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Embarrassing bodies type question -DH

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Crossemployer Thu 27-Feb-14 22:44:56

I'm wondering if any of you can please shed some light on my DH's arse problem.

He had a horrifically itchy sore arse for a long time. Tried canesten, eurax, witch hazel all to no avail. If anything the problem got worse and most of DH's arse and cheeks became red and inflamed. He also got a red raw sppearance on his face, near his nose, and his skin perled. Doctor gave anti fungal wash and diprobase for rash which then appeared over his body. Sandpaper kind of rash.

Turned out DH had worms. Obviously a bad, long standing infestation <Vom>

Whole family treated and arse no longer itchy.

BUT. His arse crack is now full of spots. Acne like. He then got boils on his legs, and spots on his arm and, bizarrely, hand.

His face has now erupted in acne. Both cheeks near the jawline. Sore pustules.

WTF is going on with him, and how do we cure it? He is reluctant to visit doctor since he was fobbed off so badly, twice, when he had worms.

I have prescribed (!) multi vits to take every day, and aloe Vera for face and arse. But as yet, nothing except intense burning when aloe Vera administered.

KurriKurri Thu 27-Feb-14 23:33:03

I really think you should drag him to he should go to the doctor with that - it sounds nasty, I don't really have a clue what it could be, but people do get boils and nasty spots if their immune system is compromised in some way.
Can he see a different GP from last time? - I'd ask for a referral to a dermatologist frankly.

Maiziemonkey Thu 27-Feb-14 23:54:53

As said above you need to see a specialist- dermatologist. Gp's can only direct to others in these cases. I had exzema misdiagnosed as scabes by a GP and made MUCH worse- as soon as I saw the specialist they knew what it was on sight.

SummerRain Fri 28-Feb-14 00:10:34

I developed acne as an adult after having ds2, had been spot free my whole life til then.

Nothing worked until I went to my gp (4 years in blush) and she prescribed tetracycline for 3 months. I only took 2 months supply as I had exams and I found it was making my brain a bit foggy but it still did the job, my skin is way better now.

He needs to go to the gp I'm afraid, over the counter stuff just doesn't work ime

Roshbegosh Fri 28-Feb-14 06:32:44

Of course he has to go to the doctor. Or he can stay like that and probably get worse. Simple.

Crossemployer Sat 01-Mar-14 14:29:52

Thanks ladies. I think he'll listen to you guys rather than me being the lone voice of reason!

KurriKurri Sat 01-Mar-14 15:15:33

google Hidradenitis Suppurativa OP - wonder if it could be something like that? <disclaimer - I got my medical qualifictions from watching Embarrassing Bodies and Holby City grin >

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