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Is it possible that the Nurse gave you the diagnsosis of Molluscum Contagiousm? Or Pityriasis Rosea?
Neither of those sound like it. It was two words and I think the second word started with an h
I feel like I am playing a word game...let me think... two words P....H.....
Not infectious? Pseudomonas?
Pseudomonas folliculitis can occur in this area. You don't use a hot tub do you?
I asked if it was contagious and she said probably not but could be because it was caused by a virus. She typed something into the computer to show me a picture. No I don't have a hot tub
That is caused by a bacteria though and not a virus. We are not sure of the cause of Pitryiasis Rosea, but some feel there is a viral etiology.
That is caused by a fungus, not a virus.
When I read about the rosea it said it was itchy and these do not itch or hurt. The large area is about the size of a quarter darker in the center with a lighter on the edges. The others started as little pimple size red spots and some have grown a little larger but nothing like the large sore. Might be the piedra hortae
Then I guess that isn't it either she was sure it was a virus.
Without being cynical, that would be a far out diagnosis for an experienced dermatologist to make...never mind an NP. Plus, that would not go away on its own in 7-10 days. It is most likely Pityriassis Rosea. If you forward a photo, I can probably help.
We are starting to see cases of PR and this spikes in the summer months.
Don't use triple antibiotic. Too many allergies.
Verruca Plana...that is caused by a virus.
That's okay, no way to send a picture. I appreciate your help. You spent more time with me than the nurse. You can't get in to see a doctor in this county unless you are dying. Thanks so much for trying.
But, though it may go away on its own, not in 7-10 days.
There is decent treatment for both Molluscum Contagiousum and Pityriasis Rosea. I might suggest you call the NP and ask the name...and get back to me.