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A couple of months ago I started to have big bright pink

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Hello, a couple of months ago I started to have big bright pink spots on the skin of my back and stomach. They are very itchy. I visited my GP and was prescribed Canesten cream and Terbinafine tablets but none of them helps. More and more spots keep appearing on my body and my GP is not sure what to do. Can you give me an advice please?

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
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Are you able to upload a picture here?
Also do you have any other medical condition?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I'll try to upload some pictures, not very good quality. I don't have other medical conditions.

Are you able to post another picture?

Do you have easy bruising tendency?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I'll try to post another picture. Yes, my skin is very delicate and it bruises easily.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Another picture

Thanks for another picture.
This is likely due to either atopic condition or automminune condition.

Atopic dermatitis refers to unknown reaction from skin to environmental changes.

Autoimmune condition refers to body's immune system attacking the skin layer for unknown reason.

Other possibilities can be thyroid gland disorder, food allergies like gluten sensitivity.

Treatment is usually effective with topical steroid ointment requiring prescription.

Triamcinolone acetonide 0.1% is one such ointment to be applied sparingly twice daily over the affected areas.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I am having very serious problems at my working place and stress is enormous, I can't even stand being there. Can that trigger a skin disorder like that?

Yes that is also a contributing factor to your current skin condition.

Stress can cause abnormal immune response against your skin layers.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Thank you. If Triamcinolone acetonide 0.1% is only prescribed how will I get it?

Yes this is prescription only. You will need to discuss with your doctor.

Over the counter, Hydrocortisone is available but this is a weaker form of steroid --may work to some extent.

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Thank you!

Very welcome