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Autoimmune Diseases That Can Cause Itchy Rash
Hi doc experiencing swollen lymph node in neck itchy skin rash otc cream helps low grade fevers positive ana but negative for all autoimmune diseases?
In auto immune disease the enemy is from with in . As name implies "auto" is self and "immune " is immune system . One 's own immune system for unknown reason turns against self and destroys or damages tissues or cells . List of auto immune disease are many and growing . End result is destruction of of tissues such as thyroid , pancreas or cells such as white ...Read more
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
A circular non itchy rash on leg for 2 months. At first there was a large spontaneous bruise with it. Mystery autoimmune? Ringworm? Other?
Got a itchy rash comes right before my periods and fades away after my periods. Heard about autoimmune progesterone dermatitis what's the treatment?
True : What you r describing is charechtaristic to this syndrome unfortunately the only curative therapy is resection of the ovaries which you may not want to do you could get away with anti histamine steroids lotion or even pills and singulair (montelukast) you also should try to avoid medications containing Progesterone as contreceptives. ...Read more
Very itchy rash w 1-2mm blister-like eruptions. Biopsy showed telangiectasia and lymphocytic infiltrates. Rash still recurring. Autoimmune? Ideas?
TMEP: It's time to see a dermatologist. Did the biopsy have mast cells as part of the infiltrate? Was a direct immunoflorescence done? Tmep is an acronym you can google and see pictures and description of the clinical course. There many potential treatments but the diagnosis is paramount before any can be started. ...Read more
Which autoimmune diseases cause a strong allergic type response to sunlight? I get very itchy for days after being in the sun, and i never let burn
Several things: Intrinsic conditions, such as atopic dermatitis, dry skin, viral rashes; extrinsic conditions such as allergic dermatitis (cosmetics, fragrances), foods, bites, stress, urticaria (hives), just to name a few off the top of my head...many things. Common conditions often are self-limited, but a few need to be checked out and treated (such as drug allergy). ...Read more
Various causes: Itching in the pubic area may be due to heat and sweating; fungal infection if there are skin folds; contact allergy to certain chemicals in underwear, particularly made of synthetic materials; lice transmitted by sexual contact or sleeping on an infested mattress. As the causes are so different, you better see your physician. ...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