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Diagnosed and treated for bullous pemphgoid several years ago. I have had a recurring rash directly under my abdomen for several months and it has gotten to the point of open wound on my left hip. Rash across to right hip.My primary doctor prescribed a powder. Didn't help, she sent me to wound care. They prescribed the same powder. Didn't work, decided it was the pemphgoid. Started me on 20mg of Prednizone, se t me up with my dermatologist who cannot see me until February!

Doctor's Assistant: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?

The rash is itchy and the sores are open and nasty looking.

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with this? Does anything in particular seem to make the itch better or worse?

At least 6 months. I am trying to keep it dry by using gauze, wearing cotton underwear,using the powder.

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

Many things. I just had a hernia in my stomach wall repaired in June. I had every gastro test in the book for about 2 years before the surgery trying to diagnose the reason for projectile vomiting and diareah. When the surgery was performed the gastro symptoms ceased.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 8 months ago

Do you have a picture of the wound?
I'm very sorry you are suffering like this

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