So I’m a 21 year old female and I just found this forum the other night and I’m actually glad I’m not alone in this. I’m not glad we all suffer from shitty skin problems though.
I’ve always had pretty bad acne since I was 13. The worst for me has always been my back. My back is very scarred. I know both my parents had the same issues and then they both finally stopped the older they got. Anyways, back in 2016 in March I remember getting a small zit like bump on my leg and gradually within the next 4-6 months it got so bad I knew something was wrong. I didn’t have a regular doctor and went to urgent care. Doc said it was folliculitis and I had a feeling there was more to that. So I waited a few more weeks till I can get into the doctor and I went and she took one look at everything and said it looked like cellulitis and MRSA. She didn’t do any tests or anything. She prescribed me bactrim and told me to buy some Hibicleanse. I was in a lot of pain from the cellulitis all over my legs and face everything was burning. But the bactrim and hibicleanse combo worked great. Idk if her diagnosis was right considering she didn’t do any tests but idk.
I’m also just giving you a guys a back story because I’m not sure if what I have going on now is related to what happened in 2016.
So rewind back to August 2017 just months ago. One morning I woke up and my chin felt so painful. The pain from the pressure of a huge zit. And I felt my chin and I could tell this was going to be super big. It was so big it took over the whole side of that chin. Next day wake up and it’s starting to come to more of a head so I start squeezing. I know we’re not supposed to pop or squeeze and all that but I’m just one of those people that has to pop it I can’t help it. Well I try and squeeze and it hurts but nothing ever pops it just gets more of a purple color and oozes. Clear fluid comes out. It seeps for a few days and it seeps so much that skin that’s covering whatever it is turns soft and almost pale white. Next day I wake up and it’s scabbed over but the scab is yellow and just gross. I leave it alone and the scab stays there for like a week and then goes away. Once that one is gone, I wake up and I have major shoulder pain. I feel it and I have another painful spot with tons of pressure just like what was on my chin! I go thru the same exact thing as I did with my chin. Except the one on my shoulder is double the size! It was like a golfball I swear to god. Finally a week goes by and it’s gone. Well, around the end of November I’m starting to get these pimples/spots/whatever they are all over. They haven’t stopped and it’s getting worse. I get them in my eyebrows and it looks like folliculitis when I get them in my eyebrows. About almost two weeks ago I had a really bad one in my ear. It was in an awkward spot and it was so painful I felt nauseous. It had a bunch of green pus in it and hurt so bad.
Right now I have a really huge scab on the side of my face. A few days ago it wasn’t a huge scab it was literally a really big pimple like cyst and I could squeeze but all that was coming out was fluid and it was dripping down my face. It wouldn’t stop oozing all day long it was so gross. And it was crusty. It’s weird because the fluid just seeps and seeps but it’s dries up so fast! And when it dries it leaves behind little crusty trails. I’m going to post a picture of what this looks like during the scab/healing process. It’s so weird because before these spots scab they feel like the biggest cyst like things ever, you can feel there’s something underneath the skin. But they don’t pop. I get smaller ones that do pop but when they do pop it burns and the pus is green. These big ones don’t pop they just ooze then scab up and it looks awful. Now other weird symptoms besides this I have extremely dry skin all over my face, it’s flaky and my whole scalp is like this as well. It’s pretty big flakes too. It’s almost like I’m shedding lol. My back isn’t flaky tho. My whole face and head is itchy a lot too. I wake up with goo in my eyes the same color as the pus most of the time it’s odd.
Idk if anyone will understand what I’m talking about. I wish I had pictures of what my face and chest looked like two weeks ago because it’s pretty similar to what everyone else’s pictures look like. Again I just have one picture of a scab that’s healing before it scabbed it was was literally like almost one big cyst a very very big cyst and you can feel where it’s at underneath this disgusting looking thing on my face. Hell idk if I’m even posting in the right spot but I do know this was the only thing I could find that felt kinda similar when I tried to google what was wrong. I’m so embarrassed to go out in public. I’ve been putting bandaids on my face a lot if I do. I just don’t have health insurance. I’ve been using Hibicleanse again I use it every time I shower but it doesn’t really seem to do anything honestly.