizer on, the top half tightens, and my left cheek feels like it's weeping and I found a round scab in the middle of my forehead. Now it's on a small part on the left side of my nose. When I put moisturizer on, my face burns.

As for my arm, it's just bumpy, the bumps are small and raised, and it's now on my left arm and left side of my neck. I got an appointment on the 2nd of June for a dermo. Should I wait it out or go to urgent care?

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[This message has been edited by ViceFangirl (edited 05-28-2003).]


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Gumdrop Girl
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ViceFan, your skin sounds dry, which is why it's tightening up before oyur moisturize. What moisturizer are you using? I might be too harsh for your sensitive skin right now.

If any of the odd patches appear to be spreading, you might want a regular doctor to check them asap, otherwise, you can wait till you see your dermatolgist.

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