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What causes this malar rash or "butterfly" rash on my face?

What causes this malar rash or "butterfly" rash on my 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

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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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If I have a the butterfly rash on face, is there is possibility that it is lupus?

If I have a the butterfly rash on face, is there is possibility that it is lupus?

Could be anything: One of the signs of lupus is a butterfly rash, rosacea may give you a similar rash. Even certain forms of eczema. Get checked and get a diagnosis. ...Read more

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+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?

+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?

Some people flush: Probably you also flush if you swallow alcohol. So what? You can apply cool water. You can get afrin (or the cheaper generic) and apply a few drops to your face before exercise to constrict the blood vessels. ...Read more

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What happens if I have a the butterfly rash on face, is there is possibility that it is not lupus?

What happens if I have a the butterfly rash on face, is there is possibility that it is not lupus?

Yes: Lupus is a relatively uncommon cause of a facial rash. Rosacea is far more common. See a dermatologist and then you will know for certain. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Does the butterfly rash spread over face and make one eye swell shut?

Does the butterfly rash spread over face and make one eye swell shut?

Butterfly rash: You want to make sure that you don't have lupus or other connective diseases. See a doc soon. ...Read more

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Can irritant contact dermatitis cause red butterfly rash on face ? Rash does not hurt or itch but feels hot when it is red ?

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

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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?

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

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Butterfly Rash (Definition)

"butterfly rash" is usually in reference to lupus and refers to a red rash, usually made a lot worse with sun exposure, that shows up across the cheeks and nose. Apparently, someone thought this reminded them of the ...Read more


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Skin Rash (Definition)

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


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