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I have a painful, non itchy rash on my thigh. I do have an auto immune disorder. What could it be? Should I be worried about it?

I have a painful, non itchy rash on my thigh. I do have an auto immune disorder. What could it be? Should I be worried about it?

Cannot tell: Without seeing this it is impossible to diagnose, but it is highly unlikely to be a result of an autoimmune disorder absent any other symptoms. See a doctor to determine what this is and how to ameliorate it. ...Read more

Autoimmune (Definition)

The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more


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Autoimmune skin rash and red light therapy?

Autoimmune skin rash and red light therapy?

Lupus?: A photosensitive rash that's autoimmune may be lupus. ...Read more

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Can anyone identify a red skin rash (similar looking to ring worm) that would cause a raised red/pink welt and itch? (possibly autoimmune response)

Can anyone identify a red skin rash (similar looking to ring worm) that would cause a raised red/pink welt and itch? (possibly autoimmune response)

Rash: It sounds like you're talking about the hives or urticaria which is usually caused by allergy. Unfortunately it is impossible to give you a definitive diagnosis without seeing a picture of you lesion. Therefore, see your doctor for an exact diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Imy daughter has auto immune acute urticaria what can be done for her skin?

Imy daughter has auto immune acute urticaria what can be done for her skin?

Acute Urticaria: Control it with oral antihistamines. What type of auto-immune urticaria? Anti-thyroid type or more serious? The main thing is oral non-sedating antihistamines (double to triple the dose) to decrease the itch and it is safe to use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at bedtime to help her sleep and cut down the itch. If not gone in 6 weeks, see ur allergist. ...Read more

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What is the permanent cure for the auto immune skin disease called pemphigus?

What is the permanent cure for the auto immune skin disease called pemphigus?

Pemphigus: There are multiple immunosuppressive treatments available for the management of pemphigus. Typically treatment begins with oral steroids but commonly Dapsone or intravenous immunoglobulins are also used. Unfortunately, many autoimmune diseases must be treated by trial and error methods to find the most effective medication. ...Read more

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Can autoimmune disorders cause premature wrinkles / thinner skin? What kinds of auto immune diseases?

Topical steroids: Topical corticosteriods can thin skin if you are using these to treat rashes. Autoimmune diseases do not typically cause wrinkles. However; severe stress from any chronic severe disease can age a person. ...Read more

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Hi, my 5yr old has auto immune nutropenia, her skin on fingertips and toes is pealing, should I be worried, thanks in advance, Suzanne?

Hi, my 5yr old has auto immune nutropenia, her skin on fingertips and toes is pealing, should I be worried, thanks in advance, Suzanne?

Unrelated?: These symptoms may not be related to the neutropenia which renders him more prone to bacterial infections. Make sure that the skin problem is not from too much water exposure and see if applying a moisturizer helps it. If not, check with doctor. ...Read more

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My father had rare, painful, disfiguring "auto-immune" skin condition called "p.R.P. What is it? (the last word "purpura")

My father had rare, painful, disfiguring "auto-immune" skin condition called "p.R.P. What is it? (the last word "purpura")

PPP: I believe the westborough patient means ppp (progressive pigmented purpura). Prp means pityriasis rubra pilaris, a form of psoriasis and not related to purpura.

Ppp is a form of chronic blood stains in the skin (purpura), which darken over time and leave pigmented patches in the skin.

There are four to five types, mostly due to some auto-immune mechanism or related to a medication allergy. ...Read more

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MN PC Dr recommendation please? Dealing w/ difficult to diagn. Case (poss. Auto immune?). PC says it's in head. Positive ANA & CBT therapists say no.

MN PC Dr recommendation please? Dealing w/ difficult to diagn. Case (poss. Auto immune?). PC says it's in head. Positive ANA & CBT therapists say no.

If MN =: Minnesota the BEST MEDICAL CARE in the WORLD is right in ROCHESTER. ..ie: THE MAYO CLINIC.
Having TRAINED THERE I can assure you that there is NO Medical problem that is beyond their ability to DIAGNOSE and TREAT!

Hope this helps!
BTW after Diagnosis the Clinic will find a PCP for you in your own Town! ...Read more

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My skin pigmentation is severely in distress as well as the condition of my skin most noticeable area is my face. I have been on a high dose of amphetamines for about nine years for a severe auto immune sleep disorder. I have some of the classic "tweaker

My skin pigmentation is severely in distress as well as the condition of my skin most noticeable area is my face. I have been on a high dose of amphetamines for about nine years for a severe auto immune sleep disorder. I have some of the classic "tweaker

No clue: You need to see your pcp and probably get a referral to a dermatologist. Amphetamines can cause reduction of blood flow to the skin (and other organs), and that may be part of what is going on, but I have not seen or heard of this complaint. I have taken care of lots and lots of kids on high doses of adderal or concerta, and have not seen this. ...Read more

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Diarrhoea, loose stools since 3 years, brittle hair, skin pigmentation, PCOS, borderline anemia, low vit d, watery eyes. Is this auto-immune disease?

Could be: These chronic symptoms are concerning enough to warrant further evaluation. See your primary doctor to discuss all your concerns and symptoms. At that point screening labs for autoimmune conditions can be drawn and a referral to a rheumatologist can be made if indicated. ...Read more

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My friend has a skin rash, he said it started out small and just it started to spread. Red areas and is itchy. What kind of rashes could it be?

My friend has a skin rash, he said it started out small and just it started to spread. Red areas and is itchy. What kind of rashes could it be?

Multiple causes: If could be related to bites/scabies or may have started from something his skin came in contact with. Have your doctor examine it to make the diagnosis and begin proper treatment. All the best ...Read more

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What is immune system? And how it relates to rashes, itching, sores, hives.....

What is immune system? And how it relates to rashes, itching, sores, hives.....

Control: You may view the immune system as the police commissioner who oversees the city's defense against invaders. When someone causes trouble, you may find multiple and variable responses. We need the immune system to defend against outside invaders (bacteria, virus, worms) and inside traitors (cancer, autoimmune disease). Diseases often occur when the immune system fails. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop a skin rash just from dry skin or are skin rashes caused by allergies?

Is it possible to develop a skin rash just from dry skin or are skin rashes caused by allergies?

Yes: And in the case of dry skin, one may see small raised bumps especially at the extremities. These will often be prevented by using a moisturizer with 3 minutes after bathing. A rash can also be induced by scratching as well. Some skin rashes are caused by allergies (often contact, drug etc) while many are not. ...Read more

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I have allergy, probably to Ponstan 500. The skin rash is nearly gone after 5 days, but now I start to have really bad rashes. What should I do?

I have allergy, probably to Ponstan 500. The skin rash is nearly gone after 5 days, but now I start to have really bad rashes. What should I do?

Something else?: If the rash improved without treatment only to return a few days after (your dates were not defined), then the problem may be from something other than the drug implicated. If the rash was treated and returned after the treatment was stopped, then the rash (if due to the drug) may last for 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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I have an allergic skin rash. Can hay fever give rashes?

I have an allergic skin rash. Can hay fever give rashes?

Usually not: "hay fever" refers to the sneezing, itching and nasal congestion of allergic reactions to pollens, most commonly to the weed pollens and molds that are common during the time of year that hay is being harvested. Only in the most exquisitely allergic do these reactions cause rashes. Allergic rashes are very difficult to diagnose; see an allergist or dermatologist for help with this. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more