By PlagueFace - 17/7/2020 17:01

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Today, my dentist kept staring at me with a worried expression while working on me. Concerned that something was wrong with my teeth, I asked her what was the matter. She replied, "I'm not a dermatologist, but you should go to a doctor, I think you have staph." She was referring to my acne. FML
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By  Bogrbon  |  20

Dental professionals are usually trained to recognize diseases in the face, mouth and throat, though they aren’t as specialized as doctors. Things like precancerous lesions and other diseases are often easiest seen during routine dental work. They also have to be aware of infectious diseases to make sure not to spread them.

I’d probably listen to her and see a dermatologist if you haven’t already.

By  Sady_Ct  |  37

At the very least they may be able to help with your acne, if you are bothered by that sort of thing. And before you say your doctor has already looked at it, my mum had skin cancer on her face for well over a decade, over a dozen doctors looked at it, and said it was fine. She walked in to the dermatologist’s office for a consult about her eczema, and he diagnosed the cancer from across the room without even being close to her, and within two days she had a good quarter of the skin above her lips to her nose removed, and part of her top lip removed.

Be safe, not sorry.

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By  RichardPencil  |  28

One of you is not diagnosing your disgusting skin correctly, and seeing she went to almost-medical school, I'm betting you are wrong.

And don't call me anti-dentite. I'm the least anti-dentite person ever, even though they are rapists and murderers bringing drugs and crime.

By  Bogrbon  |  20

Dental professionals are usually trained to recognize diseases in the face, mouth and throat, though they aren’t as specialized as doctors. Things like precancerous lesions and other diseases are often easiest seen during routine dental work. They also have to be aware of infectious diseases to make sure not to spread them.

I’d probably listen to her and see a dermatologist if you haven’t already.

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  Marcella1016  |  29

Going to have to agree here. I’m no expert either, but I’m sure it’s not impossible to have both acne and staph. I googled some images (I know, expert-level research there), and I can see how one can look like the other.

To give a parallel to a real-life experience, I have a friend who gets allergies. He had some pretty bad allergies that lasted several days, and he went to the doctor - turns out he had COVID. A mild case thankfully, but still COVID. Had no idea, thought it was just allergies, but was thankfully social distancing anyway.

Could be a similar situation here - something more serious hiding behind something else that is normal for you. And something you’d definitely want to get treated. Wouldn’t hurt for you to get it checked out. Good luck, OP.

Also, thanks for that info about dentists. I had no idea and it’s cool to know.

By  Sady_Ct  |  37

At the very least they may be able to help with your acne, if you are bothered by that sort of thing. And before you say your doctor has already looked at it, my mum had skin cancer on her face for well over a decade, over a dozen doctors looked at it, and said it was fine. She walked in to the dermatologist’s office for a consult about her eczema, and he diagnosed the cancer from across the room without even being close to her, and within two days she had a good quarter of the skin above her lips to her nose removed, and part of her top lip removed.

Be safe, not sorry.