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GRANA here;  In the last few months, a painful often itchy skin condition , thought to be shingles by others wating at thedentist's office. MyPCP tried anRx cream that if used daily clears it up
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posted at 5/14/2013 9:26 PM EDT
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GRANA here;
 In the last few months, a painful often itchy skin condition , thought to be shingles by others wating at thedentist's office.
MyPCP tried anRx cream that if used daily clears it up but one dose missed& it 's right back again.She suggested dermatologist look at it. After  5 or more phonecalls we got an appt.
 in less than 2 months in a semi- wheelchair  accessible office Yesterday it was examined; looks benign & a biopsy wasm taken; result &  new treatment to be learned in about 7 days .
 In the meantime a new treatment plan, started today  to reduce  scaring: peroxide  cleaning, petroleum &  band-aid begun today &  to continue for  seven to ten days.Supposed to minimize scarring from the biopsy It is already  drying out closing up & much lighter, the  pain is gone for most of he day &   night.Smile
It is a lotless painfull but more unsightly after the biopsy & new treatment
The dermatologist  commented on the good condition of my of my ofmy skin for my age( soon to be 70yrs  old &  the lack of  sun dam
age. InnocentCool

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posted at 5/14/2013 10:31 PM EDT
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Sorry to hear about your medical problems Ann.  I understand shingles can be very painful.  Hope they can come up with a solution for you quickly.

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posted at 5/14/2013 10:57 PM EDT
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Ann, I am so sorry to hear about your skin problems.  I can sympathize with trying to get a dermatologist appointment.  I was just told I need to wait 5 weeks to get in.  I hope you don't have shingles, as I have had it, and it isn't any fun.  However, It sounds like you have something else. I hope they find an answer for it soon and it works!!

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posted at 5/15/2013 6:41 AM EDT
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wow so sorry

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posted at 5/15/2013 7:07 AM EDT
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Sorry to hear about your medical issues.  My husband is battling Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. Not curable but treatable.  Keep all of us dealing with medical issues in your thoughts and prayers.

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posted at 5/15/2013 8:19 AM EDT
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Oh Ann, sorry to hear about the skin issues.  Let us know the outcome.  Take care.

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posted at 5/15/2013 8:36 AM EDT
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Ann, sorry about your problem.  Anything with the skin can be so problematic.  The skin is such an important barrier and once you begin having problems you never know what is next. 
I hope that this is nothing very serious and it will be resolved soon with a minimum of trouble. 
Good for you keeping out of the sun and taking care of yourself. 

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posted at 5/15/2013 8:49 AM EDT
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My hubby had shingles and it is not a good thing.  I've gotten my vaccination so hopefully never get it.  His has left no lasting effects, thank goodness.  Hopefully, Ann, yours will be cleared up also.

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posted at 5/15/2013 1:36 PM EDT
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So sorry they are very painful.

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posted at 5/15/2013 2:43 PM EDT
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Hang in there, Ann.  My shingles popped out about 10 years ago.  Went to my Dermatologist immediately.  She prescribed an ointment....Hubby had to wear gloves to apply it (he had never had chickenpox) and it was on my back at the waist line and I could not reach it myself.  Don't remember the name of the ointment, I do remember, however, that it was in a tube about 2 1/2 inches long and cost over $60, and I did have to get a second tube.  BUT...it took care of it within about two weeks, and it has not come back.  Some days, I can still feel the pain; but have gotten used to it.  It can be nasty, though, and I will keep you in my thoughts and pray that it will disappear as fast as it came.  Good luck!

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posted at 5/15/2013 11:45 PM EDT
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Ann:  Sorry to hear about your problem.  My older son had shingles a few years ago.  Was quite painful for him.  He did get better though.  Will remember you in my prayers.

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posted at 5/15/2013 11:46 PM EDT
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Sorry to hear about your medical issues.  My husband is battling Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. Not curable but treatable.  Keep all of us dealing with medical issues in your thoughts and prayers.
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Mary Ann S.:  Sorry to hear of your husband's problem.  Will be praying for him.

