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Offline callista

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New here, new skin problem
« on: Saturday July 11, 2015, 08:17:36 PM »
Hi all, I am new here, and I have a new skin problem that started in may. I have seen my doctor about this a few times, she specialises in dermatology but I am not sure from what I have read that she has diagnosed me right. Maybe some of you will recognise this?

First off, I am heavily tattooed and I never got any bad reactions to ink before. In may, I got a tattoo on my leg, it was a mistake, I have beautiful tattoos, this one filled me with regret as soon as it was finished, it was ugly, badly done. A week later, I get these little blisters near the tattoo on my shin and the front of my ankle. I didn't know what it was, just itchy and puffy, I put some antiseptic and steroid ointment on. It didn't go away so I went to see the nurse who prescribed me a course of cephalexin in case it was a bacterial infection. I carried on with the OTC hydrocortisone as well. A few days later, the rash on my leg calmed down and pretty much went, then a circle of blisters cropped up on the arch of my foot. I returned to the nurse, who called the duty doctor in, he said it looked like dermatitis, gave me betamethasone cream 1% (I think) which I was told to use for 7-10 days.

One week on, the rash has spread and is now covering the whole of the arch of my foot. I head to the walk-in centre, the doctor there says it's pompholyx and gives me mometasone 0.1% The rash had also spread to the top of my foot by that time. This ointment didn't work. so I went to see my own doctor who has a special interest in dermatology. She agreed that it probably was pompholyx and gave me another cream with a stronger steroid, antifungal and antibiotic to use for 2-3 weeks and it's now been 5 weeks or so. That helped, the rash on the arch of my foot dried up and turned all thick and leathery, cracked and peeled off to reveal new shiny healthy looking skin. But as soon as it heals, another patch or two crops up. She also thinks it is nothing to do with the tattoos, she said she sees it all the time on people who have no tattoos at all.

This week I was pleased, my foot looked almost entirely healed, then a patch appeared on my calf and another 2 on the top of my foot and today more in the arch of my foot which had almost healed. What is this? I thought pompholyx affected the palms of the hands/fingers and the soles of the feet, so can it affect the legs too? And how can you prevent something like that when you don't know where it will erupt next? I know that I have been very stressed recently, on and off, so I think that probably isn't helping my situation. But it is a bit of a vicious circle, if stress is a trigger and it doesn't go away then it will flare up more.

It is driving me nuts!  I am going back to see her next week, I hope she has some other suggestions. I can post pictures of the rash if that helps.

Any ideas?

Offline billielinsley

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Re: New here, new skin problem
« Reply #1 on: Sunday November 08, 2015, 03:51:12 AM »
If you want you can try home made remedies which will not affect your skin and will not have any side effects.You can have both the treatments simultaneously.Home made remedies like applying oil on you healing leg which can make you leg cure more fast.I am a part of medical career so I am suggesting you some natural products which you need to purchase it online.I have personally used that products so I am sure it will definitely help you.Do view and buy mizani products will definitely hep you....

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Re: New here, new skin problem
« Reply #2 on: Thursday October 20, 2016, 10:53:27 AM »
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Re: New here, new skin problem
« Reply #3 on: Monday November 06, 2017, 09:15:46 AM »
It is best to counsel on your specialist or dermatologist in the person who can give an effective idea.