Would you bother a dr over this at the moment - gross photo warning

(17 Posts)
Winkingmermaid Tue 09-Jun-20 14:04:51

I’ve got about 15 or so of these over my back. I’ve had them about a month or so. Would it be worth me troubling a gp at the moment? They are sore.

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DeathMetalMum Tue 09-Jun-20 14:06:25

Yes get a GP appointment they will probably do it via video or want you to send those pictures. Theres a chance they could get infected or inflamed even more if left.

TheCatInAHat Tue 09-Jun-20 14:06:37

I think I would mention this is to the GP, yes. Any other symptoms at all? Looks a little like shingles.

SpongeBobJudgeyPants Tue 09-Jun-20 14:07:17

I would contact them. Nothing to stop you emailing the photo over if they are only doing phone appts.

Winkingmermaid Tue 09-Jun-20 14:07:33

No I don’t think it’s shingles.
They won’t heal though.

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Haggisfish Tue 09-Jun-20 14:08:11

Ooh yes I would. Could be impetigo.

Rosemary46 Tue 09-Jun-20 14:08:47

Of course contact them, they are still open. Just working differently .

Phone today. Now. Get on MN and call them.


Dollywilde Tue 09-Jun-20 14:09:05

I thought impetigo too, OP - would definitely give them a buzz.

Bumble84 Tue 09-Jun-20 14:09:44

Yes I would contact a GP, if they’ve been there a month and not healing then somethings going on. Have you got any idea what might have started them? Walking in woodland more? Insect bites? Allergic reaction?

Doje Tue 09-Jun-20 14:10:15

Yes OP. Give your GP a call.

Winkingmermaid Tue 09-Jun-20 14:35:59

I’m t1 diabetic and despite being very very well controlled and having no compilations otherwise I find my skin doesn’t heal very well. I don’t know what started them. Maybe stress from lockdown.

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hopefulhalf Tue 09-Jun-20 14:38:19

I am a Dr yes,yes,yes. This is absolutely the sort of thing that GP needs to be aware of and manage particukarly if you are t1 diabetic. I would give you some cream/ anti biotics but want ro know if it didn't improve in 2/3 days. Please call

Ginfordinner Tue 09-Jun-20 14:39:15

Given your update, then yes you need to talk to your GP.

Maggie90 Tue 09-Jun-20 15:12:15

Could be a staph infection? Definitely talk to GP about this. They need treating.

All the best.

WingingIt101 Tue 09-Jun-20 16:06:21

I’ve had a couple of interactions with our GP since lockdown and worried I was bothering them at such a busy and stressful time already! Every time I’ve said this they have assured me that they are here for everyone and want to help all cases. If anything the move to phone triage for everything means that they have more time to actually see cases that need face to face interaction.

Talulahoopla Tue 09-Jun-20 21:39:14

My doctor surgery is quieter than ever right now. Phoned yesterday for a prescription and didn't even need to wait in a queue, receptionist just answered and prescription available same day. Had to phone for something different today and was given a phone appointment within an hour or so. Once I spoke to the doctor they booked me in for a face to face appointment at the end of the week. Under normal circumstances none of this would happen and I'd have massive waits for appointments to the point I'd think it wouldn't be worth going. Doctors are available, definitely use them.

Can't speak for everyone but my mum works in another surgery and she says they're so quiet to the point there's barely anything to do. Staff are actually being given extra time off because there's so little work to share between them.

Don't wait. Go and be seen. Doctors are available and you're absolutely not troubling anyone.

Clevs Tue 09-Jun-20 21:54:15

I've had a few skin complaints recently (new onset) and have contacted my GP surgery three times in the last couple of months. Each time I've had a telephone consultation. I also e-mailed photos on the first occasion and sent photos via a link on a text message on the last consultation. It's probably not as good as them seeing the skin issues in person, but it's good that I can send photos without having to go in.

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