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what is external lupus

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: There is no such term as external lupus. You probably mean cutaneous lupus or lupus limited to the skin.

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
16 years experience Pediatric Rheumatology
Butterfly facialrash: The classic malar rash is a red, scaling rash on the cheeks extending over the bridge of the nose but not in the grooves between the nose and the che ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Lupus: Lupus can present with different rashes and some of them can itch, you need to see your doctor to determine what type of rash you have , it may be unr ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Keller
39 years experience Emergency Medicine
Butterfly: Classic rash of lupus is on the face, over the nose and under the eyes. It appears as a red butterfly. Other problems can mimic the rash and lupus can ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: It can wax and wane and is often worse after sun exposure. It may be a permanent issue or it may resolve with treatment.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: Never.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
see below: A nasal redness, enlargement and roughening, often attributed to alcohol ingestion is quite different from lupus rashes. They typically affect the mal ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Big difference: Rosacea tends to be a reactive process in response to various stimulants that may eventually produce long term skin changes such as rhinophyma that ar ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See a dermatologist: Several prescription preparations can help you with the rash, consult a dermatologist for your options.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See a dermatologist: It would be very easy for a dermatologist to tell you if you have ringworm by doing a simple scraping. It is not difficult to tell the difference.

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