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Stretched Skin?

When I was 16 I lost 80lbs, so I had loose skin. When I was 18 I got put on prednisone and parts of my body stretched out that I thought wouldn't.. I gained about 80lbs in two weeks and then when off the prednisone I lost it in 5 months or so.

Now I have crazy lose skin and I was wondering if there anything that actually works that I can try using. Most lotions make me break out in hives. I already avoid sun exposure because I'm on immunosuppressants for colitis..

Any ideas that can help?
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563773 tn?1374246539
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Hello,
The loose skin can be rectified by physical exercises like cycling, swimming or working out in gym to make the skin firm and taut and if there are any stretch marks due to gaining and losing weight, then many treatment choices available for stretch marks like over-the-counter creams or lotions, tretinoin cream, laser therapy can be tried.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.

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