UPLAND, CALIFORNIA: In the latest episode of Season 8 of “Dr. Pimple Popper,” Dr. Sandra Lee sees a affected person who claims to have psoriasis. Donna hopes that Dr. Lee can lastly unlock the thriller of her illness due to her troublesome previous.
Cleveland, Ohio native Donna, 49, has dry, rosy pores and skin. She suffers from extreme pores and skin situations that have an effect on her elbows, arms, fingers, chest, neck, and decrease again. Her eyes look drained or droopy, which is the worst factor she finds about her face. Donna acknowledges that as a result of each her father and his mom have psoriasis, the situation runs in her household.
In 2015, Donna’s drawback began as an itch underneath her marriage ceremony band that later unfold all through her hand. After seeing her major care doctor, Donna was referred to a dermatologist. With out success, she tried lotions, ointments, antibiotics, and prednisone. Her pores and skin situation prevents her from doing loads of actions all through the day, particularly something that entails water as a result of it makes her pores and skin burn.
After 7 years of struggling and no efficient remedies, Donna lastly turns to Dr. Lee for options. Donna shares with the physician data relating to her household’s medical historical past in addition to prior diagnoses of psoriasis. After studying that Donna’s psoriasis drugs didn’t work for her, Dr. Lee concludes that Donna’s medical background is troublesome. Dr. Lee notes that the itching has elevated the visibility of the delicate space as a result of the pores and skin across the eyes is so skinny.
Dr. Lee seems to be carefully and notices how itchy the pores and skin has grown on Donna’s fingers and round her neck. Her pores and skin’s fissures are already rupturing open from being so compressed and packed. Dr. Lee wonders if Donna even has psoriasis as a result of he sees no plaque-type psoriasis, which frequently seems thicker and drier and doesn’t current on particular physique elements.
In keeping with Dr. Lee, Donna has eczema. Eczema is distinguished by spots that seem weepy and leak. Dupilumab, a brand new drug that has been developed particularly for eczema and will assist with the development of the affected areas, is prescribed to Donna as a consequence by Dr. Lee. Dr. Lee, however, advises performing a punch gap biopsy from the affected space of Donna’s pores and skin to verify the analysis. Dr. Lee feels optimistic in regards to the course of the present remedy however thinks a punch biopsy will give them extra particulars. Donna is given Dupilumab whereas she waits to see what occurs.
Since Elizabeth’s go to with Dr. Lee 10 weeks in the past, her pores and skin has seen vital alteration. Practically all of her physique’s broken areas have recovered from her ailment. She has much less noticeable, purple, and itchy pores and skin. Dr. Lee instantly began Donna on a brand new drugs after studying from her biopsy that she had Corneal Pustular Dermatosis, which brought about Donna’s pores and skin to utterly change.
Subsequent Wednesday at 9 PM ET, TLC will air a brand-new episode of “Dr. Pimple Popper” from Season 8.