Dermatology Community
mysterious small acne/pimple all over body
About This Community:

This forum is for questions regarding Dermatology issues, such as: rashes, acne, birthmarks, skin infections, rosacea, and general skin care.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

mysterious small acne/pimple all over body

hello im a 21 year old male, ive never had any skin problem other than facial acne during my puberty and have almost no acne ever since, 3 days ago, my small pink pimples grew on my upper forearm skin, they're itchy during the night and when they first appear, then it spreads to my abdominal area and then to my upper thigh area below the buttocks. the next day..the same thing appeared on my chest.  it was like goosebumps but a little bit swollen then they started to itch, there was a bit of scarring due to my scratching..i have no clue what are they....
they look almost similar to this photo but not as worse and moist
http://www.buzzle.com/img/articleImages/339045-50423-14.jpg
the one at my abdominal area gets better in a day, the pimples appear and felt dry after shower, but im afraid my shoulder areas are going to be infected next since the skin felt rough as if something is going to grow there..
i have no other symptoms, my back area is clear..
thank you very much,
Leo
Blank
995833_tn?1375604252
The photos suggest pityriasis rosea. Antihistaminics internally and calamine externally should help.
Do consult your doc. ok?
17 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
995833_tn?1375604252
Could be a folliculitis (miliarial) but the type it has evolved points towards chickenpox.
Do consult doc.
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
im immune to chickenpox, i got the vaccine for it when i was little.. and have no fever, flu or sore throat, i also dont have any headache, im just as healthy..
do you want me to post photos of my infected areas to be precise? =(

thanks for the reply
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
they're not watery =(
Blank
995833_tn?1375604252
More like folliculitis but then the nature of spread is unusual. Could you send me the present pic?
f a vaccinated person does get chickenpox, it is called a breakthrough infection caused by a wild-type varicella virus. A breakthrough infection is usually very mild with fewer skin lesions (usually less than 50) lasting only a few days, with no fever. Breakthrough infection are believed to occur in approximately 2 percent of vaccinations per year. The rate does not appear to increase with length of time since vaccination.
Very interesting.
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
doesnt look like chickenpox i dont think.
are you on any new drugs? some sort of reaction/? should get it seen by doc. think you need something for it!
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
Im not taking any new drugs and i lived my life daily as normal..could it be a parasite or fungal infection?
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
here are my recent picts of my affected areas

http://img814.imageshack.us/img814/5434/img20120521wa0006.jpg

http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/5356/imag0080d.jpg

http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/959/imag0078rv.jpg

http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/4616/imag0077q.jpg

http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/6519/imag0074d.jpg

http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/1456/imag0071rf.jpg


have you seen anything like this before?
thanks =(
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
something close to follicutilitis , they look like goosebumps at first, very light pink in color, not itchy, as time goes, they grew, colour became a bit darker and start to itch, the largest one is approximately 3-4mm in diamater, those hard looking crust on top of the spots are due to my scratching...it is not watery although there are hints of moisture due to the injury.

today i had minimum itching, i applied INERSON(2.5mg desoximetasone) to the spots only, so far there are no major ourbreaks in other areas. some potential spots are tying to grow on my shoulders though. =(
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
are the photos clear enough? does this lead to something serious? today it didnt get worse or better but it gets more itchy the more night it is...
Blank
995833_tn?1375604252
The photos suggest pityriasis rosea. Antihistaminics internally and calamine externally should help.
Do consult your doc. ok?
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
yes i will see a doctor. i already set an appointment for this saturday since it is the only time my local dermatologist is available for consultation.

i was quite scared and worried all this while since it is very unusual for a person like me, to not have any skin problems and suddenly these rashes appear, i thought i couldve got some hiv or microscopic parasite inside me. but these aren't hiv or parasites are they? =S.

thank you for your time reading and replying. i greatly appreciate it. have a great day!

Leo,
Blank
995833_tn?1375604252
I do not see any reason to worry and the picture is fairly typical.
Cheers!
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
i forgot to mention that i heard pityriasis rosea starts with a big patch.there is no herald patch, larger patch or a mother patch that appeared before the little ones appear. in fact there are no patch, only these little things appear =(..oh well, i'll just have to wait what the dermatologist have to say on saturday =(
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
=) cheers!
Blank
995833_tn?1375604252
Oh well, not every case begins with a herald patch, or tends to disappear when smaller ones appear.ok?
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Hi, I have the same symptoms exactly like yours! Do let me know what did you do.. Are you better now?
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Hi, I have the same symptoms exactly like yours? Do let me know what did you do.. Are you better now?
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Dermatology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Dermatology Answerers
209987_tn?1334790318
Blank
tschock
AB
995833_tn?1375604252
Blank
maatson
Other
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
PMDER1
San francisco, CA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
diane493