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Lupus small sores on face or body that won t heal

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Yes: Lupus is a relatively uncommon cause of a facial rash. Rosacea is far more common. See a dermatologist and then you will know for certain.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
Yes: Malar rash not needed for lupus diagnosis but a minimum number of other criteria must be present. A rheumatologist can determine if you have lupus.
Dr. Omobola Oji
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Yes: There are other types of skin lesion that can be associated with lupus along with symptoms like joint pain. "Butterfly rash" can also be seen in other... Read More
Dr. Carrie Cannon
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Certainly: The malar rash is one out of 11 diagnostic criteria for SLE with diagnosis likely if > or = 4 of these criteria are well-documented as present at a... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Have heard of Rx: Never heard of coconut oil as a treatment for lupus rash but it is a good moisturizer and you can leave it on as long as you want (within reasons).
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Yes: Lupus is a major consideration. The microsomal antibodies suddest that autoimmune thyroid disease is also present. See a rheumatologist if you have do... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Probable: The diagnosis of SLE is based on clinical features plus supportive lab evidence. You did not mention how high the ANA titer was and thus a positive o... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
One screening one: for the specific pattern. ANA is a general screening test. Speckled pattern is further refinement of the test, as there are multiple types of anti-nuc... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evan Allen
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: Yes, your situation sounds very much like it could be systemic lupus. Avoid foods with Neu5GC in them (red meat, dairy products) and see a rheumatolog... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Yes: ANA is just a marker that we look for to screen for lupus. It is not perfect. Just because it is negative does not mean you do not have lupus. Also... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. Contact your local medical ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Not lupus: this sounds like a spreading bacterial skin infection, specifically impetigo. You must be seen and "sores" must be culturerd for baceteria and MRSA. Y... Read More
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