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How Dose A Dermatologist Test Your Skin Rash For Lupus Related
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more
Why would a dermatologist assume a Malar rash is Rosacea and not Lupus because it is not a raised rash? I have read Lupus can appear as flat lesions?
Hi i have a skin rash my doctor said it was scabies. Didnt do any test but im wondering if they have it wrong as i have lupus maybe it could just be a flare up?
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
Rash: It will be cheaper to consult your primary care proivider. Howecver, complex rashes may be problematic for your pcp to diagnose. In that case, s/he will refer you to the dermatologist. ...Read more
I have lupus & very sensitive skin what kind of sunscreen or block do you recommend or what other things should I do to prevent skin rashes?
Yes: People with lupus can have a variety of cutaneous manifestations. There are many rashes from lupus but people with lupus can also get rashes that are not from lupus. You need a dermatology evaluation because different rashes need different therapies. If the rash is from lupus that needs direct attention. There are topical, oral and injection therapies and specific rashes need specific rx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It depends on what is causing the rash and how it looks.... Sometimes your regular medical doctor (internist/pediatrician/fp) can help you decide. If it is red, itchy then an allergist is usually a good idea. If it's dark then a dermatologist is a good idea. This is just a general "rule of thumb"... ...Read more
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