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Old 06-08-2010, 05:34 PM   #1
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What's wrong with my chest and how do I fix it?

I'm sixteen, got this rash thing six months ago now. It happened two days after I went hot tubbing in a hot tub that wasn't treated for a while. The rash was red, bumpy and itchy on my chest and upper back. After about a week it turned into these weird, acne type marks. About two months after that I went to a dermatologist and she said it might have been hot tub folliculitis, but nothing she has tried has helped. Now she thinks its just acne, but it still isn't going away. It's been six months since I got it, I need help, I want this gone.

 
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Re: What's wrong with my chest and how do I fix it?

What have you tried on it already?

Using Hibiclens as a clenser in the shower instead of soap might be worthwhile - its a very strong, yet very gental, antibacterial clenser.

If it gets mixed with soap, shampoo etc, it is inactivated, so make it the last thing you do in the shower - pour about 10ml onto a clean shower puff, and lather up all the effected areas. Leave on for one minute, then rinse.

You can buy Hibiclens in drug stores.

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Old 06-09-2010, 10:16 PM   #3
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Re: What's wrong with my chest and how do I fix it?

I'm using Tretinoin .01 % and taking Minocyclin

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Re: What's wrong with my chest and how do I fix it?

I'd try the hibiclens in the shower every day as a clenser - twice a day if you can.

 
Old 07-07-2010, 08:48 AM   #5
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Re: What's wrong with my chest and how do I fix it?

It's not really doing much...would it work if I just got the area sunburnt? then after the sunburn goes away it'd be gone?

 
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