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Old 02-13-2004, 07:07 PM   #1
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I have red spots all over my body????...what is going on!?

it's not chicken pox or measles, they are not itchy, they don't hurt and they are all different sizes..very tiny (like if you were to dot your skin with a pen) to the size of an eraser on a pencil.

They are round and slightly raised and flaky...it's like dry red spots and they are everywhere!..my neck, face, shoulders, back, chest, stomach, legs and this morning I noticed a small one on my finger! I get new ones almost daily now and started to get these about 3 weeks ago.

Is this some sort of dry skin like excema? but isn't excema in patches? mine are just dry red spots and they are very ugly!

I see my doctor on Tuesday but until then I thought maybe it's cause I'm on Atkins? is dry skin/dry red spots a normal thing while low carbing?

Please help!? I've never had anything like this before and I want them to go away!!
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Old 02-13-2004, 07:18 PM   #2
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It could be an allergic reaction to something, or viral, or any number of things.
Try to think back to before it started: what "new" have you added? Food, drink, vitamins, laundry soap, bath soap, perfume(I get a similar reaction to certain perfumes), anything that you're not normally exposed to?
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Old 02-13-2004, 07:26 PM   #3
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I have never in my life have ever had allergic reactions to anything but maybe it can happen.

The only thing that I've added to my diet is.....Flax Meal, Heavy Cream and a multivitamin pill called OneSource. I haven't changed soaps or creams or anything but my face is alot more drier and feels sore and gets red sometimes especially when I get out of the shower or bath. I'm thinking it's just dry skin but the dry red spots is just baffling me.

Could it be the vitamins? can an allergic reaction act like dry skin? or red dry spots?
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Old 02-13-2004, 07:50 PM   #4
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Or could it be due to dehydration? ..I've been lacking on my water intake lately. Which I'm starting now with a 24 oz glass of water!...and everyday I'll consume 100 oz and I'll see what happens.
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Old 02-13-2004, 07:56 PM   #5
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Sounds like an allergic reaction to something. Taking any new meds? try some benedril (sp?) & see if that helps, if it does then definately an allergy. I got those before taking steroids for walking pnemonia (along with temperature & red face, ugh)
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Old 02-13-2004, 10:30 PM   #6
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I had a similar reaction to iron suppliments.

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Old 02-14-2004, 01:05 AM   #7
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If you weren't born allergic to something, you can develop an allergy later in life (early 20's is common). So when the Dr. asks are you eating or using any new products, don't think you're in the clear with all the stuff you use daily.

I ate peanut butter with strawberry jam all throughout childhood then one day, at 21 years old, I was allergic to nuts and strawberries. Sometimes you have to be your own detective. Really take a close look at everything you eat and beware of worsening symptoms.

I'm glad your seeing a doctor on Tuesday, they should be able to get you some relief. Good luck to you.
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Old 02-14-2004, 03:22 AM   #8
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I had something similar to what your describing but I did have some itching. It was an uncommon form of psoriasis, the specialist said it usually happens after a bad sore throat(I had strep-throat a couple weeks before).
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I would talk to a Dr. about the condition to make sure that you don't have something else.
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Did you start taking any new supplement when you started this WOE? Sometimes something in your supplements can cause a reaction like this?
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Old 02-14-2004, 06:36 AM   #11
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Did you double up on your vitamins? And do they have Niacin in them? I had that same reaction when I missed a day of multi-vi's and tried to double up on them....forgot that too much niacin does that to me, and I learned the hard way to not skip and not double up

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Old 02-14-2004, 07:02 AM   #12
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That same thing happened to me when I had a LC Chocolate shake. It's definatly allergic reaction.
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Old 02-14-2004, 10:35 AM   #13
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It isn't our place to diagnose something like this....leave that one to your doctor! One of my friends had the "post sore throat" thing, and it sounds a lot like what you are describing -- I know she had to take meds for it. In any case, it sounds horrible. Can you get to the doctor any sooner?????
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Old 02-14-2004, 11:44 AM   #14
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Well, I don't know, but read this yesterday. If you stayed at a hotel or something about a month ago, this might explain it.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp...bedbugs_back_1


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okay... I habe the same issue.. and nothing in my diet or daily activity has changed. I'm not sure what it couls be.. I came home from work tonight and changed and saw it.. no itching on my legs.. but minor itsching on my arms and my legs are in worse condition than my arms..
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okay... I habe the same issue.. and nothing in my diet or daily activity has changed. I'm not sure what it couls be.. I came home from work tonight and changed and saw it.. no itching on my legs.. but minor itsching on my arms and my legs are in worse condition than my arms..
Sounds like an allergic reaction to a Sugar Alcohol/Sweetener of some sort to me. Go through your list of foods for the last couple of days and see if you have been eating more SA then usual.

Just my guess, nothing more.
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Old 07-19-2010, 09:00 PM   #17
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Oh Gaud, please dont mention bed bugs. I stay in hotels at least twice a week for my job and thats the ONE thing I dread taking home with me...

but please let us know how you're doing after you see the doctor. We're all concerned! (I think its an allergy)

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Old 07-19-2010, 10:24 PM   #18
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I'm not saying this is what you have but look up pityriasis rosea. It is a skin rash possibly caused by a virus. The bumps are salmon colored and scaly. I know it is not our place to diagnose... just offering a suggestion based on what you described. It starts as one round raised bump (herald patch) and then spreads. It took my daughter a month to get over the rash. Good luck... i know your doc will probably figure it out at your visit.
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You should Google "skin condition pictures" and you may find what you are looking for. I've done this several times in the past and I found it helpful.
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The original post is from 2004. I am guessing she has figured it out by now.
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Old 07-20-2010, 12:02 AM   #21
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I have something similar when I eat products containing anything wheat like... I got tested and have a mild wheat allergy. Now, I don't get this anymore as I stay away from wheat products! (You'd be surprised how many products have some wheat derivative added! Even when you think you are low carbing) Now I only eat meat, veggies and organic milk products, seems to have done the trick for me!

Hope you find out what is causing this,
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It could also have nothing to do with diet...such patches can also be indicative of a skin fungus (really common, actually, especially if you live somewhere with a warm and humid summer)....GO to the doctor! That is the best solution!
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It could also have nothing to do with diet...such patches can also be indicative of a skin fungus (really common, actually, especially if you live somewhere with a warm and humid summer)....GO to the doctor! That is the best solution!
Yup ITA. Go to the doctor, unless you get checked out, you will never know what is causing this!

(trust me, I had these symptoms for years, it is just silly not to get checked out!)
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I'm not saying this is what you have but look up pityriasis rosea. It is a skin rash possibly caused by a virus. The bumps are salmon colored and scaly. I know it is not our place to diagnose... just offering a suggestion based on what you described. It starts as one round raised bump (herald patch) and then spreads. It took my daughter a month to get over the rash. Good luck... i know your doc will probably figure it out at your visit.
When my husband had that he itched like crazy. Like he was completely miserable and stayed in the tub most of the time. Poor guy!

I'm sure the doc can figure out what it is!
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I'm very allergic to flax seed. Maybe it's that? I think it's a pretty common allergy.
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