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Rashes all over body and keratosis pilaris - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   okay then
User :   well, i overdosed on diet pills three years ago when i thirteen and i stopped taking them when i turned fifteen, and when i did i noticed these bumps on my skin that had not been there before, along with these red ones with an intensely white center. one doctor told me it was keratosis pilaris and the other said it was molluscum
User :   doing more research on it, i found that keratosis pilaris is hereditary; and the only hereditary condition in my family is acne
User :   so which one of these conditions do you think i have?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   whats ur age?

User :   sixteen
Doctor :  
where did u get these rashes?
User :   all over my back, arms, thighs, and some on the upper part of my chest
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
have u taken any medication for it?
User :   i have tried retin-a with not too much success
User :   it worked only for a week, then stopped working
Doctor :  
Doctor :   docor prescribe u that?
User :   yes
User :   the one that thought it was keratosis pilaris
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
do u have any picture?
Doctor :  
so that i can see?
User :   yes i do

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