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lizking531
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Hola! Well, I'm still working on getting to an LLMD - thanks to those who gave me some #'s to call.


Quick question - Has anyone experienced this in relation to Lyme?

I get these tiny "pimples" regularly on my upper arms (outer & back) & out thighs. They kinda look like pimples, also look like, what I call, infected hair follicles. They can "pop" if I mess with them.

I've noticed they vary in coverage & intensity. I've also noticed that when I do something like lift weights, I get many more of these pimples in the area I've been exercising - i.e. doing 30 push-ups for several days in row will cause a breakout on the back & sides of my triceps.

I'm not sure really what those are. I'm assuming it's probably some sort of skin thing (dry skin, hygiene, I dunno) that's unrelated, but out of curiosity, thought I'd ask. I used to lift weights fairly heavily in early college & never noticed anything like it (except for the guys doing 'roids would have some weird rashes, but those look way different than this)

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Up.

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Hey lizking, nice to see someone from my area here. Welcome to lymenet.

The skin is one of the body's paths for removing toxins/waste, and in the case of long-term infection, there is more toxin/waste production and build-up than in healthy people.

A lot of people with Lyme and related co-infections end up with skin problems, including the type you mention (I have them, used to be much worse).

Bartonella and Babesia also tend to cause all kinds of different skin presentations.

It makes sense that the areas you worked out would increase in skin presentation, since the increased heat, circulation, and sweating would accelerate the process of toxin removal.

You might try adding some detox measures to your regimen, even before you begin antibiotics. That should include good quality probiotics, and can also include liver and kidney supportive herbal teas, lots of water, lemon juice, and even epsom salt baths.

Many people find that with Antibiotic treatment, their skin problems go away along with their other Lyme symptoms, and sometimes just the detox measures take care of some skin problems, even excema and psoriasis, etc.

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