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Author Topic: Eep. What is this?  (Read 3024 times)

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Offline Mouse

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Eep. What is this?
« on: June 29, 2006, 06:06:52 PM »

I haven't been outside or anything, so I'm pretty sure it can't be poison. It just appeared on my right upper arm this morning. It doesn't itch, it doesn't hurt, even if I touch it.

I'm confused, because I haven't rubbed up against anything, I've been taking the same meds for a while now - at least long enough where I'd think if something were to come about because of it it would have already.

I'm concerned just because I don't know what it's from, I have an appointment with my doctor for tomorrow. But I'm worried and I don't like waiting to find out shit like this. Any ideas?

Offline Moffie65

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Re: Eep. What is this?
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2006, 06:59:09 PM »
Not a clue Jaser,

I wouldn't think it was a rash from meds, 'cause that would be irritating.  A weed would leave some poison that would be irritating.  I just don't know. 

Good to see you are going to the doctor tomorrow, because things like this should be seen early.  Tomorrow is good

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Offline Cliff

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Re: Eep. What is this?
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2006, 07:11:08 PM »
Go see a doc.  Could just be a regular old, home grown rash.  Try washing it (daily) with some anti-dandroff shampoo, when you're in the shower.  Or use an OTC anti-fungal product.


Who hopes folks don't start posting pics of their genitals in hopes of getting a STD/I diagnosis.  Oh my God, the Fears section!  Yikes!
« Last Edit: June 29, 2006, 07:13:02 PM by Cliff »

Offline HIVworker

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Re: Eep. What is this?
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2006, 07:55:40 PM »
Who hopes folks don't start posting pics of their genitals in hopes of getting a STD/I diagnosis.  Oh my God, the Fears section!  Yikes!

Don't even joke about that.

To the original poster...

Please see a doctor over this, as internet advice on that sort of picture (even by the best doctor) would be unreliable.


NB. Any advice about HIV is given in addition to your own medical advice and not intended to replace it. You should never make clinical decisions based on what anyone says on the internet but rather check with your ID doctor first. Discussions from the internet are just that - Discussions. They may give you food for thought, but they should not direct you to do anything but fuel discussion.

Offline Mouse

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Re: Eep. What is this?
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2006, 08:41:17 PM »
Yup, that's why I'm going.

I was told it's probably an allergic reaction. I've been having extra bad allergies this year so far, I'd always get them in the summer, just seasonal crap, but never as severely as I have been. Woo, had fun with benadryl, too.  :D It makes me euphoric and I hallucinate.

Anyways. I'll find out tomorrow. I guess it's a good thing that it doesn't hurt or itch cause I guess that means it's nothing really bad.

Hopefully it is just an allergy hive-y sort of thing cause then I guess he'll give me something to put on it or maybe just to leave it alone since it's not bothering me.

Offline Basquo

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Re: Eep. What is this?
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2006, 09:12:50 PM »
I advise that if it doesn't hurt or burn or anything, don't put anything on it before you talk to your doc.  Let him see it for what it is in real time.  for example, if your put hydrocortisone on it, and it improves a little, the doctor might just preascribe more of the same, when otherwise he might prescribe something more appropriate if it's something else... does that make sense?

Offline Nadine

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Re: Eep. What is this?
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2006, 07:22:52 AM »

I hope your rash is getting better. What did the doc say yesterday?


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