How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. David Your Own Question
Dr. David
Dr. David, Board Certified MD
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 46005
Experience:  Board Certified Physician
41363181
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr. David is online now

When ever I take a shower and scratch my skin I get this

Resolved Question:

When ever I take a shower and scratch my skin I get this white gunk that comes off under my finger nails,I think it's oil and dead skin and this stuff is all over my face which is causing me to have acne because I think it is blocking my pores. I have to scratch this 'gunk' off my face twice a day otherwise I get loads of acne...help?! Any suggestions to what I should do? I scratch all the 'gunk' off in the morning then by the time the evening comes it back again and I have to scratch it off again.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Shantal-Mod replied 2 years ago.
Hello,
I'm Shantal and I'm a moderator for this topic.
I've been working hard to find a Professional to assist you with your question, but sometimes finding the right Professional can take a little longer than expected.
I was checking to see if you had already found your answer or if you still need assistance from one of the Professionals.
Please let me know if you wish to continue waiting or if you would like for us to close your question?
Thank you,
Shantal
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
This is dr. David

it sounds like your body and skin are making excessive sebacous fluid out of your skin

you need to see a doctor and get hormone blood testing to check your thyroid hormone levels and testosterone levels

abnormal thyroid hormone levels can affect your skin and oil production your skin.

if your thyroid hormone levels are abnormal, they need to be fixed.

have you seen a doctor about your skin before?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I have not seen a doctor,would you recommend that I do?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
yes, I would recommend that you see a doctor.

and get your thyroid hormone levels checked

let me know if you have other questions.

if done for now, please leave positive rating below the chat box so I can get credit for helping you today

you can always reach me with "a question for Dr. David" if you have any other questions

here is my website if you need to reach me again:

http://www.justanswer.com/medical/expert-dr-david/

Thanks for using JustAnswers.com
Dr. David, Board Certified MD
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 46005
Experience: Board Certified Physician
Dr. David and 2 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Okay one final question,so if I do have high thyroid hormone levels what would be a solution? Medication ? Etc?

Related Medical Questions