OTM,

I have a secret. And it is that i have a condition in which my skin is covered in rashes.. I wear dark ,long sleeve shirts and pants because the dark covers up well. and I cover up so that no one can see my rashes. Especially my friends. I go to the beach and I’m covered up. My friends are starting to really really question me why I am covering up all the time. I am thinking of telling people what is going on. But it is so gross. I haven’t been to the doctor because I am embarrassed by this gross thing. My parents don’t even know. Can’t I just keep my secret longer, I mean this should clear up eventually.

Dear Secret Girl,

You must see a doctor. I think you may have a skin infection or eczema that is infected.
Eczema is not unusual and it tends to pop up in folds or hot spots on your body. By covering up at the beach and being in the heat your skin would surely break out. Here is a link http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/guide/atopic-dermatitis-eczema and there are pictures on the web if you type in eczema images.
Honey, it looks very gross to you but to a doctor it is nothing, please go immediately. If it is a skin infection, eczema, an allergic reaction to detergent, dye in your clothing or anything else they will be able to help you. You may need an antibiotic cream or special prescription cream.

Please show your Mother and ask her to get you to a doctor, it is very important.

Good Luck & Huge Muther Hugs,

One Tough Muther

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