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Rosacea (Definition)

A condition of the thinning of skin where you can see blood vessels ...Read more


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How to tell if it's rosacea or lupus?

How to tell if it's rosacea or lupus?

Related symptoms.: Rosacea typically causes a red rash to your nose, cheeks, chin and forehead. It can have a bumpy acne like appearance. Lupus rash is more typically described as a "butterfly" red area spanning over your malar areas and nose. Lupus has several other symptoms such as oral ulcers, joint pain, kidney disease, pleurisy, and pericarditis. Blood tests can also help confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between rosacea and lupus?

Is there a connection between rosacea and lupus?

No: They both cause facial redness in the same area but there is no connection between rosacea and lupus. ...Read more

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What is rosacea? Is it related to lupus or a symptom of lupus?

What is rosacea? Is it related to lupus or a symptom of lupus?

No: Rosacea is not a part of lupus erythematosus. It is a poorly understood skin disorder that affects 16 million Americans. Try www.rosacea.org for more information on the disease and possible causes and treatment. ...Read more

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Can you explain in detail rosacea. I had thought it was just a skin disease per se. so is it related to lupus or a symptom of lupus?

Can you explain in detail rosacea. I had thought it was just a skin disease per se. so is it related to lupus or a symptom of lupus?

No: Rosacea is not a manifestation of lupus. It is simply a skin disease that can be confused with the rash of lupus but is totally unrelated. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a rosacea and a lupus rash?

What is the difference between a rosacea and a lupus rash?

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 are commonly treated with avoidance and antibiotics whereas lupus is associated with a "butterfly" rash that is a manifestation of an underlying autoimmune disease that are commonly treated with steroids. ...Read more

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Does Rosacea appear Brown after Sun exposure? Does Lupus Malar appear Brown after Sun exposure? What type of Butterfly Rash turns Brown in Sun?

Does Rosacea appear Brown after Sun exposure? Does Lupus Malar appear Brown after Sun exposure? What type of Butterfly Rash turns Brown in Sun?

Malar rash: Melasma is a very common patchy brown, tan, or blue-gray facial skin discoloration, usually seen in women in the reproductive years. It typically appears on the upper cheeks, upper lip, forehead, and chin. Lupus may cause a butterfly rash which can be exacerbated by the sun. A malar rash associated with lupus may be erythematous (red) or brown. ...Read more

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Why someone 15 minutes in the Sun and he will get Malar rash butterfly shape on face ? Is it lupus? Isn't rosacea soberiac dermatitis different shape

Why someone 15 minutes in the Sun and he will get Malar  rash butterfly shape on face ? Is it lupus? Isn't rosacea soberiac dermatitis different shape

Needs Dermatologist: Butterfly rash of Lupus is red or purplish. It involves the bridge of the nose. Note it spares the nasolabial folds of the face. Patient can get blood tests to clarify ...Read more

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I have a malar/ rosacea kind of redness that gets worse in the cold, heat, nervousness, etc. If red was from lupus, would lupus blood work come back +?

I have a malar/ rosacea kind of redness that gets worse in the cold, heat, nervousness, etc. If red was from lupus, would lupus blood work come back +?

Lupus : A positive ANA is found in patients with systemic lupus . A red rash on the nose and checks is common in lupus. In patients with rosacea there is a tendency to flush and blush in addition to having red pimples on the central face. ...Read more

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Any other causes of malar rash besides lupus & lyme? it definitely isn't rosacea or seb derm due to appearance

Any other causes of malar rash besides lupus & lyme? it definitely isn't rosacea or seb derm due to appearance

See details: Lyme does not cause a malar rash. The most common cause is rosacea. If you have lupus, the logical cause is lupus. ...Read more

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What is the difference between roseca and lupus rash?

What is the difference between roseca and lupus rash?

see below: A nasal redness, enlargement and roughening, often attributed to alcohol ingestion is quite different from lupus rashes. They typically affect the malar (cheek) region and nasal bridge, with or without scarring (depending on regular lupus or discoid lupus. ...Read more

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I have fibromyalgia and two heart conditions, plus I am B12 and vitamin d and iron deficient, can this be connected with lupus?

I have fibromyalgia and two heart conditions, plus I am B12 and vitamin d and iron deficient, can this be connected with lupus?

No: People with fibromyalgia can have lupus as well, but the conditions are separate and distinct. The heart issue and vitamin deficiencies are also not related. ...Read more

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Can Rosacea , Seborheic derm. ,milk allergy , stomach sensitivity and toe fungus or althletes feet , all be connected to yeast overgrowth in the body?

Can Rosacea , Seborheic derm. ,milk allergy , stomach sensitivity and toe fungus or althletes feet , all be connected to yeast overgrowth in the body?

No: The so-called Candidiasis syndrome has never been supported by scientific findings. All of the above-mentioned issues are very common occurrences although unusual for one to have all of the probles at the same time. Having said that, sehorrhea is considered to be an untoward reaction to Pityrosporium orbiculare, a fungus found normally on adult skin. ...Read more

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My dsdna double strand reference was 3.45 and very symptomatic.. S this a positive for lupus how is it scored?

My dsdna double strand reference was 3.45 and very symptomatic.. S this a positive for lupus how is it scored?

Possibly: this is one of the many blood tests used to diagnose lupus..you should consult your rheumatologist to have them run a full battery of tests ...Read more

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This last 2 weeks feel so run down between p.O.T.S and lupus... Im 27 i want to feel normal. But i don't think ill ever be "normal" again. :/?

See below: Go the lupus foundation of america's website to find a support group for lupus patients near you. I think you would find this beneficial and you would also learn how other patients cope with the disease. ...Read more

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What;s the best pain medicine for lupus patients?

What;s the best pain medicine for lupus patients?

Acetaminophen NSAIDS: For symptom relief of pain you can use Acetaminophen or NSAIDs like Ibuprofen or o Naprooxen or Cox 2 Celebrex Along wih Antimalarials (Hydroxychlroquin) and low dose steroids ...Read more

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