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How can you distinguish excema from the butterfly rash?

How can you distinguish excema from the 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

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

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


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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

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

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Can you tell me how to rid of my eczema rashes?

Can you tell me how to rid of  my eczema rashes?

Steroid creams: Steroid creams are the mainstay of treatment therapies that a doctor could prescribe to treat eczema. Other ways to treat may be to identify any causes of the eczema/dermatitis and subsequently decreasing the exposure. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get rid of my eczema rashes?

Can you tell me how to get rid of my eczema rashes?

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

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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?

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

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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. ?

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

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How can I tell the difference between eczema and a normal rash?

How can I tell the difference between eczema and a normal rash?

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

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Please tell me the difference between baby eczema and baby heat rash?

Please tell me the difference between baby eczema and baby heat rash?

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

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Can someone tell me how to get rid of eczema/heat rash?

Can someone tell me how to get rid of eczema/heat rash?

Lotion/steroids: Frequent cool water baths, immediate ointment or lotion and additional steroid creams. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: butterfly rash?

What is the definition or description of: butterfly rash?

Lupus: "butterfly rash" is usually in reference to lupus and refers to a red rash, usually made a lot worse with sun exposure, that shows up across the cheeks and nose. Apparently, someone thought this reminded them of the wings of a butterfly. ...Read more

Butterfly Rash (Definition)

"butterfly rash" is usually in reference to lupus and refers to a red rash, usually made a lot worse with sun exposure, that shows up across the cheeks and nose. Apparently, someone thought this reminded them of the ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Skin 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