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brain cell fatigue

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- Sat, 13 May 2017 21:19:46 EST xebVjTkg No.54951
File: 1494724786758.jpg -(141336B / 138.02KB, 600x849) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. brain cell fatigue
Hey medfags, does anyone here know the molecular explanation behind brain fatigue? I mean like directed attention fatigue/decision fatigue/ any other fatigue where a certain class of brain cell can't do it's job anymore and 'tires out'. I think that shit is really interesting, and I wanna know how it works. I know how muscle cell fatigue works. Like running, for example, creates a bunch of microtears and limit function and which the repair of strengthens tissue. Is there something similar in the brain? If not, then what causes brain areas to 'tire out' and stop working, like when you read the same word a bunch of times and it starts to look like it's spelled wrong.

No attention span

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- Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:06:21 EST eAyeZGui No.54873
File: 1490321181472.jpg -(35447B / 34.62KB, 500x382) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. No attention span
33 year old (bite me) male. Former engineer. Used to be top of his class. Now I have no attention span.

I have the following drug history:
  • Peyote (Twice)
  • San Pedro Cactus ( Many times )
  • Methylbuphedrone ( For a solid month or so )
  • Ecstasy ( A few times )
  • Ethylone ( Many times )
  • 4-ACO-DMT ( A few times )
  • 4-HO-MET ( Once )
  • 5-MEO-DMT ( A few times )
  • MIPT ( Once )
  • DMT (Many times )
  • Ayahuasca (Twice)
  • Cannabis in many forms ( Errday for like 8 years )
  • Promethazine Codeine ( Many times )
  • Demerol ( For like a few months )
  • DOI ( Twice )
  • DOM ( Twice )
  • MXE ( For a month or so )
  • DXM ( Many times )
  • 1P-LSD ( Twice )
  • LSD ( Once )
  • Etizolam ( Once )
  • Mescaline powder ( Once )
  • Allylescaline ( Once )
  • Amphetamine ( Many times )
  • Dexedrine ( A few times )
  • Alcohol ( Socially )
  • DPH (hurr durr once recreationally, often for prescribed purpose )
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Jarvis Pickville - Sun, 16 Apr 2017 18:03:01 EST afUm6AvP No.54926 Reply
Have you tried mindfulness meditation?

Have you tried diet+exercise then taper off the Lithium, Seroquel and Wellbutrin, because those are gonna mess ya up.
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Jarvis Pickville - Sun, 16 Apr 2017 18:05:33 EST afUm6AvP No.54927 Reply
>>54910
>And I'm not ignoring the biological stuff, I do believe some people are born more vulnerable to attention and emotional problems, but we also learn and reinforce so many bad things in our behavior and thoughts.
Exactly. We're born with a set of genes, but how those genes get expressed can be changed suprisingly quickly. Look into Richard J. Davidson's work on meditation epigenetics.
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Reuben Cecklecocke - Sat, 13 May 2017 20:52:54 EST xzwSMfc9 No.54950 Reply
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Hey OP,

Another engineer here with a fairly large/long drug history (all your psys plus a descent into pure IV hedonism for a few years...)

Anyway, my attention span has always been shit, and the drugs didn't exactly help. But the longer I've stayed away from the psys and the HPPD/general schizo stuff they tend to induce for me, the easier it's gotten for my subconscious/innate abilities to compensate for my extreme lack of focus (like it had done for most of my life).

That said: I second what a previous poster said, about Welbutrin - for about 1/3 people, it seems to be an excellent AD/pseudo-stim and has helped me immensely. Zoloft also helped, to a lesser extent, but I think my problem and benefit from that was much more depression-related than purely a focus issue.

What are you taking the seroquel for? Don't take seroquel if you can, man. It doesn't necessarily ruin my focus so much as just.. make me dull - it turns off the inner monologue that so much of my thought process derives from and makes my mind 'too quiet.'

Maybe that sounds crazy; I'm not sure. But I'd still take a bit crazy and sharp over dull and 'sane' and implore you to do the same.

coxsackie (or something like it) relief

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- Fri, 18 Dec 2015 05:26:01 EST J1z0FNSy No.53583
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hey 420chan, it's been a while, but I need some stonerific help.
So it seems that I've got something like hand foot and mouth disease (fucking awesome. what I get for working with kids.) and my feet are itchy and stingy. I'm currently soaking them in warm water but it's not doing much. Any advice on how to relieve this discomfort? There's no blisters (yet), just a rash, and it's taking all my willpower not to itch it. help, /med/ :(
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John Pickford - Sat, 19 Dec 2015 17:18:25 EST cKCjktJN No.53584 Reply
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Just your feet? I had a rash on my hand once, no clue where it came from. Covered the whole back of my hand and then it went away.

