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May 20, 2013

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February 23, 2013

Hi Guys! Since we're talking about "what lies beneath," allow me to share my strange skin story. I've been a picker for over 10 years now, mostly going after those "chicken skin" bumps filled with white waxy stuff. Come on, yall know what I'm talking about. A few years back, I noticed I was developing this huge lump on my shoulder, underneath one of my old scars. I thought it was just a particularly swollen scar, except it kept growing bigger and bigger. My mom called it my "third nipple." Lol. Flash forward, I'm in a super-stressful study abroad program, doing some routine picking of a little bump on top of this giant lump. So you know how when you pick thoroughly enough, it leaves a clean little hole? Well, that's what happened here, except when I squeezed one last time to make sure it was totally clean, this hard, white waxy stuff came up. I'd describe the consistency as a little harder than silly putty. Sooo, of course I had to keep squeezing and squeezing till all the stuff came out. It was INSANE, the amount of shit that was packed into that lump on my shoulder. But I would not rest till all the waxyness was out. This was a multi-day endeavor. And of course the thing got infected along the way, so now whenever I squeezed, pus shot out. It would scab over a little, but it eventually turned into a semi-open wound in a perpetual state of infection. But I got all the "stuff" out eventually, and when I run my finger over it 3 years later, it just feels like my regular scars. Has anyone else had this kind of experience? And WHAT is that stuff?
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February 28, 2013

I have read every posting all the way up to yours and I'm crying!!! I turned 30 and I finally got my life on top of things then this horrible crap will not. Be cured. Morgellons symptoms seem to be 99.9% of all my symptoms!!! But I'm scared thu will think I'm crazy!!!! Please tell me what do I do!!!im just getting more and more scars!
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April 03, 2013

try some antifungal cream; if it's ringworm (which it may be) it'll start clearing up within a day or two, and be pretty much gone in about a week.\ I feel like the diagnosis of "morgellon's" is being tossed around too lightly. It's not really a diagnosis, just basically a fancy word to say someone is psychotic.
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March 01, 2013

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March 29, 2013

I've had the exact same thing for the past 8-9 months. I finally found out what it was. It's ringworm. Almost clearing up after just 2 applications of over the counter clotrimazole cream. It never occurred to me because the boils were more painful than itchy, and didn't really look like rings, except when i cover the sores with makeup, I guess they sorta do... Basically i was getting boil after boil on my face, neck, and upper chest, that wouldn't produce pus, but didn't seem to want to heal until i pulled out one or more think waxy hard solid plugs that looked like rice grains. Recently i noticed that the "rice grains" adhered well to the scaly scab that would form over the lesion, and when i'd pull of the scab, it would "clear out" the pores. Eventually, once enough of them were gone, the sore would heal up quickly, but then it would start all over again nearby. I googled "scabs with white roots" and came upon someone who had the same exact thing, and after 15 years found it out was ringworm. I ran over to CVS, bought some clotrimazole cream, and sure enough, great response. Interestingly i've had some very itchy spots on my skin for about the same amount of time (8-9 months), but without any obvious rash or rings (and far away from the boils). It's not morgellons. It's not demodex. It's RINGWORM. treatment is hella easy, you just gotta stick with it for a month or two to make sure it doesn't recur.
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March 31, 2013

Hi wawa, I've been dealing with this issue for several months. I have three sores on my face that just will not heal and I have the weird white pluggy things. Can a ringworm sore cause a yellowish/clear discharge?
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April 02, 2013

yeah, that's exactly what ringworm does. No pus, just yellow/clear discharge that crusts over. See if clotrimazole cream doesn't help clear things up. I've been using it for about 4 days now, my lesions are just about gone. The key though is to keep using topicals for a good 2 weeks after things have cleared up, and also to try to eradicate spores that may be lying around in your (clean) clothing, bedding, furniture, hair brushes, pet(s), etc, to make sure it doesn't come back. You gotta do laundry with bleach (or borax for colorfast items), spray with lysol, soak brushes/combs in 1:20 bleach:water. use topicals on your pet (even if they dont have evidence of ringworm). Anyway, I am doing all of that now, so I will let you all know if that works.
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April 02, 2013

