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Does Lupus Cause You To Get Rashes And Sores On Your Skin
I have recurring flares of rashes, joint pain, muscle aches, debilitating fatigue, dizziness. I have photosensitity and one episode of my WBC at 2.0 years back. My ANA is 6:40. I'm on plaquenil. Why are all my other antibodies neg for lupus?
Maybe SLE maybe not.: Diagnosis of rheumatologic disease is generally based on symptoms with support from lab. Sounds like you have a rheumatologic disease and are being treated with a rheumatologic agent perhaps by a rheumatologist. They can explain your particular situation better, but suffice it to say tests are not always right and a single test does not generally make or break a diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: People with lupus can have a variety of cutaneous manifestations. There are many rashes from lupus but people with lupus can also get rashes that are not from lupus. You need a dermatology evaluation because different rashes need different therapies. If the rash is from lupus that needs direct attention. There are topical, oral and injection therapies and specific rashes need specific rx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can I do to deal with rashes from lupus? Are there any good remedies for skin rashes caused by lupus?
I am taking Plaquinel for skin lupus. Will I be able to be in the sun okay? Or will it still cause hives, rash, joint pain, exhaustion? Thanks
Sun is dangerous: however, there is nothing special about the plaquinel that I am aware of. Protect your skin, wear a broad brim hat, cover your skin, to prevent skin cancer and early aging. You can get all the effects you asked about, but relating it to the sun would be unpredictable in my opinion ...Read more
Can late-stage Lyme, EBV, HHV6, or lead toxicity cause a malar rash? Blood test - for lupus. Skin biopsy - for rosacea but + for general inflammation.
Many symptoms: The classic malar (butterfly facial rash)rash is not present for a large percentage of patients with lupus.Other symptoms can include fevers, swollen joints, fatigue, confusion, chest pain, muscle pain or weakness, and many others.The only way to know is to see a board certified rheumatologist who can make the diagnosis based on lab tests, symptoms, physical exam, and history.See a rheumatologist. ...Read more
She discontained her medication for lupus alone & there is rash &itching appear on her skin .Is she can starta medication again with the same dose?
Questions: It is not clear why the patient stopped their medication. Talk to your rheumatologist about what happened and see what he or she says. ...Read more
I have hypothyroid. I have a skin rash on my hand and the top of my leg. My liver enzymes were high. Could it be lupus?
It can: There are many types of rash that can be seen in lupus. While the mal;ar or butterfly rash is the most common there are other lesions including the discoid rash of lupus. Many other rashes are also described as being seen in lupus. Even normal appearing skin can be positive for lupus using special stains and techniques. ...Read more
Any tests that can be done to diagnose lupus when skin rash not active? ANA historically negative. Had biopsy sugg. of early conn. tissue disease.
I have sle lupus and my skin were is exposed I have a rash .. My scalp esp and is shedding hair over it! is there anything i can take or do 4 it? Help
Hi i have a skin rash my doctor said it was scabies. Didnt do any test but im wondering if they have it wrong as i have lupus maybe it could just be a flare up?
Pos ana-- lupus symptoms but more celiac with bloating, blister like skin rash.. What should I do? Tests?
What has been done: To answer your physician needs to know what has been done. The questions you ask can be clarified by your laboratory studies. Because a positive ANA is a beginning and as you ask more tests are necessary. You and your physician can best approach this by looking at what test you have now and what test you need later. ...Read more
Can lupus first show up as a skin rash during summer then start affecting joints and throat 7/8 months later?
Yes: Symptoms can come in any order, but by 2 years, one generally knows what to expect. ...Read more
I have joint pain, edema, sun rash, headaches, fatigue. All lupus tests - except Ro/SS-A was +. My rheum. said a type of skin lupus. What kind is it?
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