I'd rather this was kept anon please because I don't want my friends to read this.
Please do NOT tell me to go away because tsr is not a doctor's surgery without reading this through.
I developed a tiny skin rash (just one or two blotches on my stomach) about a month and a half ago.
I was pretty sure it was nothing but thought I would go to the doctors anyway to get it checked out.
The doctor diagnosed psoriasis and said it looked like a mild case. She prescribed some creams (vitamin d and another intensive moisturiser).
She said I should try to see her again in about 2-3 weeks.
I used the creams as directed and instead of improving, my skin problem got noticeably worse.I developed about 10-15 of these blotches and they were of varying colours. Some were flakey, some were scaly and others were just red. I also noticed some tiny red spots developing which didn't look the same as the others.
I went to the walkin surgery and saw the same doctor again. She said that she was now not sure if it was psoriasis and thought it could be a fungal infection. She called another doctor in the surgery over for a second opinion (this doctor is specifically well qualified in dermatology issues although she's still a GP and not a specialist). they both said that it looked unusual but could possibly be an infection.
Throughout this time I felt absolutely fine in myself and the rash wasn't itchy They also did a symptom check for meningitis which they were certain it was not.
Doctor then prescribes me anti-fungal cream (really over the counter stuff really) and said see me in around 3 weeks.
I made an appointment and the soonest one is the 26th April. Our surgery is the university one and its really busy.
This was a few days ago.
Now, I am at home for the holidays revising for my finals.I have 5 exams and a big piece of coursework to do.
Over the past few days I've noticed loads of these new spots/blotches. At last count there were 40 on my stomach, arms, back and a few on my legs.I've also had a bit of a temperature and I've got a sore throat and a headache.
My question is, should I wait for my appointment on the 26th or should I be seeing a doctor sooner? Our surgery is incredibly busy and the only way I could see the same doctor any sooner would be making an emergency appointment. I'm not at death's door or anything but I'm not feeling well and I can't afford for this to affect my finals.
Any advice would be appreciated.
Concerned about Rash + Finals Watch
- Thread Starter
- 01-04-2013 00:13
- 01-04-2013 00:17
Go see the doctor...better safe then sorry.
you should probably also contact your department or whatever if you think you are going to be missing a lot of coursework/study time.
- 01-04-2013 09:27
If it's getting worse over a couple of days then the doctor's treatment isn't working and they'd want to see you. Emergency appointment sounds fair enough, especially given finals are coming.