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how to tell eczema from butterfly rash

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Eczema itches: And is rarely confined to the face. Eczema typically also involves the eyelids, neck, elbow and knee creases, and the wrists and ankles.
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Appearance vs dx: "Butterfly" rash is a descriptor used to conger up the vision of how it appears, with the nose as the body & the wings represented by the cheek a ... Read More

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
20 years experience Dermatology
Peeling: The rash from a sunburn tends to peel and flake and heal relatively quickly whereas the butterfly rash of autoimmune conditions such as lupus tends to ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Steroid creams: Steroid creams are the mainstay of treatment therapies that a doctor could prescribe to treat eczema. Other ways to treat may be to identify any caus ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience Dermatology
Cortisone 10: Cortisone 10 may stop eczema, if you really have eczema. anything stronger than cortisone 10? you need to seek for help from dermatologist.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lages
67 years experience Rheumatology
See test explanation: It takes 4 of 11 criteria to diagnose Lupus. Positive ANA is your only one and not diagnostic because skin rash should be malar or discoid. Triamcino ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Mystery disease: I presume you are already taking your daughter to a rheumatologist. Ask him to consider the possibility of spondylarthropathy and ask him test for hla ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
20 years experience Family Medicine
Eczema is scaly: Eczema is chronic skin rash which is caused by an over-active immune system attacking and drying out the skin. I often consider it akin to "asthma of ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
ECZEMA /HEAT RASH: Eczema is a chronic skin condition and often needs moisturisering the skin and may need some mild steroid cream locally.Presents with dry scaly patche ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
47 years experience Pediatrics
Lotion/steroids: Frequent cool water baths, immediate ointment or lotion and additional steroid creams.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Butterfly rash: Malar rash is commonly associated with lupus and can vary in intensity over time, a dermatologist can help advise you on topical medications.

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