Dry skin lupus

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Avatar n tn i suffer from very dry skin all year but for some odd reason when the season changes my skin starts peeling and only from my chin and the side of my nose... it looks horrible like i dont wash my face. i moisturize but it doesnt help. i have to use makeup but it looks ugly at the end of the day. it is embarrasing. what can i use?
Avatar f tn hi, my mum has lupus and she uses a special moisturizin cream u get off the doctor for her dry skin.
Avatar n tn The dry, flaky, and peeling sounds like lupus, but it's rare in the arm pits. Discoid Lupus lesions generally appear as a Wolf mask on the face with the redness going down the neck, and on the arms, neck, and shoulders/upper back ~ anywhere on the upper body that you'd generally have sun exposure, even if the upper back is protected from the sun. Have the dermy give you a new cream; there are samples you can get ~ and creams that will knock out any known fungus.
1058898 tn?1275675151 Changes in the skin around the eyelids Dry eyes Inflammation of the white outer layer of the eyeball (scleritis) Blood vessel changes in the retina -- the light-sensitive lining inside the eye Damage to nerves in the muscles controlling eye movement and the nerves affecting vision Involvement More than 90 percent of people with lupus will experience joint and/or muscle pain at some time during the course of their illness.
Avatar n tn My friend has an Autoimmune disorder (suspected lupus but as yet unsure) it affects her skin quite badly, causing it to become dry and very painful for her.
Avatar f tn hi i was in the bathroom and i find out the i have little spox rashes in my but like dry sking rahes and lower of my butt i see a rash like a buttlerfly i also have nause and low appetites every day is worse im not pregnant. i when to see my doctor he tell me the a have anemia i dont want to say that is lupus but i dont have other answer them that what do u think it is ?
7002065 tn?1443073614 Regular washing with water will help your skin,soap will dry it out more-try not to use too much stuff on your skin and eat healthily.
Avatar f tn Is it possible that my levothyroxine is causing drug induced lupus. I went to the er in sept and with bloodwork they found I had a slightly elevated TSH of 15. Went to PCP and he put me on 200mcg. I soon found a new dr because my old would not listen to my symptoms of being over medicated. Anyways now I have a positive ANA and an elevated (4) RnP. I had no signs of lupus prior to starting this medication. And I really didn't have any thyroid symptoms other than dry skin and mild hair loss.
Avatar f tn Its winter time and a lot of people have problems with dry scaly skin. The rest of the symptoms sound like anxiety. You should go to your doc and tell them your symptoms and let them test you for physical causes and if none can be found hook up with a therapist.
156741 tn?1212748547 I have not heard of many people with lupus that do NOT have either a rash or joint pain. These are two hallmark symptoms of lupus. THough lupus affects each person differently, and symptoms can come and go (This is one of the reasons Dx is so difficult), sun sensitivy alone is not enouch to be Dxd. Even if all your blood work came back positive, it still would not be enough for an official Dx.
1661476 tn?1303195558 I'm so sorry to hear about what you are going through. One thought I had was Sjogren's. It can cause severe acid reflux, along w/ dry skin, eyes and hair. Does that apply to you? Joint pain also goes w/ that too. Sjogren's can present w/ elevated ANA, stiffness, aching and elevated sed rate. But some of your symptoms sound like it could be lupus. But Sjogren's can occur along w/ lupus. The blood in your urine makes me lean more toward lupus.
Avatar n tn The butterfly rash is characteristic of this disease. So is hair loss and dry, flaky skin. I would contact a doctor ASAP and get this checked out.
Avatar f tn for the last 3 or 4 years i have an area on my right cheek that always has dry flaky skin and small pimples. At least once a month my cheek and under my eye will begin tingling and a knot will form. The knot causes my skin to be red and bruised and is tender and hot to the touch. Sometimes it will become hollow and fill with puss but most times it will be a flaky red painful lump and go away. This area of my face now has scarring because of this reoccurring issue.
