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I have these little bumps I keep getting on my forehead, etc. and I have them on my back too. It looks like acne, I think. This has been an issue for a while, not a sudden thing. But I never had acne or bump issues at all until the last probably 6 months (other than 1 pimple, once a month... maybe. :lol: )


So, anyone out there have increased acne issues as their skin was getting tight?

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Hi Luvbnmom,


If they are just "little bumps" and not red pustules, you might want to have them examined by a dermatologist. They could be something else, perhaps something easily treatable. Will you have it checked out and let us know what you find?


Other than that, I've never heard of scleroderma directly connected to acne, with perhaps the exception that acne can be caused by many drugs, including steroids such as prednisone and also lithium (often used for bipolar disorder). So if it is acne, you'd want to check for all possible causes, like stress, hormones, cosmetics, and drugs.


However, I'm not a doctor, I have no medical training, but I have plenty of zits to aptly prove the Stress Connection.

Warm Hugs,


Shelley Ensz

Founder and President

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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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Hi Luvbnmom,


We have a page with links to photos of different symptoms. The Photo Repository is here and the direct link for telangiectasias is http://dermatlas.med.jhmi.edu/derm/result.cfm?Diagnosis=150.


My first set of red bumps were around my mouth and several years before my diagnosis with scleroderma, so the dermatologists I saw weren't influenced by seeing that in my records. Three different dermatologists said: rosacea, allergy to fluoride toothpaste, and "some kind of irritation, I wouldn't worry." The prize went to . . . allergy to fluoride toothpaste. :lol:


So I'm with Shelley, I'd have it looked at. Once I switched toothpastes, those red bumps went away. It's always better to know than to wonder.


Warm hugs,

Jeannie McClelland

(Retired) ISN Director of Support Services

(Retired) ISN Sclero Forums Manager

(Retired) ISN Blog Manager

(Retired) ISN Assistant News Guide

(Retired) ISN Artist

International Scleroderma Network

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