Why would you be waiting for blisters?

I would google around for alternative/herblore remedies for [your specific problem]. Most of the time /med/ shoots down such recommendations, but there's some bona fide natural cures sitting in most people's cupboards or at the supermarket, if they just understand how to use them.

Post pictures of your foot, ya doofus. And if you've got insurance, hit your doctor up.
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A Wizard - Tue, 29 Dec 2015 02:56:29 EST FrVU8puz No.53617 Reply
>>53583

Pour some Stregga on your feet.

You have foot fungus most likely. If that's the case, you're making it worse, lol. So, essentially the answer is to season your feet like spaghetti. Put lots of thyme and sage and such (cloves work too) in that hot water for your foot soak, or better yet, cook it into a bit of oil like when making cannabutter, (could even toss in some weed for your feet) and then use that as a lotion once it cools.

And change your insouls in your shoes immediately and let them completely dry.

eeg and spectrophemeter

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- Sun, 30 Apr 2017 12:41:56 EST jRsAfrMq No.54940
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Wondering if these techs have been combined withe brain to computer interface along with the possibility of classroom use.... with color display and frequency for increased forced and learning
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Samuel Dannerhat - Wed, 03 May 2017 00:43:36 EST IkIWMEs1 No.54941 Reply
the yellow urineand the brown doo-doo should be used for your next /jenk/ project

Sick but not?

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- Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:13:46 EST opoDvBkJ No.54933
File: 1493039626798.jpg -(2372264B / 2.26MB, 1540x1960) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Sick but not?
So it's Monday morning right now, and I've had a pretty sore throat since Thursday morning. I also threw up that morning, but just that time. My lymph nodes on my neck are swollen, but I'm not showing any other symptoms. Could it be that I do have a cold/flu of some kind but I only have these symptoms? Mono? Something more serious? Fill me in, if you can.

Oh, and yeah, I'm pretty sure I don't have tonsilitis and my tonsils feel ok, but looking at the roof my mouth towards where my throat ends and the roof begins, it looks kinda discolored. The severity of my sore throat isn't too bad, but it's fairly uncomfortable and hard to ignore the pain. It hasn't changed much since Thursday.
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Martin Himmleman - Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:46:42 EST SKV4s3w/ No.54936 Reply
>take Airbone and/or Emergen-C

>eat chicken noodle soup

>drink pineapple juice (good for throat soreness)


this is the trifecta treatment of "i feel kinda sick" which is unparalleled. if this does not work, consider seeking treatment. it's only been 3 days so yes you could have a mild viral infection, so far symptoms sound pretty tame to me. if you smoke maybe take a break for a day or 2

Crown fell out, can i put it back in my self?

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- Tue, 11 Apr 2017 18:02:07 EST 4cIxB3VS No.54918
File: 1491948127732.jpg -(37627B / 36.75KB, 640x960) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Crown fell out, can i put it back in my self?
So I live in a foreign country and can't seek above board dental attention.
One of my crown fell out.
It was just held in with some sort of dental glue before from the dentist. My question is can I just buy the special glue online or something and re attach it my self or is this something best left to a dentist?
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Hannah Blirryforth - Sun, 23 Apr 2017 19:52:01 EST yCuTbERT No.54932 Reply
>>54930
Common sense, if there is such a thing, would suggest that you seek out a dentist.
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Reuben Bebberbock - Mon, 15 May 2017 21:40:12 EST IuzjpJ/C No.54955 Reply
>>54918

If you want it fixed, go dentist. You might think you've got it lined up perfectly, but if you fuck it up and it need to be corrected in the future there's always the chance a home job could do somethign unforseen. Like what if you accidentally glue some kind of plaque under the crown and end up creating a cavity that they can't readily access without first burning all the glue off?
That's just one possible way it could go wrong

That being said, that's the responsible solution for an ideal world. If you're in desperate financial straights and literally can't go dentist, maybe you can do it yourself and just roll the dice, stick it out as long as you can bear it. But it's your call.

