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A 17-year-old female asked:

can i send pictures of the sores on my body to help determine what they are?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Health Tap: Hello, you submitted this to the Health Tap medical education site. If you are looking for diagnosis / interaction with a medical provider you would need to use Health Tap Concierge or Prime. We can't see your pictures on the education site.

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