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Does lupus sometimes cause itchy hives?

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 more

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Dr. Gary Pess
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Hives (Definition)

An outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). They can vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more


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Does lupus cause hives?

Does lupus cause hives?

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

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Itchy skin. No rash. Why does scratching cause bruising?

Itchy skin.  No rash.  Why does scratching  cause bruising?

Trauma: To the small blood vessels under the skin causes them to break and bleed resulting in bruising.Also, as one ages, the skin becomes more thin , less elastic and fragile.If you are on Aspirin or other blood thinners, this will aggregate this mechanism. ...Read more

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Can irritant contact dermatitis cause red butterfly rash on face ? Rash does not hurt or itch but feels hot when it is red ?

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 more

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Can chronic anxiety cause itchy hives on chest?

Can chronic anxiety cause itchy hives on chest?

Possible: Anxiety and stress have been known to induce or aggravate hives. However this diagnosis is usually made after the common causes have been ruled out. The most common type consists of small red itchy bumps called cholinergic urticaria. ...Read more

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What can cause an insanely itchy rash?

What can cause an insanely itchy rash?

There are many, many: possible causes. Consider getting it checked medically for a better idea. ...Read more

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Occasional bumps (looks like hives?) on both arms cover entirely and randomly no redness no itching besides allergies what can cause this?

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

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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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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

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What can cause red blisters, rash all over?

What can cause red blisters, rash all over?

Red blisters Rash?: It is difficult to advice you based on your description, it could be contact dermatitis, chicken pox, allergic rash, or something else.You should see your doctor asap or go to the emergency room to find out what is the rash from. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause eczema on scalp?

Can lupus cause eczema on scalp?

No.: They are two unrelated diseases. Eczema is quite common so the combination would not be unusual! ...Read more

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What does itchy hands and rash indicate?

What does itchy hands and rash indicate?

Dermatitis: Itching (pruritis) accompanied with a rash is usually the sign of contact dermatitis. If you have recently changed laundry detergents or come in contact with an irritant such as poison ivy that could be the cause. ...Read more

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Does hypothyroidism untreated cause a maculopapular rash? Can it be itchy?

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

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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

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

Contact allergy: Suggestive of something you are using on your face causing the contact allergy. Only thing against it is that Loratadine helped. Consult dermatologist if the problem remains unsolved. ...Read more

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Does hay fever cause itchy skin?

Does hay fever cause itchy skin?

Yes: Although most pollens cause issues with eyes, ears, and lungs, some people have atypical symptoms such as soft palatte itching , itching inside the ears, and itching in areas of the skin that may come into contact with pollen. (typically exposed skin). ...Read more

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Is parinaud's oculoglandular syndrome infectious? And can it cause an itchy rash on scalp?

Is parinaud's oculoglandular syndrome infectious? And can it cause an itchy  rash on scalp?

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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Can allergies cause a sunburn like red rash on body?

Can allergies cause a sunburn like red rash on body?

Possibly: It is difficult to know if the rash you describe is an allergic reaction or something else. See a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more