Lupus rash relief

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Avatar f tn Sorry you have been plagued with this rash. Have you been checked for Lupus? There are several kinds of Lupus and it can affect your skin - causing pimple-like lesions. It may take several tests to determine if you have Lupus as often there are false-negatives before it shows positive. Stay out of the sun as much as you can and avoid tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant, mushrooms and other nightshade vegetables. Hope you all feel better.
Avatar m tn Rash to face more pronounced on one side with facial edema. Rash was painful, burning, and raised. Went to a new PCP who thougth I might have Lupus. I had a positive ANA, and higher sed rate but subsequent tests for Lupus were negative. Again resolved on it's own w/o medication. Then last month I had my worst flare, but it was gone within a week. Seems like benadryl helps the best with cool soaks and sun exposure.
Avatar m tn 1. malar rash over cheeks (butterfly rash) 2. discoid rash, red raised patches 3. photosensitivity - reaction to sunlight, resulting in skin rash 4. oral and nose ulcers 5. arthritis 6. serositis - inflamation of the lining of the lung or heart 7. reanl disorder - excessive protein in urine and/or cellular casts 8. neurologic disorder - seizures, or psychosis 9. anemia or low white blood count or lymphopenia or low platelet count 10. positive ANA 11.
Avatar m tn K you have a lot going on! You did describe some symptoms that are similar to lupus. I have rheumatoid arthritis symptoms associated with discoid lupus, fatigue (REAL Fatigue ~ like Gumby after 90 seconds in the microwave Fatigue), depression (which is associated with lupus also.... or probably with many other medical diagnosis), anxiety may also be a symptom of just a bunch of things going on medically ~ heck, anyone would have anxiety dealing with all of this at once!!!
1168718 tn?1464983535 I couldn't really see anything, so I just tried seeing it on my full screen but all i couldn't make out was that your cheeks, nose and upper brow seemed to be flushed with more redness. I can't see if it's raised like a welt, or dry etc all i can make out is the red but it reminds me of the 'Butterfly rash' seen in Lupus. I'm not 100% sure but i do recall reading something about allergic reactions causing a similar rash, though not enough to pass on.
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed 5 years ago with cutaneous and systemic lupus; highest ANA 1280; last ANA reading 640. Since July I have had episodes of intense itching on my forearms and back of my neck at the hairline. Both of my siblings are gluten intolerant/Celiac. Blood work over a year ago indicated my enzymes are ok; no gastro issues. Itching seems to start late afternoon; topical prescriptions provide minimal relief; feels like the itching/inflammation comes from within/nerve ending???
Avatar n tn t have floaters, but I do know that is possible w/ lupus. Are you having any other symptoms beside the rash? Like fatigue, joint pain, hair loss, fingers turning white when cold.
Avatar f tn We had her liver functions and heart tested, and both came back with great results, so that was a relief. She seems to only have the rash - thank goodness. Her dermatologist told me to go get myself tested for Lupus - so I did that day. We don't have those results back, or her results back to confirm neonatal lupus. I am a seemingly healthy 27 year old. 2 kids, active lifestyle. I have been anaemic off/on since I was 18 - but I have incredibly heavy periods.
Avatar f tn Have you tried washing her in a base of Aloe Vera gel?
Avatar f tn My dr has referred me to a rheumatologist for further tests for Lupus. I've exhibited some of the symptoms like the butterfly rash and some joint pain. My sed rate has been high on the last 3 blood draws which is an indicator of inflammation somewhere in my body. My ? is that since Lupus can cause inflammation of blood vessels is it possible that the blood vessel next to my trigeminal nerve is pressing on that nerve when it's inflamed thus causing the classic TN pain? Thanks!
459853 tn?1283140514 I'm a 40year old female that's been battling seronegative rheumatoid arthritis since I was 24. About a year and a half ago I started noticing this redness I had across my cheek bones and nose. At first I thought it was wind burn from the cold winter, but it never went away and is only getting worse! I had a baby last year and that's when I really starting noticing it. My older daughter claims it's been there for years though.
