Spotty skin

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Tengu

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Well, I do have good health...

But recently I have got red patches on my skin. about the size of my thumbnail?

These dont seem to be insect bites...they are red, and slightly dry and scaly. You can feel them with your fingers if you know what to look for.

Also though free of pain and irritation they are `very slightly` tender.

On my belly if thats a clue

As far as I know I have not been in an environment that might aggravate my skin.
 

Fadcode

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Red blotches on your stomach can appear because your body is releasing histamines, usually if you have been exposed to allergens, have you taken any medicines?,
 

saxonaxe

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Spotty? Easy, don't fight it, just blend in Tengu. Get yourself a Base Ball cap and wear it either back to front or with the peak over one ear. Next, a Renault Clio with a fat exhaust pipe and lowered suspension and then just keep saying.. innit.... Problem solved...:laugh:
 

Keith_Beef

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Here's a novel approach for you...

How about going to your doctor for them to do a proper diagnosis rather than relying on unqualified people guessing from a very vague description of what's troubling you...
Definitely. Don't worry unduly over it, though. If you don't have any other symptoms like aches, fever, tiredness, then it's unlikely to be dangerous. But it could be fungal, so be careful about bath towels and other textiles: try to avoid spreading it to other bits of yourself and to others.

I had a similar thing on my back; GP referred me to a dermatologist who prescribed some anti-fungal cream and I had to get SWMBO to dab on it for me.
 

Tengu

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Yes, I could go to my GP, but they are sick of the sight of me scrounging another official letter over my Stress.

I could catch some hideous plague from one of the germ ridden infants that will be there. (Seriously, how do parents survive?)

This is simple and apart from it is new, it is not bothering me.

(Maybe it is stress?)

One of these days I intending going in for a `Look at all my interesting lumps, some of them are in embarrassing places` checkup, this may end up in `Today you really must cut off my skintags` session.

Lets face it, we all get those and its important to have them checked out. (history of skin cancer in the family...) This is not hypochondria, its common sense.
 
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Nice65

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Not medical advice at all, but you mention stress. The only time I’ve had the type of thing you have is when I’ve been under physical and mental stress over a long period of time. Your posts often suggest worry, financial and personal. I’d say that would be the root of it.
 

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Might be evidence of some dietary defficiency. Mine was a collective side effect of several meds, maybe a synergystic thing.
Noticed the improvement after the first 2 weeks, then a month, then all is well again ( or so it seems).
 

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Yes, I could go to my GP, but they are sick of the sight of me scrounging another official letter over my Stress.

I could catch some hideous plague from one of the germ ridden infants that will be there. (Seriously, how do parents survive?)

This is simple and apart from it is new, it is not bothering me.

(Maybe it is stress?)

One of these days I intending going in for a `Look at all my interesting lumps, some of them are in embarrassing places` checkup, this may end up in `Today you really must cut off my skintags` session.

Lets face it, we all get those and its important to have them checked out. (history of skin cancer in the family...) This is not hypochondria, its common sense.
This post makes me a little less worried about you. It shows you have a good firm grasp on what needs to be done.
 

Tengu

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Looked on the NHS website and they suggest stress...why am I not suprised?

And the menopause. (must get round to it)

Nice65...I do hope I dont come across as an angst-muffin...I am normaly very laid back but Studying at post grad is very tough...and I will say thing sarent going that well.
 

Robson Valley

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Vitamins are a class of biological molecules which cannot be stockpiled in the body.
That is a fact. Nobody can point out where vitamins are stored.

Excess is excreted, Great excess can be toxic.
Stress can be measure as an uncontrolable excretion of vitamins in urine and feces.
Much more than is usual.
Taking a dailly multivitamin supplement is cheap insurance.
 
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Tengu

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I eat a good varied diet. Unless I was suffering from certain problematic conditions, I think my vits are ok.

Fat solubles are stored in the liver. (A, D, E and K, I think?)

Water solubles (the rest) get peed out.

You are right, some are very poisonous in high concentrations.
 

Robson Valley

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The deal is, stress triggers uncontrollable loss.
Every last thing in your life can be going just swimmingly until some big stress is laid on.
You're right A,DE, E & K do see some liver storage but the B group is very vulnerable to loss.
 

Nice65

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Nice65...I do hope I dont come across as an angst-muffin...I am normaly very laid back but Studying at post grad is very tough...and I will say thing sarent going that well.
Not at all, you’ve been here on BCUK for ages, we’ve communicated a few times, I’ve got a little leather cup you made me just on the side here next to me. I hope you don’t think I’m trying to lay you bare, it’s obvious finances are a long term worry, your living accommodation and family too. Recent posts on water supply and teeth suggest you’re struggling a bit and don’t know what to do, or how to start doing it. Forgive me, but you sound as if you’re becoming overwhelmed.

Over time gradual but constant stress can manifest physically, whether it be spots, rosecea, psoriasis, bowel trouble etc. If you’re stressed just a bit all the time, it has to show itself somewhere eventually.

Get to your GP, use their time and explain not just the skin condition, everything. There’s a ton of info here, a lot of daft and sensible opinions, a good dentist, but just go and see someone qualified to look into the cause. Be honest and firm, take the Fucidin cream or whatever they offer to patch up the visible problem, but push for information. You’ll probably get offered either a fungal or antibiotic cream and shown the door with...

“comebackintwoweeksifitdoesntwork“. Bite (hard) as necessary :D It’s like painting over a patch of damp and not looking at the cause, so push for help and don’t feel bad about it.

Oh, and don’t do what I did with a memory card when asked to format it, by a bloody machine no less, a machine I believed to be a helper! I assumed the machine to be particularly bright and good at its job. Format to me meant “organise all the crap like a decent secretary”. That wasn’t what happened, it’s computer speak for delete the lot.

Got it all back thankfully by using a program to read the card and find overwritten content but it was a right PITA.