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Dr. Tracy Lovell
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Autoimmune Disease (Definition)

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


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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

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A circular non itchy rash on leg for 2 months. At first there was a large spontaneous bruise with it. Mystery autoimmune? Ringworm? Other?

A circular non itchy rash on leg for 2 months. At first there was a large spontaneous bruise with it. Mystery autoimmune? Ringworm? Other?

Annulare granuloma: Consists of a series of red bumps arranged in a circular formation. The cause is unknown and may be a chronic condition for up to two years no known therapy seems to work. ...Read more

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Got a itchy rash comes right before my periods and fades away after my periods. Heard about autoimmune progesterone dermatitis what's the treatment?

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

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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

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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

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

Lupus: Systemic lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune condition in which sunlight is known to exacerbate the disease. Fatigue and rash generally are worse after sunlight exposure. ...Read more

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Non-itchy rash on elbow (s). Have been taking naproxen for 2 weeks. Could that be the cause?

Non-itchy rash on elbow (s). Have been taking naproxen for 2 weeks. Could that be the cause?

Generally not.......: If due to allergy to naproxen, it will be more generalized or regionalized. ...Read more

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What can cause an itchy rash that won't go away?

What can cause an itchy rash that won't go away?

Get checked to know: Hese lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more

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What can cause an itchy rash on pubic area?

What can cause an itchy rash on pubic area?

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

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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

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What could be cause of itchy rash back of head?

What could be cause of itchy rash back of head?

Itchy rash: On back of head could be as simple as dandruff or dry skin. Apply some moisturizer or ointment and use some dandruff shampoo. If no better, go see your doctor. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of an itchy rash on the opening of the vagina?

What could be the cause of an itchy rash on the opening of the vagina?

Multiple: You may have a yeast infection - often associated with an increase in vaginal discharge, also more common after a course of antibiotics. Alternatively: other skin conditions e.g. folliculitis which is related to hair removal, dermatitis from soap or vagina deodorants. STDs are also possible especially if you have had a new sexual partner in the past month. ...Read more

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Is parinaud's oculoglandular syndrome infectious? And can it cause an itchy rash on scalp?

Is parinaud's oculoglandular syndrome infectious? And can it cause an itchy rash on scalp?

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

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When I scratch or bump my skin, on any part of my body, a raised hot white itchy rash develops. What could cause this?

When I scratch or bump my skin, on any part of my body, a raised hot white itchy rash develops. What could cause this?

Hypersensitive skin: This could represent dermographism, where you can cause welts on your skin with pressure, like writing. Physical urticaria, or hives, also possible. I usually have someone try an oral anti-histamine for this problem. ...Read more

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What could cause a persistent itchy rash in only one armpit that has lasted for at least two months but hasn't spread?

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

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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.

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

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I have a itchy rash in my under arms, what can cause that?

I have a itchy rash in my under arms, what can cause that?

Fungus or deoderant: I have found that the most common causes of underarm itching are from fungual infections and irritating deodorants. ...Read more

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What can cause an itchy rash on hands and feet?

What can cause an itchy rash on hands and feet?

ITCHY HANDS/FEET: New soap or detergent. Medications you may be taking. Athlete's foot with spread to hands. Have you taken any medications such as antibiotics lately. If it persists see your dermatologist. ...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


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