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Doctor insights on: Dose Lupus Cause Small Clear Blisters On Finger Cuticles

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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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A blister is a collection of fluid under the epidermis. A blistering rash is one in which ...Read more


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Have an on going irritation with the skin on my finger. They look like blisters but I have more itching, swollenness on the cuticle, dyshodrosis?

Have an on going irritation with the skin on my finger. They look like blisters but I have more itching, swollenness on the cuticle, dyshodrosis?

Probably right: It does sound like you have dyshidrosis or eczema of the hands. This is usually treated with topical cortisone creams, decreasing the number of times a day you wash your hands, using a mild soap and rubber gloves with cotton gloves underneath them when you do the dishes. This is usually worse in the winter and better in the summer. You should see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I thought I had paronychia but now along with the cuticle infection there is about 10 wart like or blisters starting to form in the same finger. Er??

I thought I had paronychia but now along with the cuticle infection there is about 10 wart like or blisters starting to form in the same finger. Er??

Herpes? Staph?: It could stil be paronychia with a secondary staph infection. But this also sounds like herpes (called herpetic whitlow when it involves the finger). This would be most likely if you also have newly acquired oral or genital herpes; or your finger were in contact with the oral or genital area of someone with herpes. Get examined ASAP; make sure an HSV PCR test is done (not just blood test). ...Read more

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What can cause bilateral joint pain? Began in knee's and now fingers, wrists, lump on each arm by wrist. Ra/lupus test neg 3yrs ago, not fibromyalgia

What can cause bilateral joint pain? Began in knee's and now fingers, wrists, lump on each arm by wrist. Ra/lupus test neg 3yrs ago, not fibromyalgia

Most common dx is RA: In someone with this presentation (like you have). Need to be re-investigated as 3 yrs a long time ago.
See a rheumatologist who'll be able to help you most.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Ana +ve since 8 yrs. Recently pain in the fingers upon pressure for 1 month and once there was red line on cheeks lasted1 hr, dr said not lupus. Help?

Ana +ve since 8 yrs. Recently pain in the fingers upon pressure for 1 month and once there was red line on cheeks lasted1 hr, dr said not lupus. Help?

Relax.: Many healthy people have a positive ana, for unknown reasons. Some even "toggle" back and forth between positive and negative. If your doctor has ruled out lupus, relax. Your doctor should be able to run some tests to determine the cause of your finger tenderness. ...Read more

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I'm a baker and have lupus/sjogrens. Sometimes when I'm using the piping bags I get really bad pain in my wrists/fingers. Is there something I can do?

I'm a baker and have lupus/sjogrens. Sometimes when I'm using the piping bags I get really bad pain in my wrists/fingers. Is there something I can do?

Yes: You can discuss these issues with the doctor who treats your lupus. You are not taking any specific meds that help, especially Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). Are you seeing a rheumatologist? ...Read more

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Blood blisters with lupus?

Blood blisters with lupus?

Maybe: You can get certain blistering skin conditions associated with lupus. I need more information like are the blisters on your skin, and or inside your mouth or nose? A dermatologist would help you. ...Read more

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Can herpes & lupus when it cums to break out of blister act the same? Does herpes blister have an odor or does lupus blister have an odor?

Can herpes & lupus when it cums to break out of blister act the same? Does herpes blister have an odor or does lupus blister have an odor?

Lupus and herpes: There is a blistering form of lupus called bullous lupus. Blisters are large or small, there are many of them and they are distributed evenly on both sides of the body. Herpes is one location, grouped vesicles on a red patch. People with weakened immune systems may have blisters in more than one location. Neither lupus nor herpes blisters have an odor unless infected. Please see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Tendon at the middle finger knuckle slips out of place and hurts too. Dr said that it happens because it gets weaker there because of my Lupus. Agree?

Tendon at the middle finger knuckle slips out of place and hurts too. Dr said that it happens because it gets weaker there because of my Lupus. Agree?

Hand surgeon: I recommend that you consult a hand surgeon as there is a high probability that ongoing problems will lead to permanent joint damage and possible chronic pain in that finger. ...Read more

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I have lupus and my feet, ankles, knees and fingers hurt so bad?

I have lupus and my feet, ankles, knees and fingers hurt so bad?

See Rheumatology: Lupus can be very difficult to live with depending on the severity of your disease, but with close rheumatological supervision and treatment, it may be able to be controlled more appropriately. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with EBV at and 15 my fingers have been turning blue for 7 years now. I have been tested for lupus 3 times with negative results.

