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I have what I think is possibly miliaria pustulosa but Im

I have what I think is possibly miliaria pustulosa but Im not sure and am looking for a professional opinion. I had a severe allergic reaction to an antibiotic Thursday night that caused facial and neck swelling. I took benadryl and went to sleep. The next morning I woke up to increased swelling. Breathing was ok so I took a warm shower, more benadryl and laid back down until my dr office opened. When I woke back up my face and neck had tiny white bumps everywhere that was swollen. The dr sent me to the ER where I got a steroid shot and a topical ointment for the bumps that they could not identify {they said they were not hives}. Im wondering if the warm shower mixed with swollen skin could have caused this form of heat rash or if it something else? If it is the heat rash what can be done? What is safe and not safe to do?JA: How long have you been dealing with this issue? Any other skin concerns?Customer: just over 24 hoursJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: nothing beyond the original er visit for the allergic reaction mentioned above

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I've had a recurring rash on my underarms for almost 1 year

I've had a recurring rash on my underarms for almost 1 year now. I strongly believe it's fungal because if gets worse when I leave my underarms even slightly wet after a shower or if my I put on too much deodorant and moisture is created. I went to a doctor who prescribed me anti-fungal cream. It didn't work, but it ran out much more quickly than the prescribed time-frame. Also, it seemed to be in remission at the time. I then was prescribed anti-bacterial cream or antibiotics in topical form (I can't remember exactly) by a dermatologist and I stopped much earlier than the prescribed time because it wasn't doing anything. The rash had 0 reaction to the cream. Again, I strongly believe it's ant-fungal.My Question:What I want to know is where can I get tests run to find out exactly what this is and have exactly the right thing prescribed for it. I'm really tired of wasting my co-pay money with doctors who are guessing. Where can I have tests run? What is the name of the specialist or what kind of company do I have to seek out?

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I'm desperate I've been getting these lesions on my face now

Hi I'm desperate I've been getting these lesions on my face now for a year and a half anything that comes on my face rstger it be a scratch a pimple turns into these large lesions that seep fluid clear and then the skin around the lesion almost looks like the top layer of my skin was burned it's cracks and is really hard and when I wash my face the area will eventually start coming off gen it bleeds but it takes forever for them to go away and when they do finally I left with scars.........??????? Any idea what this could be and how to treat it?

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My 6 year old son has flesh-colored bumps sporadically

My 6 year old son has flesh-colored bumps sporadically placed on his body very itchy do you have any ideaJA: How long have you been dealing with this? Does anything in particular seem to make the itch better or worse?Customer: About a week. A bath temporarily soothes it lotion temporarily soothes it but both is very short-livedJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: Not that I could think of

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For the last month or two I've had some redness at the base

Hi there,For the last month or two I've had some redness at the base of my penis head. No itchyness, no raised bumps, no pain. Some days it's more red then others, I have had a yeast infection before, and seems more like a dermatology problem. I have been tested for STI's in the past year and tests were negative.JA: How long have you had the symptoms? What seems to make the symptoms worse or better?Customer: I've had them off and on for awhile, I feel like it's friction that makes them worse. I'd say after masturbating would be the worse. Sometimes instead of red is almost a purple colour. So I thought it might be from masturbation. But there is one red spot that looks similar to an eczema spot but it's not dry I was prescribed Bactroban before for a yeast infectionJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: No, nothing that I can think of minus an allergy to penicillin

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My wife, from years of sun bathing, has become

My wife, from years of sun bathing , has become supersensetive to the sun. She gets a sun burn going from the car into a store. It flakes. It is on arms and face and ears. (exposed areas.. She is using neutrgena SPF 110 to no avail.