fucked my ankle up again

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- Sat, 15 Apr 2017 07:35:04 EST y1JyjQur No.54924
File: 1492256104138.png -(710669B / 694.01KB, 540x960) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. fucked my ankle up again
i rolled my ankle last night and i want to fucking die

last time i did this i feel like the pain lasted so long.... tips and or tricks?

tyvm in advance
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Edward Blathershit - Tue, 18 Apr 2017 01:46:00 EST vCTHehSw No.54929 Reply
>contrast treatment
indicated for: fluid retention, joint injury (your ankle), bruising

apply hot and cold alternating to the site of the injury, 15 mins hot 15 mins cold, repeating at least 3 times (the more the better, i would personally do like 10 cycles). when you sprain a joint you pull/compress and slightly tear/crush the ligaments and possibly cartilage in the joint. these tissues are avascular and do not have a direct supply of blood or lymph to facilitate the healing process. however, interstitial fluid can be transported to more vascular tissue through this contrast treatment, as heat causes vasodilation and cold causes vasoconstriction, generating a pumping action of the blood and lymph vessels in the area

things for hot: electric heating pad, hot water bottle (my favorite), heating stones in hot water, thermacare heat patches, rice/bean/whatever pouches that you microwave

things for cold: cold pack kept in the freezer, ziploc bag of ice with paper towel around it to catch condensation and minimize the intensity of the cold, or something like a frozen bag of vegetables if you don't have ice

>stretching
stretch muscles of leg: quads, adductors, hams, calf, tib. ant.

>ROM
move the ankle joint cautiously, stopping if there is pain, but on a daily and regular basis until free full movement is achieved

>weed
smoke that shit it cures cancer nigga


Choosing a doctor

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- Sun, 09 Apr 2017 19:15:04 EST 7trsUUlq No.54911
File: 1491779704295.jpg -(70641B / 68.99KB, 600x424) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Choosing a doctor
So I've narrowed it down to a female Doctor of Osteopathy and a male Doctor of Rheumatology that my insurance will let me choose as PCP. Which one will be better able to deal with my sore nuckles and wrist?
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Cedric Suzzlepeck - Sun, 09 Apr 2017 20:49:33 EST vCTHehSw No.54912 Reply
osteo for sure. osteopaths tend to have far more hands-on experience, and experience with adjustments, mobilization, relocation, palpation of soft tissue dysfunction, etc. any plus you can get to the manual side is very crucial. a quadruple phd aint got shit on someone who has worked hands-on with patients significantly more. im in PT school. make sure you daily stretching wrist and fingers forward and backward
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Ian Heckledock - Tue, 11 Apr 2017 22:51:47 EST 8sONrK8m No.54920 Reply
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>>54911

If you've got a massive hog (9" or bigger and thick), go for the female. She'll have to examine your balls eventually, and it would be amusing to watch her try to control her reaction when that monstrous fucker flops out of your skivvies.

Otherwise, go with the male because lol female doctors, especially DOs (look at the rate at which they fail the USMLE as opposed to MDs).

Best nsaid for kidney stone pain?

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- Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:09:24 EST QfjwpXzU No.54916
File: 1491941364923.jpg -(34085B / 33.29KB, 503x318) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Best nsaid for kidney stone pain?
My doctor gave me a toradal shot and script for them the 23rd of last month but I ran out and I am in agony. It won't pass and my appointment to the urologist isn't til the 19th of this month. My doc won't give me anymore toradal. So what would be the best otc nsaid to help any at all with this? I am so damn miserable.
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Betsy Worthingson - Tue, 11 Apr 2017 17:38:47 EST uZBu65cJ No.54917 Reply
>>54916
The strongest one that is not acetaminophen or and tylenol. Both wreak havoc on liver and kidneys. Almost as bad as small amounts of liquid mercury.
Aleve or aspirin dude

Anyone here ever broken a rib?

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- Sun, 26 Mar 2017 01:29:09 EST sFzwgy4t No.54879
File: 1490506149891.jpg -(937085B / 915.12KB, 3174x3968) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Anyone here ever broken a rib?
What does it feel like afterwards?

I've had a cough for a couple weeks now about a week ago I coughed so hard I think I fractured a rib.

Anyway I don't have medical insurance so I was wondering if anyone here could help me.
What does a broken rib feel like? And how can I know if it's a fracture or just a pinched nerve or some shit?
Any tests I can do at home?

And yes I know I'm being casual about it, but I dont want that to downplay the intensity of the pain. Anytime I get up from layong down or lay down from standing, cough, sneeze, hiccup, or even lift my arm the wrong way.