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posted at 5/17/2013 3:46 PM EDT
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Hang in there Ann!  Hopefully they will find something to help you soon!

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posted at 5/17/2013 5:32 PM EDT
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My hair stylist says as you get older it is just like taking care of an older car.  Things need "to be oiled, replaced, and repaired.  I just got hearing aids, new contact lenses and just finished physical therapy for my arthritic shoulder.  I have a dermatology appointment next week.  It seems like it never stops!!!!

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posted at 5/17/2013 5:58 PM EDT
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My hair stylist says as you get older it is just like taking care of an older car.  Things need "to be oiled, replaced, and repaired.  I just got hearing aids, new contact lenses and just finished physical therapy for my arthritic shoulder.  I have a dermatology appointment next week.  It seems like it never stops!!!!
Posted by Barbara B


That is the truth, barbara.  I've gotten both hips replaced which work great, but now a knee is annoying me.  I think I have arthritis in every joint in my body.  Had to see the doctor yesterday to have fluid drawn from the knee and steroid injected  (ouch big time)

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posted at 5/19/2013 7:51 PM EDT
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GRANA here; The Dermat ologist thinks " not shingles 8  most ikely benign ;..... may still need to be removed/  dug out ; follow up wound care to be done by hubby since my paralyzed hand cannot reach the wound site, He says  it will be nice to "PLAY DOCTOR"LaughinghahahaKiss
My Mother, too had painful shingles in her last years &  I was delighted to be told "not shingles!"; Even if it might be a skin Cancer, that can be dealt w/ &  hopefully w/ less pain; I/m a coward  when it  comes to pain !Embarassed

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posted at 5/20/2013 5:36 PM EDT
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GRANA here;
 To all of you who expressed concern; my skin eruption is nearly healed from  the biopsy [3 days before wound care is to  end
].t is as skin cancer! squamish incitu; not deep &  is a non spreading typeCool
It will be removed under local anesthetic on June 3 @2:30PM wound care is to be like that of the biopsy site.
 According to the internet ;former FIRST LADY BARBARA BUSH  had the same type &  hubby's dermatologist at that time said  "NO BIG DEAL, don't worry" same thing my derm told me today
Cool

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posted at 5/20/2013 9:11 PM EDT
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Ann, if you are going to get a skin cancer you have one that is more easily treated and not quite as scary as the melanoma that my husband had removed a few years back.  
Best of luck to you and your doctor.  Please keep us posted.  (I know it is a ways off but just so you know that you will be hounded to keep us up to date)

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posted at 5/20/2013 10:24 PM EDT
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Hi NIKI;
GRANA here Thanks for the reassurance; the derm doc called today &  assured me the type I have is localized, not deep & on June 3rd will be on  its' way to being dealt with,using a  a local  anesthetic & removal, similar to the biopsy last week[ not too bad an experience]; even the wound care was nearly painless, once hubby learned what "gently" means;. It's nearly healed in only 7 days, expected to take up to ten days;
The derm doing the procedure , according to hubby's own excellent derm is"the BEST around &is a specialist in minimal scarring as on faces & heads. Mine is on my upper arm & is usually covered by my sleeves;I jutwant toget it over ith so bathing on ht summer days does not become an issue w/ the wound getting wet since a am unable to do wound care myselfFrown







easily treated and not quite as scary as the melanoma that my husband had removed a few years back.   Best of luck to you and your doctor.  Please keep us posted.  (I know it is a ways off but just so you know that you will be hounded to keep us up to date)
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posted at 5/20/2013 10:39 PM EDT
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GRANA here;
 Skin is the largest organ in our bodies, responsible for protecting  us from injury, bacteria & erms. My trouble spot is nickel size down from quarter size  right after the biopsy.
It could be easily covered by a standard Band-Aid, but hubby prefers making his own using gauze pads &adhesive tape; It's healing fast& well so he must be doing "
something right"Kiss


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Oh Ann, sorry to hear about the skin issues.  Let us know the outcome.  Take care.
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