Thank you so much for your original post and for responding to me!! I went to the dermatologist in January and I specifically asked if the sores could be fungal instead of bacterial. She said she didn't think so and gave me some ointment, antibiotics, and some moisture type cream..and told me to keep it covered and it just kept getting worse. The doc told me that it must just be acne, but it kept getting worse. I had bought some lotrimin back in January but I never used it because the doc told me not to. Now that I've been using it for about 24 hours, the sore is starting to heal up! I have three large sores that have been there for months and it has literally ruined my life! I'm going back to the dermatologist on Friday, so I'll be interested to see what she says. It wasn't until I read your post that I started thinking it was ringworm/fungal again. Please keep me posted on your progress. Again,.....THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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April 03, 2013

Glad to help! Yeah I was hesitant to go to see a doctor about it because I doubted they would make the right diagnosis; these are not the typical ringworm lesions you get taught in med school. I'm a physician (not a dermatologist, but still..) and i didn't know either... until i found the story here about the person who after 15 years found out it was ringworm, and had been having scabs with these weird white waxy roots and sores just like i was having. Now that i've had this epiphany, I want to spread the word, because i can see even here on this forum, a lot of people suffer for so long with this stuff, and sometimes even get branded as crazy, psychotic, what have you by the dermatologists who SHOULD have made the correct diagnosis in the first place. In any case, I highly disagree with the way your dermatologist handled your case - I dont see what harm applying OTC antifungal cream would have done, even if it wasn't fungal. It wouldn't have hurt. I'm glad your lesions are healing up! My facial lesions are almost gone and the skin on my whole face is looking nicer than it has in at least a year! I also have some tinea on my body that i didn't recognize as such - i'd been really itchy all over, now that i think about it, since the boils started popping up, but didn't really have those tell-tale ringworm ring rashes, just sort of hyperpigmentations that were at areas where clothing rubs (so i just thought it was from the rubbing). Yesterday and the day before i started drying myself with a hair dryer (instead of towels), and interestingly, the heat from the blowdryer highlighted the hyperpigmentations, and turns out they are rings! (and they got really itchy with the heat from the dryer!) Ugh... they are not clearing up yet, but i guess they are less superficial than the boils were, and they are not exposed to the UV rays of the good old sun (UV also kills off the tinea), and they keep getting exposed to sweat from when i'm dressed in clothing. Those are going to be tougher to get rid of i guess... Oh and also, remember NO STEROID CREAMS. Steroid creams like cortisone or betamethasone encourage fungus growth.
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April 03, 2013

I know that doctor's are only human and they can not be expected to know everything, however, since I l had that concern, I just wish it had been taken seriously. They should have at least looked at it under the microscope, or tested it to at least rule it out. It was just assumed that it originated from an acne lesion. The doc told me not to even wash it, and to keep it smeared in the mupirocin. I even told her that i had been on bactrim, clyndamicin, and doxycyclin for several months and used tubes of the mupirocin with no response. I definitely think I should have pushed them to look at the possibility of a fungal infection.(They also told that it was okay to use OTC hydorcortisone cream to reduce swelling and redness...grrr...Because of these sores, I had to go to my husband's military school graduation with a bandage on my face, and it ruined our first Christmas and first wedding anniversary together. You have been a huge help and have seriously made a huge difference to me. I am definitely a skin picker, however, in the past, as long as I left the scabs alone, the sores would heal in a few days. This time, I couldn't get the sores to heal up no matter what I did and I just didn't understand. I'm glad that there are doctors like you in the world!
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April 06, 2013

Hey WaWa, I hate to bug ya but I was wondering if you might could answer a question or two that I'm having..is it a good sign that the open wound is oozing the yellow stuff because its my body's way of getting rid of the fungus? How long should it take for the swelling around the wound to go away? Thanks for your help.
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April 22, 2013

I forgot to ask you, what did the Doc say when you told her AF cream was clearing it up?
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April 27, 2013