Raynaud's phenomenon: Likely vasospastic disease and likely underlying cause. Recall that 5-30% of people with lupus have negative ana. So, it is important to be evaluated by a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Blister very easily from slightest scratch, bump. Sometimes w/ blood. Started after stress, anxiety last yr. Lupus docs unsure of condition.

Blister very easily from slightest scratch, bump. Sometimes w/ blood. Started after stress, anxiety last yr. Lupus docs unsure of condition.

Easy blistering: Http://www. Niams. Nih. Gov/Health_Info/Pemphigus/pemphigus_ff. Asp
it may be a variant of pemphigus, do you have mouth lesions or sores? Would follow up with dermatologist and get a biopsy and IgA antibodies ...Read more

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How to tell lupus from jra? I having joint pain since I was15.The are no other symptoms. My fingers are now deform. It hurts esp in morning and when cold

How to tell lupus from jra? I having joint pain since I was15.The are no other symptoms. My fingers are now deform. It hurts esp in morning and when cold

See a rheumatologist: The best way is to see a rheumatologist. The differential is not that difficult and can be accomplished through a history and physical, lab studies and x rays. ...Read more

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I have horizontal ridges on my finger nails and I'm being tested for lupus. Is that a sign of an autoimmune disease?

I have horizontal ridges on my finger nails and I'm being tested for lupus. Is that a sign of an autoimmune disease?

Probably not.: I've never seen lupus cause horizontal nail ridges, although I suppose it's possible. Certain medications can do it, as can diabetes and certain systemic diseases. If you're not on any medications, your doctor may wish to extend the workup to look for other internal causes, besides lupus. ...Read more

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I was just told by my doctor that I either have lupus or roseasa on my face! It's very red and spotted almost looks like scaley blisters!

Depends: I assume that your doctor is doing things to evaluate this more fully. See if you are going to be seeing a dermatologist or rheumatologist in their near future. ...Read more

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I have lupus and I got a sunburn very painful no blisters and got it 3 days ago the sunburn, I'm more tired then normal and I have joint pain?

I have lupus and I got a sunburn very painful no blisters and got it 3 days ago the sunburn, I'm more tired then normal and I have joint pain?

See rheumatologist: Sun exposure may trigger exacerbation of lupus which requires the immediate attention of your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I have Lupus and just got over an infection in my nose. Now I have a blister like lesion on my face. Could these be indicative of a current flare?

I have Lupus and just got over an infection in my nose. Now I have a blister like lesion on my face. Could these be indicative of a current flare?

R/O LUPUS FLARE: It depends you need an exam&Labs. Lupus flares tend to develop a patten if your last flare was similar and your labs are elevated ;ANA/CRP/SED RATE you may need to be treated. Follow up with internist &RHEUMATOLOGY CONSULT. While you are waiting start a gluten free diet WHOLEAPPROACH. COM & gutbliss. Com ...Read more

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I have factor v and lupus anticoagulant syndrome....For the past year my face has darkening spots on my cheeks. Fingers hurt. My hair is thinning bad?

I have factor v and lupus anticoagulant syndrome....For the past year my face has darkening spots on my cheeks. Fingers hurt. My hair is thinning bad?

APL vs Medication: There are many options. This could be related to an associated lupus like syndrome in your settings or it could be due to your medications or both. Your evaluation will be able to clarify these issues. ...Read more

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Hi ck, &blood creatinine (3x), low ferritin, pos ana, &rf, neg lupus, other autoimm. Progressive pain in right wrist, fingers, brachial 3+ yrs - no dx!

See details: Have you seen a rheumatologist? If no, then do so. There is certainly an issue here with possible diagnosis being one of the connective tissue disorders. Consider seeing a rheumatologist at one of the major medical centers in NYC. ...Read more

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Pos ana-- lupus symptoms but more celiac with bloating, blister like skin rash. What should I do? Tests?

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

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I am 23 with lupus. Why do I wake up with swollen hands and numb throbbing fingers at night and my fingernails turn pale blue.?

I am 23 with lupus. Why do I wake up with swollen hands and numb throbbing fingers at night and my fingernails turn pale blue.?

Multiple things: Ask your doctor if you may have raynaud's phenomenon, which turns fingers and toes blue. Also your doctor can check for arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome, or other causes. A rheumatologist would be helpful; rheumatologists diagnose and treat autoimmune diseases, arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions like what you are describing. ...Read more

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I was 16 my right knee swelled for 1wk. After a month my right/left shoulder, hands, wrist are aching. And now my finger is deform. Is this lupus or jra?

Several possibles: There are several possible causes including RA and sle. A rheumatologist through an evaluation and lab studies would be able to tell you the specific cause. ...Read more