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    Old 04-22-2007, 09:19 PM   #1
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    Can a Psoriasis Lesion start out looking just like a pimple or ingrown hair?

    I have a lesion in my groin that Doctors seem to disagree as to what is causing it. One dermatologist said it is Psoriasis, another dermatologist said he wasnt sure what it was for sure, and a general physician said he thought it looked like an allergic lesion to soap or chemical and called it atopic dermatitis.
    At this point in time it doesnt look like it used to when it started out. Now it is kinda oval shaped, red, and has a clear crust of skin that peels off every few days similar to psoriasis. But when the lesiion just started out it looked just like a little red pimple or ingrown hair, for a couple weeks, then it kinda flattened and spread out to form a more regular psoriasis looking lesion. No it isnt Pustular Psoriasis, I know they say that looks like a pimple, but this never looked anything like the examples of Pustular psoriasis that I've seen. It looks now like the regular "Plaque" type, if it is even Psoriasis. So heres my questions

    1. Can a "Plaque" Psoriasis lesion when it just starts popping up on the skin, look just like a pimple, with a little bump or ingrown hair?

    2. Is it common for a person with psoriasis to have just 1 Lesion on their body and not have several lesions like most people with psoriasis, cause I never got any more lesions anywhere on my body, just the one lesion?

    Thanks for your time

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    Old 04-22-2007, 10:28 PM   #2
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    Re: Can a Psoriasis Lesion start out looking just like a pimple or ingrown hair?

    I just looked in a Psoriasis pamphlet (from the American Academy of Dermatology) and it states, "The most common form, called plaque psoriasis, begins with little red bumps. Gradually, these become larger, and scales form. While the top scales flake off easily and often, scales below the surface stick together. These small red areas can enlarge."

    Did any of the doctors do a biopsy of the skin? That should tell you whether or not it's psoriasis. Do you have any biological relatives that have either Psoriasis or atopic dermatitis (Eczema)? That could also give you a clue as to what it is.

    It is possible to have only one patch of psoriasis. It is also possible for it to sort of go away too. I've had some that just sort of healed up and I haven't had it in those locations since then. But I have to be careful not to scratch those areas otherwise it could come back.

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