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Facial scarring...out of nowhere?

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Hi Everyone,

 

A few months ago my forehead right above my eyes and into my eyebrows began to itch. About a month ago, I noticed the skin appearing tighter looking and a bit shiny. Over the past month, I've noticed scars around my mouth, chin, and now on my cheeks and forehead that are appearing literally over night. The scars on my forehead are thin white lines that go vertically. The scaring around my mouth and cheeks are flat slightly raised rounds spots. I'm getting concerned because its happening fast, and I've never heard anyone talk about this. Also cause I'm vain, and don't want to live with big, flat, white scars all over my face. Make up does not cover them, actually it makes them looks worse. I made an appointment this next Thursday with a dermatologist. I hope he can help, but I fear he won't have a clue.

 

I'm wracking my brain, about new meds, lotions, (although there is no rash, just scarring) etc, nothing is jumping out at me.

 

Has anyone else had this problem?


Warm and gentle hugs,

 

Pamela

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Hi Pam,

 

I had the itchy spots above my eyebrows and now have about a centimeter round scar on both sides where the itch was, plus one on my temple that never itched. It seems to have stopped at that.

 

I asked my dermatologist about it and got the "hmmmm" that means "I don't have a clue but it doesn't look too serious to me". I'll be really interested to hear what others say and your dermatologist too.


Jeannie McClelland

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Pam,

I have not had anything like what you describe. I did develop a facial rash around the lips about a year ago and went to the dermatologist. He took one look and diagnosed it as Perioral Dermatitis, something I had never heard of. I was very impressed at how quickly he made the diagnosis and apparently he was correct. He put me on antibiotics for 2 months, told me to stop using the particular toothpaste I was using and it went away and hasn't return. So hopefully, your dermatologist can diagnose your condition and get you on the way to recovery. That's why we have specialists. Please let us know what you learn. It's curious.


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Maybe a thought should be given to old lotions, makeup and soap. Could you possible have developed a reaction to things you have used without problem previously?

If sounds very frustrating and I hope that you find the answer soon. Hugs- Cindy

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Sweet, I don't have a remote clue.

 

Will be interesting to hear what your dermatologist says about it on Thursday? Hopefully, he/she will know a little more about it than Jeannie's dermatologist knew when she went. With luck, maybe yours will also stop like Jeannie's did as well.

 

Good luck with your appointment.


Sending good wishes your way!

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Oh I like what Janey said. I hope It's something easy like that, but this is actually scars... so I have a feeling it's the sclero working it's magic. :( This will be a tough transition of mental coping for me if that is what it is.

 

Appt Thursday, will keep you posted.


Warm and gentle hugs,

 

Pamela

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Hi Sweet,

 

Did you find out anything from the dermatologist yesterday? I'm crossing my fingers for you, hoping it is something that can be remedied.


Warm Hugs,

 

Shelley Ensz

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Hello Pam

 

How are you getting on, I hope the marks aren't permenant. I don't know of any woman who wouldn't be concerned about facial changes, it was one of my first concerns when diagnosed.

 

Take care.


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Hi,

 

The dermatologist feels it's "The sclero". My entire body feels like I have a sunburn now, but I don't, but I am red. The focus of this is on my forearms, shins, and face. My face is changing daily, with a white scar, shiny patch, tight patch, dent, scaly patch etc. My shin, are very tight, I can barely pinch the skin. My joints, fingers etc are all more painful than normal, and I haven't felt well at all. The dermatologist doctor told me to see my rheumatologist. So I called and he doesn't have any open appointments for months, but I can get into see his Nurse Practitioner on May 27th. I'm a very vain person, so this skin change is the worst thing that can happen to me. :temper-tantrum:

 

I'll let you know what the NP say after my appointment.


Warm and gentle hugs,

 

Pamela

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Hi Pam,

 

I'm sorry for all the symptoms you're experiencing now. Having it all go haywire at once is a bit much, isn't it?

 

I really don't know what to say. Are you okay waiting that long? Do they have any flexibility at all, for more urgent situations?


Warm Hugs,

 

Shelley Ensz

Founder and President

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Hotline and Donations: 1-800-564-7099

 

The most important thing in the world to know about scleroderma is sclero.org.

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Hey Shelley,

 

Ya, I think I'm OK with waiting. She did say she would call me if there were any cancellations, but knowing this Medical assistant as I do, she won't call even if there was an opening. I guess I should really look at all of this differently and be glad that basically for 10 years I have had it mild compared to others. I just don't want to look different! :emoticon-bang-head:


Warm and gentle hugs,

 

Pamela

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Hi Sweet

 

I'm sorry to hear that too. I was so wishing for better news for you. Perhaps the nurse practioner can get you into the rheumatologist a little earlier, once you get there, if needed? Take care.


Sending good wishes your way!

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Hi Sweet-

I'm so sorry for your having to wait like this. I would be upset if there was a cancellation and no one called.

If the MA won't call you, would the receptionist?

Hugs and lots of them- Cindy

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Hi Sweet,

 

I feel so for you. I know what is happening is the absolute worst nightmare but please m'love always remember to those who love and know you see that you are a beautiful person with a story to tell!! Beauty is skin deep only and what's inside is what's important. :emoticons-yes: That woman sounds horrid bypass her or report her for lack of professionalism you should not be treated in such a manner!! Keep faith ban the mirrors and just be....You :emoticons-yes:

 

Warmth and support,

 

Lynn xx

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