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Russ In Idaho
Posted 10/5/2020 06:53 (#8530686 - in reply to #8530106)
Subject: Your right on spot here farmgirl,............


I would schedule to see a dermatologist. It could be ring worm or like farmgirl said a autoimmune disease. If it is the later they would most likely take a skin biopsy to confirm it. Lichen Sclerosus is a autoimmune disease which can affect all parts of the body. About the only treatment I know for this problem is a steroid ointment or cream.

I suffered from a blood disorder little more than 10 years ago called ITP, well I went though treatments to bring blood platelets up. That in turned caused other problems, ended up taking chemo treatments to bring platelet counts up in order to have neck fusion surgery. Well the thing about chemo is it kills every thing good in your body, it causes a reset of your system. I went though a couple of years of chemo, last time as 8 years ago. I believe thanks to chemo I ended up with a lot more health problems, Lichen Sclerosus is one of them. It can pop up at anytime, can get it on arms, legs, etc.

I'm not one to run to doctor for every little thing, but in this case I would sure go see a doctor. I will tell you my first time I went to family physician with my problem, he had no clue as to it, I was referred to two different specialists to resolve it.

My first visit is always with my local vet, as for $69 farm call I can have him at my convenience to work cattle and see me. I get the eye rolls from him when I ask for meds for the "Big Dog". First time he asked me the weight of the big dog, I replied with my weight. I got that eye roll. He told me he wouldn't be responsible if I started chasing cars and peeing on fire hydrants.

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