1460176 tn?1285884158 OK so I have Keratosis pilaris on my arms and what I have on my noise and in between my eye brows look nothing like it! The skin is red and sometimes itches. every morning I wake up to skin peeling off the spots! what could this be I will post a pic on my profile to show u!
1319928 tn?1274347872 I can't say if you have lupus or not.I have been dx with lupus for seveeral years and many in my family also have had it. Some of your symptoms are like mine. I'm happy to see that your going to a rhuemo doc, He will run some special blood test to find out if you do. If the doc says you do then there are many types of meds you can take so you can live a long and normal life.With lupus there is a lot of the wait and see thing and if you can do that then half the battle is over with.
Avatar f tn They have prescribed Ceftin, Prednisone, Nasonex, Patanase, and Pataday (along with Zyrtec for the skin itching caused by Lupus). I am wondering if it is possible that the Lupus could be the cause for the nasal inflammation that seemingly is stopping up my sinuses? Any thoughts, experiences and information or guidance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time!
Avatar f tn But other differentials that have to be ruled out are seborrhiec dermatitis,contact dermatitis and sun burns. Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin condition that causes flaky,dry, white to yellowish scales to form on oily areas esp under the nose or anywhere on face. You can treat flaking and dryness with over-the-counter dandruff or medicated shampoos. Shampoo the hair vigorously and frequently (preferably daily).
1488651 tn?1296698023 Adrenal fatigue. Hashimotos thyroiditis. Hair loss. Anxiety. Dry skin. Legs itch when I get warm. Overactive immune system. Always feeling like I am getting flu. Hormones imbalance . I feel pain all day everyday . Doctors just said hashimotos but thyroid levels are normal, normal bloodwork for Ana and RA. Going out of my mind only 33 years old and I am not on any meds. What do you guys think?
Avatar n tn Next time she has a flare, please take her to a skin specialist. Dry red face with acne like rash can be due to atopic or contact dermatitis, psoriasis or even eczema. So a list of cosmetic and personal care products used occasionally or daily should be made. One of them could be causing the rash. Another possibility is early stage Hidradenitis suppurativa. Another possibility is premenstrual type of cane which is usually controlled by hormonal therapy.
Avatar f tn Thank you for your response. :) I have not been tested for lupus...only thing so far has been the blood test for RA. I am still seeing my primary care doc at this time, no specialists. He is trying to do as much for me as he possibly can because my insurance coverage is almost useless. What meds do you take (if you don't mind me asking)? Doc tried me on about 6 different anti inflammatory type meds before doing the RA blood test, and then gave me samples of the savella.
Avatar f tn Are there any specific skin products ,such as face and body wash,moisturizers with spf, shampoo, suggested for those with very very sensitive skin , itching and rashes? My doctor is no help. Also, clothing.... everything is a blend and I itch with everything! I was wondering what other women use and could suggest or perhaps a site I could visit. I already called the Lupus Foundation and they really were no help. I also am battleing thyroid and celeic disease.
Avatar n tn (My stepmother, who is a nurse, speculated that either I had a parasite from traveling abroad or gout in the finger--although the condition seemed strictly limited to the skin). The second symptom was a rash that was limited to my buttocks, elbow, and hip. It developed after being out at the beach (just sat on the sand, no beach chairs). It was extremely itchy (and went away after about 1 week of applying some steroid cream I had leftover from an eczema outbreak).
Avatar f tn Prior to the recent pain and discomfort in my abdomen and back, I learned I have celiac disease (I was diagnosed in 2002 or 2003 and I have been following a gluten-free diet since), an enlarged thyroid (2007) and debilitating vertigo (episodes lasting 2-4 weeks have been recurring since 2007).
Avatar f tn This is because eczema often presents with itchy, red, dry and flaky skin. If the rash is non itchy then dry skin or seborrheic dermatitis of the face are important differentials to be ruled out. Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin condition that causes flaky, dry, white to yellowish scales to form on oily areas esp under the nose or anywhere on face. Topical antifungals and mild steroids are the usual treatment and combination of the two can be used to treat stubborn patches.