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    Red face My dr maybe right

    I been trying to figure out what I am doing differently since initial break out last dec. Then it came to me when I was cleaning my cpap mask last night. I have sleep apnea and every night I use these wipes to clean my mask.

    I remember ordering a new batch way back in Nov.2010. I lookes at the ingred. and it says coconut, corn and citrus. I tried the coconut oil once before about a year ago and broke out pretty bad.

    Its too earily to tell but last night I washed the mask with a gentle cleanser and this morning I woke up and my face felt like it was starting to heal not like before when I woke up and my skin felt so irritable and sore. The p&p's or red lumps whatever you call them are drying up and feel better.

    I did not use the protopic last night that my dr prescribed because of all the negative things I read about it. I still am not sure how my dr. came up with contact derm. but he maybe right. Keeping my fingers crossed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billybob63 View Post
    I been trying to figure out what I am doing differently since initial break out last dec. Then it came to me when I was cleaning my cpap mask last night. I have sleep apnea and every night I use these wipes to clean my mask.

    I remember ordering a new batch way back in Nov.2010. I lookes at the ingred. and it says coconut, corn and citrus. I tried the coconut oil once before about a year ago and broke out pretty bad.

    Its too earily to tell but last night I washed the mask with a gentle cleanser and this morning I woke up and my face felt like it was starting to heal not like before when I woke up and my skin felt so irritable and sore. The p&p's or red lumps whatever you call them are drying up and feel better.

    I did not use the protopic last night that my dr prescribed because of all the negative things I read about it. I still am not sure how my dr. came up with contact derm. but he maybe right. Keeping my fingers crossed.
    Well done, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you. It's often something under our very noses that can be causing skin problems.

    I went to my usual consultant dermatologist with lots of red spots/tiny scabs on my legs, mainly inner thigh, behind the knee and around my waist. He diagnosed 'Pityriasis Lichenoides', gave me some literature and scary pictures of this and told me there was no cure. I left feeling extremely despondent.

    At my GP's surgery a few weeks later, I mentioned these spots, in passing, to a young female locum (straight out of med school) and she immediately felt my black work trousers. She suggested that because of the location of the spots they may be rubbing and that I was sensitive to the man-made fibres.

    Well.... since not wearing these trousers, all the spots have disappeared! So much for 'experts', eh? I also think he got it wrong by diagnosing Rosacea. My skin has been so much better since I've been treating it for Seborrhoeic Dermatitis. But that's another story!

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    You would think in this day and age. These skin conditions we have, like science is in the dark ages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billybob63 View Post
    You would think in this day and age. These skin conditions we have, like science is in the dark ages.
    I totally agree. I've had this problem for over 30 years. I'm happy that I've found a solution but majorily pissed off that all the many dermatologists I have seen have misdiagnosed me. Still, that is my fate and perhaps it was meant to be. For whatever reason, I was denied a normal, clear skin.

    Hope things are still going well for you billybob63.

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    I am 35 and also have severe sleep apnea (59 apneatic episodes per hour). I am recently diagnosed and just wanted to share my story so that people can understand how severe of a situation sleep apnea can be.

    I am not overweight. I am currently 5'9" and 175 lbs (BMI has that as overweight, but I'm an athlete with a decent amount of muscle), and a lifetime competitive swimmer who has swam at a high enough level to qualify for Olympic Trials. I have always been nutritionally conscious and have exercised my entire life. I have always slept well, and have never felt tired during the day. My wife has said that I snore from time to time, but never really complained. In short, I did not present any symptoms of sleep apnea and certainly didn't fit the profile of the typical sleep apnea patient.

    In May of this year I went in to the Doctor for a check up and found my blood pressure to be 240/135. I was immediately referred to a BP specialist (who was also a kidney specialist), and he sent me in for a sleep study. As a result of the high blood pressure (caused by years of undiagnosed sleep apnea), I had lost 75% of my kidney function and was told to prepare for dialysis and kidney transplant. I started CPAP therapy in July, and now love it. It's kind of a pain in the ass to have the hose and mask sitting by my bed, but I have zero complaints about the quality of sleep. My BP has improved with the help of medicine, but I hope that over time the CPAP will allow me to come off some if not all of the medication. I have had to drastically change my diet to try and improve kidney function, and will probably have to continue a low sodium diet (less than 1500 mg/day) for the rest of my life. I have regained some kidney function and am no longer looking at dialysis/transplant in the near future, but it is something that is still a very real possibility in the next few decades.

    All because of undiagnosed sleep apnea.
    Last edited by life balance; 23rd January 2020 at 08:07 AM.

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