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  1. impetigo is offline

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    12/13/2006 11:27pm


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    Hell yeah! Hell no!

    *sigh*.... IMPETIGO (need help)

    so I had an itch on my forearm that I just couldn't stop scratching. before I knew it, there was a sore on my arm, I never seen anything like it, so I thought I must have grazed or bumped my arm on something. the **** looks gross and it freaked my coworkers off. I'ts pretty embarrassing and I have been wearing long sleeves everywhere.

    I looked it up on the wikipedia, and after looking at the pictures on google, I self-diagnosed myself as having this skin problem. (No, I am NOT a hypochondriac.)

    Can't see the doctor for another week, but I did have a chance to order some special soap that claims to kill the bacteria causing this to my forearm. Wiki says its a typical skin problem among young children and practicioners of contact sports.

    www.defensesoap.com it says it is for grapplers.

    well, while I am waiting for the soap to come, is there any treatment you guys can offer me?...... :nobodycar .... other than trolling??
  2. Bang! is offline
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    12/13/2006 11:46pm

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Yeah: Don't touch another living soul.

    Also, if the infection spreads internally, you're fucked. Might want to hurry up and see that doctor.
  3. impetigo is offline

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    12/13/2006 11:52pm


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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    ..... internally? your trying to scare me right?
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    Posted On:
    12/13/2006 11:54pm


     Style: BJJ & Judo

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    Go to a doctor right away. You're going to need prescription antibacterial cream, and antibiotics if you're unlucky.
    Last edited by ViciousFlamingo; 12/13/2006 11:56pm at .
  5. Bang! is offline
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    12/13/2006 11:56pm

    supporting memberBullshido Newbie
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    Complications are relatively rare but . . .

    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/imp...464/DSECTION=6

    If the infected areas are still small, an anti-bacterial cream may do the trick. Beyond that, a course of antibiotics is your best option.
  6. bob is offline
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    12/14/2006 12:01am


     Style: MMA

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    Go to a doctor NOW, whatever the cost. You can kill it in a day with early treatment or a week if you treat it late. Don't touch it and don't touch anyone.

    I got this when I first started grappling.
  7. impetigo is offline

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    12/14/2006 12:07am


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    I have had it for about 2 weeks and it looks like it's fading.
  8. Bang! is offline
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    12/14/2006 12:21am

    supporting memberBullshido Newbie
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Yeah, it's probably not.
  9. impetigo is offline

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    12/14/2006 12:30am


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    your right, but what can I do? I can't be seen until the 19th.
  10. Bang! is offline
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    12/14/2006 12:33am

    supporting memberBullshido Newbie
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Antibiotic cream may help -- it's definitely worth a try. A GP should be able to write you a prescription, though, so I don't know why you're not able to visit a drop-in clinic or emergency ward before the 19th.
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