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Butterfly Rash On Toddlers Face
SLE : Malar rash is a sign of SLE (systemic lupus Erythematosis ) there are other other autoimmune diseases which can also have this rash. there are many rashes which can look similar and be mistaken for a malar rash. The most common is rosacea. You will need an evaluation by someone with experience. If you have other symptoms see a rheumatologist. If the rash is your only symptom see Dermatology. ...Read more
My 13th month has recently come out with a butterfly rash on her face it has faded a bit but im quite worried could she have been born with lupas unknown to doctors?
See below: Highly unlikely to be lupus. There are multiple other reasons for such a rash. She should be evaluated. ...Read more
Yes: Only 10-20% of people with lupus have this finding. ...Read more
What happens if I have a the butterfly rash on face, is there is possibility that it is not lupus?
+ctd.Entire face turns tomato red during aerobics class tho i'm fit.So bad i look ill! no1 else in class gets this.Hrs later:.Butterfly rash.R/t ctd?
Butterfly rash: You want to make sure that you don't have lupus or other connective diseases. See a doc soon. ...Read more
I've had hip pain for about 3 months. It wakes me from sleep. I recently got what looked like a butterfly rash across my face that lasted about a week.
Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes, but i would recommend you get checked. Lupus is one example of a very serious condition which can characteristically cause a butterfly rash and pain in one or more joints. I am not saying you have lupus, but you should be evaluated. Thank you. ...Read more
Can irritant contact dermatitis cause red butterfly rash on face ? Rash does not hurt or itch but feels hot when it is red ?
Possible: Malar ("butterfly") rash could be caused by contact dermatitis, for instance due to cosmetic products. However, malar rash, particularly when very sensitive to the sun, can be a feature of lupus or other autoimmune diseases. Usually other symptoms and lab abnormalities would be present, so you should be evaluated for the rash by your doctor. ...Read more
I have a butterfly rash on my face and a positive ANA test. A rheumatologist said he doesn't think it's Lupus. Should I get a second opinion?
It's your right: to have a second opinion, and trust your rheumatologist too, Lupus isn't an easy disease to be confirmed, there are certain criteria for the diagnosis, rheumatologist are expert at such, good luck ...Read more
Have butterfly rash on face lower back pain joint pain and shortness of breath and feel sore all over body what could be causing this ?
Positive ANA w/1.80h bloodwork ok loosing hair, patches bald, leg tightness,butterfly rash on face, sun reaction, eyelids peeling, no tears, lupus?
Bloody urine 4 months. No uti. Bloody noses 2x a week 4 months. Butterfly rash on face. Cold toes fingers. Have ms. Lupus in family. Joint pain/stiff?
Many symptoms: You have many symptoms as described, and it appears a family hx as well of some diseases. You should see a dr. And tell them your symptoms and get lab testing including tests that would check/screen for autoimmune disorders, including lupus. Best wishes. ...Read more
Joint pain sometimes, mouth sores, cold toes/finger/burning , headache, butterfly rash on face, always sick. Mother has lupus. Does it sound like lupus?
RASH IS SUSPISCIOUS!: See pcp for blood testing ; care. Don't wait! ...Read more
I have been getting bloody urine/nosebleeds on/off for 4months. I saw a urologist and no UTI was detected. The CT scan of my abdomen/pelvis was ok. I have bruising with malaise and pain and stiff cold digits. I also have a butterfly rash on face. My bladd
Possibly: Certainly your symptoms are not normal. I would encourage you to see you physician again for further tests. ...Read more
Why someone 15 minutes in the Sun and he will get Malar rash butterfly shape on face ? Is it lupus? Isn't rosacea soberiac dermatitis different shape
Needs Dermatologist: Butterfly rash of Lupus is red or purplish. It involves the bridge of the nose. Note it spares the nasolabial folds of the face. Patient can get blood tests to clarify ...Read more
My ANA IFA came positive with Homogeneous pattern and 1:80H, no butterfly rash but I had some itching & rashes on neck, now gone after 6 day medication?
See test explanation: It takes 4 of 11 criteria to diagnose Lupus. Positive ANA is your only one and not diagnostic because skin rash should be malar or discoid. Triamcinolone will treat many non-lupus rashes. For now don`t get worried. But get the pamphlet on Lupus from the Arthritis Foundation and keep it on hand if anything else develops. Repeating the test won`t add much information. ...Read more
My 16 yo daughter has had flares of swelling of hands , feet lips and rashes for the past 5 years . Ana 1 in 164, no butterfly rash. ?
Mystery disease: I presume you are already taking your daughter to a rheumatologist. Ask him to consider the possibility of spondylarthropathy and ask him test for hla-b27. ...Read more
Eczema itches: And is rarely confined to the face. Eczema typically also involves the eyelids, neck, elbow and knee creases, and the wrists and ankles. ...Read more
Can you have a butterfly rash without being in a flare- I have the rash right now but feel fine, i hope this doesn't mean my organs are doing poorly?
Yes: It is possible that the rash is the only clinical evidence of lupus activity. ...Read more
Lupus: The butterfly rash is a skin rash that mostly affects african and american people. It is mainly associated with the autoimmune disorder, lupus. An autoimmune disease is condition where the body’s own defense system starts attacking body tissues that are healthy. In simple terms, “the body mistakes the healthy body tissues as invaders and starts attacking; causing pain, sun sensitivity, inflammation. ...Read more
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