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Old 06-09-2009, 06:18 AM   #1
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calcium spots on skin

hi everyone lately I have noticed Im getting spots like a pimple but white and they cant be squeezed as its solid ...I think there is a name for these & its related to calcium intake
anyone else get these?

Im currently taking 800mg calcium & have recently increased my vit D intake
which has raised my vit D levals from 74 to 114
latest blood tests show my calcium levals to be normal, so I assume its not too much calcium in my system & am wondering if its too much vit D



any ideas would be appreciated

thanks Myth

 
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Old 06-10-2009, 07:58 AM   #2
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Re: calcium spots on skin

Have you checked into Vitiligo? It also presents with white spots.

 
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Old 06-10-2009, 09:38 AM   #3
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Re: calcium spots on skin

hi jen, its not vitiligo as these are raised spots not just skin discolouration
Im thinking it may be a face cream I was using which has calcium in it and probabley blocked pores with the calcium

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Old 06-11-2009, 12:21 AM   #4
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Re: calcium spots on skin

I get these kind of blind pimples and the girls at beauty shop call them mila.. meila or a name like that... After quite a while they can be pricked out, like pin head size while hard stuff! Not sure if this is what you are describing? Also have just got slightly raised white bumps that are different again, flatter and more longer.? Lyn

 
Old 06-11-2009, 02:25 AM   #5
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Re: calcium spots on skin

hi lynm, that sounds exactly like what I have, the raised white pimples & the flatter ones ....do they know the cause?
its a relatively new event with me & wondered if it had anything to do with calcium & or vit D or maybe just the face cream

thanks myth

 
Old 06-30-2009, 05:50 AM   #6
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Re: calcium spots on skin

You could also have Keratosis Pilaris. A very common begnign condition that causes raised bumps on the skin - particularly on the upper arms, legs and face. A lot of the women in my family have it. The bumps in KP seem to arise from the excessive accumulation of keratin at the opening of individual hair follicles which causes plugging of the hair follicle and raised bumps. There are some great products to treat it. My daughter uses an abrasive soap like Lava and then also a lotion called KP Duty. It is a completely harmless condition. I don't know if this is what you have, but it sounds strangely familiar. Hugs - jrose

 
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Old 06-30-2009, 05:18 PM   #7
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Re: calcium spots on skin

hi jrose , thanks for your response ,I found out it is milia which can have many causes one being using face cream that is too rich which I have stopped using & the spots are getting better
its nice to know that milia has nothing to do with calcium intake

regards Myth

 
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Re: calcium spots on skin

These are called amelias (sp?) When I used to get facials, they told me they are from clogged pores. Not calcium related. You can get them out by using hot cloths to soften them and then sterilize a needle, poke them in the middle and squeeze them. They used to take them out (Its a little white thing), but since AIDS the facialists don't use that system anymore, but you can do it yourself. I do. I find that almost all moisturizers cause them so find one that doesn't clog pores (Green Tea by Proactive at the mall). Hope this helps. You probably notice they are mostly on the face.

 
Old 07-14-2009, 03:25 PM   #9
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Re: calcium spots on skin

These are amelias (sp?) They are from clogged pores, not calcium. When I used to get facials the lady used to put hot packs on my face (or the steam machine) and then use a needle to get them out. They used the tip of a diabetic syringe, which is what I use) You can do it yourself. Put hot washcloth on for about 10 minutes (keep putting it on hot), then get a needle and ***** it in the middle of the white spot then gently squeeze until the little white thing comes out. These are from moisture creams, etc. Get one that doesn't clog pores.

 
Old 07-15-2009, 05:16 AM   #10
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Re: calcium spots on skin

These are amelias (sp?) and are caused by clogged pores (most likely from moisturizers). When I was getting regular facials, they used to put hotpacks on face or steam machine to soften them. They used to get a needle and ***** them in the center and then squeeze them out (there's a white thing in there). Since AIDS, I can't find anyone that still does this but you can do it yourself. You must use a moisturizer that does not clog pores, however, most of them do, but Green Tea Moisturizer by Proactive seems to work okay. Proactive is at the malls. As far as the needle goes, you can get the smallest diabetic syringes at the pharmacy and cut off the needle part, this works better than a regular needle. Good luck.

 
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