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thanks for using just answer.
i will be glad to be of assistance.
in order to let me help you better , it will be very helpful if you could answer a few questions regarding your condition.
i would like to know:-
thank you Dermadoc,
1. since how long do you have these blisters?
approx. 4-5 weeks
2. do they contain clear fluid? or is the fluid blood tinged?
clear fluid, i have rubbed serveral of them and they broke
3. are they present anywhere else other than the areas you mentioned? like on your upper thighs, neck?
will it be possible for you to post a photo here at your convenience?
that will aid me in better diagnosis of your condition.
also a few more questions:-
1. what is the size of these blisters? and any blisters in the mouth?
I really do not have the capability to do so...I did not tellyou that the area is red...I have stopped wearing a bra but the breasts still sag over the rash, the one on the scar is covered by my abdominal hanging skin,
no mouth blisters, the blisters are very small
thanks for this valuable information.
are these blisters only on one side or on both sides?
thanks again, you have been extremely patient. i value your inputs.
I do have a history of herpes simlex , mouth area
i had a few possibilities in mind regarding your condition based on your description:- 1. herpes simplex 2. candidial skin infection. 3. a vesiculobullous disease. 4. contact eczema or allergy
i ruled out herpes simplex based on the duration of 4- 5 weeks.
herpes simplex episode would last for a week at the most.
another bit of confusing information, around the same time the first rash appeared I was put on a Humalog insulin pen, insulin lispro protamine, could this be a reation??
this doesnt seem to be a reaction, if it were a reaction it wouldnt be limited to just the areas which are occluded by opposing skin folds.
the reaction would be more widespread.
in my opinion, this seems to be a candidial i.e a yeast infection, with associated hypersensitivity to the candida , its called an id reaction.
i will like to offer a few recommendations to treat the condition:-
1. lotrimin cream mixed with cortisone cream to be applied twice daily over the affected areas for 5 days.
2. after 5 days, the cortisone cream can be discontinued and the lotrimin to be continued for a week more.
3. also it will be important to keep the affected areas dry after bathing as moisture may lead to further growth of candida.
4. after the treatment , that i recommended for 12 days is over, you can use an antifungal dusting powder after bathing.
thank you so much, I will take your advice and hopefully this will clear up.
5. also for the itching, an antihistaminic tablet will be useful if taken at night.
6. all the medications i mentioned are available without a prescription over the counter.
you are welcome, i hope my recommendations will be helpful to you. it was a very pleasant experience interacting with you.
please let me know if you have any queries.
Now I will put all this into use tomorrow.
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