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Auto Immune Skin Rash
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
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
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)
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
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
Can autoimmune disorders cause premature wrinkles / thinner skin? What kinds of auto immune diseases?
Hi, my 5yr old has auto immune nutropenia, her skin on fingertips and toes is pealing, should I be worried, thanks in advance, Suzanne?
My father had rare, painful, disfiguring "auto-immune" skin condition called "p.R.P. What is it? (the last word "purpura")
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
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
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
My skin is thin all over my body, I have raynauds, dry skin, dry eyes, telogen effluvium, vertical ridges in nails. Could it be auto immune disease?
Yes: Unfortunately you are absolutely right.Get a more detailed answer ›
Itchy throat, eyes and ears. Sore throat and neck and head. Cant tell if I have flu bc I always feel bad with auto immune illness. What can I take?
See your own doctor: Why don't you simply speak with your doctor and ask him or her what to take. ...Read more
Diarrhoea, loose stools since 3 years, brittle hair, skin pigmentation, PCOS, borderline anemia, low vit d, watery eyes. Is this auto-immune disease?
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?
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
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
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
Can lupus cause rashes and itchiness on other parts of the body besides the face? Can sjogren's or another autoimmune cause rashes and itchiness?
Yes: The scalp is very common.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
I am experiencing skin rash (quality: flaking or scaling). The following also describes me: Skin redness or irritation. What should I do? The rashes are joint and turned into white patches. Will the skin ever forn vack? Its at hairline neck face
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