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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more


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Have a rash on my fingers, it blisters, peels, itches, ect, it was assumed to be related to ra, but could this be a sign of lupus instead?

Have a rash on my fingers, it blisters, peels, itches, ect, it was assumed to be related to ra, but could this be a sign of lupus instead?

Dyshidrotic Eczema: Dyshidrotic eczema is a condition in which small, usually itchy blisters develop on the hands or feet or both.
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
this blistering type of eczema is twice as common in women than men.
People are more likely to develop dyshidrotic eczema when:
they are under stress
they have allergies, such as hayfever
their hands are often in water or moist
they do cement work. ...Read more

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What can I use for my discord lupus to stop itching?

What can I use for my discord lupus to stop itching?

Hydrocortisone: Try topical Hydrocortisone but you may need a more potent rx preparation if Hydrocortisone does not work well enough. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Body always itchy and I know I don't have dry skin, why can I not stop itching and it is irritating to deal with could this be because of my lupus?

Body always itchy and I know I don't have dry skin, why can I not stop itching and it is irritating to deal with could this be because of my lupus?

Body Itching not lup: The most common cause of itching is dry skin and is treated with avoiding long hot baths and usin moisturisers immidiately after bathing
skin diseases like eczema, psoriasis, scabies, lice can cause itching
other medical conditions like liver diseases.Celiac disease (dermatitis herpeticformis), kidney failure, iron deficiency, cancers including lymphomas. And thyroid diseases
diabetes, and allergic reactio. ...Read more

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How do lupus rashes start out? Do you start itching first? Or getting flushed in the face?

How do lupus rashes start out? Do you start itching first? Or getting flushed in the face?

Variable: It is frustrating to many, but true. There are different rashes associated with lupus and many don't itch, but some do. If this is a single symptom so far - you will probably find an uncertain diagnosis based either on global facial flushing or itchy skin. Try not to panic and try to find a doctor you can express your worries to. Many early disease signs are unclear - therapists can help. ...Read more

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I have lupus flare more than 8 days now, I have itching and joint pain which is sometimes sever I take all my medications, should I be worried about?

See below: You need to see your rheumatologist to make sure that it is just a simple flare as opposed to a sign of major organ involvement. ...Read more

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My outer palms are red. They have been like this since I had my daughter three years ago. There is no itching or pain. My dr did labs for lupus and rheumatoid arthritis which came back fine. I don't smoke or drink.?

My outer palms are red. They have been like this since I had my daughter three years ago. There is no itching or pain. My dr did labs for lupus and rheumatoid arthritis which came back fine. I don't smoke or drink.?

Suspect estrogen!: Women typically have appreciably more redness around the periphery of the palms and the finger pads than men. It is an effect of estrogen in the body. The fact that you noticed it after the birth of your child, when during pregancy you had much higher estrogen levels, rather proves the point. It is called palmar erythema. Harmless, unless you are male, if you get my drift! ...Read more

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Son suffers from anxiety severe sunburn and blistery rashes from sun canker soars fatigue joint pain and now leg itching resulting in rash. Lupus?

Son suffers from anxiety severe sunburn and blistery rashes from sun canker soars fatigue joint pain and now leg itching resulting in rash. Lupus?

Need more history: In that the above information is insufficient to make a specific diagnosis. How much sun exposure? Is son fair or olive skin? One joint or multiple? Injury or none? Appearance of rash, possible contact or exposure, history of eczema, etc. If chronic and feeling fatigued, start with a physical by your doctor and blood tests may be helpful. ...Read more

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Does or can a lupus rash itch?

Does or can a lupus rash itch?

Lupus: Lupus can present with different rashes and some of them can itch, you need to see your doctor to determine what type of rash you have, it may be unrelated. ...Read more

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I itch horrible on my calfs, lower arms, and haw kine, no where else, I've been tested for lupus scabies ans sevwral alergens. If it were scabbues, wouldn?

I itch horrible on my calfs, lower arms, and haw kine, no where else, I've been tested for lupus scabies ans sevwral alergens. If it were scabbues, wouldn?

