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Rash and Skin problems

Discussion in 'Skeleton, Skin, Muscles, Hair, Teeth, and Nails' started by Gijs, May 31, 2013.

  1. Gijs

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    Hi everybody, do you have skin problems like, pimples, eczeem, rash etc.. during you illness with CFS?
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    SilverbladeTE Senior Member

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    yeah very very nasty acne, and also get "black blood bruises"
    I never used to bruise except for serious hurts, now I bruise very easily and always get like "black blood" in such, takes long time to go away :(
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    Yes, my skin went a bit nuts at the same time the rest hit the fan. Mostly acne on my chest and back.
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    Yes, I got some mysterious rashes, and my skin has become much more sensitive. I can't wear earrings anymore. Most sunscreen makes my skin burn. I wash my face with Cetaphil.
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  5. Allyson

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    yes i get a red raised rash on the top of my upper arms like permanent goosebumps

    not itchy or painful and lways bilateral

    it goes away in summer and comes back in winter

    took me ages to find it was a symptom of both ME (and another syndrome)

    and that it is called Keratosis Pilaris

    I also get easy bruising and petechiaie, frequent small nosebleeds and slow wound healing

    I am told this is all due to weakened blood vessels and/or the connective tissue surrounding them

    the same thig that causes POTS/OI on a larger vessel causes this effet in a smaller vessels


    my sister had excema and my mother had very bad psoriasis
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    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    There are many causes of POTS, OI and dysautonomia. It could be misleading to try to pin dysautonomia to this one cause. The ANS would seem to be a larger causative category for dysautonomia.

    I think if we want to discuss POTS, OI etc. it would fit better in the forum dedicated to that.

    Sushi
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    i had good results with a 2% salicylic acid cream for keratosis pilaris. It's typically on the outside of the upper arms, not the foresrms. I also have it on my thighs.
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    I have a small rash only on my legs. Why only there, I am not sure. For me, it's a major food intolerance situation. I actually spent most of the day in bed today because it was itching soo bad. Years ago, I had a rash covering my entire body. No dermatologist could figure it out, even with a skin biopsy. After two years of living on major meds, I had pelvic surgery and the rash went away.

    No idea why. Bizarre rashes have come and go with this thing.
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    hey yes IreneF - did i say forearm - no my rash is upper arms outside - and was so pleased to find out what it was and what it meant finally !

    Does yours goa way in hot weather and return in cold - i had wondered why it disappeared sometimes and apparently that is why - temp related!

    cheers,
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    yes i did say forearm and have corrected it now

    the easy bruising and bleeding and petechiea are apparenlty due to weakened small blood vesel walls and weakness in teh connective tissue around them, my geneticist told me.
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    I haven't noticed any relationship between KP and temperature, but the climate here is mild throughout the year. It hardly gets over 75F, it hardly gets below 40. For me I think it's related to not being able to soak in the tub or take a long shower.
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    I get the post shower rash. Really bright red around my knees and less red along my legs. It looks like hives sometimes. Have no idea what it's all about.
    I bruise easy and heal slow.
    Also get butterfly rash across my face which will spread down the side of my face and along my neck and top of my chest. Thought this was Lupus but as I've heard nout from doc I assume ANAs were neg.
    Sometimes get the "insect crawly" sensation all over legs and arms. So weird.
    Haven't a clue what it is.
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    I used to get that after showering to where my legs looked like lobsters. REALLY simply cure nixed it. I just take cool to cold showers now, and my legs don't do that anymore, nor do i get as many rashes on my face or arms.

    The major skin problem i'm having right now is i've developed irritated, flaky, skin around my hairline, the outline of my nose, and the inside of my ears. It hets worse when i'm having a bad flare up, but i have nooo idea what causes it. My elbows and knees will get a raised itchy rash too, but i can usually control that with reallly thick intensive moisturizers, but they don't help the hairline problem.
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    Yes, though I also have an autoimmune disease. I have a rash that never completely goes away and moves to different spots around my body, is extremely itchy and started in 2009. I also have eczema and really dry flaky skin on my scalp regardless of using Head and Shoulders. I have also developed minor acne on my face and very slow to heal scrapes and cuts. : (

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