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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

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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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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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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+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 (oxymetazoline) (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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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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Is it possible to hav lupus with all syptoms except 'butterfly rash'on face?

Is it possible to hav lupus with all syptoms except 'butterfly rash'on face?

Certainly: The malar rash is one out of 11 diagnostic criteria for SLE with diagnosis likely if > or = 4 of these criteria are well-documented as present at any time in a patient's history. 98% of patients will have a positive ANA or other autoantibodies. ...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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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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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 ?

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 ?

See your doctor: Several conditions such as lupus, spondyloarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or viral infections can cause some of these symptoms. Your doctor can do testing to help explain them. ...Read more

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Positive ANA w/1.80h bloodwork ok loosing hair, patches bald, leg tightness,butterfly rash on face, sun reaction, eyelids peeling, no tears, lupus?

Positive ANA w/1.80h bloodwork ok loosing hair, patches bald, leg tightness,butterfly rash on face, sun reaction, eyelids peeling, no tears, lupus?

See a doc : A 1:80 Ana is barely abnormal but seeing a rheumatologist for an evaluation would be a good idea - the eval would include a history and examination and possibly some more detailed blood testing to see if anything important is going on. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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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?

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

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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. ?

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

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What causes butterfly rash and itch?

What causes butterfly rash and itch?

Lupus ?: The connective disease called lupus classically causes a "butterfly" rash of the central cheeks but other skin conditions such as rosacea or seborrheic dermatitis can also cause similar facial rashes. ...Read more

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What is meant by a butterfly rash with lups?

What is meant by a butterfly rash with lups?

The malor or: Butterfly rash is an area of darker pigmentation or discoloration flanking the sides of the nares and bridge of the nose. ...Read more

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Is the malar/butterfly rash a permanent rash?

Butterfly rash: Malar rash is commonly associated with lupus and can vary in intensity over time, a dermatologist can help advise you on topical medications. ...Read more

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How can you distinguish excema from the butterfly rash?

How can you distinguish excema from the butterfly rash?

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

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Is it possible to have both a butterfly rash and rosacea?

Is it possible to have both a butterfly rash and rosacea?

Yes: A butterfly rash is characteristic of lupus but is not always indicative of the presence of disease. However rosacea also commonly presents with a vascular like eruption over a similar distribution. ...Read more

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How to treat butterfly rash? Is there any possibility to make it disappear?

Maybe: The butterfly rash associated with lupus sometimes responds to antimalarial (Placquenil), and if so it takes weeks to months to respond. Local steroids can help, but often not. ...Read more

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What causes butterfly rash?

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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