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For Dr. Mercy Odueyungbo, dermatology isn't just skin deep. In her Chicago practice, she specializes in treating the most unusual, extreme and rare skin disorders, while also helping patients regain a sense of confidence and self-worth.

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Thanks for making this.  
I like Dr. Mercy, and there seem to be more than enough people with these skin conditions to need more than one doctor.
All I knew of PCOS was that My Big Fat Whitney THore has it, but don't remember her having hair problems.
 

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1 hour ago, auntjess said:

Thanks for making this.  
I like Dr. Mercy, and there seem to be more than enough people with these skin conditions to need more than one doctor.
All I knew of PCOS was that My Big Fat Whitney THore has it, but don't remember her having hair problems.
 

Whit has complained of excessive body hair.  Maybe, she’s gotten some treatment for it.

Ref. the severe acne type sores that drain….Dr. Mercy said they are infection of hair follicle.  So why can’t they kill the hair follicle with electrolysis? Those sees look so painful.  It’s heartbreaking.  
 

 

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I'm surprised that Dr. Mercy and her assistants wear very little protective equipment.   The assistants always have their hair hanging down.     But when the boils on that poor girl's butt was squirting they were quick to put the goggles on.   I felt sorry for her.  

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People really suffer for years with varying skin conditions.  It really helps put things into perspective.  I have recurring episodes of psoriasis. But, nothing as severe as we see on these shows.  

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12 hours ago, MissT said:

I'm surprised that Dr. Mercy and her assistants wear very little protective equipment.   The assistants always have their hair hanging down.     But when the boils on that poor girl's butt was squirting they were quick to put the goggles on.   I felt sorry for her.  

I can't even begin to imagine the pain. 

The girl with the excessive sweating was a real stunning looking young woman. 

Also, I didn't realize Dr. Mercy is in Chicago! When I googled her, it shows that office closed and that she is now in Lombard, Illinois. I should look her up! 

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My daughter has PCOS that developed after the birth of her child (now 17). She had some random hair issues mostly on her upper lip, but that may also be genetic as her dad was on the hairy side. She dealt with all of it by laser...

Last night's guy with all of his bumps was stupefying! I have a serious background in medicine...this is first diagnosis I've never heard of. I get the use of chemo since it's systemic. I hope he gets desired results.

 

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28 minutes ago, CrazyMoon said:

My daughter has PCOS that developed after the birth of her child (now 17). She had some random hair issues mostly on her upper lip, but that may also be genetic as her dad was on the hairy side. She dealt with all of it by laser...

Last night's guy with all of his bumps was stupefying! I have a serious background in medicine...this is first diagnosis I've never heard of. I get the use of chemo since it's systemic. I hope he gets desired results.

 

And it happened so fast.... in the last 4 years. I felt really bad for him. He looked like he had been quite a nice looking man and seemed to be very kind. 

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17 hours ago, SunnyBeBe said:

Whit has complained of excessive body hair.  Maybe, she’s gotten some treatment for it.

Ref. the severe acne type sores that drain….Dr. Mercy said they are infection of hair follicle.  So why can’t they kill the hair follicle with electrolysis? Those sees look so painful.  It’s heartbreaking.  
 

 

Whitney also wears hair extensions because PCOS can cause head hair thinning.

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I have watched all the episodes of this show and I want to like it more than I do. For all of Dr. Sandra Lee's annoying tics (telling patients "I adore you," e.g.), this show brings home to me how much more telegenic Dr. Lee is. Maybe Dr. Mercy will get better but there's just something about her or the structure of this show or something that isn't quite landing for me.

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14 hours ago, jcbrown said:

I have watched all the episodes of this show and I want to like it more than I do. For all of Dr. Sandra Lee's annoying tics (telling patients "I adore you," e.g.), this show brings home to me how much more telegenic Dr. Lee is. Maybe Dr. Mercy will get better but there's just something about her or the structure of this show or something that isn't quite landing for me.

