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Treatment for recurring, multiple sores all over the body - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can i help you?
User :   are you a doctor and what kind of dr
User :   i have alot of medical problems and i havent found a dr that can help me
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I am a General Practitioner, I believe I can help you within my expertise.
User :   i am having problems with sores on my skin
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User :   ive been to so many drs
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Can you describe the soreness?
User :   they last for months and wont go away
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Do you hace any lesions associated?
User :   they start like a pimple but just get bigger and bigger
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Do you have itching?
User :   only at the very end when i get them to drain
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MayI know your age and gender?
User :   31 yrs old female
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What have your doctors diagnosed it as?

Doctor :   Hi
User :   they tell me to stop picking. im doin it to myself but that is not the case. ive been dealing with this for 5 yrs
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Have they said that it is an acne?
User :   i work with animals and its my thinking that i have gotten something from a dog or cat
User :   it is nor acne i had that when i was younger its nothing like that
Doctor :   It may be, but there may be other reasons too?
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Acne have various features.
User :   ive been to dermotoligist they dont know ive been to gp dont know ive been to lot of others but they dont listen to me
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Usually start of with a simple pimple like lesions and fade away.
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Some turn into large lesions when they get infected.
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That is why i am interested in knowing the diagnosis of the lesion.
User :   Leishmaniasis have you heard of this
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I have.
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But is this what your doctors have diagnosed it as?
User :   doctors say its stress im under alot of stress but these sores arent normal
User :   they look just like a sore of Leishmaniasis
User :   i was in barbatos a couple years ago and got a terrible bug bite on my elbow but dont know if there is this disease there
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Sore of leishmaniasis is associated with other clinincal features like enlarged spleen. liver, and anaemia.
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There can be fever too.
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Do you also have thoase fetures.
User :   they sores are now mainly in my sinus area. i have alot of mucus and pain behind my eyes
User :   i have a very small tumor on my tailbone that was just discovered vnon cancerour
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do these lesions occur spontaneously?
User :   i feel like i have a fever alot but i dont im clamy all the time
User :   i usually always have one
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User :   they wont go away until they drain and gravel like substance comes out of them
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I shall guide you in this.
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According to the description that you have given to me, it looks more like an acne to me.
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You can rule out leshmaniasis by clinical tests.
User :   i have a hard time talking to drs about this since so many have made me feel like im nuts but ill tell u im 31 i own my own business for ten years i dont just want attention
User :   no i havent been back to the dr i found Leishmaniasis recienly online. i have a hard time going to drs anymore
User :   its not acne. i also have vary bad stomch problems high blood pressure
User :   dr said ibs but i dont think so i really have to tell you that i am positive i have a parasite
User :   i am very imbarrassed to talk about it but i have seen worms in my stool
Doctor :   The lesions of paraite infestation usually start on the bite areas hence mostly invole the fore arms.
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Rarely is the diffuse variety that happens which involves the whole body.
User :   that is where my first lesions started i have scars from them
User :   its manly my sinus area now
Doctor :   That is why i suggest you to get the tests done to rule out the leshmainasis.
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It is better to rule out by clincal tests rather than think it as one since you have surfed through the net.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
User :   ive been dealing with this for alone time and my health is getting vary bad. my immune system is in bad shape i was put on antibotics for an entire year for this
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These are the treatment options for acne.
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I will suggest few other measures.
User :   ok i understand how do i go about asking a doctor to test for this
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You can get a blood test done.
User :   it is not acne you are just like the rest of drs except they dont think its acne after seeing me for 9 months
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A complete blood count and absolute eosinophil count
User :   i have elevated eosinophil
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also get a swab test on the lesion.
User :   but last dr didnt seem to be worried. this is what i mean
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This will diagnose the confirm the leshmanisis.
User :   ive had biopys and just say caused by foren object
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You can convey these to your doctor that you are worried of leshmainiasis.
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I am sure the doctor will think of help you seting this test done.
Doctor :   Have you folowed?
User :   where do you sugest i go
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May i know your location?
User :   ive been to so many drs and as soon as i start telling them what i have or what to do they just think im crazy
User :   l
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Give me a minute while i look for a doctor for you.
User :   i have a sore between my eyes right now and i have so much pressure behind my eyes i even wakeup with a slight black eye
User :   thank you
User :   i have gravel like substance that i find in my eye coming out my nose and a terrible earache sore throat
User :   its been three months with this lesion now and i cant take it anymore
Doctor :   I am sorry, may i know which state it belongs to, is it in newyork?
User :   Doctor :  
You can use the search a doctor/hospital feature on our homepage to find a doctor in your area. WWW.WWWW.WW
User :   everyday i have so much mucus like substance coming out my nose it endless i cant go to the bathroom without an enama
Doctor :   You can use this feature to help you get one dermatologist of your choice.
Doctor :   I will also suggest you to stop worrying about this.
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Stress some time can cause aggravating the problems.
User :   i dont need a dermatologist. ive been to 5 of those they cant help me its something systemic. my husband has a degree in marine biology and he is so frustrated with doctors
Doctor :   A dermatologist would be ideal, if you do not need one then, you can look for an general practitioner too.
Doctor :   I shall suggest few other means of treating this.
User :   ok you see this is what i mean. how can i not worry when i cant get out of bed. thank you for your time. please in future listen more to patients even if everything is saying to you they are wrong only one knows there own body you have the ways to help us get better but you dont listen and its not right thank you again
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1. avoid the animals you are exposed to, either the
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the antigens or the mite can cause the lesions to aggravate.
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2. healthier diet is advisable.
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