Seriously, new found appreciation for people with chronic pain. You're a fucking hero if you live in agonizing pain.
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Cedric Suzzlepeck - Sun, 09 Apr 2017 21:02:17 EST vCTHehSw No.54914 Reply
nigga unless you are michael phelps, i dont think your diaphragm is powerful enough to cause an avulsion fracture on a rib, which is the only possible way a cough could cause anything in the ribcage to break. more likely is that you partially dislocated the rib and/or vertebra or "subluxated" it as the chiropractors like to say.

the fact that moving your arm hurts supports my guess, since muscles that move the arm and scapula anchor on the ribs and spine, so if it is out, moving the arm tugs on the misaligned spot. i would recommend just paying out of pocket for a chiropractor. some are as cheap as $20 for your first visit, or around 40-50, depending on price inflation where you live. if you can't do that, self-care would basically be applying heat to the pain spot (to reduce muscular tension), and trying exercises like thoracic foam rolling (here's some bald nigga doin some shit that looks correct: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxQkVD0UQNg), and getting a therapeutic massage.


if it isn't related to the position of the bones, there is the possibility the force of the cough caused a sprain in a joint, or a strain in an intercostal muscle (i have torn an intercostal muscle before and it hurts like a motherfucker); in such a case you really just have to wait it out, try to get the area to relax, and try to get it all moving freely.


if you want to know if a bone is broken, tap on it. like you would tap on a window. if it shoots WAVES of INTENSE AGONIZING PAIN, there is a fracture. trust me dude you would know if your rib was actually broken. if you bumped it into anything you would drop to a knee and groan from the pain.

Tendon twitching.

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- Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:13:19 EST PIrNNKId No.54842
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The tendons in my right hand will spaz out and twitch around at the end of the day, usually most most often if I've been using the mouse for awhile. It's not painful, but it's annoying when it doesn't want to stop and I have to make a fist to get it to stop.

Is this signs of early carpal tunnel?
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Isabella Semmerfield - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 19:42:29 EST PIrNNKId No.54853 Reply
>>54849

Well thanks. At least gives me a starting direction when I go to talk to the doctor about it.
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Charles Blackworth - Thu, 06 Apr 2017 10:58:04 EST eX61Q2rc No.54907 Reply
its probably your shoulders rolling forwards from computer use
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Cedric Suzzlepeck - Sun, 09 Apr 2017 20:52:17 EST vCTHehSw No.54913 Reply
almost been a month OP, any update?

Can you guys help me verbalize/understand what has been happening to me?

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- Wed, 29 Mar 2017 21:04:12 EST 4mt7bCxW No.54893
File: 1490835852727.jpg -(47787B / 46.67KB, 500x750) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Can you guys help me verbalize/understand what has been happening to me?
I have been losing small chunks of time. I will be going about my business when suddenly time seems to jump ahead 30-60 minutes. I have no memory of this time but I can find evidence that I was up and moving about, doing pretty crazy things, such as putting things away in the wrong places and taking apart appliances with a screwdriver. It has happened three times so far in the past month and a half, and had never happened to me before: the closest experiences i have had in the past were alcohol blackouts (which seem inexplicably different to me).
I have an appointment with my gp in a week and a neurologist appointment at the end of the month. I want to bring this up because I am very scared that I will do something terrible while in this state. Was wondering if I could get Some advice on how to get this across without being assumed to be on crazy drugs or drunk.
Some things about me:
I am male
32 years old
very overweight with bad cholesterol but good blood pressure
On antidepressants: cymbalta 60 mg a day for anxiety, depression and muscle pains
I was recently diagnosed for fibromyalgia, which as I understand it just mean a cause was not found for the chronic pain and stiffness in my arms and legs that gets stronger and weaker and then stronger again. I am on 300mg gabapentin thrice a day for this. This pain started becoming noticeable all the time in 2014.
I have also been getting sharp headaches. One side of the head, behind the eye. Usually right side. They started years ago but have become much more frequent and longer lasting in recent years.
My job is full time and has become much more stressful lately. I also do not make much money and am falling into debt because of that which adds more stress.
I am happily married but the Cymbalta has mostly destroyed my sex life: the few times a month I get horny either my wife is not interested or my penis does not cooperate. So more stress, but honestly my wife and I enjoy our time together even without the sex and I think it's worth it to not have such extreme mood swings and panic attacks. Sex isn't everything to a guy in his thirties like it was to me a decade ago.

