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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 ...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
I have a non-itchy rash on my earlobe, nowhere else. My cats recently got fleas, could that have caused it? If not, then what?
Swimmers ear: It is possible to get flea bites but they are usually itchy. If you have been swimming lately, you may have an otitis external or swimmers ear. Make sure you dry your ear well after a shower, bath, or swimming. If is painful, red, or has a discharge see a doctor. You may need antibiotics and some ear drops for the discomfort. Read more
I have a non-itchy rash just on my earlobe, nowhere else. Our cats did bring in an infestation of fleas, could that have caused it? If not, then what?
Parinaud's: Parinaud's oculoglandular syndrome, a combination of granulomatous conjunctivitis in one eye, and swollen lymph nodes in front of the ear on the same side. Most cases are caused by cat-scratch disease, altho the bacteria causing tularemia, and herpes simplex and some fungi have been involved. It should not be confused with the midbrain neurological syndrome also named after parinaud. Read more
When I scratch or bump my skin, on any part of my body, a raised hot white itchy rash develops. What could cause this?
What could cause a persistent itchy rash in only one armpit that has lasted for at least two months but hasn't spread?
ARMPIT RASH: WHY UNDER ONE ARM I DON'T KNOW. IF ITS UNDER THE ARM THAT DOES ALL THE WORK, LIKE WRITING, LIFTING, EATING, ETC., IT MAY BE A CONTACT DERMATITIS FROM SOAP, DETERGENT, STUFF YOU MAY BE PUTTING ON WITH YOUR DOMINANT HAND. BE A DETECTIVE AND IF IT DOESN'T GET BETTER, SEE DERMATOLOGIST. Read more
I have red itchy rash on my right buttock. I sit all day and is that a cause. Iam a receptionist. It comes and goes. Does not itch all the time.
Rash: Rashes are impossible to diagnose over the computer. Usually sitting is not a risk factor for developing a rash, unless you are very old (It states you are 106?), and you get skin "breakdown" from not moving around (similar to a "bed sore"). When the rash is visible, have a dr. Look at it to give you a diagnosis and any necessary treatment. Best wishes. Read more
Probably allergy: It could be something else. You need to be examined by a dermatologist who can then recommend treatment. 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
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