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Date Joined Jun 2014
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   Posted 6/28/2014 7:50 AM (GMT -6)   

I have started developing boils on my skin ... wondering if others have this issues & if it could be lupus related? I have researched & found boils can be a result of suppressed immune systems.


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Date Joined Jun 2014
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   Posted 6/28/2014 1:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Jenny,

My boyfriend has Behcet's disease and RA and as soon as they started him on immunosuppressents/prednisone he began getting large boils on his shoulders and back. For him they are one of the minor side effects, but he totally understands what you're going thru. I'd suggest getting a referral from your rheumy to a dermatologist. There are a lot of different things they can do to address that issue. If left untreated they can scar.

Hope this helps :)
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   Posted 6/28/2014 3:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I get terrible zits on my scalp and face.
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Date Joined Jun 2014
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   Posted 6/28/2014 7:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jenny,
What I get on my skin probably wouldn't be called "boils", but they are raised, red, painful/itchy pimple-type sores. They appear on my scalp, my face, inside my nose & mouth, and on my buttocks. Still looking for a solution. The sores are soothed by a Yarrow-Comfrey salve that I make, but they don't completely go away.

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Date Joined Dec 2013
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   Posted 7/2/2014 9:02 PM (GMT -6)   
If they are like fluid filled blisters, they are definitely lupus-related. I have had them in the past. I found out what they were after reading THE LUPUS BOOK by Daniel J. Wallace.
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