‘Dr Pimple Popper’ Season 8: Dr. Sandra Lee Successfully Finds the Correct Diagnosis for Donna

UPLAND, CALIFORNIA: Dr. Sandra Lee sees a patient who claims to have psoriasis in the Season 8 finale of ‘Dr. Pimple Popper.’ Donna has a complicated story and she hopes Dr. Lee can finally solve the riddle of her illness.

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Donna, 49, of Cleveland, Ohio, has dry, flushed skin. She has terrible skin problems, covering her elbows, arms, hands, chest, neck and lower back. The worst she finds in her face makes her eyes look tired or droopy. Donna admits that psoriasis runs in her family as her father and mother have it.

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Donna’s Skin Condition in ‘Dr Pimple Popper’ Season 8 (TLC)

Donna’s problem started as an itch under her wedding ring in 2015 and spread to her hand. Donna first saw her GP, who referred her to a dermatologist. She tried lotions, ointments, antibiotics and prednisone without success. His skin problem prevents him from doing many things throughout the day, especially anything that involves water, which causes his skin to burn.

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Donna finally seeks answers from Dr. Lee after 7 years of suffering and no treatment that has worked for her. Donna tells the doctor about her family’s medical history and how previous doctors diagnosed her with psoriasis. Dr. Lee realizes that Donna’s medical history is complicated after learning that none of the psoriasis medications worked for her. Dr Lee observes that because the skin around the eyes is so thin, the itching has made the sensitive area more visible.

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Dr. Lee observes how itchy the skin around Donna’s neck and on her hands has become after taking a closer look. The cracks in her skin have become so tight and dense that they are already opening. Dr. Lee notices no plaque psoriasis, which does not develop on certain parts of the body and normally looks thicker and drier, leading the doctor to wonder if Donna has psoriasis.

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Dr. Lee thinks Donna has eczema. Eczema is characterized by watery, leaky patches. As a result, Dr. Lee switches Donna to a new drug called Dupilumab, which is specifically designed for eczema and can help improve affected areas. Dr. Lee, on the other hand, suggests taking a biopsy of Donna’s affected skin area to get the correct diagnosis. Dr. Lee is confident in the trajectory of the new treatment, but thinks a punch biopsy will give them additional information. Meanwhile, she puts Donna on Dupilumab and waits to see what happens.

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Dr. Sandra Lee taking a punch biopsy from Donna in season 8 of
Dr. Sandra Lee taking a punch biopsy from Donna in “Dr. Pimple Popper” Season 8 (TLC)

Elizabeth’s skin has changed dramatically in the 10 weeks since she saw Dr. Lee. Every part of his body that was affected by his condition was almost completely healed. His skin is less itchy, red and visible. The result of her biopsy was a pustular corneal dermatosis, and Dr. Lee quickly put her on new medication, which caused Donna’s skin to take 180.

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Before and after Donna's drug therapy in season 8 of
Before and After Donna’s Drug Therapy in ‘Dr Pimple Popper’ Season 8 (TLC)

Tune in to TLC next Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET for an all-new Season 8 episode of “Dr. Pimple Popper.”

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