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Hot Face And Feet Lupus
Can lupus cause palms of hands and feet to get real red/blushed, sometimes blotchy and sometimes they feel "prickily" when they are red/hot.
Neuropathy: It is possible. However blotchy prickly hands or feet with hot sensation are not specific findings of a particular disease. Other conditions like raynaud phenomenon or autonomic nervous system dysfunction or neuropathy can cause this presentation. Consider checking your sugar and vitamin B12 levels. Please check with your physicians for proper diagnosis and treatment. I hope you feel well soon. ...Read more
With lupus, I don't get rash after out in sun- I get solid red hot on my feet, then next day get flu-ish aches. Can lupus symptoms vary in this way?
Lupus: Not all patients present with the text book description of any condition. If your have other signs and symptoms and positive serological test for lupus and getting this kind of reaction to sun exposure, then yes it is possible your body reacts this way to sun exposure from lupus. ...Read more
Is this lupus, red, hot, hands &feet, bells palsy, low iron, b12, d, thiroid failed, enemic, high b p, lost teeth at 20s am 52 left underarm pain chronic fatigue?
Fatigue: You have numerous symptoms and there are many possibilities. Keep visiting your doctor to sort out what is happening to you and how to proceed with treatment. ...Read more
My face and ears feel hot not red not flushed just hot3 days now I have pots and more than likely lupus. Is it the lupus or pots or just weird no fvr?
Something else: Discuss with primary---this is not consistent with lupus. ...Read more
After drinking alcohol what has looked like a malar went a purple colour, felt hot and made face look awful. Woke up & it's gone. Sound like lupus?
Absolutely not: That scenario is not consistent with lupus. ...Read more
Could UCTD with elements of lupus and sjogrens cause sporadic sweating resulting in hair plastered to my head (not hot flashes)?
Doubtful unless...: Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disorders (UCTD) should not affect the propensity to sweat. If, however, you are using steroid therapy (such as prednisone) then you could very well experience sporadic sweating as a side effect of steroid Rx and not the UCTD itself. ...Read more
Need more info: Your question is a little confusing; more information and medical history is needed. Lupus can sometime cause swelling in the left foot but not all left foot swelling is due to lupus. ...Read more
Yes!: You must have vasculitis on going supplying blood the the nerve (vasa vasorum). The are several nerves in the lower extremity that can be compromised in cause foot drop. Very rare, however. Clearly the most common cause of foot drop is peroneal palsy or an s1 back, nerve foot compression. ...Read more
Not water retension: Most likely due to Raynauds phenomenon. This is common with lupus and involves small blood vessels. Avoid cold and tobacco ...Read more
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
Not all swelling bad: Swelling in the hands in the morning, or swelling in the feet in the evening is often due to water retention, and is harmless. Avoiding excess salt, and using support hose can help. Persistent swelling that is localized to joints, or associated with redness, warmth, or tenderness may be signs of arthritis. ...Read more
My friend is 32, she has systemic lupus. Could that be causing the swelling of her leg, feet, and ankles?
I was just diagnosed with lupus, it started with swollen discolored feet and hands and its working its way up. What happens after it hits my shoulders?
Not like that.: Lupus doesn't work like that. You should discuss your concerns with your rheumatologist. ...Read more
I just tapered down from 7.5mg to 5mg of prednisone and now my feet hurt should I go back to 7.5 or 10mg? I have lupus
Discuss: With your treating physician.Get a more detailed answer ›
What is the treatment for Erythromelagia (red burning feet) in a Lupus patient? Currently on Plaqunil. Thanks!
Being treated 4 Lupus, but recently had a lower back prob act up, severe pain 4 a week. Now stinging in feet is back. Back issue causing it or Lupus?
Now that I have lupus under control I want to go to podiestrist for a few thickened toenails and extremely dry calloused feet- but feel embarrest to have this issue at 27;i think it started in college?
Podiatrist: Podiatrists are well-trained to help people with all kinds of foot ailments, and have seen them in all stages of severity. Please don't wait any longer to see someone for help with your problem. I am sure a podiatrist in your community will be glad to assist you, and can help you feel better. Please propel yourself past your embarrassment -- you can bring someone along for support, if it helps. ...Read more
Hi my sister has been in and out of the hospital due to burning sensation and nerve pain on her feet. Drs recently diagnosed her with lupus.?
The question?: If you are asking about the treatment option, her rheumatologist would be in the best position to give the answers. Fortunately most LE cases can be controlled. This is a rather unusual presentation for Lupus and thus the diagnosis should be confirmed by a rheumatologist. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my friend is 32, she has systemic lupus and she was wondering could that be the cause of swollen leg, feet, and ankles?
Yes: See should see her doctor for these problems ...Read more
Jus dx w/lupus. I have a burning sensation from foot up to leg and sort of feels cool when I rub the painful leg. Any idea if I'm heading for a flare?
Depends on your data: This depends on the database to diagnose your lupus. These symptoms suggest neurologic issues but you need to discuss with your physician and your rheumatologist. It could also be soft tissue rheumatism. This may not signal a flare at al. Your physician can guide you ...Read more
Do I need to be worried? I have been diagnosed with lupus 3 years agao. I did serveral short trips to europe within the last 4 month and now my left foot, the three middle toes) are going numb off and on. Sometimes the numbness travels up the foot almo
Throbbing Foot Pain: Swelling in the ankles can be a symptom of kidney failure, secondary to fluid retention. Lupus may cause global body pain and damage, as it is an autoimmune disease. This question is something that is too complex to diagnose over the internet. You need to visit a rheumatologist or podiatrist to have the situation evaluated in person and with laboratory tests. ...Read more
My sister was diagnosed with lupus recently. Can it hause swollen red and bruised feet? And peeling of the skin?
Yes: Lupus can affect many organs particularly the joints and skin. ...Read more
Had symptoms of cellulitis left foot, healing well now. Ana test positive 1:160 nucleolar, bt negative for lupus & no symptoms. Should I be concerned?
ANA: A nucleolar pattern of an elevated ANA is seen in scleroderma and crest syndrome. Further evaluation might include an scl-70 kd kinetochore (anti-topoisomerase i), and pm-1. If these have not been done you might want to be seen by a rheumatologist. This may all turn out to be non-specific, but better safe than sorry. Good luck. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with perpheral polyneuropathy, as well as over active thyroid, with positive for lupus. I seem to get cramps in my feet, ect. Painful?
Confusing: Not sure of your question. From your description, your peripheral neuropathy is likely the culprit for your pain and cramps in your feet, and I cannot exclude superimposed tarsal tunnel syndrome. However, nerve pathology is likely the cause of your symptoms. Other than baclofen, you are not taking the usual nerve pain suppressant meds, and I am unclear re the cause of your nerve problem. ...Read more