Hi wawa, mine weeps clear stuff but some times especially when I have covered it with a band aid for a day it looks like it has almost a very thin layer of pus or maybe it could be a very thin layer of healing tissue, I don't know. I'm just so upset that by swabbing theses for cultures, I mean I'm glad my derm doc did but she rubbed a bit hard, hard enough that it hurt too. I've cleaned all the bed clothes and pillow cases but that's all for rightnow. Do you have any idea what my Dr might do next if Fungi culture comes back negative also? I hate all this but it sure is nice to have people to talk to that actually understand. Later
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December 30, 2015

Stop commenting everywhere, its not ringworm dude, jesus fuck ... off
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April 09, 2013

very interesting.... i have been trying to find a cure for this..???... for 50 years.all the usual doctors..skin specialists...biopsies... with no results..... yes insect bites seemed to start the last round of sores about 5 years ago.... last week i tried a mixture of components and bingo they are clearing up..... i feel it is a tad soon to release any info as yet but i am interested in a couple of people willing to try out this mixture to see if they have the same results as me...... dont all reply at once... maybe the ones with face sores as i know only too well how terrible this is.... i am in australia so this will also be a good place to start as well..... the only symtom i dont see mentioned is the large amount of blood that flows after these thing have been pulled from the skin
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April 09, 2013

Hey Walt, I wasn't having much luck with doctors so I started doing some research on my own...here's what I've found. Instead of using Lotrimin, try Lamisil. The reasons being that Lotrimin stops the fungus from reproducing, while the Lamisil actually kills it and is effective against more types of fungus. The Lotrimin stops the fungus from reproducing and allows your immune system to take over. I have been on antibiotics (with no luck..) for so long that my immune system is a little shot right now. I think Lotrimin is better if its caught early, which mine was not. I used Lamisil last night for the first time and I can already tell a difference. Also, try washing the spots with medicated Selsun Blue (the kind with menthol). I won't lie, it burns something fierce!! But there is something in this shampoo that kills the fungus. I hope these tips help you!
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April 11, 2013

hi, thanks for the info..... yes anti biotics seem to be a waste of time... it really amaises me why some of these so called skin specialists dont want to find out about this condition.... we can see the problem ourselves, but when a punch biopsy is sent to the lab it always comes back as no problem etc.. to me it seems like a living thing that grows down until it gets to a good blood supplie and rapidly multiplies and spreads, mostly under the top layer of skin, without detection at first... as it grows in it starts to be a little painfull or annoying,this is why we have to scratch or remove the scab... if i am lucky enough to pull one or a group of these out it will bleed profusly.. also what happens to me as other people have mentioned, is if these white things mature they often turn into a sperical esmi hard white thingy and the area will not heal until this is cut out.. anyway i am into about day 8 of trying my cream and other than a few deep and stuborn areas it is clearing up good... so fingers crossed.... i will be still looking for someone willing to try this treatment out on the same type of problem.... regards walt...
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April 11, 2013

What kind of treatment/cream??...if you don't mind me asking??..Hope you're having good luck with your spots!
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April 12, 2013

yes still clearing.... a few stubborn spots left to deal with.... will let you know how it goes..... have you found a cure as yet... if not you might be interested to try my cream all the best ...walt
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April 18, 2013

Hey There Walt! How are your spots doing?..I'm interested to try your cream if you are willing to share. I have these horrible spots on my face and it is humiliating!! I have a question if you don't mind..the sores on my face have been there for so long that my cheeks are swollen around the sore which makes it looks like the sore is sunken in. I think (hope) that it's just the swelling causing this awful appearance but has this happened to you?? The Lamisil is helping some, but I thought I might need some oral medication or prescription strength cream. I went to an urgent are clinic and the nurse immediately thought it looked like ringworm, but the doctor said she did not think so (big shocker there). I also think that the reason it does not look like typical ringworm is because I am a typical skin picker. I think that I picked at a pimple and turned it into a small sore, which would have normally healed in a few days, but it got infected with this stuff and it just spread...what are your thoughts???
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April 26, 2013