? bed bugs: Terrible itching could be due to many things. Hives can cause itching and be due to:
1. Allergies to pollens, mold, dust, food, drugs and bee stings
2. Infections like hepatitis
3. Autoimmunity
4. Complement deficiency – acquired or hereditary
5. Vaculitis
6. Idiopathic – unknown cause – very common
treatment may include antihistamines, steroids, h2 blockers and if very severe, cyclosporine. ...Read more

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Redness on top of both hands. Doesn't itch. Doctor doesn't know what it is. Not eczema bc no itch. Never goes away...Not dermatomyositis or lupus?

Redness on top of both hands. Doesn't itch. Doctor doesn't know what it is. Not eczema bc no itch. Never goes away...Not dermatomyositis or lupus?

See dermatologist: Doubt it's either lupus or dermatomyositis since a persistent hand rash (on back of hands only, not on knuckles) is not a presenting symptom. Would recommend seeing a dermatologist. It may be a benign rash requiring no treatment but could indicate an early sign of some other health problem. If the dermatologist decides to do a biopsy, this is often the best way to figure out what is causing the rash. ...Read more

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I have dry, red, itchy skin & am concerned about lupus, thanks to an unfortunate Google search. Can iron deficiency/anemia cause skin problems & itch?

I have dry, red, itchy skin & am concerned about lupus, thanks to an unfortunate Google search. Can iron deficiency/anemia cause skin problems & itch?

You may be onto: Something as the most common cause of itching can be iron deficiency anemia. However, without more info, this is only speculative. We need your medical, family, social, sexual, surgical, meds/supplement histories to put all the pieces together. Do see your doctor and discuss this. A simple lab test can help! ...Read more

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What is lupus?

Autoimmune disease: Lupus (or sle or systemic lupus erythematosus) is an autoimmune disease that can cause many symptoms including joint pains, kidney disease, rashes, blood count disturbances and more. Your doctor can evaluate if you need to be tested. ...Read more

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What is lupus?

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Inflammatory disease: Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease [instead of your body fighting germs or bacteria, it starts to attack healthy cells] with unknown cause. ...Read more

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What is lupus?

What is lupus?

Lupus: Lupus is an autoimmune disease and affects skin, joints, kidneys, heart, lungs, brain, blood and blood vessels. In lupus immune system makes antibodies to healthy cells causing inflammation leading to damage to organ or body system. Lupus is not contagious. It is not a cancer or related to hiv. It is a chronic inflammatory disease with ups and downs. With good care most can lead healthy life. ...Read more

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What is lupus?

What is lupus?

Autoimmunity: Lupus erythematosus is a chronic inflammatory disease of unknown cause. The immune system attacks the patient's own body (autoimmunity) and can inflame the skin, joints, kidneys, nervous system, lungs, mucous membranes, and other internal organs. A red rash is often but not always present hence the term lupus erythematosus meaning "red wolf.". ...Read more

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What is lupus?

Auto-immune disease: Systemic lupus erythematosis: a complex disease. It is an "auto-immune" disease (production of antibodies attacking the sufferer's own body). Symptoms can include fevers, aches/pains, fatigue, weight loss, kidney disease, rash, easy clotting, many others. Treatment includes suppressing the immune system to reduce the antibodies. Discoid lupus has a rash, not necessarily other symptoms. ...Read more

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What is lupus?

It is: It is an autoimmune disease where your immune system attacks your body. There are 4 forms: systemic, drug-induced, discoid, and subacute cutanenous. The lupus foundation's website has great educational material. ...Read more

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What is lupus?

Autoimmune disease: The immune system causes inflammation in skin (often red cheeks after sun exposure), and/or joints, and sometimes organs like kidney, muscle, liver, blood vessels, brain. Treated with plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) antiinflammatories, other meds, and healthy habits like vaccines to prevent infections and exercise to stay fit. ...Read more

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What is lupus?

See details: Lupus is the name given to a group of autoimmune diseases in which the immune system become overactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues. These tissues include skin, joints, kidneys, lungs, heart and nerves. ...Read more

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What is lupus?

