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I have a recurring face breakout/rash and sores that occur

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I have a recurring face breakout/rash and sores that occur more often starting this past year. I'm trying to narrow the cause. I also began to have painful bumps around my bikini line near where my left ovary is. I take thyroid medicine (armour) which may be worth mentioning. I am diagnosed severely low thyroid (if that helps). I also get discoloration of my upper lip area which is bothersome and it seems to come and go as it pleases
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your question.Can you please send me a picture or two on here so that I can give you a better opinion.Kindest regards
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
yes I have attached the files
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
There is more but I really didnt feel comfortable posting. I am mostly concerned at the very slow rate of healing and the scarring involved. I cleanse with castille soap and use neosporin but does not appear to help. Turmeric applied directly seems to help the pain and swelling but I would like to get to the core of the issue
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
This is Dr. DavidSolar lentigines result from a local proliferation of basal melanocytes and a subsequent increase in melanization and darkening of the skin. this is common around the mouth to cause darkening.those bumps around your pelvis look like bug bites or acne skin pore infectionsare you on synthroid to help bring up your thyroid hormone levels?what is your most recent TSH level?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
To be honest I do not recall my last TSH results. My primary physician did increase my dosage of armour thyroid however. I am on a dose currently of 240 MG once daily. I was on synthroid most of my life but was recommended in the last 4 years to change to Armour. At first it was working great, but this past year its as though my skin is always recovering from some inflammation. I've never had acne until this last year and the pores down below do seem easily irritated. Could this be related to food allergies? I am certain there is no bite because I feel as though it is coming from the internal, like perhaps a boil or cyst? Infected pore does sound like a possibility.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
it could be from food allergies. keep a food diary to see what foods cause worse skin could also be from high blood androgen in your blood. you can get blood test to check blood androgen levels to see if they are elevated.make sure your TSH levels are between 0.3 and 3.0 range.let me know if you have other questions.if done for now, please leave positive rating of 3-5 stars so I can get credit for helping you todaywe only get credit for helping clients after positive feedbackyou can always reach me directly with "a question for Dr. David" in the medicine or oncology categories if you have other questionshere is my website if you need to reach me: for using