Hi Walt and spottyface, I messed up. The one between my eyes was healed enough that I was using scarinex on it but I guess when Derm Doc swab them she open 2 out 3 up again and they got inflamed and I think I told you I found a plug in the center in the one over my left eye and I pulled it out. I'm using the Lamasil and some Triderm intense healing cream. The one between my eye is more inflamed but all 3 hurt. I bet you there are 20 or more plugs in the one between my eyes. I want to pick them all out so bad I can't stand it but I'm trying to be strong. How is your special cream going Walt?
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April 24, 2013

Are you asking me what treatment cream or Walt?
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April 19, 2013

Hi, I have been reading this site for about a week now and we seem to have the same problem. I would be willing to try your combo cream. Two visits to Dermatoligist and still not much help. She said it is not acne so she swab them for cultures. I received a call yesterday that the bacterial came back negative and the Fungi will take another couple of weeks. My first one which has left an ugly scar right between my eyes. I just purchased Scarinex and I am hoping it works. I will post progress since it takes several months. Let me know about the products (cream).
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April 19, 2013

Hey Latercraters, I had a culture done and there were no traces of any bacteria. My derm just assumed it was acne, which I never agreed with. I think its fungal but she said she could not do a culture because I had already used some anti-fungal cream. I'm really interested to know if your culture comes back positive for fungus. Please keep me posted! I am currently using Lamisil and I bought some stuff from a company that is supposed to get rid of fungus and skin parasites as well. Good Luck!!
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April 22, 2013

Right now I have one that's almost heeled on my chin but the one above my left eye was heeling well until the dermatologist swab it and then I saw that it had some of the plug things still in it so I had to get those out and then I noticed right in the middle was one that I could tell went deep. Well I pulled it out and it was deep and of course it bled like crazy. Sometimes when I've got quite a few to get out my wash clothe looks like I came close to bleeding to death. I hate this stuff. Other than the sores that started coming up in November I don't have any other bumps, pimples. Once in a blue moon I might get a small one and I could probably count the number of blackheads I've ever had on one hand. I will post as soon as I get results of fungi culture. Thanks for caring and sharing you guys, I truly appreciate you all.
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April 22, 2013

Hi Spottyface, I'm going to go tomorrow and get some Lamisil as you suggested. I've been using the generic ringworm cream.
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April 22, 2013

Hey There Latercraters, The Lamisil has helped, but honestly, I've had these sores for so long that I needed prescription cream and oral medications. My dermatologist pretty much stopped helping me when I told her that I was convinced that this was a fungal infection (even though the bacterial culture came back negative) She said it must be acne and that I needed acutane and she kept telling me that I needed more antibiotics..even though I had been through 4 different ones and nothing helped. I ended up going to an urgent care clinic where the doc gave me three pills (that's all she could legally give me because she isn't my p.c. physician.) So I had a family doc prescribe some more oral medication. I've been taking them for about 4 days and it does seem to be helping. I think that I probably picked it up from the gym or my furrballs...and then I picked at a spot (a small spot) on my face and then it all went down hill from there. I think that's probably why it doesn't look like a typical ringworm rash. I have my fingers crossed that this works! Keep me posted on your progess...also just a suggestion...check out a company called 'All Stop' They seem to have some good stuff. I just got the 2 things I ordered and so its a little early to tell if its made any difference.
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April 29, 2013

Hi, I just wanted to check in to see how you were doing. I just replied to Walt also. You and Walt seem to be having the same thing I have. My Fungi culture is till not back. I'm just so down and depressed today. I wish I could find a miracle cure and pass it on to everyone. I spoke with my Derm.office while ago and she told me to keep it moist and covered. She said that scabs take longer to heal the area and are more likely to leave scars. What was the medicine that urgent care and your doctor gave you and are they helping? Reply to me when you have the time, I could really use a friend today. Oh wo is me.
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April 24, 2013

