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I am a 29 year old female, 9 months postpartum, still

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Hello! I am a 29 year old female, 9 months postpartum, still exclusively breastfeeding. Since July I have had terrible eczema on my right hand's fingers. I also have TERRIBLE stomach pains about 3 times a month. Twice, I've noticed fat or oily looks to it. I never had these problems when I was dairy free for an allergy my daughter had when she was younger and breastfeeding. I used to also have awful dizziness, but that seems to have subsided. I will get nausea with the stomach pains sometimes as well. I'd like to add I am clinically diagnosed with an anxiety disorder and I am allergic to SSRIs, so you can imagine how crazy this is driving me. Please help! Thanks.

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with this? Is there anything in particular that seems to make the symptoms better or worse?

Since July. I haven't noticed any trends.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I have severe anxiety. I am anemic while pregnant, but not sure if I have it postpartum. I have had 4 c-sections.

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Dermatology
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
34;Twice, I've noticed fat or oily looks to it." I was referring to my stool.
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I am 4'11'' and currently weigh 82 lbs.
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Sometimes, I will notice my neck lymph nodes get enlarged as well.
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
When my lymph nodes are enlarged I do notice ear pain, but it goes away in a couple of days.
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Dermatologist: DrK99, Doctor (other than dermatologist) replied 8 months ago
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Hello and welcome to Just Answer. I looking forward to assisting you with your question and providing excellent service. These sound like stress related minor illness- psoriasis and irritable bowel disease. At 82 pounds you are at a bmi of less than 17 which is very dangerous while breast feeding. A normal weight would be around 102 while breast feeding. My suspicion is that you are developing minor issue due to malnutrition and being underweight and stressed
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Hello! Thank you for your response! I would like to add 2 photos of my hand on a "good day." Also, I have always been this weight even after having 4 kids and never experienced this. I will upload a photo of me. I also eat a lot (I love food haha) and have many calories in a day. So you are thinking IBS?
Dermatologist: DrK99, Doctor (other than dermatologist) replied 8 months ago
It sounds like ibs. I would still encourage you to gain some weight
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Thank you. Did you view the pictures of my hand? Is that psoriasis or eczema.
Dermatologist: DrK99, Doctor (other than dermatologist) replied 8 months ago
I dont have any hand photos
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I will send them again.
Dermatologist: DrK99, Doctor (other than dermatologist) replied 8 months ago
This looks like dyshydrotic eczema. Responds well to prescription steroid cream and is often due to repeatedly gripping something tightly.
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Okay. Can you prescribe things for me?
Dermatologist: DrK99, Doctor (other than dermatologist) replied 8 months ago
This is a question and answer site only. You can try otc hydrocortisone first
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Okay, thank you. Unfortunately, I have tried that for 2 months now and it hasn't worked. :(
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