Long have I endured the occasional bit of acne - a tiny visitor blemishing my flesh for a few days - but the past two weeks, I have had a party on my epidermis with everyone invited.
The usual remedies work, but it’s just so bizarre - I’m not seeking medical advice, because if it persists I know a good dermatologist, just a satisfaction of curiosity. What can cause a sudden manifestation of the zitgeist?
As background, they’re mostly on the arms and legs this time - don’t usually get them there. Just before the onslaught began, I had taken, for three days, a prescription antihistamine (phenergan?) with codeine, as a response to the vicious cold /possible mild sinus infection I had.
Can allergies cause pimples? Compromised immune system due to the recovery from the cold/infection?