Avatar f tn the gp continued to tell me it could not be lupus as i do not have the rash however my mother doesnot. does this sound like lupus and what should i be telling the specialist with out souding neurotic. i aso get big red blotches after bath or shower with white bumo in the iddle very very itchy.
Avatar f tn but I do get heat flushed often and my face flushes like a lupus rash..this only lasts about 1-2 hours at a this the same as lupus rash?
Avatar m tn People with Lupus will get a "butterfly rash" across their nose and cheeks. They can also have a positive RA factor because Lupus does joint damage. Wonka is correct that it is difficult to diagnose in the beginning of the disease and you do have to meet 4 out of 11. Your levels (blood levels) will flucuate (becoming normal then abnormal when the disease is active). An ANA is a standard test for Lupus but will also come up positive for other diseases.
Avatar f tn I took plaquenil for 3 days and started to get a very bad rash. Not only was I itchy but I started getting blisters and hardened, peeling skin. After 2 weeks it started getting better and now two weeks past that, the rash is back again and it seems to be effecting my breathing. I feel like I have asthma. It is very frightening. Is there anything I can do?
Avatar f tn Long Story short- I have been in so much pain the last 2 weeks my local MDs sent me to the CITY and after 10 mins the doctor said - I dont think you have Lupus - you dont have the rash.. I think you have dermamyositis/polymyositis- heliotrope on eyelids, gottron papules, vesicular levido(spelled wrng) When he did my labs they were ALL negative, He said he didnt understand , how I could have positive results on 3 different occassions and neg 5 days after the last.
459853 tn?1283140514 s are negative in approximately 5% with lupus. Other antibody markers of lupus include cardiolipin antibody, anti-smith antibody, DNA antibodies, SS-A and SS-B antibodies. I had a butterfly redness across my cheeks and nose and suspected this symptom might be due to Lupus but after many tests my rheumatologist ruled that out. Many years later I finally figured out this symptom was from bouts of hyperthyroidism from Hashimoto's thyroiditis (autoimmune hypothyroidism).
Avatar f tn The "butterfly" rash - also known as a malar rash - is a very common symptoms of lupus, however, you don't necessarily have to have it to have lupus. It does occur in approximately 40-60% of lupus patients. There are different types of lupus, too, so depending on what type of lupus your friend may have, the rash may not be as common. It's also important to remember that not all cases of lupus are alike - some of the symptoms one person has, another person may not have.
Avatar f tn I has elephant feet when hypo before RAI but I was dx hyper and Graves. Hypo causing fluid retention etc regardless of whether Hashi or Graves most times.
1319928 tn?1274347872 The dry eyes and mouth sound like sjorgen's. Eye drops and lots of fluids will help. Some people also keep some hard candies handy to suck on. I have also been diagnosed with lupus, but I don't have the rash. My face will get red, but not the raised rash. I know how you are feeling. It took me 8 years to get a dx. Most drs just gave up and said they didn't know. I haven't been able to get a handle on my symptoms yet.
Avatar n tn When I get in the sun, I have joint pain w/ swelling, face rash and diarrhea. Another thing that causes lupus to flare is stress. But there is no way I would be working out at a gym. Even now on medicine, my muscles and joints could not hold up to running and putting so much stress to my joints. But there again, it could be the beginning stages of something. Something else I would recommend they check is your vit D level. Even if you think you get enough sun exposure.
Avatar n tn Today I noticed a red circular rash around the outer area of my armpit. Can this be lupus? Does a lupus rash ever show up on the armpit like this? What should I do. Thank you!
8221281 tn?1397570972 I'm still battling this whatever it is. I titrated down on prednisone and this (see picture) showed up on my face again. Is this a lupus rash? I can't get in to see my rheumatologist until the 15th. The oral pred has been helping my joints and skin once I got above 30mg but now that I'm down to ten I can hardly get out of bed in the morning my joints hurt like hell and I look hideous. I You should see my breasts... ugh....