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How To Tell Eczema From Butterfly Rash
Eczema itches: And is rarely confined to the face. Eczema typically also involves the eyelids, neck, elbow and knee creases, and the wrists and ankles. ...Read more
A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, or bleeding. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of ...Read more
How 2 tell difference between sunburn &butterfly rash?I have ctd.Got burn on upper cheeks &bridge of nose on cloudy day &all sunny days.Fades in 2days
Peeling: The rash from a sunburn tends to peel and flake and heal relatively quickly whereas the butterfly rash of autoimmune conditions such as lupus tends to involve the cheeks primarily and last a long time. There is also a significant delay in onset of the rash after sun exposure which may be many days or weeks. Wearing hats and using sunscreen such as anthelios is recommended to prevent both issues. ...Read more
Cortisone 10: Cortisone 10 may stop eczema, if you really have eczema. anything stronger than cortisone 10? you need to seek for help from dermatologist. ...Read more
My ANA IFA came positive with Homogeneous pattern and 1:80H, no butterfly rash but I had some itching & rashes on neck, now gone after 6 day medication?
See test explanation: It takes 4 of 11 criteria to diagnose Lupus. Positive ANA is your only one and not diagnostic because skin rash should be malar or discoid. Triamcinolone will treat many non-lupus rashes. For now don`t get worried. But get the pamphlet on Lupus from the Arthritis Foundation and keep it on hand if anything else develops. Repeating the test won`t add much information. ...Read more
My 16 yo daughter has had flares of swelling of hands , feet lips and rashes for the past 5 years . Ana 1 in 164, no butterfly rash. ?
Mystery disease: I presume you are already taking your daughter to a rheumatologist. Ask him to consider the possibility of spondylarthropathy and ask him test for hla-b27. ...Read more
Unclear: Even for medical experts, it is sometimes difficult to distinguish between different types of rashes in general. Sometimes, a skin biopsy needs to be done so that a piece of the skin can be studied under the microscope to determine the exact nature of a rash. See your doctor if you have a specific question regarding a rash. ...Read more
ECZEMA /HEAT RASH:
Eczema is a chronic skin condition and often needs moisturisering the skin and may need some mild steroid cream locally.Presents with dry scaly patches and rash and can be mild and in some cases severe
heat rash is a mild self limiting skin rash which clears up by itself and does not require any treatment except avoiding excessive heat to reduce sweating.In very severe cases you may use steroid. ...Read more
Lotion/steroids: Frequent cool water baths, immediate ointment or lotion and additional steroid creams. ...Read more
No: It is one of eleven criteria to diagnose , but in itself it can be due to many less harmful things including normal reaction tossing. ...Read more
Yes: In reality, only a minority of lupus patients have a classic "butterfly" rash. Less specific rashes, joint pain, fatigue, sun sensitivity, and many other symptoms can raise a suspicion of lupus. The diagnosis is usually confirmed by laboratory testing. If the diagnosis is unclear, consult woth a rheumatologist. ...Read more
Yes: Though the butterfly rash on the cheeks is common, it is not always present. Some patients may never have an evident malar rash (the technical name). Interestingly, the name of the disease, which is latin for "wolf, " is based on the fanciful idea that the rash makes faces look wolf-like. ...Read more
Yes: There are several different signs and symptoms of lupus---check out the lupus foundation's website. ...Read more
The most common symptoms of lupus, which are the same for females and males, are:
extreme fatigue (tiredness),
painful or swollen joints,
anemia (low numbers of red blood cells or hemoglobin, or low total blood volume),
swelling (edema) in feet, legs, hands, and/or around eyes,
pain in chest on deep breathing (pleurisy).
Butterfly-shaped rash across cheeks and nose,
others. ...Read more
I was just diagnosed with lupus. I have all the symptoms except the butterfly rash. Is this right?
Yes: The rash is a classic sign, although it is by no means required in order to make the diagnosis. ...Read more
SLE : Malar rash is a sign of SLE (systemic lupus Erythematosis ) there are other other autoimmune diseases which can also have this rash. there are many rashes which can look similar and be mistaken for a malar rash. The most common is rosacea. You will need an evaluation by someone with experience. If you have other symptoms see a rheumatologist. If the rash is your only symptom see Dermatology. ...Read more
Can you have a butterfly rash without being in a flare- I have the rash right now but feel fine, i hope this doesn't mean my organs are doing poorly?
Yes: It is possible that the rash is the only clinical evidence of lupus activity. ...Read more
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