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eczema instead of acne?

does anyone think their acne may be something else?

i get a lot of cysts and sometimes they get so scaly and red they start to look like eczema. i used to get it when i was a kid, stress induced, and it looked something sort of like that.

i know a lot of times people mistake eczema for acne.

i know i do break out, but im starting to wonder if it may be a combination of both.

anyone ever get this feeling?

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I have a combinaton of both, but my cysts were always acne (I dn't think excema can cause cysts though the medication you use can).

When I would get an eczema flare-up, it would start to look like tiny pimples, but it always itched and that's how I knew it wasn't acne. Of course it always cleared up within hours of using a medication so that's how I knew as well. BUt you're right, they can look similar, except for the cysts.

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