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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Rash On Face (Definition)

Rash on face varies depending on the cause. Raised rash is one, which are palpable or felt by fingers. The different types of raised rashes are: papules (like a pimple), pustular (containing pus), vesicular (containing fluid like chicken pox), or a patch with margins such as in tinea. The nature of the rash gives us clues ...Read more


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Can irritant contact dermatitis cause red butterfly rash on face ? Rash does not hurt or itch but feels hot when it is red ?

Can irritant contact dermatitis cause red butterfly rash on face ? Rash does not hurt or itch but feels hot when it is red ?

Possible: Malar ("butterfly") rash could be caused by contact dermatitis, for instance due to cosmetic products. However, malar rash, particularly when very sensitive to the sun, can be a feature of lupus or other autoimmune diseases. Usually other symptoms and lab abnormalities would be present, so you should be evaluated for the rash by your doctor. ...Read more

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Positive ANA w/1.80h bloodwork ok loosing hair, patches bald, leg tightness,butterfly rash on face, sun reaction, eyelids peeling, no tears, lupus?

Positive ANA w/1.80h bloodwork ok loosing hair, patches bald, leg tightness,butterfly rash on face, sun reaction, eyelids peeling, no tears, lupus?

See a doc : A 1:80 Ana is barely abnormal but seeing a rheumatologist for an evaluation would be a good idea - the eval would include a history and examination and possibly some more detailed blood testing to see if anything important is going on. ...Read more

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Have butterfly rash on face lower back pain joint pain and shortness of breath and feel sore all over body what could be causing this ?

Have butterfly rash on face lower back pain joint pain and shortness of breath and feel sore all over body  what could be causing this ?

See your doctor: Several conditions such as lupus, spondyloarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or viral infections can cause some of these symptoms. Your doctor can do testing to help explain them. ...Read more

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If I have a the butterfly rash on face, is there is possibility that it is lupus?

If I have a the butterfly rash on face, is there is possibility that it is lupus?

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. ...Read more

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What happens if I have a the butterfly rash on face, is there is possibility that it is not lupus?

What happens if I have a the butterfly rash on face, is there is possibility that it is not lupus?

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. ...Read more

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Is it possible to hav lupus with all syptoms except 'butterfly rash'on face?

Is it possible to hav lupus with all syptoms except 'butterfly rash'on face?

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 any time in a patient's history. 98% of patients will have a positive ANA or other autoantibodies. ...Read more

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Bloody urine 4 months. No uti. Bloody noses 2x a week 4 months. Butterfly rash on face. Cold toes fingers. Have ms. Lupus in family. Joint pain/stiff?

Bloody urine 4 months. No uti. Bloody noses 2x a week  4 months. Butterfly rash on face. Cold toes fingers. Have ms. Lupus in family. Joint pain/stiff?

Many symptoms: You have many symptoms as described, and it appears a family hx as well of some diseases. You should see a dr. And tell them your symptoms and get lab testing including tests that would check/screen for autoimmune disorders, including lupus. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Extreme burning sensation with rash on face, maybe allergic to petroleum?

Extreme burning sensation with rash on face, maybe allergic to petroleum?

Irritant: A contact allergy usually itches but an irritant one (including sunburn) would cause burning. I suspect that you are using something irritating (acne products?) on the face leading to the burning. Allergy to petrolatum is rare. ...Read more

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Burning white head rash on face. Mask like. Burning worse below eyes next to nose. Not allergic to anything?

Burning white head rash on face. Mask like. Burning worse below eyes next to nose. Not allergic to anything?

Many causes: Burning is usually not linked to allergy but irritation may. Have you introduced a new facial cream lately? If you flush or blush easily, this may also be from rosacea. We need more information. ...Read more

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Malar rash on face, migrating athralgia, fatigue, muscle pain, cognitive disfunction but ANA & ENA neg as well as normal FBC and ESR of 2. confused?

Malar rash on face, migrating athralgia, fatigue, muscle pain, cognitive disfunction but ANA & ENA neg as well as normal FBC and ESR of 2. confused?

Arthralgia, rash: Sometimes autoimmune diseases can be seronegative. There are also many overlap syndromes. I suggest you see a Rheumatologist. Of course, must consider other possibilities, such as Lyme Disease. See a rheumatologist to start a workup. ...Read more

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The pharmacist gave me a generic facial cream instead of the brand name I needed. Having allergic reaction on my face. Rash,itch,peeling,burn. ????

The pharmacist gave me a generic facial cream instead of the brand name I needed. Having allergic reaction on my face. Rash,itch,peeling,burn. ????

Stop: Topical hydrocortisone cream may help but if problem is severe talk to your doctor to get something more potent. Since generic is similar to brand based on only the active ingredient, the rest may be quite different . You must have become allergic to one or more of the ingredients in the makeup of the cream or have newly become sensitized to the active ingredient itself , brand or otherwise. ...Read more

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What can cause a sudden face rash with burning sensation? Also have several red spots on my arms.

What can cause a sudden face rash with burning sensation?  Also have several red spots on my arms.

Facial rash: facial rash with burning can be cause by an allergic reaction to something that touched your facial skin, a viral infection like herpes, shingles on the face, photo-drug reaction to a medication you are taking, and other causes, skin diseases like Lupus. You should see your local dermatologist for the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes this malar rash or "butterfly" rash on my face?

What causes this malar rash or "butterfly" rash on my face?

SLE : Malar rash is a sign of SLE (systemic lupus Erythematosis ) there are other other autoimmune diseases which can also have this rash. there are many rashes which can look similar and be mistaken for a malar rash. The most common is rosacea. You will need an evaluation by someone with experience. If you have other symptoms see a rheumatologist. If the rash is your only symptom see Dermatology. ...Read more

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Does flu cause rash on face and body?

Does flu cause rash on face and body?

Rash from Flu: Flu symptoms accompanied by a rash are often attributed to allergies or relatively common illnesses. Individuals experiencing flu symptoms with a rash should be seen by a physician to begin treatment and rule out severe allergic reactions. ...Read more

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Can baby rash on face be caused be fabric softener?

Can baby rash on face be caused be fabric softener?

Fabric softener: Fabric softener can cause rashes on areas in contact with clothing or cloth diapers or baby blankets. I recommend avoiding any extra softeners or fragrances in washing babies' en.sembles ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


Butterfly Rash (Definition)

"butterfly rash" is usually in reference to lupus and refers to a red rash, usually made a lot worse with sun exposure, that shows up across the cheeks and nose. Apparently, someone thought this reminded them of the ...Read more