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Anthony Bray MD

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I HAVE A FLAT ITCHY AREA THAT HAS BEEN THERE FOR LIKE 30

I HAVE A FLAT ITCHY AREA THAT HAS BEEN THERE FOR LIKE 30 YEARS AND IT IS JUST ITCHY. SOMETIMES BETTER SOMETIMES WORSE. I AM PHYSICIAN MYSELF AND WENT TO DERM ONCE SHE GAVE ME STEROIDS AND WENT TO MY OB WHEN IT STARTED- COULD NOT SEE ANYTHING THERE - AND OB TOLD ME- THERE IS NOTHING THERE. I AM CONVINCED IT IS EITHER A FUNGUS OR A WART, IT HAS BEEN SRPEADING AND WAS ON AND OFF AND NOW JUST REALLY ITCHY DOESNT GET BETTER WITH ANYTHING IT IS A BIT BEFORE THE VULVA I AM AFRAID IT IS GOING TO GET LARGE SOMETIMES BC IT HAS BEEN ENLARGING OVER TIME I TRIED OVER THE COUNTER STUFF AND DIFFERENT THINGS AND NO RESULTS I AM TRYING VINEGAR IT JUST BURNS BUT STILL IRRITATED WHEN I SAW THE PICTURE YEAH THAT IS WHAT IT LOOKES LIKE HYPERKERATOTIC, AND REDDISH AND SLIGHT CHANGE OF PIGMENTATION EITHER FLAT WART OR FUNGUS UFFJA: OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box.Customer: YOU ARE MINIMIZED WHAT DO YOU MEAN?JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Does anything in particular seem to make the itch better or worse?Customer: 30 YEARS STRESS AND MY PERIODS SEEMS THAT WHEN IAM STRESSEDD OUT UFF ALSO WHEN I WAS PREGNANT IT WAS A B-I-T-C-H I MISCARRIED SO I DON'T KNOW HOW IT WOULD BE ON AND OFF BUT NEVER TRULY BETTER RECENTLY IT HAS GOTTEN WORSE BC I AM DEALING WITH A LOT OF STRESS THE TOPICAL STUFF DONT SEEM TO WORK SO WELL I AM CONCERNED BC LIKE I SAID I WANTED THIS TO BE BETTER BEFORE IT STARTS INVOLVING SOMETHING ELSE NOW IT IS JUST MUCOSAJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: I ALWAYS HAVE THE IMPRESSION IT IS A FLAT WART NO HIV NOTHING HTN ANEMIA HX OF FIBROIDS I DO HAVE SMALL PAILLOMATOUS WARTS IN THE VULVAR OPENING THEY ALSO GO UP AND DOWN BUT THEY ARE LITTLE DOTS I THINK I GOT THEM FROM BOYFRIEND I WAS ACTIVE KIND OF ONLY RECENTLY LIKE 5 YEARS AGO AND I NOTICE THESE COME UP BUT THEY ARE SMALL I WAS THINKING I SHOULD GO SEE MY OB MY "FLAT WART" I KIND OF WENT TO SEE THE DOCTOR TWICE ABOUT IT BC THEY KEEP JUST POO POOING IT I DON'T DO ANYTHING BUT NOWWADAYS WITH PCR TENHCOLOGY AND ETC SHOULD MAYBE GET A BIOPSY OR SOMETHING BUT IT IS LIKE AW.... SOMETHING I DON;T LIKE TO DEAL WITH NO DERMATOLOGIST IN HERE- I LIVE IN GUAM NO DERMS I WAS THINKING IF I COULD GET PUVA TREATMENT MAYBE PSORIASIS IS WHAT I WAS THINKING IT FEELS SO HOPELESS IAM THINKING OF BUYING SALYCILIC ACID GEL AND TRYING IT OH ALSO THERE IS AL L UMP THAT IS PAINFUL ONT HE RIGHT SIDE THIS HAS BEENT HERE FOR 10 YEARS AND IT IS SLOWLY ENLARGING OVER TIME IT FEELS MORE SWOLLEN SOMETIMES BETTER SOMETIMES WORSE FLAT WART SPREAD TO NOE- UFF, IT IS SO BAD....

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I think something bit me. It either happened over the

I think something bit me. It either happened over the weekend 3 - 5 days ago near Mammoth California on hiking trails, in a forested park or possibly at a friends place. She has 2 dogs. On my ankle. A quarter sized reddish rash. No distinct center that I see. Slightly itchy and slightly tender for 1 inch around it making a 2 inch diameter affected area. I will attach a picture. Roger

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I looked this up because, I wanted to find out, my lower

Hello, I looked this up because, I wanted to find out, my lower shins itch all over & it's bothering me very crazily and, I want to ask, what's possibly going wrong?JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?Customer: No, I have not seen a doctor yet & I'm on medications for Anxiety, Depression & Seizures.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: I have schizophrenia & I'm also bi-polar

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