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Skin nodule and patch that inflame with certain foods.

Answered on March 26, 2014
Created March 26, 2014 at 7:17 AM

I have a nodule that resembles small (sesame-sized) cystic acne lesion. Perhaps it was at a certain point in the past. The weird thing is, often even little as 10 minutes after I eat something, the nodule gets larger and more tender. This is also the case for a very flat ((0.25" diameter) area on my face that is normally completely inconspicuous, but reddens and rises slightly after some dietary reaction.

At times I suspect carbohydrate but not all sources of carbs seem to cause it. I am failing to pinpoint a specific trigger so I thought I would ask to see if anyone else is experiencing a similar skin issue.

Thanks!

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on March 26, 2014
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Have you looked into Nightshade plants? I get strange bump flare ups with nightshades such as bell peppers, spicy peppers, eggplant, potatoes, tomatoes, etc. The other day I had taco meat on spaghetti squash. The next morning I had bumps all over my thighs and acne around my cheek. I think it was the cayenne pepper in the spice mix.

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De6496a0a4db0a2bf94ca74b2ea2686d

on March 26, 2014
at 01:37 PM

Have you looked into Nightshade plants? I get strange bump flare ups with nightshades such as bell peppers, spicy peppers, eggplant, potatoes, tomatoes, etc. The other day I had taco meat on spaghetti squash. The next morning I had bumps all over my thighs and acne around my cheek. I think it was the cayenne pepper in the spice mix.

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on March 26, 2014
at 12:52 PM

I have some spots like that. I have dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) which is celiac disease manifest in rashes, and I also have some food allergies and then dairy/casein falls somewhere in between maybe. Gluten (wheat, rye, barley) and dairy seem to be the offenders for me for the repeating nodules. I have one on my left forearm, one on my back that sounds a lot like the flat one on your face. My dermatologist doesn't think the dairy reaction is a straight-up allergy but either is related to the DH - iodine can trigger latent DH and dairy is often high in iodine - or is an IGg reaction. If dairy triggers skin eruptions in me, they are definitely delayed as it's easy to compare to my typical allergies (tomatoes, strawberries, fruit latex) that will give me hives in a few minutes to a couple hours and taking Alegra will minimize those whereas it doesn't help the DH. DH presents in a variety of ways. Herpes-like cluster of blisters are common but not the only way. My son and I both get more discreet bumps on our arms, elbows, necks, thighs and they aren't always crazy itchy. My son's never itch him but we are both diagnosed celiacs and DH patients. DH will flare up in the same area over and over.

So, in my experience, if you are eating carbs sometimes that are not clearly glutenfree, I would say it'd worth trying to clean that up. If you haven't completely cut dairy with gluten for a few weeks, that would be worth a try too. These certainly aren't the only things that cause skin problems but it's worth looking at foods and being very strict for a period of time to really test it out.

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on March 26, 2014
at 11:13 AM

If it is cystic acne then hormones trigger cystic variety. Oil gland become hypersensitive to excess male hormones resulting in sebum overproduction. Due to this the oil glands become swollen and hardened. Due to this oil glands are not able to produce extra oil to the surface and glands burst resulting in cystic acne. I guess this is the reason for skin nodule and patch inflammation.

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on March 26, 2014
at 10:26 AM

Probably the inflammation is everywhere, but you only notice it where the skin isn't perfectly smooth. Use it to find out what you're sensitive to while they're still there.

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