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I was wondering if anyone's DH has ever been misdiagnosed as impetigo. Ever since I was a child I will break out in a rash which I think is poison ivy and when it eventually gets to the point of going to the doctor they tell me that I have impetigo. I keep myself clean so, I really don't think I should be developing impetigo on a regular basis. Thanks.

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Impetigo? I thought you can only get rid of impetigo with medicine? I had impetigo once (ex boyfriend and I go into a fight and he drug me across the floor and I got carpet burns this is how) and the only way to get rid of it was medicine. I dont think you can just break out with impetigo.

Just my opinion. Find a different dr next time.

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Impetigo? I thought you can only get rid of impetigo with medicine? I had impetigo once (ex boyfriend and I go into a fight and he drug me across the floor and I got carpet burns this is how) and the only way to get rid of it was medicine. I dont think you can just break out with impetigo.

Just my opinion. Find a different dr next time.

I was given medicine and it did eventually go away. I'm just so new at all of this. I'm trying to put all the pieces together. Thanks for your response.

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I had severe rashs when I was a kid that ran up and down my arms and down the back of my legs. I don't remember what was done about them but I do know I was never diagnosed with DH till I was 48. All my life I would get rashes or itchy bumps and I saw countless Dr.s and Dermatologists and none of them ever tested me for DH. I was given pleanty of creams and sent on my way to try them out. Of course the rash would clear up some and then I would break out again and be given yet another cream to try. It wasn't until I asked to be tested for DH that I was finally tested and diagnosed.

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Once (a blister popped and got infected.) But mostly mine was misdiagnosed as shingles. I had "shingles" three different times within a short period.

A dermatologist figured it out. That's how I got diagnosed. Smart dermatologist.

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I don

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Yes, my DH was misdiagnosed as 'poison ivy in my bloodstream' Although no doctor even called it impetigo I was sent home from school more than once during bad outbreaks because the school nurse was sure that was what it was. We had to get a note from my clueless derm stating that no it wasn't impetigo it was 'poison ivy'. Impetigo is an infection and can be cleared up with antibiotics.

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Impetigo is a bacterial skin infection usually caused by the skin being scatched open then infected. This is because the child usually has an itchy rash or bug bite. Children can have nails with any kind of bacteria, but impetigo is either staph or strep depending on the type. If you had impetigo, then you may have had a rash, maybe DH?, then scratched it to infection. My friend's grandson has had it frequently as he suffers from skin rashes.

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