You know I was already using some ringworm cream before she did the culture but I didn't tell the Derm Doc. In fact she told me to go ahead and try an AF because the antibiotics were not helping. I wonder if they can still get a good culture since I had already used AF? Here is a weird thing I haven't heard anyone one mention, every few days I will have an area of my body just start itching like crazy, you know the itching so bad that it feels like needles. Last night it was my right arm and my right leg from the knee up. When I start scratching so hard I'm afraid of ripping my skin off I have to get out the tools (pure Aloe, hydrocortizone, and another itch cream with a long name I can't remember right now. And sometimes take benedryl.) Later
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April 22, 2013

Hi Walt, you let me know when you want to share your home remedy with me. Right now I bought some AF cream that this forum said may work and I use Tea Tree oil and I also purchased on Amazon a cream called Intense Healing Cream. Except for this latest reopening of one of the sores because of Dermatologist swabbing it for cultures they were all in the healing process. The one above my eye was healing with the skin fairly close to the surface but since I had to go in and get that deep plug out of the middle its pretty much a true crater now. By the way I don't think I mentioned in my other replies, I'm 54 and this just started last November. Keep in touch my friends.
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April 23, 2013

Forgot to tell you also never had a big problem with acne and I thought this was the onset of adult acne but the Dermatologist although she still doesn't know what it is has said that it is NOT acne. Still waiting for Fungi culture to come back.
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August 22, 2013

An eczema is not a single skin disease, but a group of skin problems that have the same characteristics, like irritation and inflammation. The most common type of eczema is the atopic eczema. When the skin becomes jaundiced (yellow or orange) and the whites of the eye take a yellow colour as well there is most likely an issue with the gall bladder http://www.naturasil.com/natural-scabies-treatment/
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August 23, 2013

Find out how to heal scabs quickly, to help reduce the stress and pain associated with acne breakouts. There are many simple methods which can be undertaken to encourage scabs to heal quickly and to help prevent scarring. Do not touch the scab, if possible. http://www.naturasil.com/what-are-scabies/
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April 29, 2013

Hi Walt, you and spottyface are the only ones I have replied to since I found and join the website. This particular problem of sores is how I found it. I have been to Dermatologist twice. First time was with PA and she said since the three areas were healing there was nothing she could do. Then I had another one on my chin. I saw the Doctor next time and she swab them for cultures. The bacterial culture came back last week negative. I just called to tell her that one (of course largest one between my eyes) doesn't seem to be healing. She told me to put aquaphore on it and cover it. She said it will heal faster if kept moist. I tried the AF creams but it doesn't seem to help either. The lamasil would sting. It is causing me a lot of deep depression and I feel no zest for life right now. Anyway I wanted to ask you how yours were doing. Sorry about venting so much.
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April 29, 2013

Hey Latercraters, I understand how you are feeling, I really do..and you can vent anytime. You may just need some oral medications. If the sores have been there for a little while, a topical cream may not be enough to cut it. I know that an over the counter AF cream only helped my sores a little bit. I'm taking some oral anti-fungal medication and using a prescription AF cream and it does seem to be helping. I have four sores on my face, one on each cheek the size of a quarter, one on my nose, and a small one on my chin. I have found that smothering it in the AF cream and putting a band-aid over it seems to help it heal better. I guess it just draws all the gunk out of it. They are better, but not gone and it really upsets me because I know that my husband is getting really tired of this and I don't know what else to do. I don't know if this helps any, but at least there is someone else who understands what you are dealing with. Keep me posted.
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April 29, 2013

Thanks so much for the reply. I know my husband is upset too, but he back down a little after I went to the Dermatologist and she said it wasn't acne because the rest of my face is fine,just the 3 sores. I woke up yesterday morning with my eyelid very swollen. It is today too but not as much. There are several things I need to do like go to the grocery store and the drug store but I can't even find the energy to take a shower. I don't think I've ever felt this bad all over, physically, mentally and definitely emotionaly. I truly appreciate your friendship or eship I guess. Thanks for caring.
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April 30, 2013

