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Experience:  30 years practice in general and cosmetic dermatology
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Tough one here: I have small nodules primarily on arms, legs

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tough one here: I have small nodules primarily on arms, legs and upper back, but brutal on scalp. Various diagnoses were Prurigo, Folliculitis, Candida, and the popular 'we don't know'. Blood tests: normal. Skin biopsies: normal. But the nodules itch like heck. I've been suffering for three years. The problem: the itch & scratch routine. I scratch so hard the surface of the skin is removed. I've tried every topical cream on the market, including Tea Tree Oil. As skin breaks, sore is very small and circular. Takes surface layers of skin and leaves crater. Have seen 5 Derm drs. Have not been to foreign countries. Straight male, no drugs. Could this problem just be a caffeine rash?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  DrRussMd replied 1 year ago.


Please type in the exact results of the skin biopsy

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'll have to get back you later. Results were normal, no mites/scabies, etc. Blood tests also normal. I believe you're seeking exact wording from report --- on backup computer files not readily available. May take me a few days to find the paperwork. Sorry....
Expert:  DrRussMd replied 1 year ago.

Normal biopsy means no pathology, which means you don't have any lesion.

Please type it in when you get it.