Agreed.  I'm also not ready to give up because these cases just fascinate me, however it's not quite clicking yet.  Maybe it's way too much backstory and too little interaction with the patients, so they don't get a good rapport going?

Something that bothered me about the hidradenitis suppurativa case is that everyone was talking about how she was no longer in pain, and everything was rosy.  But, but, the lidocaine hadn't worn off yet, had it?  Unless the procedure took significantly longer than about an hour, it would still have some effect, right?  Please correct me if I'm mistaken.

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I wonder about the children, and do the fear this will be their fate, in some of these awful conditions that are genetic.

 

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7 hours ago, cynicat said:

Something that bothered me about the hidradenitis suppurativa case is that everyone was talking about how she was no longer in pain, and everything was rosy.  But, but, the lidocaine hadn't worn off yet, had it?  Unless the procedure took significantly longer than about an hour, it would still have some effect, right?  Please correct me if I'm mistaken.

She had ~200 injections, which will cause swelling & bruising and that will probably ache for a while after the lidocaine wears off, especially when walking on her feet. And Botox only works for ~6 months, so she'll need to do this twice a year - forever unless someone invents a way to kill off sweat glands.  

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8 hours ago, cynicat said:

Agreed.  I'm also not ready to give up because these cases just fascinate me, however it's not quite clicking yet.  Maybe it's way too much backstory and too little interaction with the patients, so they don't get a good rapport going?

Something that bothered me about the hidradenitis suppurativa case is that everyone was talking about how she was no longer in pain, and everything was rosy.  But, but, the lidocaine hadn't worn off yet, had it?  Unless the procedure took significantly longer than about an hour, it would still have some effect, right?  Please correct me if I'm mistaken.

Dr. Mercy seems a little stilted on camera. Was she on YouTube before the show like Dr. Lee? If not, it might just be that she needs more camera practice and will grow into the role.

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I would say Dr. Mercy seems a little reserved, even when she tries not to be. I agree there’s not the chemistry that we see on Pimple Popper, the British skin doctor show or the foot doctor show.

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14 hours ago, deirdra said:

She had ~200 injections, which will cause swelling & bruising and that will probably ache for a while after the lidocaine wears off, especially when walking on her feet. And Botox only works for ~6 months, so she'll need to do this twice a year - forever unless someone invents a way to kill off sweat glands.  

Are you thinking of the hyperhidrosis case--the woman who sweats?  I was talking about the woman with the boils.  

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On 10/8/2021 at 3:09 PM, deirdra said:

She had ~200 injections, which will cause swelling & bruising and that will probably ache for a while after the lidocaine wears off, especially when walking on her feet. And Botox only works for ~6 months, so she'll need to do this twice a year - forever unless someone invents a way to kill off sweat glands.  

I can’t watch these shows because I’m extremely squeamish but I did see the promo for this girl. I can very much relate as I had that condition as a kid (not as bad now that I’m in my 60’s). My hands sweat so badly that when my phys Ed rotated to gymnastics I had to get a doctor’s note to excuse me.  No amount of rosin would have prevented those sweaty hands from slipping off of the equipment!  Back then there were no real treatments for hyperhydrosis and my doctor said it’s not healthy to stop you from sweating.  And if you block off certain sweat glands you’ll just start sweating elsewhere to compensate. 

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Dr. Mercy did a good job with the nose of the guy who had some kind of rosacea-related growth.

I was rolling my eyes at the gigantically overweight woman who got 2 relatively small lumps removed from her knee; glad she feels better, and maybe weight loss wouldn't make a huge difference to the lumps, but just hauling those enormous 'butt wings' around must be exhausting. She was pretty and dressed nicely for her size, but her daughter looked like a clown, and was heading into morbidly obese territory herself. 

The poor woman with the messed-up hair follicle lumps down the middle of her face didn't really look any different to me post-treatment.

Dr. Mercy tries, but she doesn't have Dr. Lee's perky personality.

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