Hi Latercraters, I appreciate your replies as well, its nice to have someone to talk to about this. I moved out of state with my husband and so I'm pretty much trying to figure this out by myself. The good news for you is that at least you have a doctor who is attempting to help you. My culture came back negative for bacteria too and they assumed it was acne and that I must need acutane. She didn't believe that it was a fungus at all. I had to call my mother-in-law who lives in another state for help. She called her family doctor in their small town (who is also a relative) and he emailed me a prescription for oral and topical medications. I'm kind of just winging it and praying that this works! So far, what seems to really work is to cover the sore in the cream and then put a band-aid over it. 2 have pretty much healed (although I have lovely scars left). The other two, I put calamine lotion on and I think it prevented the sores from oozing and so it didn't heal properly...so I now have a band-aid on my left cheek...and one across the bridge of my nose (I'm all kinds of pretty right now) I hope your culture shows that this is a fungus (which I know sounds weird to say) but I imagine that of all the things it could be that bacteria and fungus would be the easiest to get rid of, and we know it isn't bacteria.
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April 30, 2013

Hi friend, yes the Dermatologist told me to keep moist and covered and it would heal faster. She said scabs are what cause bigger/worse scarring. She told me to try Aquafor to keep it moist rather than an antibiotic ointment. I thought I might get some today. But the ingredients I looked up seems to be mostly vaseoline but it does have lots of positive reviews. I changed band aids this morning and there are probably 30 or more of the white plugs sticking out of the wound but it did seem to look a bit better and not as sore. Its very hard not to pull those buggers out. The nurse I spoke to yesterday said that if the fungi culture is positive it will tell them what kind it is so that is good news too. I personally believe it is from yeast. I don't get vag. Infections but I have reflux and intestinal problems a lot which is a sign of yeast overgrowth. I will keep you in my prayers. It was good to sing in and hear from you this morning. Thanks my friend.
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April 30, 2013

Hey there girl, You know I wondered about the possibility of a yeast infection. I occasionally get vaginal yeast infections but with the all the antibiotics I've been on, plus the fact that I've started running again, its really possible that yeast is the culprit. That might be why the Lamisil I was using only helped a little bit...I don't think that lamisil treats yeast. I've been using prescription cream ketoconazole and it's helped. I'm also going to buy some ketoconazole shampoo (which is OTC) from amazon. I've been using medicated selsun blue to wash my sores. A quick question that I know is a little gross, but do your sores ooz a clearish yellowish fluid? Mine do, and when I take off the band-aid...well lets just say it's not a pretty sight...You are in my thoughts and prayers as well. I hope your spots clear up as much as I want mine to clear up...I know how awful this is honey, hang in there and maybe we'll get this figured out together!
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April 30, 2013

Yes I've had the weeping stuff and oh yes! I've had that really yucky pouring down my face when removing the band aid. I think it depends on the cream/ointment you use and also where you are on the healing level. I will let you know as soon as I do if the culture comes back positive.
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April 30, 2013

Yes I've had the weeping stuff and oh yes! I've had that really yucky pouring down my face when removing the band aid. I think it depends on the cream/ointment you use and also where you are on the healing level. I will let you know as soon as I do if the culture comes back positive.
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April 30, 2013

Ok so I was just doing some research...vaginal yeast infection cream Monistat 7 is the brand name for miconazole. If you look up miconazole it says that it can be used on other areas of the skin other than just the vagina. It sounds weird, but I do have some in my bathroom...might be worth a shot...Just thought I'd pass that tidbit of info to you...
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May 01, 2013

Well they say it won't hurt to use antifungal even if its not a fungal infection. Make sure it has not expired though. Keep me updated. I picked up the Aquaphor today. I change the ban aid and clean in the morning and the evening. Good luck my friend.
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May 01, 2013

Hey there Friend (I'm glad to have one)...I'm new to the area and I've been so embarrassed by these sores that I haven't been able to make any friends...so, its really nice to have a friend. Maybe your dermatologist could prescribe you some ketoconazole cream that I am using. It treats all different kinds of fungus or fungi..I guess is the right way to say that. It gets yeast as well as ringworm and some other types as well. Its really helped me, so maybe it might help you while you are waiting for your culture to come back. Keep me posted!
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May 01, 2013

