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vakularen, Doctor (other than dermatologist)
Category: Dermatology
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Experience:  MBBS,DTM&H.In practice since last 35 years.
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Second opinion] Recently red acne like bumps have been

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Second opinion] Recently red acne like bumps have been appearing all over my body, it started with my chest and they are now beginning to appear on my stomach and my arms. When they first started to appear I thought it was just acne but I have given it about 1-2 months now and they have only worsened. Any help would be appreciated.
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  vakularen replied 7 months ago.

Hello , I am Dr. Aren and I will help with your query.Can you send some photographs of the lesions at different sites?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Hello Dr Areen, Here are a few images.
Expert:  vakularen replied 7 months ago.

This looks like a strep/staph infection which is spreading.Use of Augmentin(Amoxicillin-Clauvanate combnination)/Clarithromycin by your PCP/Physician to treat this will help control the spread.The lesions should not be touched and hand washing frequently helps.The originating point is probably the acne on the chest.Treatment for an adequate period of time will be required(at least 14 days or longer).