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Anyone else get spots/acne off b12 injections. I have it on my chin above my eyebrow and behind my ear.. loads of little lumps , its not like big pimples. Anyone know of anycream / treatment that can rid it? And i wonder why it causes it.. strange side effect.

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    Hi Sarah.

    Low b12/folate causes high homocysteine. Homocystein is harmful in that it causes plaque build up in the arteries which can lead to heart attacks and strokes. B12 treatment breaks down the homocystein so that it can detox from the body. These spots are thought to be the homocysteine detoxing from the body. The b12d org charity recommend wiping with water regularly through the day. I find hydrogen peroxide dabbed on helps. Google benefits of hydrogen peroxide.

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    Yes I had bad acne on back and chest after my loading injections a year ago. I managed to see a skin specialist who had never heard of this before but prescribed doxycycline that did clear it up. My doctor now prescribes a 4 week course when I have my 12 weekly injection. I have heard other people having Acne as well so maybe worth talking to your doctor.
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    Hiya, I got this too! They started to appear after my 2nd or 3rd loading injection... Mainly on chin and forehead on my face, but scalp was worse! At one point I literally had about a hundred on my scalp and the pressure was horrendous! They were all the right side so very close together, and so quite painful. Everything effects me more on the right side of my body, not sure if this is linked to another condition I have (Chiari Malformation type 1) which can cause anomalies between the 2 sides of your body... Or I've also read the b12 can cause 1 sided issues too? Never sure if it goes as far as things like pimples though?!

    Anyway, I found the only really useful thing was to dab teatree oil on the ones on my face. It reduces inflammation and is antibacterial and antiseptic... And pretty quick acting too! Don't bother trying to squeeze until they get really big or painful or you'll end up a mess... Trust me! :-)

    I've been told that the reason it causes spots is because the body reacts to the sudden intake of b12 and increase of b12 levels and around 600 processes in the body are suddenly restarted now it has this magical vitamin. One of these processes is general detoxification, which shows in your skin. Make sure you drink lots of water to help flush through your body!

    Typical... I never had spots as a teenager, and then got lumbered age 36. Makes me feel sorry for some of the kids I went school with :-)

    Not sure if tea-tree will work for you, some people find it too harsh for their skin, but it worked for me. Hope it helps, of if not, that someone else can offer advice that does! Take it easy :-) x

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    Yes have seen posts before about getting small rash like acne especially on forehead. Think it is put down to body detoxing.

    perhaps using a natural product like witch hazel will help.

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    Yes Sarah  little red bumps appeared on my chin, and forehead  a couple of weeks after my loading injection but 7 weeks after loading injections they are clearing up.  I just used a foaming face wash and tried not to touch them. Hopefully yours will go away too!
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    Hi Sarah.  I have small hard spots appear on my eyelids and neck and they're not too unsightly but didn't think to connect them with B12 injections.  They do not affect my sight but I'm not happy with them.  I have som tea-tree oil so will try that.
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    Hi,

    I finished my loading injections 2 weeks ago and two days later I broke out in bad spots on my face & chest. It also feels rough despite me never having suffered with dry skin before. Not only that but I caught a really awful cold straight after & I now have an eye injection. Can anyone tell me when I'm supposed to feel the benefits of the injections as so far I feel like they've made me feel worse! sad

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