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Does Lupus Sometimes Cause Itchy Hives
Yes.: Hives may be the first symptom of autoimmune diseases like lupus. Hives that are a symptom of lupus are chronic. That means that you suffer from hives everyday or nearly everyday for at least 6 weeks. Still when looking at all patients with chronic hives less than 1% have lupus. The presence of chronic hives is a very good reason to visit a board-certified allergist who can rule lupus in or out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lupus can cause hives, but this is uncommon: The exact cause of hives in lupus isn't clear. But it may be due to certain antibodies produced by some people with lupus. Sun exposure also may play a role. In addition, some of the medications used to treat lupus may cause side effects that include hives. Individual hives usually last less than 24 hours. Individual hives that last longer than 24 hours may be due to urticarial vasculitis, a condition characterized by inflammation of the small blood vessels in the skin. Lupus is one cause of urticarial vasculitis. Signs and symptoms of urticarial vasculitis include an itching and burning sensation in the affected skin. Unlike hives, wheals caused by urticarial vasculitis may leave behind a bruise. A doctor may confirm a diagnosis of urticarial vasculitis by a biopsy of the affected skin. Treatment of hives may include: Antihistamines, H-2 blockers (cimetidine, ranitidine), Corticosteroids. Treatment of urticarial vasculitis also may include antihistamines, H-2 blockers and corticosteroids, but used for a longer time than with simple hives. Aggravating factors, such as sun exposure, also may need to be controlled. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can cause itchy, gritty feeling in all mucous membranes and itchy skin. Could an allergy cause itching widespread? E-cig allergy perhaps?
Yes: an exposure to an irritant or allergy can cause your symptoms ...Read more
Occasional bumps (looks like hives?) on both arms cover entirely and randomly no redness no itching besides allergies what can cause this?
Keratosis pilaris : About half the people on the planet have small bumps on the backs of their arms, fronts of their thighs, cheeks or buttocks that are not red and do not itch , and the condition is called KP or keratosis pilaris . It usually causes no symptoms and does not need treatment. See a doctor to be sure. http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/mobileart.asp?articlekey=91543&page=0 ...Read more
Can dermatographia associated with lupus, I have only malar rash and dermatographia, all other things normal?
Dermatographia: The exact cause of dermatographia is unknown. However, it is more associated with allergies rather than lupus. Symptoms of dermatographia usually go away on their own, and treatment for dermatographia generally isn't necessary. However, if the condition is severe or bothersome, your doctor may recommend antihistamine medications such as diphenhydramine, fexofenadine or cetirizine. ...Read more
Maybe (not) . . .: Hypothyroidism isn't usually my first thought when someone complains of a maculopapular rash although underactive thyroid has been linked to various rashes. Instead, loss of energy, undesired weight gain, inability to lose weight, cloudy thinking, depression, constipation, etc make me think more of hypothyroidism. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/hypothyroidism/ds00353 for more info. ...Read more
What causes itchy lips? But no lesions on mouth sometimes causes itchy face and eyes as well sometimes only lips are itchy sometimes lorritadine helps
Parinaud's: Parinaud's oculoglandular syndrome, a combination of granulomatous conjunctivitis in one eye, and swollen lymph nodes in front of the ear on the same side. Most cases are caused by cat-scratch disease, altho the bacteria causing tularemia, and herpes simplex and some fungi have been involved. It should not be confused with the midbrain neurological syndrome also named after parinaud. ...Read more
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