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Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with the skin issue? Have you noticed any major changes in your overall skin or nails recently?

It started over a week ago

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Dermatology
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Dermatologist: Dr. Chip, General pratice replied 8 months ago
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Hello I'm Dr Chip

Could you please post a photo for me on this page?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I just posted it
Dermatologist: Dr. Chip, General pratice replied 8 months ago

Got those--thanks

Does this itch?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Terribly. And it keeps spreading. It started last Saturday night on my ankles. Now that has scabbed over and now it is between my toes. Plus it is on my left thigh.
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I feel pretty rundown. Like I have a cold.
Dermatologist: Dr. Chip, General pratice replied 8 months ago

This looks like what's called bullous pemphigoid which is an immune system problem--an autoimmune disorder

For now you can try oral Claritin or benadryl and topical over the counter 1% hydrocortisone cream twice a day

But you need to have your doctor check this out and I would have you see a dermatologist

Please let me know if you need any more information

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
This would just start out of the blue? With no other reason in a healthy 47 year old woman? Seems very odd to me.
Dermatologist: Dr. Chip, General pratice replied 8 months ago

Yes it can do that

The other alternative would be an inflammatory dermatitis with no particular trigger for it but I can only go by your photos

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Are cold symptoms and feeling rundown part of the symptoms? Also, I attached a picture of what it looks like after a week. Does this seem concurrent with the diagnosis?
Dermatologist: Dr. Chip, General pratice replied 8 months ago

OK--that looks more like an inflammatory dermatitis and the treatment I suggested should work for that

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