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Red itchy puss filled bumps on body, spread on touching. What are they?

I have red itchy puss filled bumps that look like coldsores appearing on my body, always the same places, top of my arm , chin and bottom, they grow very quickly and spread if I touch them. I have been to the doctors and they keep sending me away with creams and no explanation, they leave me with red scars, what are they?
Asked On : Sat, 9 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi and thanks for the query,
To me what you describe is typical of an autoimmune condition, which is called pemphigus vulgaris. This a rare condition in which the body produces anti bodies against the dermal and epidermal tissue leading to these bumps.
Treatment actually depends on 3 to 4 weeks at times of steroids under strict monitoring. Visiting a dermatologist could be of much help in this situation.
Thanks and best regards,
Luchuo, MD.
Answered: Sun, 10 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Veera Raghava Rao Buddha.'s  Response
Hi welcome to Health care magic forum. As your description suggests that the pus filled boils are coming on upper arm, chin and back, recurring and at the same spots, leaving red scars. It appears to be due to infection of the hair follicles, not treated completely.
As they are troubling you since long it will be advisible to have a culture and sensitivity of the pus of the boils, besides other routine tests for confermation of the organism present in pus and the antibiotic which is sensitive to the organism.
Besides i advise you to avoid body sprays and powders, and maintain good hygene .
I also advise you to avoid pulses, potato and other tubers, and fish, to avoid pus formation in presence of infection.
Wishing for a quick ad complete recovery and thanks for calling.
Answered: Sun, 10 Mar 2013
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