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I have recurring flares of rashes, joint pain, muscle aches, debilitating fatigue, dizziness. I have photosensitity and one episode of my WBC at 2.0 years back. My ANA is 6:40. I'm on plaquenil. Why are all my other antibodies neg for lupus?

I have  recurring flares of  rashes, joint pain, muscle aches, debilitating fatigue, dizziness. I have photosensitity and one episode of my WBC at 2.0 years back.  My ANA is 6:40.  I'm on plaquenil. Why are all my other antibodies neg for lupus?

Maybe SLE maybe not.: Diagnosis of rheumatologic disease is generally based on symptoms with support from lab. Sounds like you have a rheumatologic disease and are being treated with a rheumatologic agent perhaps by a rheumatologist. They can explain your particular situation better, but suffice it to say tests are not always right and a single test does not generally make or break a diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Photosensitivity Rash (Definition)

Photsensitivity (PS) refers to the inflammation that results from the interaction of UVL with the immune response. There are a variety of causes: medications (topical or systemic), immune disorders (e.g. Lupus), and metabolic or syndromic. PS is ...Read more


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What causes photosensitivity rash?

What causes photosensitivity rash?

Many causes: Causes for photosensitivity) can be classified into 1) those caused by the presence of an underlying skin condition (eg., lupus); 2) chemicals/drugs topical or ingested which are photosensitizers (eg., tetracyclines, dyes); 3) genetic diseases (eg., xeroderma pigmentosa); 4) metabolic disorders (porphyrias) and 5) idiopathic (unknown). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Photosensitivity rash?

What is the definition or description of: Photosensitivity rash?

Ultraviolet light: Photsensitivity (PS) refers to the inflammation that results from the interaction of UVL with the immune response. There are a variety of causes: medications (topical or systemic), immune disorders (e.g. Lupus), and metabolic or syndromic. PS is distinguished from phototoxicity (sunburn). ...Read more

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Wat is the home remedy for rashes?

Wat is the home remedy for rashes?

Where is the rash?: How long you have had the rash?
What is it look like-description
contact dermatitis & drug rash are on top of the list. ...Read more

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I have rashes on and of on my lips.I have tried all creams and tablets but nothing.I need home remedy.Im tired of pills and creams. ?

I have rashes on and of on my lips.I have tried all creams and tablets but nothing.I need home remedy.Im tired of pills and creams.
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Dermatologist time: Persistent chapped lips may be lip eczema, which can be treated like skin eczema, using hydrocortisone cream, plus Vaseline or Aquaphor to moisturize. Sometimes, lipsticks or lip sunscreen chemicals are causing allergic reactions on lips. Other times, a person is a primary lip-licker (it's her habit). Once cracked, lips get irritated by routine foods and juices. Dermatologist can sort things out ...Read more

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My ANA is 1:320 all other labs r normal. Rheumatoglist says Stills. Is this possible with the + ANA ? I have rashes, photosensitivity, fatigue

My ANA is 1:320 all other labs r normal. Rheumatoglist says Stills. Is this possible with the + ANA ? I have rashes, photosensitivity, fatigue

See below: Do you have joint pains? If not there may be reason to reconsider the diagnosis. It may be useful to get a second opinion. See this site for info on Still's disease.

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/adult-stills-disease/basics/definition/CON-20026609 ...Read more

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How should I treat rashes please around anus please tell me some home remedy or an antibiotic?

How should I treat rashes please around anus please tell me some home remedy or an antibiotic?

Rashes in the groin: Most rashes in otherwise healthy young men are fungal in nature. If you haven't tried an anti-fungal medication or cream that may do the trick. ...Read more

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I have rashes on and of on my lips.I have tried all creams and tablets but nothing.I need home remedy.Im tired of pills and creams.They come n go.Help?

I have rashes on and of on my lips.I have tried all creams and tablets but nothing.I need home remedy.Im tired of pills and creams.They come n go.Help?

Address the cause: Seems the treatments you have tried are not addressing the cause. One common cause of rashes is food allergies- common allergens include dairy, gluten, eggs, soy, citrus & almonds- try avoiding for 2 weeks and add back one at a time. You might also be deficient in b vitamins, essential fatty acids or zinc. If these measures don't help consult a holistic md- see http://www.Abihm.Org/search-doctors. ...Read more

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If I have malar rashes, itp, osteoarthritis, positive ana, photosensitivity it's more than fibro right?

If I have malar rashes, itp, osteoarthritis, positive ana, photosensitivity it's more than fibro right?

Autoimmune issues?: If you have not seen a rheumatologist, it may be helpful sorting out what is going on. ...Read more

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Can someone have lupus even if the only symptom is bilateraljoint pain in hands, shoulder, knees, wrist?(-)rashes, photosensitivity, weakness, fatigue, fever

Can someone have lupus even if the only symptom is bilateraljoint pain in hands, shoulder, knees, wrist?(-)rashes, photosensitivity, weakness, fatigue, fever

Of Course; ; Hope No: Lupus erythematosus is a notoriously variable disease process, from person to person ; time to time. Since which portions of their body the person's immune system is currently targeting, ; to what degree, varies widely, the consequences also vary widely. Even with high quality lab, diagnosis is problematic ; while treatment outcome, by only medications, can help, outcomes are rarely very good. ...Read more

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I have ANA 1:640, flares joint swelling w/redness, photosensitivity, rashes, sharp chest pain, raynauds, chronic dry mouth, eyes. Sed and CRP always neg. Why?

