Skin Lesions

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Skin Lesions

Postby Thelma » Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:47 pm

Can anyone identify these lesions for me? This is my elbow, but I've got lots of these on my arms. I can pick them off as they're dryish, and they don't bleed, but they can become sore and they come back. I don't make a habit of picking them btw, but sometimes I do it without realising what it is. I wonder if it's a side effect of medication, maybe azathioprine?

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Re: Skin Lesions

Postby amanda in CA » Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:18 pm

Look like warts to me, common in immun-suppressed people (not sure if you are) but suggest that you ask your doc. Since we are not medical professionals and cannot give you a diagnosis.
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Re: Skin Lesions

Postby JMan » Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:39 pm

If in doubt get a referral to the dermatologist:)
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Re: Skin Lesions

Postby Thelma » Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:17 am

:(

I stupidly didn't think you could get warts on your arms. My hands have been terrible in the past but I have just one (big one) now on a finger. My feet are covered and very painful.

I spoke to my doc about warts and have had blood tests for CD something or other (4? and another number) which are normally low in wart-infested people, but mine are fine. I have tried every treatment going, including a couple of years of weekly/fortnightly dermatology appointments for freezing which made no difference at all. I feel so ashamed and dirty.
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Re: Skin Lesions

Postby rheaybou » Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:58 am

I have now started to get a small breakout of warts on 4-5 fingers. One became so big the skin cracked, I got an infection and now the nail is falling off!

On top of all this I have also had only me second ever boil on my bottom, the first about 4 months ago.

I know that my immune system is low due to the kidney failure but is there anything I can do to stop these repeate infections? Or do I just try to stay vigilant and catch them early?

Warts, I have been refered to a skin specalist, so waiting on that appointment.
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Re: Skin Lesions

Postby Who? » Fri May 03, 2019 5:52 am

Hi Thelma.

Old post to reply to, but I've had the same lesions very slowly spreading for the last 18 months, about a dozen all up. Very small to about the same size as the ones on your elbow. They don't seem to be warts, had them before, and are just small slightly scaly lumps. I also can pick the skin off the top (hard not to!) And they just come back. I also take azathioprine and since increasing the dose they appeared so must be related. Interested whether you found out what they are? If they spread further? Or if it's a side effect of azathioprine? Yours is the first relatable post I've come across online.
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Re: Skin Lesions

Postby wagolynn » Fri May 03, 2019 3:16 pm

Hi Who?,
See if this gives you more info https://bnf.nice.org.uk/drug/azathioprine.html
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