Hi everyone, I can’t believe that I’ve never stumbled across this form before. My first “pimple” was in '03 and I can remember thinking that it was so unusual because it itched and had several small whiteheads. Well, then it popped and the oozing started and I honestly don’t think i’ve had more than one or two days without one of these sores since then. I get them all over my face, eyebrows, lips, nose, cheeks, tops of my ears and occasionally my neck. I can feel them start to develop, it starts with itching and a tingle almost like a cold sore. If left untreated they can grow to the size of a dime, oozing constantly with the dried yellow crust building up. I’m 44 years old, It’s embarrassing and uncomfortable to say the least.
When it firs started I saw 4 or 5 dermatologists and it always started the same way, “it looks like Impetigo, let’s try some antibiotics”. I would hand them my records from the last Dr. and tell them that it wouldn’t work. I was even instructed to bath head to toe in antiseptic skin cleanser to “reset” my body bacteria. I did this more than once. Then it was the infectious disease specialists who couldn’t come up with a diagnosis either.
Along the way i’ve had at least a dozen cultures done and even a biopsy all of which produced… nothing.
I’ve tried altering my diet to no avail. Right now I’m trying to cut out all sugar, let’s see what happens.
The only thing that helps me is a topical steroid called Fluocinonide and i’ve been using it for more than 10 years. I have tubes of it everywhere, my cars, desk, night stand, etc…
I can’t believe that no Dr.'s can figure this out. I’ve given up and hope that one day they go away just as quickly as they started.