I have ANA 1:640, flares joint swelling w/redness, photosensitivity, rashes, sharp chest pain, raynauds, chronic dry mouth, eyes. Sed and CRP always neg. Why?

Lupus: Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body). Chronic means that the signs and symptoms tend to last longer than six weeks and often for many years. In lupus, something goes wrong with your immune system, which is the part of the body that fights off viruses, bacteria, and germs ("foreign invaders, " like the flu). ...Read more

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What to do if i need a home remedy for a recurring skin rash?

What to do if i need a home remedy for a recurring skin rash?

Wrong approach: How can anyone suggest any sort of remedy without determine the cause of the rash? See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is there a home remedy for a rash from an allergic reaction to soap?

Is there a home remedy for a rash from an allergic reaction to soap?

Yes for minor rash: If you truly have contact allergy caused by soap, the first step is to avoid the product. Overuse of soap can cause irritant dermatitis due to over-drying the skin. Fragrances and preservatives in soap can cause allergic contact dermatitis. If product avoidance and over the counter Hydrocortisone do not improve your rash, see you dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a home remedy to clear up a genital rash?

Can you recommend a home remedy to clear up a genital rash?

No: Don't know the cause. This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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I eat fennel seed. After 1 mnth have eye rash outer part of both eyes. Possible photosensitivity? Very itchy, painful. Spf 60, no help. What to take?

I eat fennel seed. After 1 mnth have eye rash outer part of both eyes. Possible photosensitivity? Very itchy, painful.  Spf 60, no help. What to take?

Prob allergy: You probably have developed an allergy. It could be eye makeup, eye lash color, face makeup or even foods etc. Many possibilities. First try it with no make up or if you must have make up use a hypo allergenic brand. ...Read more

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If you had a Positive Anti nuclear Antibody Test, Discoid Rash in Ears, Photosensitivity ,more likely to be DLE than SLE?feel i'm in Good health.

See a rheumatologis: These findings are a definite red flag. You should see a rhematologist to get a complete examination and the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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I get really bad stress rashes and i need to know how to get rid of it asap please i need a remedy?

I get really bad stress rashes and i need to know  how to get rid of it asap please i need a remedy?

Can't make diagnosis: Unfortunately, with the limited descriptioin you have given, it is impossible to make a diagnosis or recommend a therapy. Many skin conditions, while not caused by stress, are aggravated by it. You need to see a dermatologist to make a diagnosis and prescribe a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Hi there what is the best remedy for skin rashes? It reccur every now and then, it will dry for a while after a few days there will b a tiny bump.

Hi there what is the best remedy for skin rashes? It reccur every now and then, it will dry for a while after a few days there will b a tiny bump.

Atopic dermatitis: Skin condition with xerosis and itchiness and recurrence sort of points to eczema / adopy ! mild steroids / tons of moisturizers and hygiene seem to do the trick! warm regards to ya! ...Read more

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I have itchy welts and rashes, my whole body itches, remedy?

I have itchy welts and rashes, my whole body itches, remedy?

Drug reaction: If you have started taking any new medications that caused the rash then try stopping the medicin ad see if it will improve other wise you have to see your doctor could be serious. ...Read more

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I have recurring flares of rashes, joint pain, muscle aches, debilitating fatigue, dizziness. I have photosensitity and one episode of my WBC at 2.0 years back. My ANA is 6:40. I'm on plaquenil. Why are all my other antibodies neg for lupus?

Maybe SLE maybe not.: Diagnosis of rheumatologic disease is generally based on symptoms with support from lab. Sounds like you have a rheumatologic disease and are being treated with a rheumatologic agent perhaps by a rheumatologist. They can explain your particular situation better, but suffice it to say tests are not always right and a single test does not generally make or break a diagnosis. ...Read more

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+ana, postive 320 and anti ribosomal p antibodies. All other labwork is normal. Symptoms are photosenstivity, livedo reticularis, mouth sores.....?

+ana, postive 320 and anti ribosomal p antibodies. All other labwork is normal. Symptoms are photosenstivity, livedo reticularis, mouth sores.....?

See allergist and dermatologist: Your symptoms and clinical picture suggests to different diagnosis as -either simple allergic condition ,or connective tissue disease,lupus erythrommatosus .You should be further investigated as blood test and may be skin biopsy may give clue to diagnosis .Avoid sun exposure ,taking anti allergic medication and steroids may help .Consult the dermatologist ...Read more

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Are there any good home remedies for heat rashes?

Are there any good home remedies for heat rashes?

Heat rash: If it is straight heat rash then keep the area cool and dry. Try to avoid thick creams. If the skin is really irritated then you can use a light calming cream or hydrocortisone. If you aren't sure what the rash is you should have your doctor take a peek at it. ...Read more

Photosensitivity (Definition)

Oversensitivity of skin to light. Photosensitivity can be a side effect of medications or result from diseases, such as lupus. Treatment depends on the severity of the reaction and the cause. Photosensitivity can be prevented by avoiding skin ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more