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lupus small sores on face or body that won t heal

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
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RASH IS SUSPISCIOUS!: See pcp for blood testing ; care. Don't wait!
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: You need to see a rheumatologist and have a complete evaluation.
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not necessarily but: It sounds like some sort of mixed connective tissue disease with lupus features. You need to consult a rheumatologist.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
39 years experience Pediatrics
Could be anything: One of the signs of lupus is a butterfly rash, rosacea may give you a similar rash. Even certain forms of eczema. Get checked and get a diagnosis.
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Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
Yes, but maybe not!: Facial rashes (malar in lupus, heliotrope rash in dermatomyositis), are common in autoimmune diseases, and these conditions can be documented by getti ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
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 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Diaz
30 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Depends: Facial rash of Lupus can manifest itself very different from person to person. Some patients will have a rash that is persistent. Others will have it ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and 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.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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).
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
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
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
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
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evan Allen
30 years experience Family Medicine
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

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