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I've been having a skin issue for a few months. I am 20

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Hello. I've been having a...
Hello. I've been having a skin issue for a few months. I am 20 years old and I've rarely had acne other than hormonal acne when I was younger, but never ever this bad. It first started with my face having severe acne and then my chest and then my back... Now I have all this and bumps on my arms, legs, neck, stomach and sides. It's itchy and looks disgusting. I have stuck to the same body soaps for years (dove and ivory) same shampoo and conditioner, hypoallergenic laundry soap, to my knowledge I'm not allergic to anything... I really feel like this is ruining my life and my skin, I now have acne scars and nothing is working. I finally went to a doctor and she told me I had folluiculitis and eczema, and prescribed me clyndamycin. It's been a weeks since then and I haven't seen or felt a change. I don't know what to do anymore and this is going on way too long. I've never had more than one pimple on my chest or back, my skin has for the most part always been clear other then some breakouts id get on my face. Please help! I can provide pictures for you to see and tell me what you think it is as it seems it's increasing everyday.
Submitted: 3 years ago.Category: Dermatology
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Dermatologist: Dr. Rick, MD, Board Certified MD replied 3 years ago
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Dermatologist: Dr. Rick, MD, Board Certified MD replied 3 years ago
Sam,
From what you have posted I can tell that this is a problem that is beyond being treated at home with over the counter meds.
It is time for you to get into see a dermatologist for a complete, upcloseandpersonal, examination possibly with specialized testing such as a skin scraping or even a full thickness biopsy. This is especially true since even your primary care MD has not been able to even put a dent in this condition with prescription medication.
Does this make sense to you?
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
I would like to post some pictures so you can see it as I think it's impossible to diagnose it with only how I feel. How may I be able to do so ?
Dermatologist: Dr. Rick, MD, Board Certified MD replied 3 years ago
Sam,
Here is how you can post pictures:
Please see this helpful page:
http://ww2.justanswer.com/how-do-i-send-photo-or-file-expert
Or you can use this site:
Save your picture on your computer, someplace easy to find it such as your desktop.
Go to www.tinypic.com
Upload your picture to the site tinypic.com by browsing for it as directed.
This opens up files on your computer. Double click on the picture you want to upload then hit open (bottom right of the screen). This will take you back to the tinypic page. Hit "upload now" then do the secret code thing and your picture will upload into the system.
Once you do that it gives you a bunch of links you can use, one of which says "direct link for layouts" It is important to use this box. It is the forth one down from the top of the page.
Copy the link from inside this box and then paste it into your justanswer dialog box and send it to your expert.
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago

http://s8.postimg.org/ha2vdmbf9/image1.jpg

http://s14.postimg.org/irt0dfwzl/image2.jpg

http://s9.postimg.org/3viweocvz/image4.jpg

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these are the pictures, please tell me what it is, it is itchy and i think the more i itch the more it spreads. what do you think this is ?

Dermatologist: Dr. Rick, MD, Board Certified MD replied 3 years ago
Sam,
Let me take a look at the pictures....and get more coffee ;)
BRB
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Dermatologist: Dr. Rick, MD, Board Certified MD replied 3 years ago
Sam,
Looks like acne....
Time to skip your primary care MD and get into see a dermatologist. You sure do not want anymore scars to form.
Don't continue to try to deal with this on your own.
make sense?
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