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Rash of Zits Overnight, cutting out preservatives

Two months ago, I started cutting out all preservatives and chemicals in my diet. Ever since, every couple of weeks I will wake up with a huge rash of blemishes (they look like zits) all over my chest, neck, and forehead/jawline. It literally happens overnight; I go to bed and my skin is perfectly fine, and then I wake up covered and it lasts for several days. I have never had this problem before. I haven't changed body soap or laundry detergent, haven't changed my shower habits, haven't changed medications, and haven't been sick. I have tried sleeping on my side instead of my stomach, and acne cream hasn't had any effect at all. I decided to stop picking at it, but since then, it has actually gotten even worse. I have no idea what's causing this, and because it's only recently started, I really want to solve it naturally. I am so embarrassed! Any ideas?
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replied December 1st, 2014
Welcome to the ehealth forum and I am really glad to help you out.

It can be due to allergic reaction or even due to bed bug bites. To confirm the diagnosis you need to get skin allergy testing and a biopsy of the skin scrapings done. Diagnosis of allergies is by skin prick or patch tests. In these tests, a small amount of allergen is injected into the skin of the forearm by a doctor. If you are allergic to the allergen then you will develop a red, itchy bump on the site of injection. Confirmatory test is by blood tests (RAST).

I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.
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