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Unlikely: From a psychiatric standpoint patients are typically only hospitalized if they represent an acute risk to themselves or others and can not be managed in a less restrictive environment. It is unlikely that a patient with neurotic excoriations would meet such criteria. In fact, while many patients with this condition would benefit from seeing a psychiatrist, most refuse. ...Read more
See your doctor: These are skin lesions caused by excessive picking or scratching, and it shares some commonalities with ocd. You might start with your family physician, who would want to make sure there's no infection or other illness present. S/he might suggest an ssri to help with this. Low dose Doxepin can help with any itching too. Referral to therapist and/or psychiatrist for more ongoing work on this. ...Read more
I have Excoriation Disorder. I am already in therapy, but I am trying to find a way to treat my 'wounds'. Would Triple Paste plus wound dressing work?
Yes: Cultures can be performed on superficial wound if you are suspecting an infection. ...Read more
Acne and Scarring: It depends on what type of acne you have. There are different types of acne. Benzoyl peroxide, which is over the counter, is used for papular and pustular acne, which is the red inflamed acne. Tretinion is used for comedonal acne. Topical antibiotics are another choice for acne. Often, more than one type of treatment is needed depending on your skin. Treatment for the scars varies as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3yr history maculopapular rash around both hip at flexural area(asis), scaly, puritic, hyperpigment excoriated from chronic scrathcin keeps recurring, help?
Common problem: Unfortunately the common flea may look to humans as a meal, attaching to loose garments and extracting a bit of blood here & there over time.They will eventually leave the human as their preferred sources have a different hemaglobin molocule that they find more nurishing. The papulovesicles left behind will usually heal without rx but may promote itching & excoriation & become secondarily inflamed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have petechiae that show up whenever I scratch my skin too much. I've had it for a while but I've never gotten it looked at. Should I be concerned?
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