Could be the stress? Could be the medicine? Could be whatever is causing my chronic pains?
Any ideas? I don't want my medicine taken away if they are not causing this. I have been on cymbalta for over 6 months and on gabapentin since around new years.
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James Hevingdin - Tue, 04 Apr 2017 01:09:05 EST VzEPtqlW No.54903 Reply
>>54895

not trying to be some miracle cure hippie faggot, because miracle cures dont exist, but physical activity is critical to overall well being and mental status. i would suggest implementing a regular stretching routine, or regular walks/jogs, swimming, something that you like doing and makes you feel pretty good. doesnt have to be pumpin the iron or sweatin like a pig, can be moderate intensity and still have profound positive effects on mood, mental status, cognition, etc.

i am not qualified to give advice regarding all the meds. but... seems like you are on a bunch of shit that is probably affecting you in some way... ive never met anyone taking antidepressants who it made them happy. ive met a few that it helped them stay "neutral" but most i felt it was overprescribed...

how is your sleeping and diet? are you taking recreational drugs?
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James Hevingdin - Tue, 04 Apr 2017 01:10:13 EST VzEPtqlW No.54904 Reply
>>54903

also fibromyalgia is the doctor's way of saying in latin "your muscles hurt"
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Thomas Lightbury - Tue, 04 Apr 2017 10:16:26 EST 9/f3NjIl No.54905 Reply
>>54903
I can fall asleep fine but can't stay asleep. On a good night I wake up every 2 or 3 hours but sometimes I wake up every 15 minutes or so. I slept better when I exercised more, but I was definitely overworking myself because I felt painful and exhausted well into the next day after a workout. I definitely need to find a middle ground. Right now I seem to be in the middle of a "flare-up" or at least the bad part of the pain cycle I am in and exercise sounds like a terrible time.
Dietwise, right now aside from avoiding overeating, I am not really paying much mind to what I eat. I tried a low fat high fiber diet for a long time to try and lower my cholesterol, and more recently I tried to go gluten free for a while (which is much harder than I thought it would be). Neither special diet affected my pain in any way but I suppose I could be missing something nutritional that could have some hand in the blackouts.
Aside from a few experiments with deschloroketamine in January, I have avoided recreational drug use while on the antidepressant.
I had similar feelings about antidepressants before, and feared that they would just turn me into a zombie, but I have had very positive results with cymbalta so far; like I talked about above, I had mood swings that kept me in a cycle of anxiety>suicidal despair>emotional numbness, and eventually with this antidepressant I was able to think more clearly again, and find enjoyment in simple pleasures again. You are right to be wary of antidepressants, because they are powerful and addictive substances, not a magic pill that makes people happy, but for me they really help. I'm only on two prescription drugs, not a whole lot of stuff.
Fibromyalgia is a Greek word, but yeah, that's exactly how I feel about it; it's just an acknowledgement of my symptoms that doesn't help me get to the root cause of them.
Thank you for responding. I really appreciate that you took the time. I hope my reply does not read as being antagonistic.

Small itchy bumps on left booby

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- Sun, 26 Mar 2017 01:25:24 EST EUSxA8Rw No.54878
File: 1490505924716.png -(654783B / 639.44KB, 873x847) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Small itchy bumps on left booby
I'm going to see a physician eventually, but in the mean-time. I would like some insight on what may be the cause. It's itchy, dry, flaky and near the nipple. I've used lotion, hoping it was just dry skin in the beginning, but to no avail.

I've started using anti-bacterial/fungal ointments on it, because it may be fungal in nature. It doesn't seem to be contagious or spreading.

I've had this issue a few times last year too near the nipples, but it eventually went away. I thought it may be because of dry skin that got irritated near a sensitive area.

I apologize for the not so great quality of photo. I don't have a good quality picture taking device.

Anyways... thank-you in advance for any help.
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Angus Brallyway - Mon, 03 Apr 2017 23:10:52 EST PIrNNKId No.54901 Reply
>>54899

Yeah. That's an early fungal infection. Best of luck with the meds.

Also, it's 420chan, unless your face or identifying tats are involved, no censors needed.
Which reminds me, I should post to /ga/.
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James Hevingdin - Tue, 04 Apr 2017 01:04:37 EST VzEPtqlW No.54902 Reply
please post your tits. delete exif data and zoom in so there are no identifying things in the image. your tits look round and perky and i would like to see them.

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