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    Elephant Skin??
    aleezay posted:
    About 6 months ago, I developed some skin problems. My body was so itchy. Most especially my hands,neck, elbows, and feet. I had tiny bumps on my skin filled with fluid. I went to my doctor and he told me I had "heat rash".

    One month later, the itchiness and marks from the heat rash on my hands, neck, elbows were gone, however the itchiness on my feet remained worse than before. I went to my doctor and he said it was a bacterial infection, so he prescribed a generic brand of keflex and betamethasone dipropionate. I finished my prescription and also the cream, however I still have the same problem on my feet, and it is really bad. It looks like elephant skin now.

    I've always had nice feet. I loved wearing my heels and showing off my pedicure, but I can't do that now. I hate my feet, I cover it with pants if I have to go out, just to avoid people's looks and questions.

    Some people have told me that it's eczema, and I have searched online hoping to find answers, but couldn't find anything similar to my problem. My feet is getting worse and I don't have health insurance so constant trips to the doctor have left me on a tight budget. I almost feel like it would be a waste of money to see my doctor, and I would still have the same problem.

    I have attached a picture of my right foot, which is worse than the left. This picture is of my right ankle, the worse area. I still have the same itchiness. On my toes, it would be so itchy, and when scratched, the skin would come of because underneath is clear fluid (similar to heat rash fluid). The skin is rough to touch, unless I put moisturizer on it, and it looks hard, but it's just as soft that if i were to scratch, I would tear it. I've cut my nails all the way to the skin just so I don't cut my skin up when I unconsciously scratch my feet (in my sleep). Yes, it's that itchy.

    My cousin's wedding is coming up in January, and my bridesmaid dress is short, which means I'll have to show my feet. I hope that by then - it's cleared up and no marks left, or at the very least, less noticeable. Any thoughts and advice on this is greatly appreciated.
    treneasia responded:
    I have the exact same think on the top and ankle of my left foot. I have been dealing with is since the summer. I was told my two specialist it was a form of psoriasis. Well on Monday I finally went back to the doctor and he perscribe me Clobetasol and told me to apply it and wrap it in saran wrap. Instructed me to use the cream twice a day for 10 days because the medicine is so srong. To me it looks like it has start to improve but it only has been 4 days, I will let you know in 6 more days the condition. I would send a picture but I'm at work and I have it wrap in saran at the moment.
    treneasia replied to treneasia's response:
    I didn't realize this has been 3 years ago sorry let me know if you find a cure.
    caroline712 replied to treneasia's response:
    did you ever figure out what it is or how to cure it? I have a patient that has that really bad and they dont know what it is..
    slavallee replied to caroline712's response:
    I have a friend with this infliction, I introduced him to a product called ASEA and he's having terrific results. It's also helped me with my chronic Lyme, practically saved my life, haven't used a pharmacuetical in over 9 months, I'm the healthiest I've ever been! Best thing I've ever done for myself.

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