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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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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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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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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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