Hey everybody, today is the day I give up on the doctors and start doing it my way. I thoroughly appreciate all the information on here and will hopefully start to see some results soon. I have been experiencing symptoms for roughly 18 months now, for the first 6 months it was just the occasional lump on my forehead that would blow up at work and be irritated by my hard hat and get up to approx 50mm (2") in diameter and weep and crust and weep for days then heal over. After a few months it slowly spread to the rest of my face. One difference I seem to have to most of you is that I get a few on my body also. Another thing is the ones I regularly get come back in the same place usually leave lumps under my skin, after what I have read on here I am wondering if that is actually blockages in my lymph system and that’s what causes them to keep coming back in the same place and with the most severity every month or so.
Done all the usual Dr visits, biopsies, swabs, dermatologist visits like the rest of you with no luck, tried sulphur cream, foban cream, metronoidazole, doxycyclene, and various others. Have done a short dose of ivermectin (stromectol tablets) on their own which had the most effect but it only lasted a few weeks at most. Have ordered some 1.87% horse paste of amazon as I can’t get Soolantra in new zealand, also got more stromectol to pick up tomorrow and picked up some sudocrem today as some people have found that made the last little difference to clear them up. Naturally talking to my doctor about experimenting on all of this on my own was a rather unproductive conversation as she couldn’t be seen to be encouraging me, alas she could sympathise that it’s now at desperation point.
I’m a 24 year old male with a slim build, 5’9" and 154lbs, workout regularly, lacking greens in my diet but otherwise healthy with no real deficiencies, normal blood sugar and low cholesterol. Work in a hot and dusty environment at an Aluminium smelter.
The below photos are by no means the worst I’ve had it, I’ve been too vain to take photos when it has really fired up. You all understand how much it knocks over your self esteem.