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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

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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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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I was told I was allergic to dairy years ago and when I ate cheese and icecream I would break out in itchy rashes which would go away after a couple days .. I recently was diagnosed with crohns and have not gad any dairy in the last 3 months but seem to s

I was told I was allergic to dairy years ago and when I ate cheese and icecream I would break out in itchy rashes which would go away after a couple days .. I recently was diagnosed with crohns and have not gad any dairy in the last 3 months but seem to s

Cut off: Theresa you were cut off so I don't know your Q. Cow's milk allergy triggers (among other sx) an immediate, itchy welts (hives) that last minutes to hours, but not days. It seems you had reintroduced cow's milk. Not aware of relation to Crohn's/IBD. Other food allergies can be related, tho (food induced protocolitis-but this is blood in stool of babies). Resubmit w more detail. ...Read more

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After a Crohn's flare-up, she's having rashes and swelling (not always colocated) that moves around a lot between feet/legs and hands/arms.

After a Crohn's flare-up, she's having rashes and swelling (not always colocated) that moves around a lot between feet/legs and hands/arms.

See doc: Crohn's can be associated with some skin rashes and changes, including tender red/purple nodules on shins and arms ( erythema nodosum), psoriasis-like rashes, other inflammatory changes. Take pictures, see your doc. Meds can cause skin reactions too. ...Read more

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What causes butterfly rash?

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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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?

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

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin 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


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more