Lupus rash treatment

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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.
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....
Avatar f tn I am 37 and about every 4 months I get an ugly rash on my hands. They are small red /round bumps and some are not perfectly round but they hurt and they itch. I get it around my joints hands and now my elbows too. I went to dermatologist and she said it was skin lupus. Blood taken showed a small amount detected.
1139187 tn?1355706647 I have read about it and it looks very similiar to hashimotos except the rash and skin issues. Is there anything else different besides the rash? Is it usually treated the same way hashi's is treated or graves? (or could go either way). I am just trying to learn more about this to help her where i can.
Avatar n tn Continue application for 2 weeks after the rash disappears. The cause for persistence is that the treatment is often left in between. Meanwhile test for blood sugar level to see if it is high for diabetes too can prevent resolution of fungal infection. If within 14 days there is no improvement, then consult a skin specialist for a reassessment of diagnosis. This rash that appears on nose, cheek and crevice between nose and cheek can be a discoid rash of lupus.
1136439 tn?1290178052 Discoid lupus is dxed when a patient with a discoid rash (confirmed by skin biopsy) does not fulfill the crieria for systemic lupus. Although 10% of all lupus patients have DLE (discoid). The lesions geerally do not itch. They appear as thick and scaly. Aching joints are found in 10-20% of patients w/ DLE. Blood testing shows a positive ANA in about 1/2 of the cases. 20% may have anemia, and a 50% have a low white blood count. W/o treatment, discoid lesions may progress.
1278097 tn?1325611497 Has anyone else been diagnosed that young? Has anyone tried the anti-malaria drugs for treatment of the rash? What does being diagnosed with Lupus mean for my little guy in the long run?
1657646 tn?1302281413 I didn't know developing food allergies was related to Sjogrens. Does that go for other allergies as well? I've noticed that I've grown allergic to cats. A have friends who have cats, every time I go for a visit my nose gets runnier and I get itchier, it gets worse and comes on faster everytime. I know may develope other autoimmunes, I also have Raynauds. I wasn't sure if lupus was a possibility with the rash and muscle indentations but the blood work doesn't show it yet?
904511 tn?1251219733 Thanks Joni, i am really glad that you are able to enjoy the sun and pool time, thats awesome! I think right now I'm just going to end up in the waiting game until I get a positive ANA. I'm seeing a Rheumatologist in the next couple weeks, they wouldn't refer me till my lyme came back negative.
8221281 tn?1397570972 Afterwords I began treatment for Systemic Lupus with Methotrexate, Plaquenil, and Prednisone and Lovenox. Eventually I was able to get off of prednisone and it has only been used when lupus becomes active or signs of vasculitis return. I was taken off of Methotrexate in November 2013 as I had a minor surgical procedure. Rheumatology wanted me to try to stay just on Plaquenil as my Lupus had been quiet for some time at that point. I was officially listed as in remission by January 2014.
Avatar f tn I'm super afraid of during from lupus... I started getting light butterfly rash and burning feeling in my face... My fingers hurt ... The face is super sensative to light.... The doc did ana cuz my face started to get red few months ago ... But it started to take a butterfly shape just 5 days ago... Ana that was done a month ago came back normal.... They did a panel test yesterday should get results tomorrow or tuesday....
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 f tn I know how you feel, my 16 year old son has lupus and when the lupus is active, the rash is there. The rash that shows with lupus is very classic: the face gets like a sunburn on the cheeks but the little lines that run down from either side of the nose to the corners of the mouth are normal color or even look a little white. The name for these lines is "nasolabial folds".
1722607 tn?1335747858 It should give the doctor a real good idea if any of these things are causing your problem. Usually, people have a rash with lupus that gets worse with sunlight as well. Let me know how it goes. My best friend has Lupus both discoid and systemic. If it turns out you have Lupus please send me a message. I have learned a lot from her about treatment and the side effect etc. Take care and hang in there. It is always hard waiting for a diagnosis.
Avatar m tn However, from the description given by you, it seems you might be having an autoimmune skin condition called Discoid lupus erythematosus, that causes a red, raised rash on the face and scalp. Around 1–5% of these cases develop into Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). In discoid lupus, only the skin is typically involved. The rash is usually red and may have raised borders. It is usually painless and does not itch.
Avatar n tn They Now Say that I never should have been diagnosed with systemic lupus, but I definitely have the discoid lupus ~ marked by the rash on my arms, upper back, neck, and face including above my eyebrows... I take plaquenil and that controls most of the rash and that, as the basic sun allergy symptoms. Plaquenil has been described as a Mother's Milk for rheumatiod arthritis symptoms, but they found that it's also the only known med to control the skin rash associated with discoid lupus!
Avatar f tn Have you been checked for Lupus? You probably don't have it, but the rash sounds like the typical "butterfly rash" that some Lupus patients have. Does spending time in the sun make you break out? First step is getting ANA tested, but there are other tests as well.
1000632 tn?1293141653 - Extreme fatigue (tiredness) - Painful joints. - Abnormal blood clotting ( lupus anticoagulant positive ) Blood tests: - I had 2 positive ANA during the time ( both 1:100 speckled pattern, last one negative in september after 1 week off sun exposure ) - anti-dsDNA - negative My rheumy didnt given me any treatment till now, nothing at all. Please tell me your Lupus or not? Thank you !
1139654 tn?1260897154 s led my doctor to conclude that lupus was unlikely. She was aware that I was under treatment for depression and temporal lobe epilepsy (which my neuro doc thinks might be connected to autoimmune issues). Despite the mucosal and scalp ulcers, persistent synovitis, rash, microhematuria...she concluded that it wasn't likely that the symptoms I had were a result of lupus.
Avatar f tn If you really feel that there is more to it, you could always get a second opinion. The treatment for UCTD and Lupus are usually the same, either way. Does she have you on anything? I would do some research on UCTD. There isnt a whole lot out there, but it may help you to understand it more.
Avatar n tn Does anyone develop a skin rash either just prior to worsening symptoms or during ?
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?