Hey new friend, if you don't mind me asking where are you? I'm in NC. Actually I was planning on writing you this morning to tell you and all who are dealing with this that if you have kept up with me you know that I had a second trip to my Derm Dr and she swab for 2cultures and in doing so it opened up all three sores. I called to talk to the nurse and tell her about all those white plugs sticking out from them. She said to get some Aquaphor instead of using prescribed or otc antibacteria ointment put a band age over it and leave it alone. Well I decided to try it her way. I change the band aid in the morning and evening and gently wash over it with the cetaphil gentle antibacterial bar and put the Aquaphor on it and I'm actually amazed at how the plugs are going away and the sore is healing. I'm not sure at what point I can start leaving the band aid off but I will call when it looks healed to me. She said that new research proved that by allowing injuries or sores to stay dry causes the scab which use to be believed that it was good to have a scab so the area under it would heal but it was proven that moist and covered was better as it heal in half the time and no or less scarring. It was very hard not to pull any of the white plugs out but having it covered helped with that and also those who like to pick the scabs this would be the answer for you. SpottyFace I know exactly how you are feeling. I haven't moved but I've stayed away from my friends for one reason or another so I don't go out for socializing at all. I spend the most part of my day alone. I have worked a couple of jobs after my kids got in to middle school but I had a disc problem in my back in June 2008 and started getting epidural injections to relieve pain along with pain meds. Long story short I had to have surgery for ruptured disc and still have injections but I'm Opiod tolerant now and I can't handle the side effects of the stronger narcotics. One of my side effects is excessive sweating so sores on my face for no reason and profuse sweating (from my head not under my arms) makes it too embarrassing to go out. Why does your Dr give you meds for Fungi but won't do a culture? Or is this the friend that you are getting meds from? Maybe your regular Dr will do a culture for you.
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May 02, 2013

Hey Pretty Lady (...and I'm sure that you are!) I'm so sorry to hear that about your back, I can't imagine how badly that must hurt!! I live in Florida and my husband is in the military. I would like to return to school and do so many things but its difficult when you have to walk around with band-aids on your face. Although, the band-aids are definitely helping. Of the four spots on my face, two have healed and are nice and pink and the other two are coming along...hopefully. The dermatologist said that she couldn't do a culture for fungus on my spots because I had already started using the AF cream. At my very first appointment I told them that I had been on several anti-biotics and that they were not working. I asked them if there was a possibility that this could be fungus. They said no, and did a culture for bacteria (which came back negative)...at that point I feel like they should have called me back in for a second culture to test it for other possibilities...but they assumed that it acne and that I needed acutane...(which I didn't try) They gave me more anti-biotics and ointment (which previously had not worked) That was in January. I started doing more research in April when the anti-biotics they gave me were not working and I decided to try the AF cream. I don't know if this is ringworm or yeast, or some other type of fungus, but I'm leaning toward the yeast infection...all I know is that the prescription cream I was given is the only thing that has helped...now I just have to deal with the scars...grrrr...I guess I'd rather have scars than walk around with bandages!!..but this has inspired me to go to aesthetician school, so that maybe I can help others. How are you feeling today?..Do you still think that your spots are a yeast infection?
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May 02, 2013

Hi my friend, I lived in Fort Lauderdale for a few years and went to high school there. Also went too Navy boot camp in Orlando. I'm dealing with my usual nausea this morning and today will be the first day off my pain medicine. Actually I'm a little scared. I hate being alone but I hate going out with the band aid too. And I also hate having nausea every morning which feels like I'm on the verge of a panic attack. Is there a place on this website or are you on facebook so we could send msg to each other? Let me know, later
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May 02, 2013

Hey There, I do have a facebook page but honestly I haven't looked at it in ages. My email is allisonsimmons 906 @ yahoo . com (without the spaces) please feel free to email away. I understand maybe a little bit about how you are feeling as far as hating to be alone, but also hating to go out with the band-aids. It really helps to have someone to lean on, if nothing else for emotional support.

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