Lupus: Lupus is an autoimmune collagen vascular disease. Can be cutaneous or systemic and is in the family of rheumatological disorders. ...Read more

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What is Lupus?

Lupus: It is a multi-system, chronic, inflammatory disorder that can primarily present as skin rash, shortness of breath, neuropathy or kidney disease. ...Read more

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What is lupus?

Lupus: Hard to explain. Your own body produces antibodies against your own body. Causing multisystem/multiorgan disorders. Mostly affect the joints, skin, kidney, blood, nerves. May be prone to kidney disease, blood clots, and fatigue. Treatment is complex. This is when you really need to kow your doctor well. Females are more affected. Www. Lupus. Org. ...Read more

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Is lupus rare?

Yes: It occurs in about 1 in 700 Caucasian women and 1 in 300 African American women. ...Read more

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What causes lupus?  

What causes lupus?  

More than one reason: It is felt the lupus is the result of a combination of things some of which are not known. A combination of genetic wrists, environmental exposures, possible viral infections are all considered. There may be more than one cause of lupus. ...Read more

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Can men have lupus?

Yes: Lupus is an auto-immune disorder that can affect various organs including the skin, joints, kidneys, brain, etc. Males and females can get lupus. Check out lupus. Org for more information. ...Read more

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Who all gets lupus?

Genes, environment: This answer will change as we know more about lupus. We believe that for a person to get lupus, from the limited genetic information we have now, about 10% is from known genetic causes and remaining 90% unknown genetic causes and environmental causes.

Environmental causes are largely undefined but important. Think about this: only 30% of identical twins develop lupus together. ...Read more

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Can I fast in lupus?

See below: Without knowing your full history of lupus, I advise against it but your rheumatologist knows your more than we do. ...Read more

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Is Lupus reversible?

Is Lupus reversible?

No: Lupus in all its various presentations is treatable but it is not curable nor reversible. In some cases, lupus may go into remission but if it does go into remission, it does so on its own and does not go into remission as a result of treatment. ...Read more

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Is lupus hereditary?  

Somewhat hereditary?: Sle (lupus) is an auto-immune disorder in which a person's immune system is reacting strongly against parts of his own body. The inflammation from the immune system reaction leads to symptoms. It is believed to be partly genetic or familial (some people may be genetically more likely to get sle) and partly environmental (something happens in a person's life that sets off the auto-immune reaction). ...Read more

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How do you get lupus?

How do you get lupus?

Immune regulation: One's immune system requires a control center (regulatory lymphocytes etc) to keep it in balance. When the regulation is impaired, immune disorders such as allergic and autoimmune disorders develop. There is also a strong genetic and hormonal influences. Females or people with family history of autoimmune or allergic disorders are at a higher risk to develop these diseases. ...Read more

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What are lupus flares?

Worsening: Flares are worsening of lupus signs and symptoms. Stress reduction, a healthy diet, routine exercise, and avoidance of excess sun exposure all help to reduce lupus flares. If you smoke, you must stop as it is deadly especially in lupus. Speak to your doctor about which medications to avoid. Also ask if you should be on Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) which has very few risks but offers significant protection. ...Read more

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How is lupus treated?  

Immuno-suppressants: Lupus is treated with immuno-suppressant medications, by rheumatology doctors, to block a patient's abnormal auto-immune reactions. ...Read more

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What exactly is lupus?

What exactly is lupus?

Autoimmune: Systemic lupus erythematosus is an auto immune illness. This means people have a immume response against themselves and their own tissues. The hallmark blood test is a positive anti-nuclear antibody or an ana. Depending on what tissue is involved results in the clinical symptoms such as rash, arthritis, kidney disease etc. ...Read more

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Ho do you treat lupus?

Varied therapies: It depends on what manifestations of disease you have. Treatments may include anti inflammatory medications, steroids and many other treatments. These really depend on your symptoms with severe nervous system or kidney disease powerful drugs lime Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) may also be needed. ...Read more