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Purple/red Scars After 2 Months- Do They Fade Away Eventually?

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Hi everyone- I had my first breakout 2 months ago, the itching has stopped and the blisters have gone but they have left ugly purple/red scars behind. They're not raised, they just look like colouring of the skin. Has anyone else had these and do they eventually fade away on their own? If so, how long did it take for them to fade for you?

Thanks in advance

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They will fade but it can take a long time. The ones I had on my legs from when I was a child took literally years but the ones that I had on my face and back were mostly gone within a few months. Take heart in the fact that they are likely more obvious to you than to others. If they really bother you then get some gluten free cover-up to use until they have faded.

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They do fade...mine faded all the way to pure white. No pigmentation at all. I had to cover the purple with make-up...now I cover the de-pigmented white spots with make-up. It's pretty common for the DH lesions to result in de-pigmented skin.

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They do fade...mine faded all the way to pure white. No pigmentation at all. I had to cover the purple with make-up...now I cover the de-pigmented white spots with make-up. It's pretty common for the DH lesions to result in de-pigmented skin.

I have this really bad on my back and elbows it looks funky. I don't cover it I don't care anymore.

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Have you been on a low-iodine diet? I ask because mine would do that but still flame up easily. I started an extremely low iodine diet 4 days ago and that purplish look is quickly going away and it doesn't flame up easily.

Btw, RICE and other grains can be high in iodine. I found a lot of good info here. http://www.thyca.org/Cookbook.pdf

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Hey pricklypear1971, that's good news. I started a low iodine diet today (unfortunately after having eggs for breakfast)- this is going to be hard work but worth if it the purple marks fade!

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Yeah, I have cheated with butter a bit. Milk will be the first thing I add back. I simply can't stomach the substitutes and most of them have carageenan or sea salt, anyway.

I'm going nuts trying to cook. That cookbook helps a lot for ideas.

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How are your scars now Prickly- still improving quickly on this diet? It's really hard to stick to isn't it, going to a restaurant is ridiculous

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