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I'm at my wits end and lowest point so far in my 7 months of living with MC. I am a 23 year old female and I contracted it from protected sex. It started on my genitals but just a few. I confused them with razor burn and just moisturized the area. It wasn't until I had a few bumps on my inner thighs too that I really began to worry. I went to the doctor because I thought I had herpes or an STD. The doctor nearly immediately told me it was MC and that it wasn't a big deal. She guessed I had had it for a month or two as that was the last time I'd had sex and when I first noticed "razor burn". She said they would go away in time. I was worried but she calmed me. She didn't even warn me not to have sex or talk about how contagious it is. I broke down and went home for the weekend. My mom ordered tea tree oil and Zymaderm at the recommendation of my doctor. I began putting it on and for the most part they did start to scab and fade. I'd been taking care of it but it seemed like it was clearing up. I was wrong. In that time I started shaving again and stupidly used the same razor on my legs as my underarms and privates. I also was moisturizing a lot, spreading the MC all over my arms and legs. I have small legions of probably 10 or less on my upper arm and butt. I have what look like several new ones coming in on my chest, forearms, and sprinkled on my thighs and legs. I feel covered and disgusting, they're all over me. They're not huge bumps but it's awful. I have been trying ACV, tea tree oil, and bandaging them up. Some of my skin is raw and red from a reaction to a latex waterproof bandage, does anyone know how to soothe this? I just don't know what to do. I'm going to the doctor Friday with my mom but when I scheduled the appointment today a nurse later called and said my doctor said that it "will go away on it' own" dismissively but agreed the to see me. I ordered something called Boiron Thuja Occidentalis that is by mouth 3 times a day. I also ordered Terrasil MC treatment cream. I'm going to try them and hope for the best but everything just seems to be getting worse. Advice? Kind words? Anything please
Also. When they are very red and you can see the white core, what should you do to it? Keep treating it? Bandage it up? Poke it? I want to have my mom poke it or have a derm freeze or cut them when they're white like that. I worry about spreading the MC when popping them. Is there a safe way? I've read people did this and it worked.
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