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putting borax on the skin for lupus

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
54 years experience Dermatology
Yes: It should not be a problem if done with mild perm like "soft body" perm and you do not have scalp involvement.
Dr. Tracy Lovell
21 years experience Rheumatology
See below: I agree with the other comment, but make sure your thyroid is under control as thyroid disease can be associated with skin lupus and if your thyroid f ... Read More

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
Several.: Do not ober shower or wash. Use the equivalent of dove (or generic), when you use soap. The best non-greasy lotion is oil of olay, but the company t ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammad Khan
30 years experience Pediatrics
Any thing: I will record anything that bothers you even if the significance is not clear right away . It may help down the road
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
37 years experience Rheumatology
Yes.: What you described are typical symptoms of lupus. Other concerns would be a reaction to shampoo, conditioner, or other hair product.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
48 years experience Rheumatology
If limited to skin: Lupus limited to the skin is generally less serious. It is usually easy to treat, so why wait?
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Many lupus rashes: There is no one lupus rash. People with lupus are normal people who can have a rash. That means just becuase you have lupus does not mean that e ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam King
Dr. Adam King answered
15 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Expected: Sun sensitive skin is one of the many known symptoms of lupus. Sun sensitivity is a diagnostic symptom. Wear spf 45 or greater whenever out in the s ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: People with lupus can have a variety of cutaneous manifestations. There are many rashes from lupus but people with lupus can also get rashes that ar ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Many possibilities: These may be inflammatory masses from the sle itself or may be secondary to other infections which may occur under these circumstances.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Yes: However this is more common in a condition called morphea which is localized scleroderma.
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