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Skin question

Skin question

Hi everyone. I'm seeing a rheumatologist on Friday to get to the bottom of what's going on with me. It's a long story that I won't go into, but at the moment, it seems like a possibility of either lupus or behcets. My question to everyone is if you get acne form lesions on your legs and arms, what are they like? I get bumps on my legs especially and wondered if it could be behcets related. What symptoms to you experience with any bumps you get. Do they look just like pimples? Do they itch or hurt? Do they happen in clusters or sporadically over a wide area? And if you try to pop them what comes out? I've attached a photo of one from my thigh yesterday, not sure if it helps. Thanks so much for any feedback!

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Hi,

I get these exact little pimple like things on my arms and legs look just like your photo.

They don’t really bother me honestly don’t particularly itch or hurt larger ones can be abit tender but it was a line of questioning I was asked during diagnosis if I had them. I don’t get them in clusters but more sporadically across my arms and legs I almost always have one somewhere.

I try to leave them alone as a I scar easily I have a few little dark spots where I’ve picked at them, bad habit 😆

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Thanks so much for replying! That's interesting because that's exactly my experience with them. It's hard to find information about the acne form bumps from behcets so I wasn't sure if they hurt or itch or anything like that. I'll definitely mention these to my doctor then because maybe they're related.

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HI there! I’ve not received a firm diagnosis yet for Bechet’s I see a rheumatologist this week. My outbreaks look like shingles few to a cluster.

Before I break out I get a burning sensation and sometimes jabbing sometime I itch before and then the bumps appear. I have had them on my flank (side of stomach) inside mouth, head, forehead. I have had a constant outbreak since November and they started above my left eyebrow and now have been there 3 more times, in my mouth, in my hair.

I’m with you I just want answers, Keep log of how you’re feeling/pictures and the Bechet’s information. I’ve created a binder with everything in it to take to my appts.

Good luck keep us posted!

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as a long term acne sufferer, I ended up confusing pitysporum folliculitis (chest and forehead) as regular acne (google it ). wasnt until i cleaned my diet up and reduced my inflammation that it went away. I thought it was weird acne at the time too because it would pop up, but there would be no pus or head inside. it was a red dot, or should i say acne looking cluster dots. and when I picked at it, it just bleed. my forehead was also really itchy. coconut oil and the candida diet helped me tremendously. also I had started acidophilus, and am still on it today (bout 5 years now). Get on that!

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I started getting zit-like bumps on my legs that look like your picture in my 30's (which was a weird area to me), and that symptom was a help in getting my Behcet's diagnosis as, combined with chronic canker sores and the combo of other symptoms, it was one of the 'common' symptoms of Behcets. Good luck with your diagnosis! :)

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Hi, so yes, mine were classified as papopustular lesions (probably not spelt right), Generally singular, I get them all over the body, but have had them behind the knee so back of the legs, tops of arms and shoulders. Mine are generally reasonably large, red and angry but not always painful, but generally cannot be ‘popped’ like normal spots. I have found they take up to 6 months to go down and even then I have redness on the skin so you can see where they were. I didn’t appreciate how much my skin was involved I had got so used to it, but rheumatology recognised the redness and once colchicine was started it’s the best my skin has been. Hope that helps.

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